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COLLABORATION
& TEAM SCIENCE TRAINING

ABOUT COLLABORATION & TEAM SCIENCE TRAINING

WHAT IS TEAM SCIENCE?

Working collaboratively with investigators, staff, and others is a fact of life for researchers in an academic medical center. Creating and operating “effective” teams is becoming more of a challenge as research becomes more interdisciplinary and many teams function across multiple institutions. “Team Science” is the study and application of principles, techniques, and strategies in order to form, develop, lead, and manage groups of individuals who are part of a research project or team.

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The CIS is building the expertise and resources to help investigators and teams learn the fundamentals of team science and to support teams as they develop and mature. We offer a range of educational courses, workshops, seminars and presentations that can be customized to particular audiences and incorporated into existing courses or other educational offerings.

Several of our previous workshops are described below, and we have included a library of Team Science readings, presentations, and tools available in the resource section.

To schedule a Team Science consultation or collaboration planning session for your team, contact Laura Hildreth.

TEAM SCIENCE WORKSHOP TOPICS

 

  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Symptoms of Team Dysfunction and Interventions to Address Dysfunction

    • Description: Introduces Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which describes common dysfunctions of teams and tools to improve team dynamics.

  • Creating & Assembling Teams

    • Description: Introduces participants to the differences between a group and a team, the benefits of interprofessional collaboration, and applying team functions to project design

  • Effective Teams

    • Description: Introduces and explores the five functions (and corresponding dysfunctions) of a team, as well as communication styles and how to apply these tools and concepts in a team setting

  • Effective Team Leadership

    • Description: Identifies and describes the top frustrations of teams, differentiates between management and leadership, discusses leadership characteristics, and introduces team charters

  • Team Science Basics

    • Description: Introduces participants to foundational concepts within team science: the importance of interprofessional collaboration in a contemporary research setting, principles of good team communication, and positive team behaviors.

  • Effective Team Leadership

    • Description: Identifies and describes the top frustrations of teams, differentiates between management and leadership, discusses leadership characteristics, and introduces team charters.

  •  Conflict Management

    • Description: Helps participants understand potential sources of conflict and typical styles of conflict management, and introduces tools to manage conflict and make it more constructive.

  • Team Science in Acute Care Research

    • Description: This workshop was customized for the Acute Care Research Council (ACRC). Participants were introduced to basic concepts of team science, such as Tuckman's Team Development Model, recognizing and reconciling different perspectives, and developing shared mental models.

  • Team Effectiveness: Communication is the Key

    • Description: Demonstrates methods to communicate in positive, productive ways, particularly related to email communications; and introduces key concepts and techniques for having "Crucial Conversations" from the book by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Roppe.

  • Appreciative Inquiry & Team Charters

    • Description: Introduces key principles of appreciative inquiry and how to apply them in a team setting; introduces team charters and ties them to the process of appreciative inquiry.

  • Cultural Competency/Diversity in Teams Workshop

CONSULTATIONS & RESOURCES

Request Team Science services by contacting Laura Hildreth.
 

COLLABORATION & TEAM SCIENCE TRAINING TEAM

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