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Team Building for Nonprofits: Secrets of Success

June 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective teams are an important part of a successful nonprofit. This program will cover the fundamentals of team building, including:

Putting together a winning team. What mix of knowledge, skills and connections do we need?
Establishing connection. How to get to know your team and build trust?
Setting team goals. How do you define tasks, outcomes, and your processes for achieving them?
Agreeing on individuals’ roles. Who will do what?
Setting the stage for accountability. How will the team enforce its goals?
We’ll also explore common barriers to building a high functioning team and how to overcome them. Utilizing the framework of Patrick Lencioni’s seminal work, “Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of Teams,” we’ll participate in exercises on: building trust; encouraging productive conflict; and achieving buy-in.

Learning Objectives
Picking the right team members
Setting clear, smart goals
Rallying support both within and outside the team
Fostering camaraderie and cooperation
Addressing bad behavior before it gets out of hand
Promoting healthy dissent
Resolving conflict when it rears its head
Holding members accountable to one another, not just to the team leader
Keeping them focused and motivated to the end
Mary McClatchey, J.D., WorkSmart Partners

Judge (Ret.) Mary McClatchey is Founder/President of WorkSmart Partners, a human capital management and employer compliance consultancy. Mary has three decades of experience as an organizational consultant, trainer, judge, employment and civil rights attorney, and workplace mediator. She is a seasoned advocate for a total wellness approach to workplace wellness, which encompasses mental, social, and physical health. She has founded, built, and served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Partnering with the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Mary brings great passion to her work training nonprofits to build their talent capacity, so they can better achieve their critical missions in our communities.

Qualifies for Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices. Completion of a post-training evaluation is required for this training to count toward recognition.

Free for members of the Colorado Nonprofit Association.  $65 for Non-members.



June 13, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


(303) 865 - 8270


The Commons at Hilltop
625 27 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO United States
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