Parts 1 and 2, with lunch

  • 11/01/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Westwood Tavern (Schaumburg)


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Registration for both parts: Team Identity and Team Effectiveness, lunch, and Essential Role of Difference in Effective Collaborative Teams.

Team Identity and Team Effectiveness

We know from research and from personal experience that effective teams are characterized by high levels of trust and comfort among members. These characteristics are easy to recognize but take real intention to create. This training, lead by Donna Younger, will examine proven strategies for building a sense of identity and belonging among team members that not only sustains long term relationships, but eases the introduction of new team members. We will take a close look at how these strategies relate to the nature of CLII teams and their definition of team success. This training will enable you to:

1. Identify ways our hard wiring is directly related to our performance on teams.

2. Recognize characteristics of cultures that generate strong and resilient teams.

3. Develop strategies that team members can employ to strengthen a team’s identity and


Essential Role of Difference in Collaborative Teams

Collaborative problem-solving depends on the willingness of team members to entertain alternative solutions and the ability to recognize and manage assumptions and biases. While we know that diverse teams offer rich raw material for creative solutions, we also know they can be challenging as different worldviews collide. This training, lead by Donna Younger, will examine ways for teams to cultivate the potential of team diversity by recognizing the assumptions and preferences that arise from characteristics such socioeconomic background, race, and culture. Once the nature of team diversity is explored, members can bridge differences with skills of self-awareness and interpersonal communication. This training will enable you to:

1. Identify your worldview and its impact on your assumptions about people and work.

2. Recognize biases about those with different backgrounds and identify ways to

manage them.

3. Assess ways that a diverse team contributes to the effectiveness of CLII teams.

Paying for your registration by check? Mail to CLII, PO Box 350050, Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Course Materials: Will be distributed electronically a few days before the program.

FCST Credits: These trainings provide 3 hours of Fellows Collaborative Skills Training each.

Attorney MCLE Credits: 6 hours general, and 6 hours professionalism credits will be applied for through the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois (for each part).

Mental Health CEU Credits: Application has been submitted to co-sponsor Margaret S. Powers and Associates and is pending approval for 6 hours continuing education units for all licensed mental health providers in Illinois (for each part).

Cancellations: Please send cancellation requests to adminclii@collablawilorg. Cancellations received by October 25, 2018 will receive a full refund less a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after October 25, 2018 will receive NO refund or credit.

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