Self-Discovery in Team Management


The management of teams and subordinates in compliance with environmental statutes and regulation is a challenge for any leader and manager.  This workshop provides participants with a better understand of their individual personality by exploring a variety personality indicators useful in managing teams.   The workshop help participants understand how they most naturally approach team management tasks and how they find themselves having to actually work with teams.  Their strengths and difficulties will be explored as well as techniques for balancing their management preferences with team demands and needs.  The focus of the workshop is on identifying individual styles of management and learning to how to better adjust their individual style to better respond to teams and team member needs. 


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Better understand personal strengths and difficulties with their management preferences and know how to use their personality characteristics and management style to enhance team performance.
  • Better manage teams in the efficient execution of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental analyses that require coordination among subject matter experts.
  • Better understand how to address disruptive behavior of team members and keep teams focused on the task at hand.
  • Know how to better communicate with individual team members usinglanguage that will best resonate with each member.
  • Better understand stress factors that influence their ability to manage teams and how to overcome their individual stress factors and maintain energy levels.


We tailor each workshop to meet the needs of the participants. The basic format of the interactive workshop includes the following components:

  • Identify and explore each participant’s natural and demonstrated preference for problem solving and managing teams; and how flexible they are in adjusting to changing demands in problem solving and team management.
  • Identify stress factors that that influence each participant’s ability to effectively manage and direct teams and maintain energy levels.
  • Explore techniques for addressing team dysfunctions and disruptive behavior. 
  • Explore techniques that each participant can use for evaluating a team’s collective ability to communicate, problem solve, and collaborate. 


Participants for this training generally include managers, responsible officials, and primary staff who need to learn NEPA skills; agency professionals responsible for leading NEPA analysis; and representatives from public or private groups and contractors requiring an understanding of NEPA


Managing Teams was developed in response from previous workshop participants requesting an interactive workshop to explore their individual management styles and their frustrations and difficulties with managing teams.  As a result, this workshop is structured as an experiential and interactive learning experience.  The class size is, consequently, limited to 20 participants.  This one- or two-day workshop consists of a carefully designed combination of the following:

  • 15% Lecture
  • 30% Discussion
  • 55% experiential and case study exercises


Participants receive the following:

  • An individual personality assessment
  • An assessment of their ability to adapt to stresses
  • Comprehensive workshop manual
  • Workshop Resources workbook