Educators

HELPING EDUCATORS WORK COLLABORATIVELY

We have been successfully doing this for over 10 years. Our team development and leadership training is tailored to the unique needs of school districts, colleges, and universities. Whether it is preparing teachers to collaborate in professional learning communities, training department chairs how to lead their teams, or equipping faculty and staff with tools to manage conflict, Trinity works closely with educators to develop a strategy and program to that improves performance throughout the campus.

Managing Conflict on Campus

All Staff

With the rise of conflict on school and college campuses, leaders recognize the need to better prepare the campus community to manage conflict before it negatively impacts the learning environment. Managing Conflict on Campus is a skill-based program designed to equip participants with the tools necessary to prevent many conflicts before they escalate, and address those that require intervention. This program will enable participants to:

  • Understand the causes and impact of unresolved conflict
  • Understand communication strengths and weaknesses and the impact their style has on managing conflict
  • Learn tools for preventing conflict on a team
  • Learn skills for constructive dialogue
  • Learn how to conduct conflict discussions with another person as well as mediate a conflict between two people
Trinity Training & Development

Recommended group size:

12 – 25 participants

Time commitment:

1.5 days

Managing Conflict on Campus has been praised by over 100 employees who have completed the training. It has changed the culture and dynamics of how people interact with each other on campus, and as a result, has reduced conflict incidents and improved communication. It is so refreshing to work with a company that listens to clients’ needs so that the professional development training delivered is the one wanted by the client.

Joyce Boatright, Ed. D.
Director, Faculty & Staff Center

Front Line Leadership

Front Line Leadership is a flexible, 10-module program that provides leaders with a toolkit of practical communication and employee development tools that reduce conflict, improve employee performance and enhance team effectiveness. Leaders learn to deliver clear direction, coach employees, and deliver effective feedback. These skills create work environments that foster employee engagement, performance, and satisfaction. Topics include:

  • Role of the Supervisor
  • Managing Different Personalities
  • Motivating and Engaging Employees
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Managing Performance
  • Coaching for Commitment
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Conflict
  • Time Management

Program designed for:
Those in a leadership at the school level or school operations leader roles, including AP’s, department or grade level chairs, office supervisors, child nutrition managers, custodial and maintenance supervisors or leads, and other leader positions. Interactive course involving group activities.

Program offered in a variety of configurations according to the need of the organization. Up to 40 hours of content offered in four-hour sessions covering ten different topics.

Recommended group size:

25 – 30 participants

Time commitment:

40 hours

Collaborative Teams

Team members, department/grade level chairs, administrators, and team leaders.

Many school districts are discovering the benefit of teachers sharing best practices and working as part of a collaborative team to improve student performance and learning. However, effective teams do not “just happen.” Leaders must have an awareness of individual differences, an understanding of group dynamics, and a framework for structured, focused, and productive meetings. This workshop is designed to give new and experienced team leaders a clear framework for enhancing collaboration.

Recommended group size:

25 – 30 participants

Time commitment:

1 –  2 days

“Mr. Winter started work in the Aldine Independent School District in 2005 at Nimitz High School. He and his staff trained the principal, the leadership team and all of the teachers in understanding the dynamics of teamwork and how to resolve conflicts and differences in personality and work styles. This helped us to make progress toward goals and work effectively as subject area departments or grade level teams.

The results influenced the district to offer the training for all schools and leadership teams. In 2006, Robert Winter and his staff trained leadership teams from each of our sixty-five campuses and all district level departments. District staff members continue to talk about the training and what they learned about their own style of decision-making and their ability to conduct meetings and complete projects. At the school level, the training has helped campus leaders facilitate campus planning meetings and encourage teacher collaboration. The training has helped Aldine move forward in building professional learning communities on each campus.”

Wanda Bamberg, Superintendent of Schools
Aldine Independent School District

Improving Communication Through DiSC

All levels of the organization

The DISC is a proven model of communication designed to increase interpersonal effectiveness, reduce conflict, and enhance relationships both in and out of the classroom. Through this highly interactive session, individuals will develop specific skills for adapting their behavior and communication to increase effectiveness in a variety of workplace situations. Improving Communication Through DISC is an excellent workshop for new teams, as a team building activity for the beginning of a school year, or for teams who need help in communication.

Program Designed For:
All staff members. Interactive course involving group activities.

Recommended group size:

12 – 25 participants

Time commitment:

.5 – 1 days

Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviors Model is used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and become a more cohesive team.

A productive, high-functioning team:

  • Makes better, faster decisions
  • Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
  • Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
  • Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in

Program Designed For:
Intact leadership or department teams that want to do an in-depth analysis of strengths and challenges, and who are ready to explore ways to take the team to a higher level of functioning and performance

Recommended group size:

For intact teams only – small group of no more than 15 or so team members

Time commitment:

1 – 2 days