Previous month:
March 2012
Next month:
May 2012

Doug Silsbee: The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #6] -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar

Doug_silsbee

Our sixth guest for the Spiritual Nature of Team Building TeleSeminar series is Doug Silsbee.

My friend Doug is a leader in the arena of professional coaching - - specifically, "presence-based leadership development". Doug's approach to leadership and teams is profoundly spiritual.

In addition to the significant contributions Doug is making in the world of one-on-one leadership coaching, Doug is a seasoned teambuilding expert having worked with clients around the world.

Doug says we are all being called to actions that lift others, that are responsible to the precarious state of our planet’s resources, and that assume meaning through our ever-widening circles of concern.

One of Doug's clients says:

"Doug's approach goes way beyond the standard platitudes to reach deeply into the areas of human consciousness and experience where things really happen, where meaningful change and growth can and does occur."

~ Harrison Owen, author, Open Space Technology.

 

Presence_based_coaching_bookDoug Silsbee is the author of Presence-Based Coaching: Cultivating Self-Generative Leaders Through Mind, Body and Heart which offers a practical map to the territory of working with presence, both within yourself and in your coaching and developing of others. First, we explore presence as an essential element of human learning and development. Second, the book provides extensive inner and relational coaching moves, brought to life through illustrative dialogs, for bringing presence into coaching. The result? Self-generative, authentic, and effective leaders.

 

 

 

This call is for you if you are a:

  • trainer
  • educator
  • facilitator
  • coach
  • manager or supervisor

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #6] -- with special guest Doug Silsbee.

DATE

Thursday,   May 3, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Doug Silsbee -- leadership coach, trainer of coaches, speaker, and author

Tom Heck -- President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


 

 


Evan Marcus: The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #5] -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar

 

Evan_marcus_lg

Our fifth guest for the Spiritual Nature of Team Building TeleSeminar series is Evan Marcus.

Evan has, for the last 7 years, been teaching a popular MBA course at Rutgers University called When Work Matters: Exploration of Spirituality in Business

In this course Evan guides full time MBA students in the exploration of topics such as:

    -- What is spirituality?

    -- How does the pursuit of meaning impact the way we do business?

    -- How can business be a platform for practicing our highest beliefs?

    -- How can spirituality and profitability be powerful allies?

At the core, Evan says, he is helping these business students explore spirituality and expand their definitions of what it means to be‘spiritual’ and how one can practice spirituality at work. 

Evan says that teaching the course has had a profound impact on him as the instructor.

In this live an interactive TeleSeminar, Evan will share the lesson's he's learned through teaching this MBA course and how it's impacted his own work with teams and leaders in the business world.

Its_ok_to_play

Evan is the cofounder of DillonMarcus Executive Retreats and is the author of several books including It's O.K. to Play - 30 Days to a Ridiculously Wonderful LIfe. He has 25 years of experience as a developer of teambuilding initiatives and is an expert teamwork facilitator.

Other titles from Evan include:

Addicted to Struggle -- How We Are Winning This Losing Game
Out of the Blue -- A Spiritual Approach to Selling
365 Days of Play -- Unleashing Your Fullest Potential One Day At a Time
Face to Face -- How Work Is the Perfect Playground for Spiritual Transformation

 

This call is for you if you are a:

  • trainer
  • educator
  • facilitator
  • coach
  • manager or supervisor

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #5] -- with special guest Evan Marcus.

DATE

Wednesday,   April 18, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Evan Marcus -- author, trainer, thought leader

Tom Heck -- President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


 

 


GO Team! -- New Workshop Series

Jumpforjoy_1

GO Team Workshops

18 Team Critical Topics

FREE Team Assessment Determines Your Precise Needs

 

Introduction

Do you have a team that needs to perform at a much higher level?

Our GO Team workshops represent a complete team-training and team building system designed to support all kinds of organizational teams - from brand new teams to those who have been together for a while. Temporary or long-term groups. Entry level or executive level. “Real teams” or just a group of people. Whenever you have a group or team that needs to work together better, our GO Team workshops deliver fast and fun team development.

