Building Capacity for Change: Team Dynamics (new)

Presented by: 
Jessica Earle-Meadows
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
AMS Student Nest, Room 2306/09
Part of the "Building Capacity for Change" Series

Program Summary

  • Are you part of a team, or leading one, and want to know how to work with it more effectively?
  • Do you work with teams and would like more insight and skill in navigating the dynamics you encounter?
  • Are you simply interested in learning more about how teams work, why they behave and operate the way that they do, and how they could function more effectively?

Team dynamics are unique when taking place within a particular professional culture and organization due to their being part of our “work.” They have a huge bearing on effectiveness and productivity, however their intangible effects are difficult to determine when evaluating ultimate task accomplishment and the deliverables of a team. Why do teams behave the way that they do and how do we create better functioning, healthier ones?

What you will learn:

  • Create criteria for healthy team dynamics and related behaviours as a basis for what to shift in non-ideal team dynamics
  • Assess your participant-generated criteria with theories of group dynamics to distill which criteria applies both in your own experience, and in theory
  • Apply theories of group dynamics to discern what is happening in team scenarios provided by you and your co-participants, and, offer improvements to change them
  • Design your own team dynamics developmental program based on your own team, or scenarios provided, to transform the team's way of functioning to a more constructive, healthy, and productive one

How you will learn:

  • Blend of experiential learning, theory and practice to improve team dynamics
  • Group work and discussion

About Your Facilitator

Jessica Earle-Meadows works with organizations and teams to evolve and change their culture in order to achieve strategic results such as effectiveness, productivity, and engagement. Specifically, in her consulting and group coaching projects she designs developmental processes for organizational transitions and growth, and builds capacity for desired outcomes through transformative learning experiences and programs. Her consulting practice focuses on participatory methods so that the people influenced by change have access to influencing it, and are equipped to integrate the effects of it ongoingly.

Over the past twelve years, Jessica has created and led: several multi-year culture change initiatives in higher education; a national conference for entrepreneurs and leaders in social change; leadership development programs in two Canadian universities and a national social change network; cross-national empowerment programming for girls and women; dozens of leadership coaching programs for leaders and professionals; as well as cultivating an expertise facilitating contentious and challenging events involving diverse stakeholders across the not-for-profit, social enterprise, and higher education sectors. She believes in shining a light on what needs to change, and believes in results-based consulting, coaching, and programming.

Jessica most recently managed a small team at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), where she led the bi-annual Course Design Intensive as well as a Process Design and Facilitation workshop series. Jessica holds an MA in Human Systems Intervention and is an Integral Coaching Canada Coach.

About the “Building Capacity for Change” Series

The only thing constant and predictable is change. Now more than ever, it’s the new normal. At a University, it’s ongoing as leaders come and go, economy shifts the University landscape, and related organizational change happens. How do we adapt and adjust our way of doing things so that our capacity to weather ongoing change is strong?

The “Building Capacity for Change” 3-part series is a capacity-building “toolkit” for professionals who seek to improve how they respond to change within their own teams and organizations. Please review all three sessions Situational Leadership, Team Dynamics, Organizational Structures and Systems.

Event Details

Building Capacity for Change:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Session A: 9:00am-12:00pm
Session B: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Point Grey Campus
Building: The AMS Student Nest
Address: 6133 University Blvd.
Room: 2306/09 (second floor)

Registration

Registeration for this session will open in early May.

Please note that Sessions A and B are the same. Please only register for one session.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email. The AAPS PD Program is exclusively for members of AAPS.

This is the second in the three part series. You can view parts one and three.


Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session to registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca

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