Building an Effective Team, Successful Communication and Engagement Masterc...

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Building teams is an essential role for managers. It is an easy thing to talk about but is difficult to accomplish, however, there is an established process that facilitates this part of the manager’s role and accelerates the learning curve for building team skills and collaboration.

This Masterclass will look at theory, models and practice to offer different perspectives on how to develop effective teams. This will include exploring how teams form and develop and understanding the skills of influencing and communicating to improve engagement.

Delegates will leave with practical tools that can be used to develop and enhance their learning back in their own workplace.

Session Content

The Masterclass content will cover:

  • What makes a team effective and how to increase performance using recognised models and research

  • What is meant by communication and engagement, and why they are important

  • The tools you can use to enhance levels of engagement and communication

  • When and how to use different engagement strategies to improve team work and communication

  • How teams form and work together effectively and the manager’s role in this process

What are the benefits to my business?

Key business benefits for attendees will include:

  • Increased managerial confidence and performance gained from understanding how teams work effectively and how to accelerate the process of going through the team learning and building curve

  • Better staff satisfaction, and team and business performance gained from using recognised communication and engagement strategies

Who is the masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the below eligibility criteria is met.

It is primarily for those who have taken on a management role for the first time or those who aspire to do so. It will be equally useful for managers who have been in their role for some time and would like to refresh their skills and knowledge.

Who is leading it?

This Masterclass will be delivered by Debbie Greatorex from Ltd. Debbie has over 35 years’ experience working first as an operational frontline manager, managing a team of 20 people and in the last 15 years as a Talent Manager and Organisational Development Business Partner, where she managed a team of development staff at sites across the country.

During her time as an OD professional Debbie worked with senior teams to identify where OD activities would improve and support the strategic direction of the business.

As an independent consultant and trainer, Debbie has worked with many organisations across the public and third sector developing and delivering leadership and management programmes.

Debbie has operational management qualifications, a masters in leadership and management and is a qualified post 16 teacher (Cert Ed) and assessor.

Debbie’s personal skills include Coaching, Mentoring, Action Learning facilitation and training, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Insights Practitioner and 360 facilitator and trainer. She is also skilled in gap analysis for both individuals and teams, leaders and management development programmes.


One registration per business is permitted. Businesses that register more than one attendee will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This masterclass is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker here:

A part of your busiuness must be based in one of the following districts:Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

To find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), please visit:

Please note that if your firm that is part of a larger Group you may need to include staff headcount, turnover, balance sheet data for the Group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

We are pleased to be able to provide this masterclass free of charge due to funding from the European Regional Development Fund. There are a number of eligibility criteria for attendees which we will check using the online registration questions and in a phone call to every attendee prior to the event.


Q/ Is there anything I need to prepare in advance or bring with me on the day?

A/ It would be helpful if prior to attending, you could reflect on their communication style and the impact this has on the people you work with, including any teams you may manage, and be prepared to share some of their insights with the group.

Q/ How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

A/ Email

Q/ What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A/ The venue is within the Barnsley local authority area. There are two car parks in close proximity and the venue is a short walk from Barnsley train stration.

Q/ How accessible is the venue?

A/ There are no restrictions to the venue.

Q/ I would like to bring a colleague, is this ok?

A/ No, only one attendee per company is permitted.

Q/ Will refreshments be provided?

A/ Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.

This event will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.

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