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 self-directedness and motivation: the very two components needed to excel in training programs and the world today.

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In Fusion Team Model 2009 (Creator: Adam Thomas)

  1. 1. Presented by: Adam Thomas “The pulse of business and innovation” Infusion team M O D E L
  2. 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. 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. 4. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Development is slow unless “want-for-change” and growth is desired. </li></ul>Why did I create this type of learning model? © 2009 Adam Thomas Source: (Baldwin & Ford, 1988, p. 63).
  5. 5. <ul><li>Accommodating a broad range of learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing opportunities for valuing differences, personal goals and experiences for the learning process. </li></ul><ul><li>Making the learning experience motivating and internally rewarding through immediate insight. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing direct coaching to guide self-directed learning. </li></ul>InFusion Teams: Bridge the gap for effectiveness by… © 2009 Adam Thomas
  6. 6. So, how Do Infusion teams work? © 2009 Adam Thomas
  7. 7. <ul><li>BASED UPON DIVERSITY IN: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning, relational and decision making styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill levels and abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career interests and professional goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual: PPT presentations, demonstrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical: Team projects, 360  strengths activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversational: Group discussions, 360  feedback </li></ul></ul>Team Structure © 2009 Adam Thomas
  8. 8. <ul><li>LEARNING WILL BE MANAGED THROUGH: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligning member goals with curriculum objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussing values and needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduled team meetings and facilitator coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Progress can be measured through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate Feedback Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal Objective Logs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>InFusion Member Profiles </li></ul></ul>Cont… © 2009 Adam Thomas
  9. 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
  10. 14. 7 days of learning Application of InFusion Team Model CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT © 2009 Adam Thomas
  11. 15. <ul><li>Introductions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name, where from, career interest, why are you here </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop overview: Career Awareness and Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>InFusion Teams Overview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why learning teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What to expect: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning management strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools to measure progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal presentations , Learning team projects </li></ul></ul>Day 1 Phase I: InFusion Team introduction © 2009 Adam Thomas
  12. 16. Career Awareness & Development WELCOME TO “ Jump Starting Your Career!” This workshop is about: Aligning strengths , interests and values with your CAREER PATHWAY!
  13. 17. CAREER VISION PROJECT 2008 “ Expanding Your Professional Horizons” Part: I Assigned learning teams
  14. 18. <ul><li>Getting to know your style!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of Team Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBTI (or True Colors) workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How “Type Results” will be used throughout training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Team Dynamics and Structuring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your team’s goals? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your team’s values? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formal Presentation and Learning Team project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Awareness and Development Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Vision Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8 objectives (i.e. vision statement, city search, skills assessment) </li></ul></ul></ul>Days 2 - 5 Phase II: Career Planning © 2009 Adam Thomas
  15. 19. <ul><li>Formal Presentation and Learning Team project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume Writing Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Word Resume Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 objectives: (i.e. career bank, resume coaching exercise) </li></ul></ul></ul>Days 6 - 7 Phase III: Career Development / Job Prospects © 2009 Adam Thomas
  16. 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
  17. 21. © 2009 Adam Thomas Available workshops Professional Development Professional Development Interviewing Professional Development Networking Personal Branding Professional Relationship Management
  18. 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
  19. 23. <ul><li>Infusion Team Benefits </li></ul>- 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
