mentor training

Interpersonal Dynamics
Project Management
Building Effective Teams
Interpersonal Dynamics
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how teams operate and how to make them more effective, as well as team development, team dynamics, and what it takes to be team members. This workshop delivers simple but powerful models for understanding team communication based on current and widely respected research. Each concept is supported by break-out exercises, and then grounded with professionally facilitated experiential learning discussion.

Each participant will take away a new set of personalized tools for improving the productivity of the teams they are on, as well as the associated individual and group satisfaction.

6 hours

Audience and Size
This workshop is designed for anyone seeking to improve her or his effectiveness within teams and gain a better understanding of team dynamics. Individual contributors and managers at all levels will benefit. Diversity of enrollees is encouraged. A minimum of 10 participants is suggested and a maximum of 25.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how teams work and operate
  • Learn tools and techniques for making teams more effective
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your role as a team member or leader and how you can improve your contribution.
Each module of the workshop begins with a brief lecture introducing one or more new concepts. Each short lecture is followed by break-out exercises, typically in groups of two to four, in which the new concepts are applied and new behaviors are practiced. Exercises are followed by facilitated group discussions of the experience, as well as individual learning and its applicability to unique work situations. Each course is led by two experienced facilitators from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The high facilitator to participant ratio supports true experiential learning and ensures individualized attention to each participant’s learning goals.

All Facilitators of Mentor’s Leadership workshops and programs are active at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). Each has many years of experience facilitating the nine-week “Interpersonal Dynamics” course at the GSB, upon which Mentor’s Experiential Learning Series courses are based. All of Mentor’s Facilitators have advanced degrees and are thoroughly trained in group development, individual and group facilitation, feedback, diversity, conflict management, influence, rapport building, and group dynamics. All have worked in a variety of organizations, and many are also executive coaches.