Civil Sector & (I)NGOs: Management & Leadership

Building and Leading Teams

A team is a group of people dedicated to one same goal. Members feel personally responsible for their own contribution and hold one another mutually accountable for their common results. They take upon themselves to give their best and adjust their style so that the collective effort gains in momentum and effectiveness. A well-functioning team has found a natural balance between work and play, discipline and flexibility, individual personalities and group spirit. It manages available time to fulfil the tasks, strengthen relationships and ensure individual and organizational growth.

We study the resilience and creativity of successful teams as crucial capacity for NGOs:

  • Importance of team composition
  • Goal-sharing, process-planning and task-distribution
  • Methods, techniques and tools for team management
  • Rules and agreements
  • Team leadership, sponsoring, coaching and mentoring
  • Collective intellectual, emotional and social intelligence
  • Why some teams may not work
  • Authentic conflict regulation
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Team performance evaluation against criteria.