Building an Effective Team, Successful Communications and Engagement (Sheff...

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Sheffield Technology Park

Arundel Road


S1 2NS

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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.

This Masterclass is complimentary to 'Basic Business Planning and Performance Monitoring' Masterclass.

Session Content

The Masterclass will cover:

  • What makes a team effective and how to increase performance, looking at some recognised models and research
  • What we mean by communication and engagement and why it is important
  • Exploring a range of tools to enhance levels of engagement and communication
  • Identifying when to use different engagement strategies and how to use them to improve team work and communication
  • How teams form and work together effectively and the manager’s role in this process
  • Session format

What are the benefits to my business?

  • Through increased managerial confidence and performance gained from them understanding how teams work well and effectively together and accelerating the process of going through the team learning and building curve
  • Better staff satisfaction through managers using recognised communication and engagement strategies, thus increasing team and business performance, which will ultimately lead to better customer satisfaction

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.

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

They are suitable for managers working in all business sectors.

Who is leading it?

Debbie Greatorex will lead the session. She 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.


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite 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/ 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 in Sheffield city centre with good public transport links. Sheffield train station is two minutes’ walk away. Public car parks are available within easy reach of the venue.

Q/ How accessible is the venue?

A/ Full disabled access

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 and coffee will be available on arrival and during the session.

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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