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Preconsortium Workshop 2: Team Coaching: Accelerating & Sustaining Team Learning and Performance

Presented by Krister Lowe, Team Coaching Zone

Workshop Description:
In a recent study of more than 7,000 organizations, Deloitte Consulting found that 92% of companies reported that their organizational design was inadequate for competing in the digital era. Furthermore, only 14% reported knowing how to respond; however, the emerging answer appears to be to structure the company as a "network of small, nimble teams that work in agile and iterative ways." In this dynamic and interactive workshop participants will explore how team coaching can aid companies in making the important shift to this new team-based structure of working that challenges the predominant 100+ year old model of "scaling for efficiency" to an emerging model of "scaling to learn." Some questions covered in this presentation include:

  • What is team coaching?
  • How is it different from/similar to other relevant modalities (group coaching, training, team building, facilitation, etc.)?
  • What is the business case for utilizing team coaching?
  • What are key elements of a typical team coaching engagement?
  • What situations/organizations are particularly suited (and not suited) for team coaching?
  • What does team coaching look like in practice?
  • What do team coaches need to know about the Assessing, Building and Coaching phases of a team coaching engagement?
  • What resources are available to learn more about team coaching?

Intended Audience:

This session is intended for new and experienced team coaches; executive, business, organizational coaches; team consultants and trainers; learning and development and OD professionals. Also, the session will benefit industrial-organizational and consulting psychologists and HR practitioners interested in making the jump from 1-to-1 coaching and training individuals to working at the team level-of-analysis. This session will be instructed at a post-graduate level with no specific knowledge about team coaching required.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop is designed to help participants:

  • Describe and analyze the business case for team coaching
  • List the key components of the 3 phases of a team coaching engagement (assessing, building, and coaching)
  • Compare how team coaching is similar to as well as distinct from training, 1-to-1 coaching, facilitation and consulting
  • Experience and apply a hands-on team coaching session through demonstration and simulation cases

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Krister Lowe is a Social-Organizational Psychologist whose passion is contributing to the development of team coaching in organizations. He is the host of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast—a podcast exploring the art and science of team coaching with leading thinkers and practitioners—with an active listenership in more than 115 countries around the world. He currently provides executive and team coaching services to a number of clients. Dr. Lowe has more than 15 years of experience providing learning and development solutions for more than 25,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world in a number of sectors including: international organizations (United Nations, World Trade Organization, OSCE), professional services (Deloitte), financial services (JP Morgan, Bank of America, Federal Reserve Bank, Wolters Kluwer), information technology (CA Technologies), Pharmaceuticals (Sanofi, Pfizer), higher education (Columbia University, New York University, Michigan State University, Seton Hall University) and foundations/nonprofits (Rockefeller Foundation, International Rescue Committee). Dr. Lowe holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University as well as a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from Old Dominion University. He has completed a number of certifications and certificate training programs including: CTI’s Co-Active Coach Certification Program (CPCC); the AoEC Systemic Team Coaching Certificate training program; Team Coaching International’s Master Class; Pyramid Resource group’s Team Advantage™ team coach certification program; Mediation certification in New York State; certificate in conflict resolution from the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University; Team Emotional Intelligence Survey certification, Team Diagnostic Survey certification, NBI™ Thinking Preferences Assessment certification and the LeaderNation™ 360 certification. He currently resides in New Jersey outside of Philadelphia with his family.


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