Launch of our Phase Two Modules

January 2018 - Managing Teams 

“The course has given my Team Leaders a renewed focus, a fresh outlook and the ability to gain new skills.

I would recommend the module to any organisation that is looking to develop a sense of team within their organisation. I would also recommend the North Wales Business Academy programme. Having a mentor offering direction and support has been invaluable to our organisation at a time when it was needed most”. 

Ann Francis - General Manager, Cambrian Credit Union

In January/ February NWBA Bangor ran the first phase two module – Managing Teams. This module was delivered for staff members of Cambrian Credit Union (CCU). CCU successfully completed the SBA module in 2017, and with the help of their NWBA Business Mentor, Lawrence Cox, identified team leadership as the next step in their business training. 

The main objective of Managing Teams is to enable the work team to become a Self-Managing Team (SMT) - a team that functions effectively by working to role strengths, and where individuals take on the functions and activities of leadership and management. 

Managing Teams develops participants’ knowledge, understanding and ability to lead and motivate a team effectively.  As part of their training, the team from CCU

* reviewed their team dynamics and how this translated into the workplace

* looked at roles and responsibilities

* considered motivation and team development

* looked at how to lead a team effectively and how this reflects on team behaviour within the workplace

Feedback at the end of this module was exceptional. The participants agreed that Chris Walker, course tutor, was engaging and his breadth of experience and knowledge inspirational. They also agreed how the course taught practical skills that can be directly applied in the workplace, and how the training encouraged effective inter-team communication and fostered a better team-working practises. 

David Easton, Team Leader at Cambrian Credit Union, stated:

“The Managing Teams course has taught me theories of leadership that I can use in my role leading a small team. I have learnt how to manage specific situations and also projects. 

I recommend the course to anyone in a Leadership or Management role”.

The next delivery of Managing Teams is March 2018. If you’re interested in joining this cohort please contact us at nwba@bangor.ac.uk or call Nicola on 01248 382475.

Publication date: 5 March 2018