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Teams In Trouble: Lies, Threats and Accusations!

A Teambuilding Nightmare.  How would you handle lies, threats and accusations (and maybe a mutiny) in the middle of your next program?

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A couple of years ago I was contacted by the principal of a public school and asked to deliver a day-long teambuilding games workshop.  The idea was to help his teaching staff learn how to lead teambuilding games in the classroom with their students.  I regularly lead this type of workshop for educators so I expected the “normal” program. But I was in for a rude awakening.

Argue_1 We were at at small conference center.  It was just after lunch, half way through the program, when suddenly two teachers started to cry, accusations were made and two staff members became so angry they jumped in their cars and sped off with gravel flying!

The workshop came to a standstill.  What should I do?  Do I continue on with the workshop?  Do I cancel the workshop and send everyone home?  Do I address what just happened and if so how?

What would YOU do?

On Tuesday August 22, 2006 at 1pm EST you can learn how I made the shift from leading a teambuilding games workshop to leading a crisis intervention workshop (the staff was on the verge of mutiny) and helped this team move forward in a healthy and conscious way.  I’ll even share a teambuilding game I led that helped create an opening in the group that allowed for calm and deliberate discussion.

And as an additional bonus...

On this special TeleSeminar my colleague Michael Goldman of will be joining me to share a three step strategy which will help any facilitator manage a “facilitation crisis” with poise.  When you hear the strategy Michael has to share you’ll be ready to professionally handle a situation where you’re called into deliver “X” facilitation only to discover at the event that the group needs “Y” and you must change mid-stream. 

At the end of the call we will provide all who've registered with detailed written instructions on how to lead the team building game AND detailed written instructions on how to lead the facilitation process.

NOTE:  Your registration fee includes a license to use BOTH the facilitation process and the teambuilding game with the groups you directly serve.

This is an exciting collaboration between Michael and myself as we bring you the best of both worlds:  teambuilding games and facilitation skills.

Here are the details:

Title of This Special TeleSeminar:

Teams In Trouble: Lies, Threats, and Accusations - - How To Handle A Facilitation Nightmare

Time of the Call:

Tuesday August 22, 2006 from 1 pm - 2:15 pm EST (New York time zone)

Register Here:

CLICK HERE to register.  Registration closed.

Cost to you:  $27

What You Get:

  1. 75 minute LIVE teleclass with experienced TeleSeminar leaders Michael Goldman and Tom Heck
  2. Clear and detailed notes on how to lead the teambuilding game - - your registration fee includes a license to use this teambuilding game with the groups you directly serve.
  3. Clear and detailed notes on how to lead the facilitation process - - your registration fee includes a license to use this facilitation process with the groups you directly serve.
  4. A recording of the TeleSeminar in mp3 format.
  5. 50% discount on Teams In Trouble Vol. 1 multimedia training CD
  6. Time with Michael and Tom during the Q&A session.  This is your time to ask questions about how to apply the lesson with your team.

About The Presenters

Michaelgoldman_3 Michael Goldman is the senior consultant and President of Facilitation First. With over twelve years in the field, Michael facilitates and designs interventions to meet the changing needs of his clients' business strategies. Michael enjoys long standing relationships with a diverse clientele ranging from financial institutions to First Nations. Among his areas of expertise, Michael has a passion for team interventions, guiding strategic planning sessions, and building internal capacity.

Tom_heck Tom Heck is the President & Founder of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators. Tom is a veteran of the team and leadership development field and has trained leaders and Teamwork Facilitators from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Central & South America, and Australasia.  The tools he’s developed (books, multimedia training CDs, teambuilding activities, audio programs, etc.) are used by facilitators, trainers and coaches to transform teams around the world.  Through the IATF, Tom leads a team of subject matter experts (Visiting Faculty Members) who provide cutting edge strategies, tactics and tools for Teamwork Facilitators around the world. 

What participants say about previous Teams In Trouble TeleSeminars...

As a coach and trainer, I work with managers who need to be able to get their teams and workgroups on the same page.  In this interactive teleseminar, Michael Goldman and Tom Heck provided a clear, easily understood model for reaching consensus in any group and an experiential activity that helps people "get it."  The top-notch content and thorough notes were definitely valuable.  If you want to improve your skills at consensus building, this class is your answer. I look forward to future teleseminars on related topics.  Keep up the great work!

Patricia Beaugard,
M.S., Executive Coach & Trainer
Improving workplace communication

Thanks Tom and Michael for a really helpful, interactive session on Building Consensus (8.2.06).  I was quite impressed with the diverse, global online attendees.  The session was extremely affordable and well organized.  It was convenient, efficient and very comfortable -- a great combination of voice communications with online resources.  I especially appreciated the tools provided that I can implement immediately with our non-profit agency of staff, youth, adult volunteers, families, etc.  This session fits  non-profits, small businesses, corporations, churches, governments, etc, etc ... great Q & A at the end too. Thanks to the group and to Tom and Michael for making the 90-minute session so worthwhile.  Look forward to future sessions,

Salisbury, NC (USA)


Cheryl Lindle

I took the Teams in Trouble teleseminar recently, and felt it was very stimulating. Though I was familiar with the activity; "hidden numbers," I was more appreciative of the way it was used to demonstrate the point within the team. From hidden agendas, to only 'seeing' what we want to, to not being broad minded enough, to seeing the big picture, to manipulation. There were many metaphors in this activity, and the seminar was facilitated in a way that was stimulating and engaging. Thank you Tom, Michael, and all who participated.

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