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The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation

21-Jul-2016

The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation – Nothing beats experience, but this comes close.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program is based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. The program challenges teams to examine their trust in each other, their ability to engage in constructive conflict, their commitment to decisions, their level of accountability, and their focus on achieving collective results.

When you decide to be a facilitator of The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team program, you have a choice. You can purchase the facilitator kit and run it without attending an accreditation - the kit is extremely comprehensive, with everything on a USB stick. It comes with a comprehensive leaders’ guide, videos, including showing a team doing it the wrong way and how they can do it the right way. It has all the PowerPoints that you need and additional handouts for the participants. You can get all the information you need from the content of the program. However, it’s the facilitation of the program that is the challenge with this. It’s not understanding the content, as it is a simple model. 

What’s not simple are the issues that the teams come to the program with.

There are teams where there has been conflict between the team members simmering under the surface for years. There are grudges that people are holding over things that were said or done years earlier. There are cliques in the team, where some people get along well with each other but they don’t talk to those people over there. There’s a whole range of different dysfunctional issues that prevent the team from being open, honest, and cohesive. And that’s what this program is designed to do, its designed to bring all those issues to the surface.

The skill in delivering this powerful program and facilitating it effectively is helping the team work through those issues and come out of it with a positive result. That’s the purpose of the accreditation. It focuses on helping facilitators understand how to deal with the issues that come up, how to facilitate through the more challenging questions, and how to deal with emotional issues that  can be surfaced. A facilitator needs to  know how to deal with that.

There are five modules in the accreditation program and in each module we finish off with “what if’s”, such as ‘what if a team member does this, how would you handle it?’ or ‘what if the team leader is the problem?’ We discuss strategies for how to deal with these situations so that facilitators leave the program with a lot more confidence that they’re going to be able to deal with any issues that come up.  

One of the consultants  who attended the accreditation training recently found that because he was much more confident in  his ability to deliver the program that he signed up two  new clients.  When the CEO of a small business brought up some of the issues that were happening in the team he could confidently say “yes we can deal with that”.

He now knows how to deal with the issues and talk about them confidently because he knows what he needs to do. Confidence sells.

Next Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team Accreditation dates –

  •  -  Brisbane 26-27 July 2016
  •  -  Melbourne 2-3 August 2016
  •  -  Sydney 30-31 August 2016
  •  -  Perth 14-15 September 2016


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