Our GO Team workshops will help your team make the shift from good to great so you're not only more empowered to do your great work in the world, but you have the skills to do it more effectively.

The IATF specializes in training and developing nonprofit teams and social enterprise teams.

 

The Training Modules

The GO Team Workshops cover 18 team critical topics.  These topics are divided into three "levels".

LEVEL  1 -- Setup for Success     (click here to learn more about LEVEL 1)

  • Getting Grounded in Team Basics
  • Creating Team Operating Guidelines
  • Establishing Team Purpose and Goals
  • Clarifying Team Roles
  • Building on Style Differences
  • Assessing the Team

LEVEL 2 --Go Team!    (click here to learn more about LEVEL 2)

  • Enhancing Team Communication
  • Running Effective Team Meetings
  • Making Team Decisions
  • Avoiding Groupthink
  • Resolving Team Conflict
  • Solving Team Issues

LEVEL  3 -- See You At The Top    (click here to learn more about LEVEL 3)

  • Building Team Trust
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Sharing Leadership
  • Sparking Team Creativity
  • Managing Change
  • Leveraging Team Learning

 

Team Assessment

Lots of teams know they could work more effectively but few know exactly WHERE to start. To address this challenge we are provide a team assessment which will determine exactly where your team is strong and where it has opportunities for growth. Using the results of the assessment, we will work with you to design a workshop that produces the results you most need which means you get the greatest Return On Investment (ROI).

HOW IT WORKS -- Your team members will take a 35 question assessment that will measure their strengths and weaknesses in 17 key team areas.  The assessment is taken online and you (the team leader) are provided with a detailed report (PDF document).  You will then have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one coaching conversation with IATF President Tom Heck where you'll map out a clear plan for your team's success.

It's common for an online team assessment along with a one-on-one coaching session to cost $1,000 to $2,500.  However, we provide this team assessment and coaching for only $295.  The assessment is FREE if you decide to work with us within six months of your assessment.

Are you ready to schedule your team assessment?  Do you have questions about the process?  Please contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

IATF Support Team
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (828) 348-4677

Workshop Design

The GO Team workshops are presented live (face-to-face). These workshops utilize interactive learning, are dialogue-based, and driven by the members of the team. No PowerPoints.  No lectures. Immediately actionable.

Action Learning

All IATF GO Team workshops include action learning (experiential learning) components. IATF presenters are experts at incorporating action learning in workshops.  We wrote the book (and DVD and e-book) on this topic -- literally.  Trainers in 36 countries incorporate IATF action learning principles in their programs. The IATF Go Team workshops will engage your team's mind, body and spirit to produce deep and memorable learning.

 

Focus_ring_1

Length of Workshops

Each module (there are 18 total) takes between 2 and 4 hours to complete. Modules can be combined to create workshops of any length (half day, full day, multi-day).

Size of Workshop 

A typical workshop serves an intact team of 7-12 people.  We can also custom design programs for larger groups containing multiple intact teams.

Participant Workbooks

 Each participant receives a high quality, value rich, printed workshop manual (one manual per workshop/module) to take home and use as a reference. (details below)

The Workbooks

GO Team is a library of 18 team-focused topics (modules), divided into three levels:

LEVEL  1 -- Setup For Success!

LEVEL  2 -- Go Team!

LEVEL  3 -- See You At The Top!

The power of GO Team is that it allows you to build a learning agenda tailored to your team’s needs. It’s not necessary to complete the levels in sequence. You may choose topics from any of the levels, all dictated by the needs of your team.

 

Mainhomepic
Discovering new terms and models

GO Team workshops are built on principles of adult learning theory, so exercises are always active, dialogue-based, and connected to the team’s immediate need. Often, the module will begin with an introduction to new models and terms, and offer learners a fresh way to think about the topic.

 

Discover-New-Terms-and-models-e1327980841421




 

Time to get up and move!

The “reading and writing” part of this module is now over. It’s time for learners to get out of their chairs and take some action!

