OUTDOOR LEARNING

Teachers and staff team building - working together and build cooperation projects

Description and main aims

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Why Is Team Building Important?

Team building is probably the best way to build collaborative, high performing teams that will also increase faculty morale and student performance. The benefits of team building programs that incorporate the differences in the four basic personalities as well as team bonding and camaraderie activities are so significant that many schools have incorporated team building strategies into their standard training curriculum for staff development.

 

Building and maintaining a positive team culture and atmosphere is every bit as important as paying the electrical bill. It’s not just something you should think about. It's something you need to start on immediately and is crucial to your school coming through these tough economic times, not just barely hanging on for dear life but charging forward.

"Enthusiasm, pure and simple, should be one of the most highly prized traits of your staff… and it’s contagious!”

 

Teachers’ values and ethic, school cohesiveness and school atmosphere are the main factors having an impact on students learning and on the wider community. We can have the best teachers and tools in the world but if we don’t have a consistent approach to learning and effective working teams then our teaching will have a limited impact.

Team building is undoubtedly one of the best ways to build high performing teams whose collaborative work will have an impact on the school and consequently on student performance. There are many ways to build a team spirit among teachers.

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation" – Plato

The problem met by new teams is the general confusion that exists among team members. Which role does each member have to assume? What kind of relationship should be advocated? How can we use the competencies and experience of individuals to serve a team purpose? Do we need clear established rules and policies or do we leave each member free to reach their targets the way they want?

Enhance team performance through design and leadership

Great teams are energizing and productive, delivering breakthrough results. In an effective team, everyone understands how to contribute in ways that support team outcomes that go above and beyond what any individual could accomplish alone. But teamwork isn’t easy. Even the best teams, with the most well-intentioned colleagues, can encounter problems that hinder their collective accomplishments.

In this training, you will learn strategies and facilitation techniques for building great teams and creating successful team dynamics. You will develop skills that enhance communication and trust, and align team members around shared goals so they can effectively plan, communicate, execute, and deliver.

Designed for managers and team leaders, this team-building training will teach you how to cultivate maximum team productivity by understanding how to navigate the stages of team development and address team challenges. It includes team leadership techniques for local and virtual teams.

The program will respect the scheme of 6 hours per day starting on Monday until Friday and will follow these special training modules.

15 Rock Solid Benefits of Team Building

1. Getting to know each other better

2. Bonding and improved morale

3. Building team spirit

4. Encouraging tolerance and understanding

5. Creating a sense of belonging and connectivity

6. Creating a climate of cooperation and collaborative problem-solving

7. Improving motivation

8. Improving communication within the group

10. Team development - Building a community with a common purpose

11. Developing trust, care, compassion, kindness and creating empathy (Trusting each other

AND yourselves)

12. Building self-esteem

13. Creating an understanding and awareness of individual differences, personality strengths and weaknesses

14. Breaking down barriers

15. Creativity - Doing things differently! Out of the box!! Higher levels of job satisfaction and commitment

And all the time ... Having a huge amount of FUN

Furthermore, as in all our trainings we organize a specific session on Erasmus Plus focusing on understanding better the potential of the Programme, the rules and is a fundamental momento to deliver certificates, the administrative receipts and to check together again the Learning Mobility Agreements.

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ABOUT THE NEXT SESSION 2018-2020

JUMP organizes a training every month of the year excluded from half of December and January. 

If your writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1 of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together.