Developing High Performing Teams – Creating Your Competitive Advantage

Supporting your teams to greater success

In a competitive and fast-changing environment, it’s vital that your teams perform at the edge of their capabilities. Understanding how they became successful, where they are on the journey and what is required to take them to the next level will help you to deliver organisational success.


The continually changing landscape faced by FE colleges and private training providers requires teams to be agile, flexible and responsive to employer and learner needs. In an increasingly competitive environment, teams are required to perform to the edge of their capabilities – delivering successful outputs through positive behaviours, great communication and a shared vision.

Course Overview

This workshop is designed to help teams deliver the best possible outcomes. Delegates will learn the seven characteristics of high performing teams, undertake a team assessment to identify strengths and areas for improvement, and identify a clear action plan to deliver outstanding business performance. During the course, they will develop the necessary skills, behaviours and culture to achieve new levels of success.

This workshop is aimed at teams at all levels – including cross-functional management and leadership teams, business development teams and curriculum delivery teams.

Session 1: Business Transformation

  • The external context – the future of the skills sector
  • Develop your competitive advantage – Extinct or distinct?
  • Key attributes of successful employer engagement

Session 2: Stages of Team Development

  • Understand cross team roles and responsibilities – Building a team culture
  • Create shared goals and objectives
  • 4 stages of team development –Team assessment and plan
  • Personal behaviours deliver organisational success

Session 3: Characteristics of High Performing Teams

  • 7 characteristics of high performing teams
  • Team commitments per characteristic – Team action plan
  • Create a team charter
  • Team building exercise and evaluation

Session 4: The Employer Engagement Journey

  • Review key learning points
  • Group presentations and commitments
  • Develop personal action plan

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