Leading and Coordinating a SBTF Team:          General Principles      Standby Volunteer Task Force
The Teams IGeneral Teams (i.e., no specialist skills needed):●   Task TeamInput-based teams (processing inputs during depl...
The Teams IIAnalysis teams:●   Analysis Team●   Verification TeamSupport teams:●   Technology Team●   Human Resources Team...
Team Lead Roles●   Strategic team lead     ○   Commits time during deployments, prior to deployments and between deploymen...
Team Lead SupportYour Teams: ●   Your team of volunteers ●   Your co-leads ●   Your fellow SBTF members ●   Your partner o...
Expectations and Considerations DuringDeployments IPrepare your team●   Train new and returning volunteers before a deploy...
Expectations and Considerations DuringDeployments IIManage your teams workflow●   Revise team workflow and objectives as n...
Expectations and Considerations Between Deploymentsfor Strategic Team-Coordinators Maintain team readiness   ●   Train you...
Whats in it for you?Increase your crisismapping confidence●   Be a focal point in the Standby TaskForce●   Learn how to ru...
TRIAL RUN........          lets test out the platform for the                     deployment                        hushah...
Questions?Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
Further Information●   SBTF Teams: http://standbytaskforce.ning.com/page/task-force-teams●   SBT team training: http://sta...
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  1. 1. Leading and Coordinating a SBTF Team: General Principles Standby Volunteer Task Force
  2. 2. The Teams IGeneral Teams (i.e., no specialist skills needed):● Task TeamInput-based teams (processing inputs during deployments):● Media Monitoring Team● Report Team● SMS Team● Satellite Imagery Team● Translation TeamGIS and data focused teams:● Geo-Location Team● Data Team Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  3. 3. The Teams IIAnalysis teams:● Analysis Team● Verification TeamSupport teams:● Technology Team● Human Resources Team● Humanitarian Team Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  4. 4. Team Lead Roles● Strategic team lead ○ Commits time during deployments, prior to deployments and between deployments ○ Leads team during deployments ○ Sets the pace and direction of the team in-between deployments ○ Point of contact for the team● Standby team lead ○ Commits time during deployments only ○ Leads team during deployments ○ In-between/prior to deployments, catches up regularly with the Strategic team lead to make sure they are up to date with the latest ideas and workflows. Alum team lead ○ We want you back whenever you can make it to a deployment!!! ○ Helps guide and advise new team leads and share best practiceCore-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  5. 5. Team Lead SupportYour Teams: ● Your team of volunteers ● Your co-leads ● Your fellow SBTF members ● Your partner organizations and activators in a deployment ●Your support: ● The HR team ● The SBTF Core Team and Deployment Leads ● Everyone else aboveBottom line: ● You will not be left alone... ● you get a chance to work with a bunch of highly-talented and motivated individuals ● tackling what are often daunting tasks - together ● ● and everything we achieve, we achieve through teamwork Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  6. 6. Expectations and Considerations DuringDeployments IPrepare your team● Train new and returning volunteers before a deployment begins● Make sure they get links to their teams deployment Googledoc with specific workflows, resources, FAQs etc as early as possible● Ensure all volunteers have their platform logins sorted out before they start workManage your team● Add your participating team members to the team skypechats● Always monitor team chats, and step in to resolve concerns and troubleshoot where necessary - escalate to Core Team if necessary● Monitor/manage any other internal communication media used during the deployment● Keep tabs on the well-being of your volunteers - report to HR if needed● Listen to your team members Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  7. 7. Expectations and Considerations DuringDeployments IIManage your teams workflow● Revise team workflow and objectives as needed● Communicate all changes to volunteers and update them on progress● Recruit more volunteers if neededCommunicate for your team● Communicate progress, bottlenecks, disputes, concerns to the Core Team● Communicate with other team leads, partners, users etc as needed Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  8. 8. Expectations and Considerations Between Deploymentsfor Strategic Team-Coordinators Maintain team readiness ● Train your team, to keep them up-to-date with new workflows and platforms ● Ensure all volunteers have their logins sorted before they start work on a platform Set the direction of the team ● Watch for new developments in the teams specialist area(s) ● Bring in new ideas Keep team materials up to date ● Update resource documents, as needed: ○ Team description ○ Workflows and procedures ○ Training modules ○ Team FAQ ● Write after-action reports Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  9. 9. Whats in it for you?Increase your crisismapping confidence● Be a focal point in the Standby TaskForce● Learn how to run your own deploymentsGain valuable and immensely rewarding leadership experience● Solid on-the-job experience leading and managing large, diverse, globally-distributed teams● Produce solutions to tight deadlines and deal with ambiguity and surprises● Acquire skills & experience that are useful to your professional careerBecome skilled with the latest processes and technologies● Explore, test, and train on crowdsourcing platforms● Help set the processes that other organizations adopt● Train on, explore, test and help specify new technologies Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  10. 10. TRIAL RUN........ lets test out the platform for the deployment hushahidittp://crowdcrafting.org/app/Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  11. 11. Questions?Core-Team SBTF || General Principles on Leading and Coordinating a Team || SBTF Training || 30-01-2013
  12. 12. Further Information● SBTF Teams: http://standbytaskforce.ning.com/page/task-force-teams● SBT team training: http://standbytaskforce.ning.com/page/training-1● SBTF Team Leads: http://standbytaskforce.ning.com/group/teamleads● Team lead training: http://standbytaskforce.ning.com/page/team-lead-training● Team lead signup sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc? key=0ArYTPzrmJuWWdG50UkNUSlpwdjhzMzc5S1JWVTJoTFE#gid=0

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