Feedback from past participants

"After the excellent "Introduction to Management course", my expectations were raised...and they were met! Lots of useful Information that can be implemented."

"I liked the pre-course work as it got me thinking about everything beforehand. It prompted reflection and allowed me to come prepared."

"I am taking away things I can actually put in practice. A lot is fitted in the day, which is great, as it is an effective use of time!"

This intensive 1 day course is a core element of the Imperial Leadership and Management Development Programme specifically designed to meet the needs of College leaders and managers with responsibility for small to medium size groups/teams.
Staff will be expected to have attended "Introduction to Management at Imperial" before booking on this course, at least two months prior to the Introduction to Managing Groups and Teams course.

Aim

This course builds upon the skills and tools for getting results through individuals and draws upon practical research into leading successful groups and teams. It provides managers and leaders across academic and professional roles with models, tools and skills to build and manage an effective group/team.
Delegates will consider what makes groups/teams effective and how to shape the work environment to get work done efficiently and effectively and in a way that motivates and inspires staff. This will lay the foundation for getting results through nurturing synergy between people.

Who should attend


The course is aimed at new and experienced managers who are currently leading a small to medium size group/team and who wish to learn or refresh their knowledge in this area. The course facilitator will also consider delegates who are going to be, or currently are, leading specific College projects and/or groups and who will benefit from this course.

Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Assess the strengths of their group/team and identify areas where they need to pay attention and take action
  • Identify the difference between groups and teams and take appropriate action
  • Communicate their group/team’s purpose, strengths, culture and development needs
  • Identify stages of group/team development and pick up tips on how to accelerate the process
  • Use an understanding of MBTI type theory and Belbin team roles to build and sustain a productive team
  • Problem solve and communicate in groups/teams more effectively

Preparation

The course requires a certain amount of essential preparation. Delegates will need to complete all the pre-course work including assigned reading. Estimated preparation time is between 2-4 hours. The preparatory work consists of:

  • Refreshing your understanding of MBTI
  • Completion of a simple team diagnostic
  • Completion of a team roles diagnostic

The facilitator will assume the pre-course preparation has been thoroughly completed prior to the course and there will not be opportunity during the course to repeat it.

Further information

For this course, you can submit a booking form to be added to our interest list if a date is showing as "Fully booked".