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Monday, May 28 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Take the Stress out of Teamwork: Practical Tools and Coaching for the Effective Implementation of Teamwork in Post-secondary Education

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Team-based work is often implemented with the assumption that students will instinctively develop teamwork skills through these experiences. Unfortunately, simply participating in team projects does not necessarily allow students to develop appropriate teamwork capabilities. In reality, students are often unaware of which specific behaviors lead to effective teamwork. Teamwork that is not properly supported may leave students feeling personally stressed and ill-equipped for work in today’s dynamic work environments. Additionally, instructors wanting to capitalize on the benefits of team-based learning often require additional guidance and tools that are needed to successfully facilitate functional teamwork in their classrooms. This interactive and experiential session will explore key strategies for developing and maintaining healthy student teams.

Breif introduction to who we are and highlights from our program of research. 

SUIT - Teamwork Communication: 
This guided experiential activity explores the SUIT framework and its application in the classroom. Attendees will learn about the different types of conflict that teams can experience, and practice a structured communication framework that can be implemented in your student teams.

Tips and Tricks: 
Team Coaches from Royal Roads University will provide favorite coaching tips throughout the session, which address common challenges reported by student teams.

Wrap up: 
Closing thoughts and provide attendees access to our bundle of tools, slide decks, and debriefs. 

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Trish Dyck

Manager of Team Coaching, Team Coach, Royal Roads University
Manager of Team Coaching at Royal Roads University (RRU). Team Coaching is a co-curricular support service at RRU offering team skill development, co-creation with instructors around team design/assessment, live team coaching, and mediation. I invite conversations on Team Based Learning... Read More →
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Nicole Larson

Project Lead, ITP Metrics, ITP Lab
I’m in my 3rd year of my PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology at the University of Calgary. I have been working with the Individual and Team Performance Lab (ITP) for the past six years, and have conducted research on team dynamics, conflict, decision-making, peer feedback... Read More →

Dr. Tom O'Neill

Associate Professor, Director of ITP Lab, University of Calgary
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Nooreen Shah-Preusser

Team Coach, Royal Roads University
As a Team Coach at Royal Roads University, it is my privilege to work with learners to develop and hone their skills to achieve a high performing team. I delight in using experiential activities as well as harnessing people's own lived experiences and knowledge to create a collective... Read More →

Monday May 28, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm AKDT
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