December 20, 2014

Co-Lead Workshop

Course Title

Co-Lead Workshop

Course Duration

Two 4-hour modules (8 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
  • Requires basic knowledge of
    • Consensus Decision Making (CDM)
    • Interest-Based Problem Solving (IBPS)
    • Labor and management co-lead attend the training together

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 different work styles and summarize how they contribute to a team’s development and success

Team Charter

Understand how to make a charter a useful tool 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)

  • The co-leads will complete a working style assessment, learn their partner's style, and create a plan to work together more effectively and more effectively with the team
  • The co-leads will agree on one "Leadership Practice for Success" and create a plan to implement this leadership practice with their team
  • The co-leads will make an agreement on how to incorporate meeting management skills and tools into their future UBT meetings
  • The co-leads will create an agreement on how they will lead their team by connecting performance improvement work to the Value Compass
  • The co-leads will create an agreement regarding the partnership behaviors they will model for their UBT