Team Development

Organisations are looking for new ways to enable their teams to perform at the highest level.

This is a result of the increasing feeling that many development interventions fail to create high-performing teams or yield long-term results. People attending leadership training programmes often struggle to put what they’ve learned into practice. Team awaydays tend to be too superficial and rarely lead to lasting change. Consultants focus on what a team could do to improve, rather than how to do it – or the underlying issues.

And most team workshops focus only on the relationships within the team and not the critical relationships with stakeholders outside it.

This is why more and more organisations are turning to team coaching to create high-performing teams and to empower, challenge and support an entire team together. With team coaching, a team can improve how it operates, reconnect with its stakeholders, work together more effectively and identify powerful new ways to contribute to its organisation’s success.

A partnership to deliver real change

Team coaching programmes last several months (generally 6 – 12 months), during which the team can look in-depth at its opportunities and challenges – and learning has time to become deeply embedded. Team coaching involves coaching the team together through a workshops and interventions such as observing team meetings, as well as one-to-one coaching for individual team members.

Through the AoEC’s ‘systemic’ approach, we also facilitate the team in considering the various systems in which they operate.

Systemic Team Coaching®:

  • Is a powerful intervention for creating high-performing teams – including leadership, board and management teams
  • Lasts several months and is more rigorous than traditional team-building events
  • Creates alignment on the team’s purpose and collective leadership
  • Enables effective engagement with stakeholders
  • Focuses the team on the value it can add
  • Improves team dynamics and ways of working
  • Enhances how the team learns and develops

Creating a team coaching programme in your organisation

Our team coaching consultants work with your team to develop a bespoke programme, through which the team explores their role and purpose, team dynamics and ways of working, stakeholder relationships, and the value they can collectively add to the organisation. A team coaching programme is usually more effective and cost-efficient than one-to-one executive coaching for each team member, as it encourages them to work together and develop collective leadership.
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Team 360 diagnostic and feedback workshop

Gain powerful insights into how your team is viewed by its stakeholders, members and the other teams which report into it through our Team Connect 360. This team 360 diagnostic tool is online, making it quick and easy to gain contributors’ views. The results are automatically collated into a clear and easy-to-understand report. We can organise a TC360 for your team with a feedback workshop with one of our team coaching consultants. This team 360 diagnostic can be a powerful input for team reviews, planning sessions and goal setting, and is often part of the first stage of a team coaching programme.
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Team coaching training for in-house coaches and OD specialists

Our three-day Systemic Team Coaching Certificate open programme can also be delivered in-house for your organisational development specialists and internal coaches. The Certificate provides a thorough introduction to the core concepts in Systemic Team Coaching as well as the opportunity to apply them in a client simulation.

The Systemic Team Coaching Certificate includes training in our unique Team Connect 360 diagnostic, through which participants become licensed to use this powerful online 360 tool. It’s also the foundation for our Masters-level Diploma and attracts 19 ICF Core Competence Education Units (CCEU’s).
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Systemic Team Leadership – two-day programme

We can run a two-day team coaching programme for your managers and leaders, during which they’ll be introduced to tools and models for developing their own high-performing team and create a team development plan. This programme is based on the Five Disciplines Model of High-Performing Teams, created by AoEC Honorary President, Peter Hawkins.
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John Leary-Joyce, AoEC Executive Chair, describes the systemic nature of team coaching in this short video

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