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In Fusion Team Model 2009 (Creator: Adam Thomas)

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The InFusion Team Model was created to provide opportunities to make professional development and learning experiences personally relevant and intrinsically rewarding thus leading to an increase in …

The InFusion Team Model was created to provide opportunities to make professional development and learning experiences personally relevant and intrinsically rewarding thus leading to an increase in self-directedness and motivation: the very two components needed to excel in training programs and the world today.

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  • 1. Presented by: Adam Thomas “The pulse of business and innovation” Infusion team M O D E L
  • 2. Research says… “ It’s been proven that people having children with different genetic backgrounds have healthier children… … The more diverse genes are; the more strengthened are the outcomes… © 2009 Adam Thomas The same concept applies for the InFusion Team Model.”
  • 3. 21 st Century Trends in the Global Workforce… -Training and learning focus: based on self-sustained improvement; not just on skill building. -Diverse competencies: will be more valued than those with a concentration in a single area. - Personal Growth: will be of higher demand. - Higher value: placed upon people who can learn new skills quickly in a faster changing world. -70% of workplace activities will require strong “soft-skills” © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 4.
    • Statistic: While North American industries annually spend +100 billion dollars in training and development, less than 10% of expenditures actually result in transference to the job.
    • Development is slow unless “want-for-change” and growth is desired.
    Why did I create this type of learning model? © 2009 Adam Thomas Source: (Baldwin & Ford, 1988, p. 63).
  • 5.
    • Accommodating a broad range of learners.
    • Providing opportunities for valuing differences, personal goals and experiences for the learning process.
    • Making the learning experience motivating and internally rewarding through immediate insight.
    • Providing direct coaching to guide self-directed learning.
    InFusion Teams: Bridge the gap for effectiveness by… © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 6. So, how Do Infusion teams work? © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 7.
    • BASED UPON DIVERSITY IN:
      • Learning, relational and decision making styles
      • Skill levels and abilities
      • Career interests and professional goals
    • THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IS:
      • Visual: PPT presentations, demonstrations
      • Practical: Team projects, 360  strengths activities
      • Conversational: Group discussions, 360  feedback
    Team Structure © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 8.
    • LEARNING WILL BE MANAGED THROUGH:
      • Aligning member goals with curriculum objectives
      • Discussing values and needs
      • Scheduled team meetings and facilitator coaching
    • Progress can be measured through:
      • Immediate Feedback Assessments
      • Goal Objective Logs
      • InFusion Member Profiles
    Cont… © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 9. Level of Skill Level of Challenge A (Anxiety) (Overwhelmed) (Stressed) C (InFusion Teams) B (Boredom) (Disengaged) (Distracted) + _ + How do I optimize my learning experience...? © 2009 Adam Thomas
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  • 14. 7 days of learning Application of InFusion Team Model CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 15.
    • Introductions:
      • Name, where from, career interest, why are you here
      • Workshop overview: Career Awareness and Development
    • InFusion Teams Overview:
      • Why learning teams
      • Benefits
    • What to expect:
      • Learning management strategies
      • Tools to measure progress
      • Formal presentations , Learning team projects
    Day 1 Phase I: InFusion Team introduction © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 16. Career Awareness & Development WELCOME TO “ Jump Starting Your Career!” This workshop is about: Aligning strengths , interests and values with your CAREER PATHWAY!
  • 17. CAREER VISION PROJECT 2008 “ Expanding Your Professional Horizons” Part: I Assigned learning teams
  • 18.
    • Getting to know your style!!
      • Introduction of Team Members
      • MBTI (or True Colors) workshops
      • How “Type Results” will be used throughout training
    • Team Dynamics and Structuring
      • What are your team’s goals?
      • What are your team’s values?
    • Formal Presentation and Learning Team project
      • Career Awareness and Development Presentation
      • Career Vision Project
        • 8 objectives (i.e. vision statement, city search, skills assessment)
    Days 2 - 5 Phase II: Career Planning © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 19.
    • Formal Presentation and Learning Team project
      • Resume Writing Presentation
      • MS Word Resume Project
        • 5 objectives: (i.e. career bank, resume coaching exercise)
    Days 6 - 7 Phase III: Career Development / Job Prospects © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 20. © 2009 Adam Thomas Available workshops Career Awareness Career Awareness “ Placing Yourself into Successful Positions” InFusion Team: Career Vision Project Activities Include: Career Vision Statement Strengths, Career Interests, Values City Search Skills, Limitations, Constraints Job Market Analysis Company Research Putting it all together Career Planning, Strengths Development Career Development Career Development “ Taking Your Career to Greater Heights” InFusion Team: Resume Storming Project Activities Include: Career Bank Choosing a Resume Style S.T.A.R. Types of Resumes Cover Letters Company Contact Career planning & Development
  • 21. © 2009 Adam Thomas Available workshops Professional Development Professional Development Interviewing Professional Development Networking Personal Branding Professional Relationship Management
