Team Development
Dorel has served as a facilitator of complex conversations among management, staff and board while maintaining neutrality and the confidences of participants in this process. She helped us achieve many goals we could not have achieved on our own.
Anita Santos-Singh
Executive Director, Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center, Inc.

One of the most important partnerships in an organization is the one between members of the same department, program or work group. Yet too often little time or energy is devoted to nurturing these groups into becoming high performing teams.

Dorel Shanon Consulting has a proven track record of developing and strengthening teams by helping them to:

  • Articulate a shared vision and purpose for their work.
  • Clarify roles, structures and processes.
  • Develop shared norms and expectations.
  • Identify and implement strategies for building a stronger team.
  • Learn and understand organizational development theory and models as they relate to team development.
  • Use a strengths-based approach that helps members understand, utilize and maximize their individual and team skills and potential.

The work of developing and strengthening teams often includes the following:

  • A needs assessment with the team leader and team members to identify strengths and areas for development.
  • Structured, facilitated conversations that allow group members to learn more about each other and their work
  • A mix of experiential and didactic activities to tap the group’s energy and to inspire creativity