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Teamwork for Improved Performance

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Date(s): Nov 15, 2023
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $119.00
Cancellation Date: Nov 08, 2023
City: Austin
Parking Info:

Parking for SAO, Professional Development courses is in Garage B (1511 San Jacinto Blvd.). The Garage signage may read 1511 San Jacinto or Garage B. The elevator in Garage B is not reliable. If you are unable to walk the stairs, please contact the for alternate parking arrangements. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

A course coordinator will Email you a parking permit prior to the course start date. A permit must be displayed or you will be ticketed.

Course Description

In this informative session, participants will learn all the aspects of a team and skills to use to interact more effectively to achieve results as a team. We will learn how a team forms and what to look for if the team is experiencing dysfunction. How to improve relationships in a team using different communication styles. How to work well in a team during times of change. How different generations function in a team and why this is important to team health.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: ALL
Category: Business Management and Organization

Course Objectives

Learn what is a team.

Learn the Foundations of a team for success.

Learn the three types of teams.

Learn the Tuckman phases of the team development model and define their characteristics.

Learn the Lencioni model, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and the characteristics at each level.


Prerequisites not required.


Orit Ostrowiak

Orit Ostrowiak is an international professional speaker, trainer, coach and consultant. She specializes in helping organizations and individuals improve their communication skills, including oral presentations, business writing, and general communications and human relations.

Orit has trained thousands of professionals over the last 25 years, traveling throughout the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, South Africa and Australia. She has been an award-winning trainer for one of the world’s leading training companies and has trained in numerous government, business, organizational, public and private settings.

Her client list includes: Aetna Insurance, Illumina, Price Smart, KPMG, Shell, Qualcomm, Rotary, The Salk Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, AT&T, Merrill Lynch, U.S. Marines, U.S. Border Patrol, USCIS, Rotary, Red Cross, City of Portland, City of San Francisco, Riverside, etc.

Her ability to work with a wide-range of backgrounds, cultures and of levels of professionals, managers, executives and others makes her particularly well-suited in organizational development, team-building and coaching environments. She is skilled in the application of team and individual work style assessment and analysis and integrates this work in her consultations and coaching.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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