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Team Development

Description : An individual who is competent in team development is able to work toward a shared purpose through facilitation, collaboration, compromise, and conflict resolution. 

Why this skill is important : Working with teams is an essential component of any successful workplace. Having extensive experience working with teams along with effective team development skills will make you a desirable employee in any industry.

 

Level 1
Level 1 Team Development Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of Level 1 of the team development badge, you will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose or goal of a team.
  • Define the essential skills of effective teams (facilitation, collaboration, compromise, and conflict resolution).
  • Identify the types of teams (functional, multi-functional, cross-functional, self-managed) to which you belong or could belong.
Level 1 Team Development Activities

Complete the activities below to learn more about team development. More detailed information, including links to articles and videos, will be available in Blackboard. The quiz for Level 1 of the team development badge draws from this material.

  • Write a brief reflection detailing your knowledge of team development before you complete any of the activities for Level 1.
  • Read and/or watch a video about team development, including team purpose/goal, essential skills of effective teams, value of teamwork, description and examples of team types, etc.
Level 1 Team Development Evidence

Once you submit your evidence, you will receive verification that you completed Level 1 for this skill badge.

  • Complete the online assessment about your knowledge of team development and your personal experience with teams.
Level 2
Level 2 Team Development Learning Outcome

Upon completion of Level 2 of the team development badge, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to act in a way that supports a team’s purpose or goal.
  • Participate in a team and identify the team’s purpose or goal, and essential skills of effective teams (facilitation, collaboration, compromise, and conflict resolution) within that experience.
Level 2 Team Development Activities

More detailed information about the activities that qualify will be available in Blackboard.

  • Participate in three activities, or propose and gain approval for three activities in which to participate. If you want to propose an activity, use the Level 2 Activity Approval Application located in the Level 2 Forms & Info section in Blackboard. 
Level 2 Team Development Evidence

Complete the evidence portion of the badge after you participate in the three required activities for this skill. Once you submit the evidence below, you will receive verification that you completed Level 2 for this skill badge.

  • Provide evidence of participation in three unique activities.
  • Write a short (no more than 200 words) description for each activity in which you participated.
  • List each activity's purpose or goal and essential skills of effective teams (facilitation, collaboration, compromise, and conflict resolution) within the team experience.
  • Write one goal to develop or improve team development in yourself and others. The goal must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART).
Level 3
Level 3 Team Development Learning Outcome

Upon completion of Level 3 of the team development badge, you will be able to:

  • Articulate an experience that challenged you while working with a team.
  • Evaluate your team development growth through facilitation, collaboration, compromise, and conflict resolution.
  • Effectively lead a team that reaches a desired purpose or goal.
  • Establish three or more SMART goals to continue your team development growth.
Level 3 Team Development Activities

Complete the activities below to further present evidence of your team development skill. Once you submit the evidence below, you will receive verification that you completed the team development badge.

  • Lead one new activity (cannot use the same activities as Level 2) that helped you meet the goal you set during Level 2. 
  • Create a reflective piece that demonstrates your experience of being challenged while working with a team.
  • Create a reflective piece that evaluates your team development growth through facilitation, collaboration, compromise, and conflict resolution.
  • Write three or more SMART goals to continue your team development growth.
Level 3 Team Development Evidence

Complete the activities below to further present evidence of your team development skill. Once you submit the evidence below, you will receive verification that you completed the team development badge.

  • Submit two reflections detailed in Level 3 team development activities related to your growth in team development and also a challenge you experienced working with a team.
  • Provide a description and evidence of the team activity you led and describe how your team met the desired purpose or goal.
  • Submit three or more SMART goals detailed in Level 3 team development activities to continue your team development growth.