Group Work to Team Work: Career Asset Building
What you'll learn
- Learn why the ability to work well in teams is the number one thing that recruiters are looking for.
- Learn why some teams work well and others do not and learn what you can do to make the groups and teams you are involved in go better.
- See how you can use the group projects in which you participate in school, college, university or in clubs, community or team situations to develop killer teamwork skills by expanding your teamwork tool set.
- See how you can take what you learn in the course and, by applying it to your group project experiences, develop into a teamwork expert.
- Learn how to prepare yourself to respond optimally to recruiters’ questions about your teamwork knowledge skill and experience and increase your chances of landing the positions you apply for.
- There are no formal prerequisites for this course.
- Be prepared to take what you will be learning in the course and apply it to past and future group and team work situations.
This course looks at the number one career asset sought by recruiters: the ability to work well in, and contribute well to, teams and teamwork. This course will provide you with research-based knowledge about how teams function and the skills you can develop that will make you a desired team member or team manager.
By applying the knowledge and skills you will acquire by completing the course you will be able to use the group work projects you encounter(ed) as part of your high school, college or university education or in your workplace or in community and recreational groups to apply your teamwork knowledge and hone your team process skills. At the same time, you will gather the behavioral examples necessary for you to respond to recruiter interview questions in ways that that will significantly improve how they evaluate you and your career prospects.
Who this course is for:
- Students in high school, college or university, and anyone wanting to develop their teamwork knowledge and skills for career development and career advancement.
Mike Boyes is a Developmental Psychologist studying and working with children, adolescents, emerging adults and adults of all ages as they grow and develop. Development involves change that is going somewhere -- it involves acquiring life knowledge and life skills but it also means changing and growing yourself as you move through different stages or parts of your life and into different roles, different responsibilities different careers, and different challenges. Mike has expanded his experience as a developmental psychologist with over 30 years teaching, doing research and engaging with development professionals as a faculty member at the University of Calgary, Psychology Department. Throughout that time and since retiring last spring he has worked with a broad range of people and organizations engaged in one way or another with assisting people in optimizing their growth and development through developmental knowledge and a wide array of psychometric measures and tools along with solid teaching and communication skills. He has helped individuals and organizations optimize learning and development in a number of general areas.
Mike has worked for many years conducting research, developing understanding, and building and assessing training and interventions to support the transitions of adolescents and emerging adults from high school to their post-secondary developmental pathways (both college/university and into the work force) and to support the development of strong, resilient personal identities. Through Developmental Optimization Ltd. and in collaboration with both the Student and Career Performance Groups, Mike develops workshops and developmental reflection modules aimed at assisting adolescents and emerging adults in planning and optimizing their post-secondary developmental journeys.
Through his partnership with the Driver Performance Group, Mike has developed psychometric assessment tools and training modules and certification strategies designed to optimize the development and the performance of young novice drivers and to assist adult and fleet drivers in deploying mindful resources to their habitual driving behavior in order to raise their levels of typical driving performance from problematic and average toward superior and master levels of risk management and on-road performance.
With the Workplace Performance Group, Mike has developed psychometric insight tools and packages and learning models aimed at assisting people in developing their workplace skills including leadership, professionalism, supervision and teamwork and effectively preparing employees for and developing them into supervisory roles within their workplaces and organizations.
Mike’s main goal across all of these areas is to ensure that people of all ages and at all life and career stages have what they need in the way of Psychological-research proven knowledge, skills, social insights and mindful perspectives to optimize their organizational competencies and continued development and through that to optimize their workplace and life satisfaction and success.
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Walter Barta is a training and development professional that has been active in workplace learning, adult education, business development and social marketing activities within his various roles throughout his career. He is experienced in both white collar and blue collar work environments and training and development settings. In his various roles he has built numerous training teams and systems and was involved in leadership effectiveness initiatives and also designed and developed comprehensive training and onboarding programs, which also covered a wide variety of soft skills development. He has also worked as Human Resources manager and Health Safety & Environment coordinator in industrial, transportation and construction settings.
Walter has worked for many years, designing, developing, facilitating and evaluating training for learners as well as for trainers in Alberta and throughout North America. Drawing on his academic work covering adult, career and technology education as well as workplace learning and communities of lpractice, walter has designed and facilitated training & development work for multiple clients in blue collar and professional settings. Regularly managing multiple projects, walter is familiar with all facets of learning and development proposals. Walter has designed online learning for many clients and is working with researchers and institutions to better perfect the integration and convergence of learning technology and processes as well as the application of learning through social media and tools throughout the organization.
A key focus of much of that training and development has been health, safety and technical competency within one’s work responsibilities. Behavior based safety programming has been a significant conponent of Walter’s work throughout his career, having developed the award winning “Mission Possible @ Work” safety program for the Canadian Automobile Assoication.
Walter’s academic career has been substanially focused on adult education, workplace learning and organizational development. He acquired his Bachelors degree in Vocational Education and worked as a teacher for the school system and later worked on his Masters in Adult, Career and Technology Education, which gave him substantial insight into corporate training and development and human resources issues. He has recently finished his Masters of Education work with a focus on adult and workplace learning and communities of practice as well as organizational development.
Throughout Walter’s years of learning and experience in the areas of education, training and development, especially in the areas surrounding adult education, workplace learning, and safety training, he has distinguished himself through innovation, creativity and customer service.