Develop And Manage Teams


Event summary

A one-day course, designed for managers, team leaders, supervisors and project leaders, explaining the main factors that contribute to effective team performance.

Participants should leave the course with an action plan to improve the performance of their team and be able to create and develop a balanced team to achieve their objectives.


24 April 2018
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 16:30


160 Dundee Street
EH11 1DQ
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Standard price

£149.00 excl VAT

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About this event

What will you gain?

  • Hints and tips as to the best way of managing teams with people of different personalities, knowledge bases, needs and attitudes.
  • Find out how to improve the performance of a team by getting more out of individual members.
  • Tips for the art of delegation.
  • An understanding of the differences between groups and teams, between team membership and leadership.


Session one: The Difference Between Groups, Committees and Teams

This session will help you to understand the difference between teams groups and committees, the main one being that teams are designed to attain synergy. Synergy enables effective goal setting and achievement. It also helps teams to build productivity to become more effective and efficient.

Session two: The Four Stages of Team Development

We will introduce the four stages of team development used as a framework to assess current team performance. Assessment is achieved by benchmarking with these stages against real situations participants are facing. This is the starting point for effective team performance strategy development.

Session three: How to Select Team Members and Employ the Right Leadership Style

This session uses team role theory to describe the roles that members play in the team. The aim is to illuminate the behaviours required for team synergy to be realised. The strengths and allowable weaknesses in team roles are analysed, important factors in gaining the correct environment for optimum team performance.

Session four: Team Exercise and Discussion

The day culminates in a 'leading the team' exercise and follows through with discussion and action planning. The exercise demonstrates in a micro environment what is happening in real organisational situations. Key learning and action points are articulated at this final stage.

CPD hours



  • Performance improvement and policy
  • / Professional development

Speaker - Ian Begbie, Managing Director

Ian Begbie

Ian Begbie has in excess of 20 years experience in business coaching, leadership, management and organisational development. He has extensive experience working with small and large organisations (in the private and public sector) from those with ten employees to larger enterprises with several thousand.

He is an accredited executive and life coach, a full member of the Association of Coaching, a qualified trainer, a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, an Investors in People advisor, and qualified in: occupational testing, emotional intelligence assessments, and Thomas International profiling - and holds an Honours Degree in Business Economics and a Masters Degree in Personnel Management.