Let’s take a peek inside
a GO Team® module.
Let’s say your team has identified that it needs to build trust within the team. You’ll receive copies of module 13, “Building Team Trust,” (one for each member of the team), and also one facilitator guide.
Discovering new terms and models
GO Team is built on principles of adult learning theory, so exercises are always active, dialogue-based, and connected to the team’s immediate need. Often, the module will begin with an introduction to new models and terms, and offer learners a fresh way to think about the topic.
Time to get up and move!
The “reading and writing” part of this module is now over. It’s time for learners to get out of their chairs and take some action!
Using clear, visual instructions, modules lead learners through processes for understanding their context, clarifying their thinking, identifying new behaviors, and creating consensus.
As learners explore the exercises in each module, they are learning important skills for dialogue, brainstorming, drawing out their own assumptions… and working together as a team!
Moments of reflection.
As learners work through more and more modules of GO Team, they will become adept at continually reflecting on their own behaviors, discussing them, and making change… all without defensiveness. Imagine that.
The module on trust, for example, features a “create your own assessment” exercise in which learners first identify the trust behaviors specific to this team… and then collectively assess themselves against those very same behaviors.
GO Team is all about making sustainable behavioral changes. Every one of the 18 modules ends with an action plan in which team members will discuss the specific actions they will take in the near and long term to ensure the concepts will take root in daily practice.
The facilitator’s role.
Throughout the program, the facilitator guide supports you with clear, straightforward direction. Compared to traditional, instructor-led training, there’s not a lot for you to do! The guides will give you some “key insights” to draw out from learning exercises. But mostly, your role is to serve as the “host” for the learning. Rule of thumb: In any given session, you should speak approximately a quarter as much as the learners!