Teamwork Skills & Training (TS-M1)

Teamwork Skills and Training (TS-M1)


Description of Course

The Teamwork Skills and Training (TS-M1) master’s course is a continuation of the content learned in the Team Science Advanced Course (TS-A1). This course provides a deep dive into the content and literature related to teamwork skills, teamwork skill development, and team training.

Duration of Training

The Teamwork Skills and Training (TS-M1) master’s course requires 16 hours of training and can be taken as a two-day in-person training session, an online live virtual class, or as an asynchronous self-paced online training using The Flow System’s learning management system (LMS). This course can be taught publicly or privately to any organization.

Participants must complete the training before receiving a code allowing them to take the Teamwork Skills and Training (TS-M1) assessment for accreditation. The fee for the assessment is included in the course fee for training attendees.

At the master’s level, participants will demonstrate an ability to apply the new knowledge and complete an online assessment. The master’s level courses’ application portion will be reviewed by peers and industry experts in their chosen field.

Participants who attend the training will have two attempts at the Scrum the Teamwork Skills and Training (TS-M1) assessment. Participants who wish to forgo the training and jump straight to the assessment may do so but must first buy a code and will only have one attempt as opposed to two for people taking the training. You can buy a code below by clicking ‘Take Assessment.’

Objectives of Course

This course is a master’s course that continues to build on the material learned from both the Foundations (FS-1) and the Team Science Advanced (TS-A1) courses. As a mastery level course, participants will be required to envision applying the material covered in the course to their place of work. After successfully completing this course participants should be able to:

  • Define what a team is.
  • Describe when teams are needed, and when teams are not needed.
  • Define the different types of collaboration.
  • Describe the different types of teams and their purposes.
  • Describe the three-team transition phase processes and the team behaviors required for each process.
  • Define teamwork and its characteristics.
  • Describe each of the Team Science Attributes for TFS.
  • Define the domains of teamwork (the 9 C’s).
  • Define core processes and influencing conditions.
  • Describe Cooperation Theory
  • Describe intergroup conflict and define the different types of intergroup conflict.
  • Describe different conflict management techniques.
  • Describe the process of communication in a team setting and define each stage in the process.
  • Define coaching and describe the characteristics of an effective team coach.
  • Define what team cognition is and describe the different types of team cognition and the importance of recognizing each in real-world settings.
  • Differentiate between individual and team cognition.
  • Describe the concept of information sharing bias.
  • Define each of the influencing conditions:
    • Context
    • Composition
    • Culture
  • Describe the importance of team composition and its relationship to team training.
  • Describe different methods for team training.
  • Describe the iteration of the TEAMSTEPPS training program.

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