Essentials of Productive Teams

Date & Time

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
09:00 to 16:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Mitacs Training

Registration Closed / Past Event


*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training (formerly Mitacs Step). Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

More than ever, organizational success depends on people working together - effectively. The pressure to communicate productively, quickly turn ideas into profitable action and consistently deliver results never decreases. Using team simulation exercises, participants work from a clear understanding of personal strengths and an appreciation of the differences in others will be the foundation of success in the future.

Workshop Objective

To constitute an effective team, its members must share a common goal, have respect for each other, and be motivated to use the strengths of each member to achieve their objectives. Using team-based, hands-on, experiential learning exercises, the objective of this one-day workshop is to provide participants with an opportunity to build their ability and awareness participating in and leading an effective team unit that meet deadlines and see results.

Learning outcomes

Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will: 

  • Discover the key steps and competencies to build an efficient and effective team
  • Learn how to manage the barriers that keep teams from performing
  • Be able to apply the best practice of teams into daily communication

Key topic areas

  • What is Team Building?
  • The importance of clarifying goals
  • Understanding conflict within teams
  • Building trust and accountability
  • Identifying issues
  • Team motivation & Action Plans
  • Resources


Maggi Feehan is an instructor, consultant and writer who brings energy, passion and creativity to individuals and organizations to assist them in implementing change. With experience working with individuals, senior executives, small businesses, the provincial government, school boards and non-profit agencies, Maggi has a wealth of understanding and knowledge as a team and communications coach.She has taught at Royal Roads University since 2001 as faculty in the MA in Leadership program and since 2004 as both BA & MA faculty in the school of Professional Communications. She has also taught for the University of Victoria in CACE, an Adult and Continuing Educational program since 1997. She has written three substance abuse manuals for the provincial government and trains facilitators of these programs through the Justice Institute of BC.

Maggi is also certified in Learning in Action Emotional Intelligence Testing. She loves to facilitate experiential, lived processes that free individuals and groups from old patterns and paradigms. She has a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, March 12 at 9:00am.

NO SHOW FEE: No shows are costly for our program and, most importantly, leave students on the waiting list. Students who register and do not attend will be charged a $25 no show fee. To avoid this fee, please cancel at least 48h in advance by e-mailing . This will allow us to add someone from the waiting list and run a full session. If we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list, you will not be charged. 

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to register. Priority will be given to currently registered UBC graduate students. If you are a non-UBC student or a postdoctoral fellow and would like to register, please send an email to: after the registration open date/time stated above. If you do not receive a registration confirmation or waitlist e-mail from within two working days of registering, we recommend e-mailing us to follow up as this indicates we have not received your registration submission.


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.