Effective Team Managers use a precise set of skills focused around complex problem solving and opportunity finding. Sioux Falls Thrive will sponsor the next edition of its three-day workshop on the topic Jan. 3-5, 2022.

What is Sioux Falls Thrive?

Thrive is a long-term workforce development initiative. It advances its mission by targeting obstacles to student success and bringing cross-sector community action teams together to eliminate or significantly reduce the impact of those obstacles on kids and families.

What is the Effective Team Manager training?

The Effective Team Manager is a three-day workshop that gives participants information on collective impact, Appreciative Inquiry, Baldrige Performance Excellence, and continuous improvement. Most importantly, participants receive hands-on training in team management and practice with complex problem solving and opportunity finding tools.

Why is Sioux Falls Thrive sponsoring this training?

Collective impact is a new approach to community-based problem solving.  The more community members who understand this level of collaboration, the more likely it is that we can maximize existing resources and help all kids achieve their highest potential.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to improve group process skills will benefit from this workshop. The skills and tools are those used effectively in business and industry since the 1980s. Thrive wants to bring those skills and tools to the broader community.

When/Where is the Training Scheduled?

The three-day workshop will be held in Room 204B in the Sioux Falls Seminary Building (Augustana Welcome Center), 2100 S. Summit Avenue, Jan. 3–5, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register online using the button below.

How Much Does the Training Cost?

Community volunteers and staff from partner organizations or local businesses who pledge to donate 40 hours of service to Thrive pay only a $30 reimbursement fee for supplies. Volunteer service commitments may be spread out over two years and are subject to the volunteer’s preferences and schedule. Tasks may be as simple as assisting with a Thrive event, facilitating an action team, or providing support to an affiliated collaborative.

Who Provides the Training?

Candy Hanson, founding executive and past president of Sioux Falls Thrive. Hanson transitioned to nonprofit leadership from a 15-year consulting practice. During that time, she led strategic planning processes for scores of nonprofit organizations in the region. Hanson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, and is a graduate of the Advanced Facilitator Institute, Interaction Associates, San Francisco.

Candy Hanson, Director of Community Collaboration

Candy Hanson

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