Using clear, visual instructions, modules lead learners through processes for understanding their context, clarifying their thinking, identifying new behaviors, and creating consensus.

As learners explore the exercises in each module, they are learning important skills for dialogue, brainstorming, drawing out their own assumptions… and working together as a team!

 

Time-to-get-up-and-move-e1327980936369

Moments of reflection.

As learners work through more and more modules of GO Team, they will become adept at continually reflecting on their own behaviors, discussing them, and making change… all without defensiveness. Imagine that.

The module on trust, for example, features a “create your own assessment” exercise in which learners first identify the trust behaviors specific to this team… and then collectively assess themselves against those very same behaviors.

 

Moments-of-Reflection

Taking Action.

GO Team is all about making sustainable behavioral changes. Every one of the 18 modules ends with an action plan in which team members will discuss the specific actions they will take in the near and long term to ensure the concepts will take root in daily practice.

 

Taking-Action

Cost

Half Day Workshop (1-2 modules) = $1,800

Full Day Workshop (3-5 modules) = $2,700

Multi-Day Workshop (5-18 modules) = $2,300/day

* Workshops are intended for intact teams of 7 - 12 people.  Pricing may be different for larger groups (call for quote).  Additional $12/person for module workbook.  Travel expenses are additional.

Contact Us

We're ready to answer all your questions.  Contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

IATF Support Team

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (828) 348-4677

 


Barry Rellaford: The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #4] -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar

RECORDING

CLICK HERE to download the recording (mp3)

 

Barry_rellaford2Our fourth guest for this TeleSeminar series is my good friend Barry Rellaford

Because he travels the world delivering life-changing team and leadership development workshops for the FranklinCovey organization,
Barry has a unique take on our topic - - The Spiritual Nature of Team Building.

When I first started to imagine this TeleSeminar series I knew I'd have to get Barry on as a guest.  When I called to invite him to be a speaker, Barry became excited and started sharing some of his beliefs and experiences around the spiritual nature of team building.  As I write the description of this call, I'm  looking at the notes I took while speaking with Barry that day and I must say, I am pumped to have Barry on as a guest. He is going to share some GREAT insights.

Barry Rellaford is a master facilitator and has delivered training events all over the world.  Barry understands, at a deep level, what it means to build teams and grow leaders as a spiritual practice.

Some of the topics we'll explore...

  • Covey's 4 Human Needs as a Spiritual Path: 1) To Live, 2) To Love, 3) To Learn, 4) To Leave a Legacy
  • Coaching as spiritual work
  • The importance of being in touch with your own spiritual nature

A globally sought-after leadership development expert, Barry has a gift for presenting complex content in an understandable, memorable, and actionable manner.

Barry led FranklinCovey's Learning Expedition Center, the company's internal corporate university focused on the development of FranklinCovey salespeople and consultants. He also served as the Vice President of Organizational Development for Metatec Corporation and as a performance consultant at CompuServe, Inc.

Barry regularly speaks and trains internationally, having led programs in 15 countries with participants representing over 50 different nations. His audiences have included Procter & Gamble, Microsoft Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Coinstar, Toyota, Foodmakers, Intel, Nike, University of Texas Medical Branch, and the U.S. Army.

Slice_of_trust_bookWorking closely with Stephen M. R. Covey, Barry had a hand in developing the Leading at the Speed of Trust training program, the organizational assessment, and the Speed of Trust™ individual assessment.

Barry is also the coauthor of A Slice of Trust [click here for audio interview] and is a faculty member here at the IATF.

 

 

This call is for you if you are a:

  • trainer
  • educator
  • facilitator
  • coach
  • manager or supervisor

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #4] -- with special guest Barry Rellaford

DATE

Wednesday,   April 11, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Barry Rellaford -- Best selling author, faculty level trainer at Franklin-Covey, Trust expert

Tom Heck -- President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

Access the recording of this call for a limited time using the link below.

CLICK HERE to download the recording (mp3)

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.