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How to lead better teams by understanding how they work

October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Practical tips on how to make teamwork more effective, both as a member of a team and as the leader of a team.

Do the teams you work with suffer from Groupthink, Group polarisation or Social loafing?

This workshop will include a discussion of how more effective teamwork can lead to increased motivation, participation in decision-making and higher task satisfaction among volunteer teams.

Drawing on recent research and concepts including social and diversity intelligence and an understanding of group behaviour, team life cycles and development processes.

In this 1 hour lunchtime workshop we’ll look into

What is a team?

Groups vs Teams, Interdependencies, IPO model of teams, and types of teams

How to make teams perform more effectively?

Inquiry vs advocacy orientation

False consensus fallacy

Ladder of inference

The importance of social and diversity intelligence

Team derailers?

Conflict: Type A (Affective) vs Type C (Cognitive) conflict, Groupthink and Social loafing

Benefits of effective team performance

Individual motivation Social capital Networking


About the Facilitator:

Andrew Valentine holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Psychology and Statistics from Macquarie University. He has completed an Executive Master of Business Administration (with distinction) at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), jointly awarded by UNSW Sydney and The University of Sydney.

Andrew serves as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at the AGSM and is currently completing a PhD at UNSW Sydney. In recent years, he has been involved in teaching a management and leadership subject to MBA students. Other interests include a Board role as Executive Chairman of a small not-for-profit endowment fund that provides higher education scholarships to financially disadvantaged students in developing countries.


October 28
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


The Centre For Volunteering