The Five Behaviors of a Team Facilitation

Five Behaviors AP logo“Using The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team increased the performance of our leadership team after only a few hours. The custom discussion points and action plans are a perfect tool for us to continue our development well after the first session.”

-Sam Falletta, President/CEO, Incept

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. The Five Behaviors profile, which provides both individual and team feedback, is grounded in the model described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the internationally best-selling leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni. With this program, participants will learn how, as a team,  they score on the key components of the model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Additionally, the program is powered by Everything DiSC®, a model that helps individuals to understand themselves and others better. Using these results, participants will be able to create a better, stronger team.

Who is the program designed for?

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team assessment and accompanying material is designed for an intact team. Before choosing this program, consider the questions: Is the team really a TEAM? A team is a relatively small number of people (from three to twelve) who meet on a regular basis and are collectively responsible for results. The team members share common goals as well as the rewards and responsibilities for achieving them. Not every group is a team. For example, a group that appears to be a team might simply be a collection of people who report to the same manager, but who have relatively little interdependence and mutual accountability. If a group does not meet the criteria of a true team, this process is unlikely to produce the results they expect.

Modular Facilitation

Seven modules from 1 to 3 ½ hours in length.  Each module includes:

  • Facilitator's Guide available in MS Word
  • Participant handouts in MS Word
  • PowerPoint with embedded video

Module 1: Introduction: Introduces The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model
Module 2: Building Trust: Teaches the concept of vulnerability-based trust
Module 3: Mastering Conflict: Helps participants understand the benefits of healthy conflict
Module 4: Achieving Commitment: Shows how clarity and buy-in are key to achieving commitment
Module 5: Embracing Accountability: Stresses the importance of peer-to-peer accountability
Module 6: Focusing on Results: Emphasizes that collective results are more important than individual goals
Module 7: Review and Action Plan: Allows participants to review what they’ve learned and to create an action plan to improve the team’s productivity

The fully scripted Facilitator’s Guide includes supporting presentation materials and participant handouts.  Through the use of experiential activities, video, and discussion, an intact team is lead through the powerful The Five Behaviors model, learning and practicing the behaviors that will make the team more cohesive and improve its performance.

Profile

  • 36-page highly personalized assessment results for individual and team
  • Strong visuals illustrate key messages
  • Context-specific feedback
  • Tips and strategies for improving teamwork effectiveness
  • Opportunity for building an action plan

Please note: team member profiles are purchased separately. Contact us to learn about the accreditation program that is offered for people that would like to lead this session.

Annotated Team Report

This tool is used by the facilitator when preparing for a team session.  The report is a copy of the team profile with the following notations:

  • Expanded explanation of profile content
  • Scoring interpretation
  • Resources for additional information
  • Indicators of personalized/tailored content

In addition, an appendix includes a ranking of all assessment items by team average and the team’s percentile for each of The Five Behaviors.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team grew out of a decade-long relationship with Patrick Lencioni and his colleagues at The Table Group.  During our development process, we extensively tested and refined the program with more than 300 teams and 3,500 team members.

Contact us at info@darkeassociates.com or 612-866-0692 to learn more about this Facilitated learning session.