Amazing Teams – Create an Environment of Productivity, Cohesion and Resilience

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About the course

Organizations today must understand and leverage 7 critical attributes of cohesive, productive and resilient teams. This 1 day interactive course guides participants through a learning experience to develop the seven attributes and behaviors that are critical to high productivity and effectiveness. The seven critical team attributes include: Trust, Appreciation, Communication, Creativity & Ideation, Meeting Management, Behavior Management and Problem Solving & Decision Making.

Time Allocation - Topics

  • 10% Culture and Team Formation
    • Intentionally creating an environment where employees thrive
    • Developing highly productive teams, increasing efficiency, cohesion, productivity and commitment
    • Improving team productivity & effectiveness through increased engagement & development strategies
    • Understanding the impact of culture on productivity
  • 20% Critical Team Attribute: Trust
    • Learning 5 key elements of effective trust
    • Discovering behaviors that either enhance or erode trust
    • Understanding how to communicate in a way that builds trust
  • 15% Critical Team Attribute: Communication
    • Understanding the critical components of communication
    • Developing communication strategies that resonate with all stakeholders
  • 50% Critical Team Attributes: Appreciation, Creativity & Ideation, Meeting Management, Behavior Management and Problem Solving & Decision Making
    • Leveraging the power of appreciation in the workplace
    • Increasing creativity and ideation through diversity of thought
    • Producing outcomes through effective meeting management
    • Increasing productivity and cohesiveness through effective behavior management
    • Developing problem solving and decision making skills in order to yield optimal solutions
  • 5% Team Development Action Planning
    • Creating sustainable strategies to build, manage, and sustain team cohesiveness and increase workplace productivity
    • Testing and improving current team performance through a series of interactive team building challenges
    • Understanding current team performance and determine specific plans to improve performance
    • Determining immediate next steps: Identifying actions that you will stop, start and continue


  • Primary -- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Leadership Development, Adaptability, Creativeness, Communication, Initiative.
  • Secondary -- PLANNING/ORGANIZING: Decision Making, Delegation

Trust the experts

Ellen Burts-Cooper

Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper is the senior managing partner of Improve Consulting and Training Group, a firm that provides personal and professional development training, coaching and consultation. Improve has been featured in Time Magazine, Black Voices, Smart Business Magazine and Bloomberg Businessw...


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