Event Calendar

Thursday, December 9, 2021

You Can't Do It Alone: Building a Strong Team (SMDP)

Start Date: 12/9/2021 9:00 AM CST
End Date: 12/9/2021 4:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Holiday Inn South

4751 Owen Ayers Ct
Eau Claire, WI  United States  54701

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

Location: Holiday Inn South
Room Block Name:  WECA or Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association
Room Cut-Off: Tuesday, November 9
Rate: $113.95+tax/night

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

You Can't Do It Alone: Building a Strong Team (#712.1)
1-1/2 Skill Builder Credits

Teams are the backbone of electric cooperatives. High-performing teams ensure employee safety, provide superior member service, keep costs down, and ultimately provide reliable electricity to your members. Being an effective leader of a team requires the ability to leverage a wide range of personalities, skills, and abilities. As a supervisor, you must be able to analyze and capitalize on team strengths, work with diverse styles, and create an environment that builds collaboration. This course will teach you how to create and lead your team, identify and address team strengths and dysfunction.

Learning Objectives:
  • Set expectations and goals for your team and its work to align with your
  • co-op’s mission.
  • Explain the developmental stages that all teams go through and discuss techniques for maximizing team performance in each stage.
  • Recognize your team member type, its strengths and pitfalls, and the impact each team member type has on the team
  • Assess your team’s culture and the impact it has on the team’s effectiveness.
  • Recognize the role that trust has in team effectiveness and practice techniques for building trust among your team members.
  • Establish a process of continuous improvement and evaluation for your team’s activities.
Key Topics:
  • Stages of team development
  • Four-step process for setting, monitoring, and supporting expectations of team members
  • Impact of culture on teams
  • Building trust among team members
  • Team member type assessment
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Employee motivation

Associate Membership

Associate membership in the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association provides a continuing opportunity for providers of goods, services, materials, and equipment to build and maintain networking contacts with Wisconsin's electric co-ops and others with interests and needs related to all aspects of the electric power industry.

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