Tips for Your Group or Team Programs

28 Tips for Designing and Implementing a Powerful Workshop, Retreat, Teleclass, Webinar or Group or Team Coaching Program

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Are you a coach, facilitator, trainer or leader? Looking to brush up your skills in working with teams or groups through workshops, retreats, webinars, teleclasses?

Do you lead, or want to lead, workshops, team building, webinars, teleclasses or group or team coaching? Looking to amp up your results and make sure you're doing the best for your group members? Tips for your group and team programs provides dozens of practical tips in the areas of design and implementation. The program is geared for leaders, coaches, trainers and other professionals responsible for learning events.

Wanting to expand your ideas on how to DESIGN, IMPLEMENT powerful learning and facilitated experiences? Looking to not have to reinvent the wheel and/or fall into pitfalls?

Group and team programs can take a number of forms - workshops, retreats, webinars, teleclasses group and team coaching. In this program you will find tips which can be incorporated whether you are creating a webinar or a group or team coaching program.

I've been working with teams and groups for more than twenty five years, as a leader, facilitator, trainer and coach. These tips are all road tested through my own experience in running programs in more than 19 countries around the world. I've trained thousands through both in person and virtual learning events.

In this course you will learn:

  • 7 critical activities to undertake pre-program to help with getting to know your group members and “priming" them for learning. These tips benefit both you and your learners. Many of these tips proactively help you avoid tricky issues you may encounter.
  • 7 critical activities for designing powerful programs. Powerful learning programs boost member engagement, take into consideration learning styles and incorporate adult learning principles. This section will get you to consider how to incorporate these foundational design pieces. You will also see some "real time" design work in action.
  • Our next section looks at 7 critical considerations for implementing powerful programs including essential items for your own facilitation kit, using Post-its in your program and practical tips for working with goals and accountability.
  • The fourth section explores seven road-tested post- program tips keep the focus on group and team programs even after the group is done. Post-program activities are important in gaining valuable feedback about your programs, what people LEARN AND IMPLEMENT. It is also useful in creating repeat business for yourself.

Each of these 28 tips are supported by a practical activities for your to apply to your own program development. Many tips also have a downloadable checklist or activity sheet.

This program is based on the resources I continue to use in my own work with virtual and in-person programs, across the entire program cycle, from pre- to post-program and during design and implementation.

The program will be of interest for those that rapidly want to design their own programming (workshops, retreats, webinars, group or team coaching). It should not be considered a replacement to more intensive or in-depth skills training in the areas of coaching, training or facilitation.

If you've been wanting to design an offering for a group then this will support you in getting started and avoiding some of the many pitfalls new, and experienced, practitioners fall into.

The tips program also has a part 2 focusing on marketing, geared to support you in creating strategies and activities to fill your programs - virtual and in person. The Marketing Tips for Your Group and Team Programs is also available here at Teachable.

This program includes more than two dozen tips you can immediately action in your own programs. Each tip is accompanied by a follow-on activity, geared to get you moving these ideas into action. This program includes more than 42 lectures .

Tips For Your Team And Group Programs is led by author and coach Jennifer Britton, who brings more than 25 years experience coaching, training and facilitating group and team programs in the virtual realm and more than 19 countries worldwide.She's trained thousands of coaches in the area of team and group coaching in the last 14 years, and for the last two decades has been involved in designing and delivering train-the-trainer, and facilitation skills training.

Your Instructor

Jennifer Britton
Jennifer Britton

Well known for her practical and applicable approaches with learning, Jennifer Britton is based in the Toronto, Canada are . She is the author of five books including PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner (2019) and the Coaching Business Builder (2018). Both books are geared to helping service based and virtual professionals grow their work and impact!

She is also the author of the world's first book on Group Coaching, published almost 10 years ago - Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013). For the last two and a half decades Jennifer has taught, coached, and trained professionals all over the globe. Involved in formal and informal education since the late 1980s, Jennifer has taught tens of thousands of hours at post-secondary institutions, through online programs, workshops, retreats and in classroom based training. She's led Train-the-trainer workshops, virtual facilitation training, and coach-the-coach sessions for more than 15 years.

In 2004 Jennifer founded Potentials Realized, a Canadian-based performance improvement company dedicated to supporting leaders, teams and organizations with leadership, teamwork, and performance issues.

Leadership and teamwork, especially in the remote space, are two topics Jennifer is passionate about. During the first thirteen years of her career Jennifer worked with the United Nations, and other international organizations as a Program Director and Program Manager. By the age of 26 she was leading and directing programs involving hundreds of staff and volunteers, and dozens of communities, demonstrating the real power of collaboration and teamwork. This focus on exceptional team leadership, collaboration and capacity building continues today in her training, educational programs, coaching and consulting work.

Her work today is varied including coaching teams, as well as working with new and experienced leaders including virtual team leaders. Jenn also works with solopreneurs, particularly those in the coaching and training industries, who want to create exceptional programs for their own clients. Building onto several years of teaching business studies as the post-secondary level, her work with business owners is grounded in support of creating a powerful vision, honing their leadership foundations, and creating a business that works for their needs and lifestyle.

An avid writer, Jenn leads the Teams365 blog for team leaders, and the Group Coaching Ins and Outs blog for coaches.

This portal, the Learning Lab and Design Studio, houses the many video based programs Jennifer has developed since 2018, as well as the long-term live community groups she hosts on Fridays. An avid practitioner herself, Jenn continues to deliver in person and virtual programs for leaders and their teams, as well as for service based professionals (coaches, consultants and trainers). Jennifer also offers International Coach Federation approved Continuing Coach Education programs through Potentials Realized - The Group Coaching Essentials(TM) Teleseminar (8.75 CCEs), and the Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (10 CCEs), Virtual Facilitation Essentials (8.5 CCEs) and the PlanDoTrack Facilitator Training Program (24 CCEs).

Jenn holds a Masters in Environmental Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is also a Professional Certified Coach, and a Certified Performance Technologist. You can visit her online at Potentials Realized or at the links below.

Course Curriculum

  Welcome to the Tips For Your Team and Group Programs
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  Setting the Stage for Effective Team and Group Programs
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