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Team and Leadership Development

We can help you change your culture, orient and integrate new leaders and build your teams!

Organizations are looking not only to survive but thrive. We live in a global economy where markets and social conditions change dramatically from year to year. Given these conditions, organizations of all sizes need to redefine who they are, determine the appropriate style of leadership, and reevaluate who they serve and why they do what they do. You know you need a culture change when the usual way of doing things is not working anymore.

An organization needs to be very careful and intentional about undergoing large scale change. An outside neutral party can help you do an organizational assessment, decide what specific changes you are aiming for, and work with you to create a respectful process and schedule for undertaking the change in manageable chunks.

A few examples of culture change that we have accomplished with clients include:

  • A community that became more self sufficient and less reliant on government funding
  • A school division that became more collaborative in its leadership style
  • Corporate managers that became more accountable and inspirational leaders
  • An education department that made the shift from a hierarchical top-down structure to a collaborative learning organization

Typically culture change requires large group interventions, significant pre-planning, visionary leadership, and the willingness to take risks. If you are a visionary leader and know the “command and control” style of leadership is not relevant or appreciated in making the desired culture change, please consider talking to us about the tremendous possibilities that a culture change could create for you.

Team Building

We’ve all heard that phrase “People are our most important asset.” They are important because they execute the mission of the organization. When they are taken care of, they speak well of the organization and generate good will toward it. Building trust in a team is fundamental to its success. Recent research has shown that teams that trust each other are 50% more productive than teams that do not.

When team members trust each other:

  • They share Information more readily
  • They identify and solve problems more quickly
  • They are more engaged in their work
  • They use less sick time
  • They keep their agreements and are more self directed
  • They take responsibility for mistakes and monitor progress

Successful organizations have realized the power of teams but don’t always understand the effort and time required to build a high performing team. In this era of increasing emphasis on using technology to communicate, we need to spend more time, not less time developing our work teams. North Star Facilitators has successfully created powerful team building events and follow up activities for many organizations over the last decade.

North Star Facilitators creates lasting change. We offer more than a single “feel good” retreat. We build skills, create action plans and follow up so that work groups continue their journey to becoming high performing teams.

Each trust and team building sessions is custom designed. Generally activities focus on fun, positive, participatory sharing and discovery. The end result is participants who are motivated to work together more productively with specific tools to help them move towards concrete results.

The emphasis in these sessions is celebrating accomplishments, shifting internal unhelpful images and learning tools to build a positive workplace culture and outcomes.

Contact Us

Let us know how we can help you with your next team building event! Call (503) 579-5708 or email us at bmackay@northstarfacilitators.com.