Team Development

Leveraging teams in organisations for maximum performance and effectiveness

Live Facilitator Lead Course – NQF Level 5

Teams are the key unit of transformation and execution within many organisations. However, team development is complex and risky and practitioners often find themselves grappling with content, process and design all at once. With many products on the market and complex team challenges, which team development product should you choose?

The need for this module

When it feels like you are always fighting fires and the teaming challenges never end, taking a fresh look at team development from an Organisation Development point of view is absolutely critical.


Teams are key to transformation and execution within many organisations. Therefore, it is essential to focus on teams as a strategic imperative and move teams towards delivery and execution while aligning them to the broader organisational goals.


Looking at team development from an Organisation Development perspective means considering the long-term and the immediate goals, and the health and effectiveness of an organisation.

What will be covered?
  • Analyse team challenges in the broader Organisation Development context
  • Find leverage points to accelerate team performance
  • Apply a team development model and process
What content, tools or techniques will we work with?
  • Team development theory and practice
  • Team mandate
  • The Enneagram
What are the expected understanding/knowledge outcomes?
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of team development models and the foundations of team theory in the context of Organisation Development and change
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of contextual factors on team functioning
  • Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and the factors which inhibit team performance
  • Recognise when interventions may be required in a team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of an effective team leader
  • Support the role and function of a team leader
What are the expected behavioural outcomes?
  • Access a powerful model and process framework to accelerate team effectiveness
  • Understand both the long-term dynamics and processes of team development, and immediate leverage points
  • Understand the frameworks and dynamics that affect team performance, to select and target team interventions
  • Understand the dynamic relationship between leadership and Organisation Development in the area of teams, and how to partner powerfully
Class Duration

2-days or 16-hours


Assessment is an integral component contributing to the success of this module. Participants will be required to participate in a variety of assessment activities that include but are not limited to assignments, action learning projects, case studies and examinations.

The WorldsView™ Academy Learning Process

The WorldsView™ Academy Learning Process underlies all WorldsView™ programmes and is informed by progressive research about learning in contemporary environments. Our learning process consists of four learning channels:

  • E-Learning platform that provides both a base for becoming familiar with  the field of each programme, as well as a space for ongoing exploration;
  • A Classroom engagement where our faculty facilitate rich conversations  and learning experiences to deepen understanding of the field;
  • A Workplace Application, often in the form of a workplace project, to   root learning in the actual work experience of learners and to ensure practical relevance and embodied understanding;
  • and an Assignment/Evaluation, usually a portfolio of evidence combined with an examination, to confirm learning and conform to external examination board requirements, e.g. the Council on Higher Education, to formalise qualification.
Academic Faculty

Only highly qualified and experienced organisation development practitioners are appointed as Faculty in WorldsView Academy. Faculty members are selected in accordance with the specific module criteria as approved by the Academic Board. The requirements for the appointment of Faculty include relevant academic qualifications, experience in developing organisations and facilitation or lecturing experience.

Quality Standards in Programme Development

A quality education programme begins with the development of quality modules and courses. World-class design and development standards are deeply entrenched in every programme module, setting WorldsView Academy apart from other educational programmes. Our design and development policies, frameworks and principles guarantee robust processes in the development of learning programmes and material.


These include:

  • Highly qualified and experienced development Faculty.
  • A robust development process.
  • Numerous Academic Board and peer reviews.
  • Integrated Learning.
  • Core themes and philosophies that underpin all modules, ensuring learning coherence.
Who should attend?

Internal and external consultants, management consultants, managers, HR practitioners, Organisation Development practitioners, change practitioners and organisational and community leaders. Anyone who leads and/or influences individuals, teams, groups or organisations.

Entry Requirements
  • National Senior Certificate/Grade 12/NQF level 4 (or equivalent)
  • Age exemption (23 years or older)
  • English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
In-company and Customisation Options

At WorldsView™ Academy, we understand that companies have unique organisational needs, which is why we offer customised training and development solutions to best suit your particular requirements. Please contact us for further information in this regard.