Learning in groups and teams class 12, april 19, 2011

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Learning in groups and teams class 12, april 19, 2011

  1. 1. Learning in Groups and Teams Session 12 April 19, 2011
  2. 2. The Goals of Our Class <ul><li>To acquire knowledge of the processes and dynamics that occur within groups and teams </li></ul><ul><li>To use video and film to analyze team processes and gain practice in developing facilitation skills </li></ul><ul><li>To experience group dynamics within your own project team </li></ul><ul><li>To enable you to reflect as a group on your intra-team dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>To reflect individually on your role as a team member, and as a facilitator of group process </li></ul>
  3. 3. How We Contribute to Problems <ul><li>We make inferences and assumptions without testing them </li></ul><ul><li>We withhold information about others’ behavior that would enable them to change </li></ul><ul><li>We withhold information about our own interests and needs </li></ul><ul><li>We fail to take into account others’ needs and interests </li></ul><ul><li>We give people mixed messages </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facing Challenges in Facilitation <ul><li>Chapter 29 , Exploring Your Contributions to Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 30 , Moving Toward Difficulty </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 31 , Responding to Silence, Interruptions, and Enabling Group Members to Talk to One Another </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 32 , Raising Issues In or Out of the Group </li></ul>
  5. 5. Your Task <ul><li>Choose one of the 4 text chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Work within your team to read the chapter and summarize the major points </li></ul><ul><li>Report out and tell us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the most difficult aspect of this facilitation strategy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the most important aspect of this strategy and why? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What “Rules of Thumb” Can You Now Say Apply to Successful Facilitation?
  7. 7. The Johari Window SELF Known Unknown OTHERS Unknown Known
  8. 8. The Johari Window SELF Known Unknown OTHERS Unknown Known By disclosing to others, we reveal what we previously kept hidden
  9. 9. The Johari Window SELF Known Unknown OTHERS Unknown Known When we receive feedback from others, we reduce our own blind spots
  10. 10. The Johari Window SELF Known Unknown OTHERS Unknown Known Giving and receiving feedback thus enlarges the open Self … and enables us to operate in our interpersonal relationships in a more authentic manner
  11. 11. Group Contributions <ul><li>What are you most proud about in your contribution to the success of your team? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your biggest regret in terms of your contributions to your team? (ownership!) </li></ul><ul><li>How do you think your team perceives your contributions? ( If you don’t know, ask them!) </li></ul><ul><li>What do you wish others in your team had done differently to enable the team to achieve its goals? (Are you willing to have this conversation?) </li></ul>

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