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Manage a Team_PaE

Description 

How do you ensure your supporters, volunteers, and team accomplish their workload and goals?
Plan your work with your supporters to ensure that the event is successful and everyone works together as a united team.

Time To Complete 

1 Day

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.3
  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.6

I Can Statements 

  • I can:
    • Identify and apply specific leadership strategies to manage a team
    • Develop a plan for managing a team that includes specific information about how to deal with key aspects of interpersonal relationships, such as motivation, training, and recognition
  • I will know my plan for managing the team is of high quality if it:
    • Identifies specific leadership strategies to manage the team
    • Attends to key aspects of interpersonal relationships such as motivation, training, and recognition
Possible Activities 
    • Have students participate in an experiential exercise that requires teamwork and leadership skills (see resources below).  Following the experience or activity, have students write and then share their responses to questions like these:
      • What leadership qualities were necessary from members of the team and yourself to ensure success on the activity?
      • What made teamwork difficult?
      • How will leadership be necessary in ensuring your event is successful?
      • How will teamwork be necessary in ensuring your event is successful?
      • What did you learn today that you can apply to ensuring your event is successful? 
  1. Give students a mini-lesson on the key aspects of managing a team of volunteers

  2. Have students create a plan that addresses the key areas in working with volunteers, including areas such as motivation, schedules, task assignment, training, acknowledgement and appreciation, and evaluation and support for the team.  

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