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Team Improvement Workshop, Chicago, Illinois (USA)

  • Morton’s Steakhouse - VIP Room 65 E. Wacker Place Chicago, IL 60601 United States (map)

Team Improvement Workshop

Learn to design and deliver powerful team-building interventions

Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Gordon Curphy, PhD.


Dianne Nilsen, PhD.

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Faced with rapid change and complex problems, organizations are increasingly turning to teams to provide breakthrough solutions and innovative ideas. And while there’s a bigger need for ffective teamwork, today’s teams also face bigger obstacles than teams of the past. They’re more diverse, digital, and dynamic (with members coming and going). Perhaps these challenges are behind the alarming statistic that only 1 in 5 teams are considered high performing. Teams need help!

The Team Improvement Workshop will boost your teambuilding capabilities. It will teach you how to launch new teams and equip you with the skills needed to design and deliver powerful interventions to help struggling teams get back on track. The workshop is designed to be highly interactive. Participants will have opportunities to practice teambuilding activities and share best practices.

Key Takeaways:

  • Design and facilitate powerful team-building off-sites

  • Diagnose the eight underlying elements of team effectiveness

  • Interpret and give feedback on the Team Assessment Survey

  • Lead 17 proven team-building activities

  • Assess an organization’s cultural readiness for teamwork

  • Avoid the common pitfalls of team-building interventions 


What Does the Workshop Cover?

The primary purpose of the Team Consulting Workshop is to provide participants with a set of practical tools to help teams gain alignment on the context in which they operate, set team goals, clarify team member roles, run more effective meetings, make better decisions, resolve team conflict, etc.

Participants will practice using 17 team improvement exercises and learn how to build powerful team interventions during the workshop.


Why Attend Ours?

Based on a team performance framework developed by world-renowned leadership experts Gordon Curphy and Robert Hogan, the Team Consulting Workshop gives consultants a framework and the tools needed to build high-functioning and high-performing teams.

Who Should Attend?

  • Human resource, leadership development, and OD professionals who support teams

  • External consultants who work with teams and team leaders

  • Anyone who wants to help teams and team leaders achieve high levels of performance 

Workshop registration

Tuition is $1,500, which includes:

  • Team Assessment Survey (a $500 value)

  • Step-by-step directions and materials for 17 proven team-building activities

  • Hard and electronic copies of the Workshop Manual and PowerPoint slides

  • A copy of The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams by Gordon Curphy, PhD and Bob Hogan, PhD (a $30 value)

  • Research and white papers on team performance

  • Sample agendas for team offsites

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Program Faculty

Your program faculty are experienced consultants who work with teams at some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. 

Gordy Curphy, PhD.


Is a leading authority on leadership and teams, and spends most of his time helping C-suite and business unit leaders develop and execute business strategies; drive organizational alignment; manage talent; and build high performing teams.

Gordy has spent the past 35 years provid-ing consulting advice on leadership and has written more than 20 books on leadership and teams. As a consultant, he has conducted more than 1,500 executive assessments, consulted with thousands of teams, and designed and delivered hundreds of executive coaching and leadership development programs to global clients. 

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Dianne Nilsen, PhD.

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Is a Managing Partner at Curphy Leadership Solutions where she helps clients select and develop executive-level talent and build high-functioning leadership teams.

She is the co-author, with Gordy, of the Team Assess- ment Survey and several publications on team efffectiveness.

Previously, Dianne was COO at a company providing data capture and analytics for customer experience management, and prior to that she held leadership positions at a well-known global talent management consultancy.

Dianne also spent 12 years at the Center for Creative Leadership where she was the lead author of Benchmarks for Executives and worked as a trainer and executive coach.

Connect with Dianne on LinkedIn