  • 22. © 2009 Adam Thomas Strengths Based Activities Re-Enforced Learning Available workshops Infusion leadership “ Gaining an Innovative Edge” Series InFusion Leadership “ Adapting to Change” Communication Time Management Conflict Response Management InFusion Leadership Team Dynamics Leadership Redefined
  • 23.
    • Infusion Team Benefits
    - Learn how to transition new skills into identified areas of needed improvement - Learn in a challenging, energetic environment while including your experiences to help others grow - Ability to integrate InFusion concept with pre-existing programs to re-enforce curriculum instruction - Opportunities to strengthen interpersonal skills that will enhance all areas of your life. © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 24. My Workplace style… Mock Activity of True Colors workshop Creating Change through “Valuing Differences” © 2009 Adam Thomas Let’s Play Cards…
  • 25.
    • 1. Review the cards shown below
    • 2. Which card do you relate to the most? Least?
    • 3. Arrange cards (L – R) from most like you to least like you
    CHARACTER CARDS…
  • 26. 2 Points to Remember….
    • Everybody possesses qualities from ALL FOUR character cards to a certain degree .
    • The color of your Primary Card represents your most preferred style.
    • 2 nd Card: Represents your second preferred style
    • 3 rd Card : Represents your third preferred style
    • 4 th Card : Represents your least preferred style
  • 27. 1 st Preferred Most Comfortable “ I feel great!” High Energy 4 th Preferred Least Comfortable “ I’m stressed!” Low Energy Blue Green Orange Gold Esteem Spectrum…
  • 28. Group Instructions
    • On large paper sheet – Write the color of your group at the top.
    • As a group, Create a drawing to answer the following questions:
    • - What are your strengths, values, needs and joys?
    • - What are your stressors and frustrations?
  • 29. Blue preference Characteristics of BLUE :
    • Authenticity
    • Devotion to Relationships
    • Cultivating the potential in others
    • Assuming Creative Roles
    • Writing and speaking with poetic flair
    • Self-searching
    • Living a life of significance
    • Sensitivity to subtlety
    • Making a difference in the world
    • Seeking harmony
  • 30. Blue Ideal work environment
    • Stressors
    • Disharmony, judgmental people, lack of communication
    • overly aggressive people, paperwork and too many details
    • conflict, tunnel vision, politics, insensitivity
    • not being able to express, cynics, unresolved confrontations
    “ I have a strong desire to influence others so they lead more significant lives. I often work in the Arts, Communications, Education, and Helping professions. I am adept at motivating and interacting with others…” --Proud to be “Blue”!!
  • 31. green preference Characteristics of GREEN :
    • Developing models
    • Abstract thinking
    • Analytical processes
    • Striving for competency
    • Intelligence
    • Storing wisdom and knowledge
    • Perfectionism
    • Precise language
    • Resisting redundancy
    • Handling complexity
  • 32. green Ideal work environment
    • Stressors
    • Too many rules, disorganization of systems, not knowing
    • unfairness, policy and procedures, labels
    • schedules that don’t make sense, stupid people
    • people who don’t value knowledge and learning
    “ At work I am a conceptual and independent thinker. For me, work is play. I am drawn to constant challenge in careers, and like to develop models, explore ideas, or build systems to satisfy my need to deal with the innovative. Once I have perfected an idea, I prefer to move on, leaving the project to be maintained and supported by others…” --Proud to be “Green”!!
  • 33. orange preference Characteristics of ORANGE :
    • Zest for life
    • Desire to test the limits
    • Hunger for variety
    • Excitement and light-heartedness
    • Spirit of adventure
    • Entertaining others
    • Spontaneous relationships
    • Crisis management skills
    • Ability to work with tools
    • “ Up and at ‘em” attitude
  • 34. orange Ideal work environment
    • Stressors
    • boredom, unnecessary routine, deadlines, lack of humor
    • waiting, inflexibility, sameness, traffic, paperwork
    • lack of money, car problems, slow people, being on time
    “ At work I am bored and restless with jobs that are routine and structured, and satisfied in careers that allow me independence and freedom while using my physical coordination and my love of tools. I view any kind of tool as an extension of self.…” --Proud to be “Orange”!!
  • 35. gold preference Characteristics of GOLD :
    • Generosity
    • Strong work ethic
    • Parental nature
    • Penchant for ceremony and tradition
    • Enjoyment in learning history
    • Steadfast
    • Order and structure
    • Predictability
    • Home and family
    • Establishing and organizing institutions
  • 36. gold Ideal work environment
    • Stressors
    • Inefficiency, lack of order, flaky people, unreliable people
    • lack of leadership, disorganized people, change
    • lack of control, inconsistency, procrastination, lateness
    “ At work I provide stability and can maintain organization. My ability to handle details and to work hard make me the backbone of many organizations. I believe that work comes before play, even if I must work overtime to complete the job…” --Proud to be “Gold”!!
  • 37.
    • The InFusion Team Structure will help to …
    - Understand yourself and behaviors of others better to make constructive use of differences; - Leverage your natural strengths with immediate opportunities to apply them practically in everyday living;
    • Adapt to differences, enhance communication and more effectively
    • resolve conflicts;
    - Assist in career development to guide your vocational pathway © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 38.
    • “ QUOTE”
    “ The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” Harvey S. Stone © 2009 Adam Thomas
  • 39. Thank you For Your time © 2009 Adam Thomas Contact Information: Adam Thomas Consultant Mobile: (773) 987 – 1100 [email_address]

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