October 4, 2015

Co-Lead Workshop
Course title

Co-lead Workshop

Course duration

Two four-hour modules (eight hours total)

Path to Performance

Levels 2, 3

Course description

The Co-lead Workshop exposes co-leads to the skills and knowledge needed to make unit-based teams work together effectively. The skills the co-lead learns are discussed and agreements are made regarding implementation as he/she returns to the unit-based team.

Who should attend

This course is the first of two workshops intended specifically for all labor, management or physician unit-based team co-leads. The workshop builds on previous LMP orientation training co-leads may have attended. Following this course, co-leads are encouraged to attend the advanced course titled: Team Leadership for Co-leads: Leading Your Team to the Next Level. 

Course requirements
  • Labor Management Partnership Orientation
  • Labor and management co-leads attend the training together
  • Requires basic knowledge of:
    • Consensus Decision Making (CDM)
    • Interest-Based Problem Solving (IBPS)

Course outline and objectives

Unit-based teams—what are they?

Define a unit-based team and describe its purpose and scope

Roles and responsibilities

Understand the roles and the corresponding responsibilities on unit-based teams

Working styles and practices for success

Differentiate between various work styles and summarize how they contribute to a team’s development and success

Team charter

Understand how to use a charter to focus the team

Planning and running effective meetings

Identify specific actions in each of the four phases of meeting management that will improve your meetings

Unit-based team processes

Identify practices in your role as co-leads that will improve team processes and results

Learning outcomes

(knowledge, skills, attitudes)

Particpants will:

  • Complete a working style assessment, learn their partner's style and create a plan to more effectively work with each other and with the team
  • Agree on one "Leadership Practice for Success" and create a plan to implement this leadership practice with their team
  • Agree on how to incorporate meeting management skills and tools into their future UBT meetings
  • Agree on how they will lead their team by connecting performance improvement work to the Value Compass
  • Agree on the partnership behaviors they will model for their UBT

Contact us

For information on this course or to request a training for trainers, contact LMPlearn@kp.org.


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