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Leading Effective Teams for New and Aspiring Team Leaders
Western International School of Shanghai
May 17-18, 2019

Over-Arching Goal: By the end of the workshop, participants will understand and have confidence to facilitate team meetings, identify team goals, as well as to develop and foster strong relationships with and amongst team members.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Participants will explore the why, what, and how of Team Leadership
  • Participants will gain an understanding and appreciation of different leadership expectations
  • Participants will learn how to build consensus to identify the team purpose and goals.
  • Participants will practice effective communication skills.
  • Participants will gain an awareness of self and others and how to manage the disparity.
  • Participants will learn how to manage effective meetings, ensure equity and foster interdependence.

Workshop Preparation - The facilitator will survey each participant to understand their expectations, assess their familiarity with the proposed content and identify possible case material for activities. Participants will be given reading assignments in advance to ensure a common understanding of the content to be facilitated. The speaker will facilitate the workshop, meaning learning will be activated and reinforced through discussion and team planning, so participants must come prepared to talk about the teams they will lead.

DiSC Workplace Behavioral Survey – Participants will complete the DiSC Managers Behavioral Survey prior to the workshop. Participants’ customized Behavioral Profile reports will be reviewed in the workshop and ed throughout the workshop as a tool for developing greater awareness about self and other.

In order to motivate and influence our teams, we need to understand ourselves and how our priorities affect others. Influence is not about being pushy. Influence is about looking at the problem from the other person’s perspective and then explaining your own views in order to influence their decisions. If you want to be influential you need to be able to understand yourself and your reactions as well as understand other people’s perceptions. The DISC model groups four common behavioral patterns found universally in all people on earth. This simple four quadrant model is used to articulate the common ways that all human beings tend to act and communicate.
DiSC Outcomes:
  • DiSC provides a common language to help teams understand one another and work better together
  • Develop awareness of self and other to improve communication
  • Identify and hone key presentation skills
  • Improve confidence and influencing skills
  • Develop and hone Co-presentation skills
  • Reduce conflict and avoid misunderstandings
  • Demonstrate capacity to devise and deliver a compelling value proposition


If notice of cancellation re the registered participant/sponsor is received:

  • 30+ days pre-event: 80% of fee is refundable
  • 15-29 days pre-event: 40% of fee is refundable
  • Less than 15 days pre-event: no refund



In the unlikely event of cancellation of a conference, workshop or online PD program, we will fully refund the registration or sponsorship fee(s) paid. However, we will be unable to refund any travel, visa or accommodation expenses incurred.

No refund, partial or full, will be granted to registrants that do not complete the full course or withdraw in the middle of the course. 

No refund will be given for the DiSC assessment and .epub book once the registrants have gained access to these resources.