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Team Excellence

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Organizations know that every employee is valuable and contributes unique talents and experience to each project or task at hand. When employees come together as a team, the end result is typically greater success—that is, when members understand how to work collaboratively. Effective collaboration not only helps to increase the quality of results, but also productivity. Team Excellence participants learn to CARE by discovering techniques for effective Communication, maximizing individual Ability, producing Results, and fostering Esprit de corps. Among these techniques, they learn to create synergy, set goals, cultivate accountability, and coordinate effective team building activities, effectively allowing them to achieve high performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the communication characteristics of high-performing teams
  • Assess individual strengths in order to ensure the best possible team performance
  • Recognize and avoid common goal-setting mistakes
  • Focusing on goals and results effectively
  • Recognize the elements of espirit de corps
  • Differentiate successful team building activities from those that negatively impact team performance

Topics & Content

  • Overview of team development and formation
  • Proper team building communications
  • Team member abilities and contributions
  • Account for team results
  • Espirit de Corps

Course Information

Course Code: PD102
Duration: 4 hours
Targeted Audience: This course is designed for personnel in the private our public workforce that wish to improve their team building knowledge and skills.

  • OPM - 4 CLP(s)
  • PMI - 4 PDU(s)
  • SHRM - 4 PDC(s)

Course Feedback

What parts of the workshop were most valuable and/or beneficial to you?

Classroom discussions

I wasn't aware of the studies on how team form and operate/work. Very Interesting!

Communication and creating synergy.

Performance rating scale/teamwork and trust assessment, envisioning team success.

How to communicate more effectively; assessment/evaluation.

Discussions and questions from attendees.


Reminder of the importance of communication in teams.

Understanding how team evolve.

Discussing experience is valuable for perspective. Some exercises were valuable to kickoff these discussions.

Interacting with co-workers.

Presentations and assessments.

The instructor was a great leader; very knowledgeable/sincere/positive energy.

The self-evaluations.

What improvements should be made to the workshop?

A little more depth and explanation of less familiar topics.

This was good for a four hour workshop.

More group activities.


All managers should take this class to help in their understanding and dealing with their staff, in their particular team, and overall.

Some pre-course guidance and prep.

Reference material-e.g. where to go to for more information on the topics covered. This could be at the end of the booklet.

Class could be from 9:00-4:00. Hear about NOAA success teams and what has been accomplished.

Please print material double sided to save paper.

Comments and suggestions for the facilitators

Workshop presented to managers, supervisors, upper management, etc.

Thank you!

Maybe tried to cram too much into this course.

Offer more leadership skills.

Would like more peer-to-peer learning similar to previous class with same instructor.

Great examples.

Imagine that a coworker asks: what was the workshop like for you? How will you respond?

Four hours was about right. Not too long, not too short.


I've heard some of it before, but today's session helps connect the dots from other material.

Recommend this class.

Worth the time, generated great ideas.

Worthwhile and informative, help one appreciate group dynamics and team building skills.

It was a great class. Great reminders of how we can all improve and work together when working on teams.

Informational for understanding team dynamics; what a functioning team can strive for.

Enlightening, thought-provoking, good for personal growth also explores unlimited "possibilities" and/or "ideas".

Excellent; very helpful, fun, objectives accomplished.

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