  20. 24. My Workplace style… Mock Activity of True Colors workshop Creating Change through “Valuing Differences” © 2009 Adam Thomas Let’s Play Cards…
  21. 25. <ul><li>1. Review the cards shown below </li></ul><ul><li>2. Which card do you relate to the most? Least? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Arrange cards (L – R) from most like you to least like you </li></ul>CHARACTER CARDS…
  22. 26. 2 Points to Remember…. <ul><li>Everybody possesses qualities from ALL FOUR character cards to a certain degree . </li></ul><ul><li>The color of your Primary Card represents your most preferred style. </li></ul><ul><li> 2 nd Card: Represents your second preferred style </li></ul><ul><li> 3 rd Card : Represents your third preferred style </li></ul><ul><li> 4 th Card : Represents your least preferred style </li></ul>
  23. 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…
  24. 28. Group Instructions <ul><li>On large paper sheet – Write the color of your group at the top. </li></ul><ul><li>As a group, Create a drawing to answer the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li> - What are your strengths, values, needs and joys? </li></ul><ul><li> - What are your stressors and frustrations? </li></ul>
  25. 29. Blue preference Characteristics of BLUE : <ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Devotion to Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivating the potential in others </li></ul><ul><li>Assuming Creative Roles </li></ul><ul><li>Writing and speaking with poetic flair </li></ul><ul><li>Self-searching </li></ul><ul><li>Living a life of significance </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitivity to subtlety </li></ul><ul><li>Making a difference in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking harmony </li></ul>
  26. 30. Blue Ideal work environment <ul><li>Stressors </li></ul><ul><li>Disharmony, judgmental people, lack of communication </li></ul><ul><li>overly aggressive people, paperwork and too many details </li></ul><ul><li>conflict, tunnel vision, politics, insensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>not being able to express, cynics, unresolved confrontations </li></ul>“ 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”!!
  27. 31. green preference Characteristics of GREEN : <ul><li>Developing models </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical processes </li></ul><ul><li>Striving for competency </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Storing wisdom and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Perfectionism </li></ul><ul><li>Precise language </li></ul><ul><li>Resisting redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Handling complexity </li></ul>
  28. 32. green Ideal work environment <ul><li>Stressors </li></ul><ul><li>Too many rules, disorganization of systems, not knowing </li></ul><ul><li>unfairness, policy and procedures, labels </li></ul><ul><li>schedules that don’t make sense, stupid people </li></ul><ul><li>people who don’t value knowledge and learning </li></ul>“ 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”!!
  29. 33. orange preference Characteristics of ORANGE : <ul><li>Zest for life </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to test the limits </li></ul><ul><li>Hunger for variety </li></ul><ul><li>Excitement and light-heartedness </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit of adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Entertaining others </li></ul><ul><li>Spontaneous relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to work with tools </li></ul><ul><li>“ Up and at ‘em” attitude </li></ul>
  30. 34. orange Ideal work environment <ul><li>Stressors </li></ul><ul><li>boredom, unnecessary routine, deadlines, lack of humor </li></ul><ul><li>waiting, inflexibility, sameness, traffic, paperwork </li></ul><ul><li>lack of money, car problems, slow people, being on time </li></ul>“ 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”!!
  31. 35. gold preference Characteristics of GOLD : <ul><li>Generosity </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Parental nature </li></ul><ul><li>Penchant for ceremony and tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyment in learning history </li></ul><ul><li>Steadfast </li></ul><ul><li>Order and structure </li></ul><ul><li>Predictability </li></ul><ul><li>Home and family </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing and organizing institutions </li></ul>
  32. 36. gold Ideal work environment <ul><li>Stressors </li></ul><ul><li>Inefficiency, lack of order, flaky people, unreliable people </li></ul><ul><li>lack of leadership, disorganized people, change </li></ul><ul><li>lack of control, inconsistency, procrastination, lateness </li></ul>“ 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”!!
  33. 37. <ul><li>The InFusion Team Structure will help to … </li></ul>- 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; <ul><li>Adapt to differences, enhance communication and more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>resolve conflicts; </li></ul>- Assist in career development to guide your vocational pathway © 2009 Adam Thomas
  34. 38. <ul><li>“ QUOTE” </li></ul>“ The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” Harvey S. Stone © 2009 Adam Thomas
  35. 39. Thank you For Your time © 2009 Adam Thomas Contact Information: Adam Thomas Consultant Mobile: (773) 987 – 1100 [email_address]