Title

The Impact of a Team Development Intervention (TDI) on an Interdisciplinary Student Leadership Team

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

In the workforce and the classroom, one of the fastest growing trends is teamwork. The importance of teamwork and collaboration is currently taking over the workplace, and managers have indicated that the amount of time spent on team related tasks has increased by 50%. This demand is not isolated to one field, but spans across varying fields and disciplines. To be better prepared for future careers, it is important that students have sufficient interpersonal and team based competencies. The purpose of this interdisciplinary research project is to determine if a Team Development Intervention (TDI) can positively impact the communication and productivity of an interdisciplinary student leadership team. For the methodology, a team building intervention focused on four main components: interpersonal communication management, problem solving, role clarification/flexibility, and goal setting/achievement will be implemented with an interdisciplinary student leadership team consisting of fourteen students from multiple disciplines spanning four colleges at Central Washington University (Arts & Humanities, Business, Sciences, and Education and Professional Studies). The students will complete reflections focusing on each of the four components before, during, and after the team building intervention has been implemented. The impact and results of this intervention/reflection process on the interdisciplinary student leadership team and future implications will be discussed during the presentation.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jamie Gilbert

Department/Program

Communications

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May 18th, 12:00 AM

The Impact of a Team Development Intervention (TDI) on an Interdisciplinary Student Leadership Team

Ellensburg

In the workforce and the classroom, one of the fastest growing trends is teamwork. The importance of teamwork and collaboration is currently taking over the workplace, and managers have indicated that the amount of time spent on team related tasks has increased by 50%. This demand is not isolated to one field, but spans across varying fields and disciplines. To be better prepared for future careers, it is important that students have sufficient interpersonal and team based competencies. The purpose of this interdisciplinary research project is to determine if a Team Development Intervention (TDI) can positively impact the communication and productivity of an interdisciplinary student leadership team. For the methodology, a team building intervention focused on four main components: interpersonal communication management, problem solving, role clarification/flexibility, and goal setting/achievement will be implemented with an interdisciplinary student leadership team consisting of fourteen students from multiple disciplines spanning four colleges at Central Washington University (Arts & Humanities, Business, Sciences, and Education and Professional Studies). The students will complete reflections focusing on each of the four components before, during, and after the team building intervention has been implemented. The impact and results of this intervention/reflection process on the interdisciplinary student leadership team and future implications will be discussed during the presentation.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/CAH/8