Date and Time of Workshop: Thursday, July 25, 2013 / 2:00-5:00pm
Training Topic: Becoming a Team: Staff and Volunteer Management
Location: Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
The second of a two-part series, Becoming a Team: Staff and Volunteer Management focused on different management and leadership styles, and when each is optimal in the workplace setting. We also discussed how to motivate a staff beyond the traditional means of salary.
After watching Dan Pink’s Ted Talk entitled “The puzzle of motivation” during which he outlines three key motivators, we discussed how those motivators can be better incorporated into our everyday workplace and which management styles would best encourage each of the factors.
We left with practical ideas to motivate and encourage our staff, with our mission at the heart of our work.
At the completion of the workshop, participants were encouraged to determine how they could move forward in their own initiatives to build team cohesion. All participants (and non participants) are encouraged to contact FYI for tools, templates and resources. Send an email to Christa: firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what you’re looking for to support your work.
Participants shared that they learned new and insightful information about management styles, including new insight into their own management style, and the styles that can work best for their organization.
The workshop was described as open, engaging, comfortable and hands-on, with appropriate videos and activities that tied all the learning together. That’s exactly what we were hoping!
Participants also shared that the wanted more tools and activities to apply in their own initiatives to encourage staff and volunteers to function like a team.