Team Building: Appreciating the Styles of the Team

The success of a team is only as good as the team itself, and it is highly dependent on how well the team operates. How are their problem-solving skills? Are they enthusiastic and motivated to do their best? Do they work well together? While there are many ways to create and foster a collaborative workplace, the most successful work environments typically have some important features in common. Elevate’s Team Building: Appreciating the Styles of the Team seminar is a practical look at current collaborative team practices that take the Team Player Style of each member into consideration.

Module 1: Getting to Know Your Team

  • Who is on your team?
  • Types of teams
  • Establishing team “norms”
  • Building Team Charter

Module 2: Using Your Team Player Survey

  • Parker Team Survey Results
    • Contributor
    • Collaborator
    • Communicator
    • Challenger
    • Multiple Styles

Module 3: Exploring the Performance of Collaborative Teams

  • Increasing your effectiveness as a team player
  • Effective Communication Tips
  • 8 factors that affect cross-cultural communication
  • Building Trust on your team

Module 4: Team Problem-Solving & Decision-Making

  • Problem Solving Model Overview
    • Phase 1: Problem ID
    • Phase 2: Decision Making
    • Phase 3: Planning & Organizing

Module 5: Managing Team Conflict

  • Ways to resolve Conflict
  • Resolving Internal Conflict
  • Preventing Internal Conflict
  • Identify each team member’s player style
  • Utilize the Team Player Survey to better communicate with the team members
  • Analyze the benefits of collaborative teams
  • Understand how team members can work together to set performance standards and goals
  • Develop skills in observing and giving feedback, listening, and asking questions, for improved performance\
  • Create tangible accountable goals
  • Effectively work through team conflict to get the job done.


  • Participant workbook 
  • Presenter slides and outlines 
  • Case Studies and Media as appropriate 
  • Role-play scenarios 
  • Post-training assessment 

Room Requirements 

  • Internet access for the presenter 
  • Screen 
  • Projector (if not ceiling mounted then a table or cart will need to be provided)
  • Training room must be able to comfortably accommodate the number of participants plus room to move around for various activities) 
  • Rounds or pods, a small table for presenter’s materials, chairs for all participants
  • One Flip chart and easel for each round table (for small group work) and markers

Additional Requirements 

  • Elevate will choose training facilitators whose background and expertise will support the subject matter and goals of the client 
  • Instructors will use a variety of instructional methods including lecture, group projects, discussion, and role play 
  • Participants are expected to be actively engaged in the learning process 

To customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email