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How to Support Your Team for Learning: 7 Things

A big part of how I see my responsibilities as a team leader is in developing the skills, talents, and knowledge of the people under my care. I need to support them for learning.

Watching this video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 4.3.4
Program 4: Managing & Leading Groups
Course 3: Teams
Section 4: Supporting Your Team

Other videos in this section include:
🎬 Supporting Your Team Under Pressure
🔗 https://youtu.be/FiVt4SmwlGQ
🎬 Supporting Your Team through Team Stress
🔗 https://youtu.be/zL–j0LiRyE
🎬 Supporting Your Team through Change – 6 Steps
🔗 https://youtu.be/6PJwjVsPNvc
🎬 Supporting Your Team through Conflict
🔗 https://youtu.be/NsdizR46Lmo

Supporting your team for learning means seven things:

1. Understanding their personal preferences, aims, talents, goals
Get to know each person

2. Allocating work that meets those needs
…but stretches their capacity

3. Creating opportunities for people to learn
…formally (training, shadowing) and informally (assignments, reading)

4. Creating (or commissioning) a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for your team
…and building a plan to fulfill it – along with fighting for the budget you need

5. Being prepared to guide, mentor, and coach:
– Guide: nudges and advice
– Mentor: benefit of your experience
– Coach: help to find own solutions

6. Offering high-quality feedback
…supporting the process of reflective learning

7. Recognition
…and celebration of learning and progress

1. How well do you know each individual team member, in your team? If you need to, make a plan to get to know all of them better. (1 + 2 MC CPD Points)
2. What opportunities are you already creating for people to learn? What further ways can you adopt, to create even more opportunities for team learning? (3 MC CPD Points)
3. Do you have a TNA. If not, what steps will you take, to create one? (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Do you set aside time, to coach, mentor, and guide your team members? If not, set time aside now. (1 MC CPD Points)

Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

– The Five Dysfunctions of a Team https://geni.us/wbIE
– The Wisdom of Teams https://geni.us/7i1AL
– The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work https://geni.us/Kzc4GV4
– Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart https://geni.us/oAgEOdA
– Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High-Performance Teamwork https://geni.us/zUVV3G
– HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams https://geni.us/0DLsNe4

Managers need a basic set of kit to do your job well. Here are my top recommendations: https://kit.co/MikeClayton/manager-s-work-kit (the links are affiliated)

Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
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Each video has two levels of MC CPD points. For this video:
– If you simply watched the video, record 2 MC CPD points
– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of 11 MC CPD points

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Supporting Your Team through Common Challenges [Compilation]
Team Leadership Briefing [Compilation]
Team Development Process [Compilation]
Managing & Leading Remote Teams [Compilation]
Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Margerison McCann: The Team Management Wheel
Meredith Belbin: The Belbin Team Roles Profile
Katzenbach and Smith: The Wisdom of Teams
Taking Care of the Wellbeing of People in Your Remote Team
Developing People in Your Remote Team
Getting Sufficient Challenge in Your Remote Team
Maintaining Productivity in Your Remote Team
Fostering Responsibility within Your Remote Team
Crafting Connection and Building Culture in Your Remote Team
Helping Build Understanding in Your Remote Team
Creating Trust in Remote Teams
Introduction to Managing Remote Teams
Tips for Cross-Cultural Working: 10 + 1 Bonus
Dimensions of Cross-Cultural Differences: 10 of the Biggest
Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness: The Stages
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Teams
Supporting Your Team through Conflict: 3+1 Roles to Play
How to Support Your Team through Change – 6 Steps
Supporting Your Team through Team Stress: 4 Steps
Supporting Your Team Under Pressure: Return to High-Performance
Team Leadership: Handling Team Problems
Daniel Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles for Team Leaders
Team Leadership Continuum [Tannenbaum & Schmidt]
Four Quadrants of Team Leadership
LEAD Your Team: 4 Team Leadership Priorities
Team Leadership: John Adair’s Action Centered Leadership
Servant Leadership: Leading Your Team in the Tuckman Performing Stage
Team Leadership and the Tuckman Group Development Stages
Teamwork: Your Team Working Problems Solved
Teamwork: Problem Solving with Your Team
Teamwork: Team Celebrations
Teamwork: Leading Effective Team Reviews
Teamwork: Elements of Effective Team Meetings
Teamwork: Your Team’s Skills and Expertise
Teamwork: Facilitating Effective Team Working
Teamwork: Protecting Your Team
Teamwork: Providing for Your Team
Teamwork: Essentials of Working as a Team
Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases for Team Development
The Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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