Building Effective Teams


This intensive training course will provide attendees with everything they need to be effective teamworkers and emergent team leaders.

Course Length:

Three days.


Face-to-face or virtual group course.


Having attended this course, participants will:

1. Fully understand the nature of teams, how teams are formed and what makes teams highly performing and effective.

2. Be able to indentify the potential dysfucntions of teams and how to overcome them.

3. Know how to measure and manage team performance using KPIs.

4. Be able to manage communication in teams and lead effective team meetings.

5. Be able to coach, mentor and train the team.

Who Should Attend:

The course is aimed at anyone who needs to develop their teamwork and collaboration, team leadership or understanding of what makes a team highly productive and performing as well as the potential dysfunctions of teams and how to overcome them.

Key Features of the Course:

- What a team is

- Types of team

- What makes a team highly effective and performing?

- The team formation and development cycle

- Synergy and interdependence in teams

- Team dysfunctions and how to overcome them

- Team roles

- Team leadership and leadership styles

- Team performance and KPIs

- Team communication

- Managing conflict between team members

- Leading effective team meetings

- Coaching and mentoring individual team members

- Training the team and the value of team development

- Personal action planning

Recommended Reading:

Carson, Kevin and Isaac, Max (2005) A Guide to Team Roles: How to Increase Personal and Team Effectiveness. North America: Belbin.

Haas, Martine and Mortensen, Mark (2016) “The Secrets of Great Teamwork” in Harvard Business Review, June, 2016.

Lencioni, Patrick (2002) The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Maxwell, John C. (2001) The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Tuckman, Bruce W. (1965) “Developmental Sequence in Small Groups” in Psychological Bulletin vol. 63, no. 6, pp.384-399.

Outline / Technical Proposal:


"Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare"

- Patrick Lencioni


"One of the challenges of learning about teamwork is that even people who've taken a team to the highest level in their field sometimes have a hard time identifying what separates a great team from a collection of individuals"

- John Maxwell


(c) Ben Dobbs, Dublin, 2021.