Leading High Performing Teams


This programme provides a unique opportunity to develop core competencies in building a high performing teams.

Using a blend of experiential activity, reflective thinking, theoretical input and skills practice, the programme takes a formulaic approach enabling delegates to develop the awareness, skills and confidence to lead high performing teams.

During this two-day residential programme every delegate will use their current team situation as a vehicle to explore leadership. The overall architecture is a gap analysis of individual teams. Delegates will adapt the content making the learning personal, relevant and allowing for immediate practical application back in their team.

Learning Objectives

Each participant will:

  • Be able to identify the characteristics of high-performing teams and review their current team against these
  • Achieve a high degree of self-awareness that will clarify preferred leadership styles and associated strengths and weaknesses
  • Explore Emotional Intelligence in relation to leading teams. Increasing propensity to take leadership action that gets results
  • Understanding how to create the environment within which High Performance can take place including providing support and confidence to challenge others
  • Develop the ability to establish, build, lead and sustain teams
  • Create a personal agreed action plan

Programme Structure

Session Outcome Format

Pre-programme Team Effectiveness Questionaire

Generating real and timely data for each participant to work with

The team members of each participant will complete a team effectiveness questionnaire prior to the event

Introduction to the learning methodology and programme objectives

  • Buy-in to the purpose and process
  • Develop the skills of critical thinking, open dialogue and feedback as the main learning tools
  • Setting personal programme objectives

A dynamic and interactive session. Using simple practical models and short focused conversations, the cohort will practice and accelerate their confidence and capability to have powerful, purposeful conversations with each other

Gap Analysis: Stage 1: Current State

A clear picture of the current state of each delegate's team reviewed against some common models of team work

Delegates will take a look at the data generated by their team in the Team Effectiveness Questionaire. They will review this against Belbin / roles, Tuckman / maturity, and K&S performance

Practical team project

Comparison between theory, data and 'live' team work to answer the question 'What does good look like?'

A practical experiential problem solving project

Gap Analysis: Stage 2: Future State

Each participant creates a vision / picture of the desired future for their team

Time to reflect followed by individual disclosure, feedback and challenge on each picture / vision

Gap Analysis: Stage 3: Bridgeing the gap

Understanding of the blockers to effective teamwork. Each person identifies specific areas for development in their teams and what this would look like as leadership action

A series of short sessions to explore the typical reasons for underperformance in teams, relating these to each delegate's current situations and for individuals to identify actions to improve performance:

  • Structure
  • Unifying team purpose
  • Quality of relationships

Action Plan and next steps

  • Formulation of personal action plan
  • Building a coaching / buddy relationship
  • Agreeing a job shadowing agenda between buddies
  • Actions from GAP Stage 3 are turned into an action plan
  • Buddy pairs are established to take learning forward
  • Dates for shadowing each other back in project teams and outcomes are agreed

Post programme Job Shaddowing

  • Application of learning and further development
  • Practice coaching and feedback in a live situation

4 - 6 weeks after programme, shadowing and feedback takes place

Assessment / Accreditation

Programme can be accredited by ILM and CMI.


Prices vary depending on the number of delegates and the location. Please contact us for more information.

To Find Out More

For more information regarding our customised solutions please contact al.wilson@cforlp.org.uk or phone 01900 824 822.

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