Ascent Associates

Great teamwork starts with clear direction, strong purpose and top-notch communication skills.  The development of an effective team requires clarity on these basics: Goals, Roles, Values, Workflow Processes and Communication Skills.

Unless you are clear on these basics, your team-building efforts may be a waste of time.



This program will give you new insight and practice at being a better team player and team leader. On highly effective teams everyone plays a leadership role. You will discover how teams work best, the stages of team development and how to help teams avoid unnecessary conflict.


This program has been designed to meet the needs of both team members and team leaders, recognizing the fact that leadership on highly effective teams is at times a shared role. You will be invited to complete self-assessment instruments, apply current theories and models of team development, analyze the results of anonymous attitude surveys and take part in a number of physical team challenges in which you have an opportunity to practice your new team skills.  Ascent offers this program in the following formats:

  • Brief conference presentations
  • 1-hour lunch & learns
  • 2-hour mini seminars
  • Half-day seminars

Who Would Benefit From This Program

If you are a member of a team or a team leader, this program will help you provide your organization with the team skills needed in today’s fast-paced work environment. Consider attending this program if you are a team member, supervisor, manager, department head, H.R. specialist, or a project team leader.

You will learn how to:

Assess team dynamics and take effective action to improve teamwork for the benefit of everyone on your team

Recognize the early warning signs of team breakdown and learn how to minimize communication problems

Build a team that will use its own resources to succeed by understanding individual roles and thinking styles

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