RTII 751 Team Leadership
Note: Course prices are current as of publication date, however
they are subject to change without notice. Please contact RTI for current information.
Per Person Price: $1,095
Firm Fixed Price: Available Upon Request
Minimum Class Size: 14
Training Hours: 16
Duration: 2 Days
This course, as all others offered by RTI, can be
delivered at your location with the purchaes of 20 seats. Call (706) 951-5685
Delivery Method: Classroom
Lecture & Exercises
contractors and commercial personnel who will lead TEAMS in any discipline and
"Team Leader" Training Course Description Purpose: To improve and enhance each
participant's ability to lead a team. Organizations use teams as a tool to improve
productivity. In the world of sports, it is an accepted practice that all teams
have a coach. Professional coaches help the team perform and get results. These
coaches are well schooled in managing the team dynamics and helping the team
acquire and use the skills necessary to function at an extremely high level.
In many organizations, team leaders know the "content" the team is focused on,
but do not have skills or training in how to manage and coach the team to perform
and function at a high level. Team dysfunctions and team member differences
can have a negative effect on how the team functions and therefore performs.
This course on Team Leader skills will enhance the participant's ability to
coach and lead a team by focusing on the team dynamics. Individual differences
must be leveraged and utilized versus allowing those differences to alienate
and divide the team. When teams are utilized in organizations, they typically
have a project or objective to accomplish. All to often, the team leader uses
his/her "management skills" to plan, organize, direct and/or control the project.
A team leader (as opposed to a team manager) will balance his/her efforts to
both manage the project and lead the team. A team leader will pay attention
to how the team works together as well as what the team accomplishes (the results).
A team leader will coach the team on the processes they use to accomplish their
objective. Team "leader" skills and team "manager" skills are very different
skill sets. This course is about TEAM LEADERSHIP.
- Understand the difference between "managing and leading".
- Understand how to leverage and utilize the "style or cognitive diversity"
that exist on any team
- Understand how to use power as a leader and the difference in controlling
- Understand how to manage "team processes" that enable teams to be effective
- Learn and practice team facilitation skills to improve meeting effectiveness.
Team Leader Training Agenda
- Workshop Kick-Off (45 mins.) - Objectives of the training - Introductions
- Norms (for how we will work together) -
- Fill out the KAI profile - Review "Key Learnings" from Team Member Training
and answer questions that people have as a result of attending Team Member
Training Leading Versus Managing (2.0 hrs.) (During this section, we will
define Leadership and Managership. They are different, yet most individuals
do not understand these differences. Most individuals with strong technical
skills are more comfortable with Managing vs. Leading. The skill sets that
enable a person to be successful in a technical environment are more closely
linked to Managing. We will show research about Leadership and discuss what
Leadership is and how to go about balancing the skills of Leadership and the
skills of Managership. We will also look at how to develop a person's Leadership
- Kirton Adaptive-Innovative Profile (KAI) (3.0 hrs.) (The KAI profile helps
individuals understand their Creativity Style which deals with how they prefer
to use their creativity. They will also learn how their creativity style affects
how they view and approach "change". Knowing your KAI style can help both
team members and team leaders understand how to best work with and leverage
the differences that exist on the team.) We will close this session by discussing
how to leverage and utilize "Style or Cognitive Diversity" to help improve
team effectiveness vs. letting style disrupt or hamper team effectiveness.
- Influencing Skills (3 hrs.) During this section we will examine the key
components of what is required to influence others.
- How you use power as a leader?
- How you balance your skills of Managing and Leading?
- How you decide, explain or determine direction?
- We will have each person fill out an "Influencing Style Survey to help them
understand their influence style preferences. The outcome of this section
is to help everyone know what is required to influence others and to "know
thyself" as it relates to what a person's normal influencing patterns are.
Once these factors are known, a person can then make more informed decisions
as to how he/she can better influence others in the future.
- Facilitation Skills (4 hrs.) Every Team Leader is required to conduct meetings
in order to manage and lead the team. Having and using good facilitation skills
can enable a Team Leader to run more effective meetings, get the participation
of all team members, better tap the creativity of the team to find and develop
better solutions and get better buy-in and commitment from everyone involved.
Facilitation skills are crucial to running effective team meetings (which
is the most common tool for coordinating team efforts). Understanding the
skill of deferring judgment and when it is appropriate to judge is one key
to being an effective facilitator. A team leader who has good facilitation
skills can run more effective meetings and acts more as a "participative leader"
vs. an autocratic leader.
None; however, students should have a basic
A practical examination is given at the conclusion
of the course and certificates are issued to students successfully completing
For additional information, please contact
our Training and Registration Center at (706) 951-5685 or visit our website