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Building Conscious Teams

a series of six 75-min live interactive Instructor-Led Workshop
part of the Conscious Leader Development programs at Basileia LLC

The primary goal of a Conscious Leader is to build a Conscious Team that is cohesive and effective.

Conscious Teams are identified by:
(a) the high-level of autonomy of the team itself and of its members,
(b) clear structures of intrinsic motivation that guide choices and behaviors, and
(c) ongoing feedback and mutual accountability.

In this course, participants will learn how to:
ignite intrinsic motivation within your team
build cohesion and unity
define roles that are both clear and inspiring
supervise through trust and accountability
ensure robust communication within your team
make on-going decisions to build the team of people that you need
match people into the roles that reflect their strengths and competence
ensure team members are moving towards personal excellence and effectiveness


Session Outlines
Session 1: Ignite Intrinsic Motivation: Inspire the way forward in alignment with Shared Purpose & Core Values - What matters to us?
Vision the team's purpose in light of the organization's shared purpose
Where are we going as a team? What will be different in 2 years? ... in 1 year? ... in 3 months?
Interpret the Core Values in terms of behaviors on the team
​Ignite intrinsic motivation
Support people in the transition toward the desired change ... what's the purpose?, what's the picture?, what's the plan?, what's my part?

Session 2: Building Cohesion: Give your team voice to own the present and co-create the desired future
Create structures for feedback and cohesion
Acknowledge and embrace the current reality ... seek clarity, not blame
​Invite & value feedback from all stakeholders
Engage team in understanding challenges, prioritizing attention, and choosing next steps
Create clear responsibility and accountability in taking action

Session 3: Conscious Roles: Define how each person's part contributes to the success of the whole team
Roles are not a list of tasks
Craft role ​descriptions for clarity and inspiration
Identify competencies needed
Aim - what tangible service or product do I provide for the organization
Domain - what decisions am I responsible to make
Guidelines - what guides my decisions and actions
Measurements - how do you know I am fulfilling my role
Ensure open sharing and understanding of roles within the team

Session 4: Conscious Supervision: Presence, Seeing, Listening, Coaching, Support
​Supervision is being present and bringing presence
See and hear your staff - activating trust
Lead with integrity - what you say and what you do are aligned
Lead by doing - be a role model for how you want staff to show up
Lead by coaching - support them to get the clarity they need to make their own choices
Activate a culture of mutual accountability that calls people into alignment

Session 5: Conscious Communication: Create the structures and processes to facilitate communication, collaboration & connection
​Define the essential meetings we need
Design meetings to fulfill their purpose and objectives
Facilitate meetings for engagement and inclusion
Use technology systems to enhance communication, e.g. phone and video calls, messaging, emails, documents

Session 6: The People on the Team: The proactive, on-going process of developing and sustaining an effective and cohesive team
​Hiring - let the team members evaluate how the candidate performs the real tasks of the job
Onboarding - ensure a supportive experience in the first day, first week, first month
Growth & Development - every person needs a development plan
Termination - acknowledge and take action when the person is clearly not fulfilling the role


Recommended Preparation
Introduction to Conscious Leadership (a 6-hour workshop)
Needs-Based Communication (NVC) Core Concepts: Enhancing Self-Awareness & Self-Responsibility (a 6-hour workshop)
Co-Requisites / Next Steps
​Hear Me! ... See Me!: Valuing the people in your workplace ... and in your life (a 3-hour workshop)
Conscious Accountability: Effective feedback & accountability without blame (a 6-hour workshop)
Conscious Communication: Embracing Uncomfortable Conversations (a 6-hour workshop)

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