Team Building: Introduction

Team Building: Introduction 

Knowing how to work in teams is essential for success in most jobs. Organizations rely on teams to solve problems and complete complex tasks. In addition, team membership and team leadership create opportunities to gain skills needed to be successful. In this course, you will learn about teams and how to be an effective team member.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Alliance for Direct Support Professional Frontline Supervisor Training


Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-TMBLDG
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Explain what a team is and identify different types of teams.
Describe characteristics of successful teams and those of effective team members.
Help a team overcome some common barriers to team success.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What Is a Team? A. Joanna Needs To Learn About Teams B. What is a Team? C. Types of Teams D. Learning Activity E. Section Summary Section 3: Building a Successful Team A. A Clear Purpose and Goals B. Team Membership C. Building Trust D. Team Member Roles E. Team Processes F. Stages of Team Growth G. Forming H. Storming I. Norming J. Performing K. Scenario: Joanna Learns About Teams L. Review M. Section Summary Section 4: Barriers to Team Success A. Teams in Trouble B. Self-Assessment C. Scenario: Overcoming Barriers D. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributor D. References

Instructor: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP
​​​​​​​Mr. Winter received an MBA from the University of Richmond and a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Winter has served as an HR executive in a variety of business settings and has more than 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner. He is currently the president of an HR consulting firm focused on HR strategy and leadership, organizational and individual development, coaching, and training.  Disclosure: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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