For executive teams, peer management teams, remote, virtual teams, technical specialist teams, project and programme teams.
Training courses work very well for giving a group a specific skills set, expert input and practice under supervision, as in technical training. Pure facilitation provides effective group working processes but the facilitator is deliberately not a subject matter expert. The group provides the content. Our team coaching approach has been designed to include the best of both.
Team coaching enables the group to tap into and share what everyone in the group already knows between them, and build on this, using live work as case study and practice material. Participants bring real scenarios, projects, processes and relationships and the group works on these. The facilitator provides nuggets of best practice and personal experience where appropriate, and guides the group in their working processes including: listening, reflecting, questioning, summarising, decision-making, managing meetings and exchanging constructive, supportive feedback. Participants use and build confidence in the targeted practices and skills at every moment during the sessions.
The sessions usually take place monthly and group members are accountable to each other for taking agreed actions and reporting back. Participants try new ideas, share techniques with colleagues and reflect on mistakes/successes while back at work, as well as in the sessions. In this way, they also build the confidence to apply what they have learned and deal with the inevitable push-back, far more reliably than after a one-off learning event.