Team Action Plan

50 min



Competencies: Communication, Conflict Management, Planning Strategies, Reflection

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop a common language to discuss knowledge, skills and strengths within the team
  2. Integrate you and your teammates’ knowledge, skills, and strengths within the team
  3. Translate poor teamwork experiences into actionable strategies to prevent team conflict

Instructor Preparation

  1. Read the Instructor Guide to Team Action Plan
  2. Watch
    Strength Debrief Lecturette to familiarize yourself with the topic. (You will play this video first in class for students to understand the content)
    Activity Instructions to get an idea of how the activity will work. This video will play after the previous lecturette to introduce the in-class activity as laid out in the outline above.
  3. Communicate with your students: Email students all necessary pre-work components. Let students know their instructions using one of the email templates below depending on how you are using this activity.
    – Students completing the Team Action Plan will receive this email template: Sample_Email.pdf
    – Students completing all activities in the First Year Curriculum Set (Claiming My Strengths, My Mindset, and the Team Action Plan): Sample_Email.pdf
  4. Print
    – One per person: I Resent Team Contributions and Value Statements sheet
    – One per team: Team Action Plan – Handout
  5. Review the Team Action Plan: Activity Example to see what a good action step description should look like.

Notes for Instructors

  • Completing the action plan worksheet takes about 20 minutes to do well. The other 30 minutes are for the presentation and discussion that introduces the activity.
  • Emphasize the need for action to answer “What, How, and When” steps will be taken; action steps should be more than one sentence per “I resent” statement.
  • A great way to start the class is by asking a question about the Strengths Assessment: “Who enjoyed the assessment? Did you think it was accurate? Was anyone surprised by their results?” etc.
  • Make sure participants not only share their two-world pair, but also share what they would be doing or not doing if they were that two-word pair. This is a key part of the reflection process.

Outline & Timing

Step 1: Class intro (3 min)

Step 2: Watch Content Video (12 min) – Strengths Debreif Lecturette

Step 3: Discussions (5 min)

Step 4: Instruction Video (10 min) – Team Action Plan Instructions

Step 5: Complete Team Action PlanHandout as a team (15 min)

Step 6: Closing Announcements (5 min)

Activity Appearance