Communication and Facilitation in Projects Teams (Workshop)

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Monika Maria Thiel
Duration0.5 SWS
TermSommersemester 2021
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline

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Admission information

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Note: Students require adequate English skills to achieve the expected level of participation. Finally, students will write a one-page essay.

Objectives

• Team roles and team development stages (team development clock, team triangle) • How to create a good and well-structured work environment and enhance collaboration • Motivating a team with constructive feedback • Basic elements of agile methodology • Selected virtual project communication tools • How to handle conflicts successfully

Description

Previous knowledge expected: Students require adequate English skills to achieve the expected level of participation. Finally, students will write a one-page essay. Do you want to be competent in developing excellent team cooperation competencies? Do you want to enhance your communication skills? Do you want to develop your leadership and conflict facilitation skills while having fun with group exercises and role-playing games? If so, this workshop is for you! Here you will gain new insights into your own role within your team and gain appreciation of other roles that may appear during conflicts. By learning better ways of looking at team dynamics you will improve your ability to create a good and well-structured work environment and enhance team collaboration. After completing this workshop you will have an expanded set of useful communication and facilitation skills that will enable you to build good work relationships and deal with conflicts in a constructive manner.

Prerequisites

Students require adequate English skills to achieve the expected level of participation. Finally, students will write a one-page essay.

Teaching and learning methods

Trainer input, mentimeter polls, exercises, role-playing activities, group discussions, feedback, etc. Each participant is encouraged to explore his/her style and thus expand their individual set of communication, dialogue facilitation and project team collaboration skills.

Examination

One-page essay (ECTS: 1) This course is assigned to the following modules: CLA10555 Communication and Facilitation in Project Teams (1 Credit) Please note that you can only contribute each module once in your studies

Recommended literature

Please note: You're asked to read chapter 3 of the following book before the course: Kendrick T (2012) Results Without Authority: Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You. 2nd ed. American Management Association (AMACOM), New York, Chapter 3 pp.35-68.

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