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Essentials of Productive Teams

  • VGH - Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre 2775 Laurel Street Vancouver, BC, V6H 0A5 Canada (map)

* This session is being offered in collaboration with the MITACS Step program. Mitacs Step offers a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to professional skills development. The workshops that are offered provide practical tools in business, communications, and project management through experiential learning from industry professionals in an interactive environment, arming graduate students for success within or beyond academia.

More than ever, organizational success depends on people working together - effectively. The pressure to communicate productively, quickly turn ideas into profitable action and consistently deliver results never decreases. Using team simulation exercises, participants work from a clear understanding of personal strengths and an appreciation of the differences in others will be the foundation of success in the future.

Workshop Objective

To constitute an effective team, its members must share a common goal, have respect for each other, and be motivated to use the strengths of each member to achieve their objectives. Using team-based, hands-on, experiential learning exercises, the objective of this one-day workshop is to provide participants with an opportunity to build their ability and awareness participating in and leading an effective team unit that meet deadlines and see results.

Learning Outcomes

Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will:

  • Discover the key steps and competencies to build an efficient and effective team
  • Learn how to manage the barriers that keep teams from performing
  • Be able to apply the best practice of teams into daily communication

Key topic areas

  • What is Team Building?
  • The importance of clarifying goals
  • Understanding conflict within teams
  • Building trust and accountability
  • Identifying issues
  • Team motivation & Action Plans
  • Resources

REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

Registration opens on Monday, June 27 at 9:00am.

NO SHOW FEE: No shows are costly for our program and, most importantly, leave students on the waiting list. Students who register and do not attend will be charged a $25 no show fee. To avoid this fee, please cancel at least 48h in advance by e-mailing graduate.pathways@ubc.ca. This will allow us to add someone from the waiting list and run a full session. If we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list, you will not be charged.

Graduate students from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to register. Priority will be given to UBC graduate students. If you are a non-UBC student and would like to register, please send an email to: graduate.pathways@ubc.ca. For UBC graduate students, the workshop registration form will appear at the bottom of the event page on community.grad.ubc.ca. If you do not receive a registration confirmation or waitlist e-mail from lina.yu@ubc.ca or graduate.pathways@ubc.ca within 2 working days of registering we recommend e-mailing us to follow up as this indicates we have not received your registration submission.

ACCESSIBILITY

If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email graduate.pathways@ubc.ca, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.