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When people ask Sue Baldwin to describe the type of training and consulting that she conducts with clients, "personal and professional development" is her response. Participants who work with Sue in either small or large groups learn that the material she presents will influence both their personal and professional lives. Sue supports and encourages people to look at the values and passions that influence their lives. Commitment and dedication are important concepts that will make a difference in how we interact with others as well as choose the careers that give us meaning.

Building a Better Team - Tips

  • Each time you have a turnover of staff,
    keep the team concept in mind when you are filling the vacancy.Description: Few Burdens  Is this the time to perhaps change existing staff responsibilities before hiring someone new.
  • Pay attention to staff morale, which is the same as 
    keeping your finger on the pulse of your staff.
  • Train your staff how to give each other effective 
    feedback and constructive criticism by role modeling 
    with them on a daily basis. Also work on these skills in staff meetings.
  • Encourage through your own example acceptance of others' accomplishments and mistakes.
  • If you are working with a board of directors, 
    spend some training time with the board and staff by
    working together on team-building skills. These sessions 
    will enable each group to learn more about the other.
  • Stress the importance of confidentiality with parents and other staff.
  • Plan a staff retreat so there is time away from the program for bonding with each other and learning what each person’s needs are related to motivation.
  • Encourage staff to become part of the solution and not simply part of the problem.
  • Bring in outside speakers who can work on team development and enhancement.

Is your team in need of a tune up?
Do you find team members not focusing on their common goals?
Have new staff been added recently, thus creating a new team?