Building & maintaining an effective team
Course Overview


In order to manage an effective team, we need to understand the factors impacting on team
dynamics and how as a team leader you can motivate your team members to achieve the team


The workshops has plenty of time assigned to group discussion to allow the delegates to discuss topics in detail as this will help them embed the learning.  This workshops also comes with a 1 hour follow up coaching session via phone or skype for each delegate to discuss their actions and outcomes.



Course Prerequisites


The only prerequisite for delegates to attend this workshop is that they are already working in a supervisory or team leader role.



Overall Aim


To provide an understanding of the factors impacting on team dynamics and how as a team leader you can motivate team members to achieve the team goal.





  • Be able to describe what an effective team looks like

  • Understand the stages that a team goes through and how to recognise what stage your team is at

  • Understand motivational theory and how it impacts on team individuals

  • Describe the key factors for running a successful team



Course Breakdown


Section 1

  • What does an effective team look like to you?


Section 2

  • The stages a team will go through usin the Belbin model


Section 3

  • Why is motivation so important to creating an effective team?

  • What motivates you and your team?

  • How to recognise a demotivated team member and how to bring about change


Section 4

  • How to run a successful team - everyone has a part to play

  • Communication is key


Section 5

  • Creating an action plan

  • Working with SMART objectives

  • Delegation

  • Follow up and feedback



This workshop is limited to a maximum of eight delegates and we encourage casual dress for the day. The workshop does incorporate an element of pre-course reading which is essential to its success. All learning materials and full support materials are provided via access to our virtual learning environment together with online evaluation and post-course follow-up.

Building & maintaining an effective team

2010 - present

2010 - present

Creating flexiblity through customisation

The workshops above costs £950 + VAT based on a maximum group size of 12 delegates.


We probably can’t provide all of the answers to all of your questions online so please call us on 0333 344 4031  to discuss your requirements.


The workshop content above is provided purely as a guide as all Green Shoots Learning courses are customised to best suit your business requirements. Pre-workshop consultancy is provided for all bookings, either in person or over the telephone where we will work with you to build in your company procedures and best practice.  


All workshops and courses include full support materials accessed from The Green Shoots Academy e-learning platform, note-pad and pen, all exercises and any printed handouts required for the day, on-line evaluation, personal action cards, individual 4 week delegate follow up and a full post-workshop Client report.


Our workshops can be run on-site or at a convenient public location (we will even sort out room hire for you if needed), across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Alison Darringon - Soft Skills & Sales Skills Trainer & Coach

Alison has over 20 years' experience working within global industries, retail management and training. She is a qualified trainer who holds a wealth of direct experience working to coach staff at all levels to improve team performance.


She specialises in providing leadership programmes,customer service excellence and sales and management development skills. Through Green Shoots Learning and her own business Darrington Training, she helps businesses build training initiatives to achieve business goals and is proficient in training needs analysis.


She is a qualified coach who will support under-performing divisions and individuals to achieve so much more.

Jann Maclean - Soft Skills & Sales Skills Trainer & Coach


Jann Maclean has over 25 years experience in recruitment and training. Her style is engaging, entertaining and highly interactive, with her focus continually being on the end objective. Jann offers our clients a wide range of highly successful courses, including The Stakeholder Effectively Coaching your Team, Influencing and Persuasion, Assertiveness and Confidence skills. Jann has worked for an impressive list of large corporate clients including Media, Private and Public Sector around the UK.

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