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Skills for Teamwork

Course Description

Research is increasingly becoming a collaborative activity in many disciplines. However, for many postgraduate students their PhD research may often be a solitary activity that does not provide much opportunity for developing teamworking skills. This workshop will explore the principles of effective teamwork. Participants will each discover their own unique strengths that they can contribute to any team.

The aims of the workshop are for participants to better understand:

  • The various roles that make for a well balanced, effective team
  • The roles they prefer to take on, or may default to when working in a team
  • How to work constructively with a diversity of preferences and styles within a team

This two-day workshop will include reflective enquiry, group tasks and facilitated reviews. Two well-established theoretical frameworks will be used to explore the teamwork process. These are:

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Management teams roles indicator (MTRi)

Participants will develop awareness of their own preferred teamworking style and will develop their teamwork skills through experiential learning tasks.

"Fantastic. Very useful workshop Highly recommended to anyone looking to improve his or her skills in team work. I enjoyed every part on it."

"I just can recommend this 2 day course to anybody interested in self development and self assessment! It is great fun and you can get a lot out of it in terms of understanding of your own way of working and thinking."

"Learn about your role in a team, how to improve. Learn how to get to know better, so you can learn how to better incorporate and produce within a team, and how to enhance your communication and ways on how to give your best to the team. Learn about yourself. How do you see life, the outer world, yourself, and the relationship between you-outer world."

"I learnt how different people are and how important it is to take that into account during teamwork."

"Good Course!! I am much more aware of myself now."

"Thanks for putting this much effort for organising such a useful workshop."

"I learnt how I may act - which then helped me understand a bit better how others may see me, and I may be able to use this in the future to work more effectively in teams."

Researcher Development Framework Categories

B2) Self-management
D1) Working with others

Course Recommended for

This course is particularly relevant to the following groups:

  • 1st Year Research Students
  • 2nd Year Research Students
  • 3rd Year Research Students

Course Organisers

  • Course Tutor - Dr Emma Williams - (External Institution)
  • Administrator - Ms Kasia Bronk - (Organisational Development)

Further Web Resources

Further Reading

  • Hirsh E., Hirsh K.W. & Hirsh S.K, Introduction to Type and Teams (2nd ed.), CPP Inc. (2003)
  • Myers I.B. & Myers S.B, Gifts Differing, Davies Black (1980)
  • Nash S, Turning Team Performance Inside Out, Davies Black (1999)
  • Woodcock M, Team Development Manual, Gower (1989)


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