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Audience: Extended Leadership Teams and Key Organizational Contributors



+ Forest Hills Elementary

+ Hollywood Central Elementary

+ HPT to HPO Accelerator

+ Lake Forest Elementary

+ Village Elementary

+ Watkins Elementary

+ Hollywood Central Elementary

+ Silver Lakes Elementary

Introduction to HPOs - MSK
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High Performing Organizations

Cascading the development efforts
of the senior leadership team
into the organization

Program Overview

  • Overview of SLT HPT Journey

  • Training / Communications /Tool

  • This is the program overview.

Program Outcomes

  • Accelerate the team’s capacity to achieve results as a High Performance Team

  • Become the model for team effectiveness by:

  • Clarifying the current state of team development

  • Identifying core areas / opportunities to address

  • Engaging the team in structured dialog

  • Agreeing on next steps / accountability

  • Developing a common language to cascade Team Alignment into the organization

Program Format

  1. Welcome - 10 minutes 

    • Program Overview

    • Methodology

    • Learning Outcomes 

  2. Introduction: HPT TO HPO - 45 minutes

    • HPT Definition (5)

    • HPT Characteristics​ (10)

    • Stages of Team Development (10)

    • The Aligned Organization (5)

    • Application Exercise 1 (15)

  3. Overview Company-Specific SLT HPT Journey - 60

    • Strategic Imperatives - Why HPT (10)

      • Executive Commentary​

    • ​​History and Critical Incidents of SLT development​

      • Executive Commentary (30)

        • Insights and Applications​​​​

        • Video Learnings & Interviews

    • SLT Leadership Vision Statement (5)

      • Values and Behaviors​ (10)

    • Application Exercise​ 2 

      • Self-Assessment, HPT behaviors (15)

    • Reflection and Feedback with peer 

  4. Operating Principles of a HPT

    • Intro?

    • Revisit HPT Characteristics​ (5)

    • Behaviors of a HPT

      • Candor

      • Receptivity and Openness

      • Building and Sustaining Trust

      • Engaging in Tough Issues

      • Meeting Management​

  5. Role of a Team Leader​​

    • Intro to HPT Leadership

      • Skills of an HPT Leader​

    • Creating a Productive Environment

    • Maintaining Team Alignment​

    • HPT Facilitation 

      • Team Member Engagement 

      • Process Observation​s

      • Procedural Suggestions

    • Assessing Teamwork​

    • Giving Feedback

    • Managing Resistance

  6. Role of a Team Member

    • Team Roles and Expectations

      • Team Member Behaviors

    • Levels of Accountability

    • Maintaining Functional Alignment

  7. Cross-Functional Collaboration

    • Intro to Matrix Management

    • Roles and Expectations

      • Team Leader​ / Facilitator

      • Team Member

      • Sponsor

    • Assessing Interdependencies 

    • Building Support for Functional Charters

  8. Conclusion

Content Areas:

  • Journey of senior team to become a high performing team.

  • HPT Principles and Models

  • History and Critical Incidents in the Senior teams journey (video of leaders speaking and reflecting)

  • Values / behaviors of the senior leadership team

  • Embedding language

  • Cross functional teams

  • Senior Leadership Team as first cross-functional team in organization

  • Finding the right level of interdependence what's right for our organization?

  • Key issues to manage in a matrix organization

  1. Authority and governance

  2. Leadership

  3. Roles and autonomy

  4. Accountability

  5. Decision Making

  6. Communication

  7. Aligning stakeholders

Content Areas:

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