Leading Effective Teams: Performance Management
Yew Chung International School of Beijing
October 26-27, 2018

Date: October 26-27, 2018
Time: 8:30 – 16:30, both days, inclusive of lunch and tea breaks
Location: Yew Chung International School of Beijing

Essential Question – What do I need to know and be able to do to more effectively coordinate work within my department and hold faculty accountable to agreed upon performance expectations?

Over-Arching Goal – By the end of the workshop participants will understand and have confidence to facilitate faculty meetings, manage difficult conversations, as well as to develop and foster strong relationships with and amongst faculty.

Target Audience:
Heads of Faculty: Vice-Principals, Heads of Department, Grade Level Leaders and Coordinators.

Workshop Introduction:
Heads of Faculty are the heart of the school. They are change agents and will be the most effective tool in ensuring transformative and sustained change. This workshop will instruct participants how to foster greater interdependency among team members and develop a sustainable collaborative team culture. Teacher lead teams that communicate effectively and work interdependently improve student learning!

  • Participants will gain an understanding and appreciation of different leadership expectations

  • 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.
  • Participants will understand their role during different stages of team development.
  • Participants will hone their team's goal and identify steps towards achieving that goal.

Methodology – 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, as well as assignments that they will report on in the workshop. The speaker will facilitate the workshop, meaning learning will be activated and reinforced through discussion and team planning, not lecture.

Pre-workshop – Survey & Team Leadership Playbook
Survey plays an important role in this workshop to ensure program content and engagement can be differentiated to meet the needs of each participant. The survey and assessment process includes:
  • Participants will be surveyed to understand their experience, ambitions and anticipated challenges;
  • Senior Leadership from participants respective schools will be invited to share feedback on their expectations and goals (This also serves to build awareness of the program and ensure support);
  • Participants take the DiSC Everything Workplace Profile to develop a greater awareness of self and others, especially when tasked with delegating work and navigating difficult conversations; and
  • Participants will receive continuous feedback from the facilitator and peers.
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 behavioural 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