04 Team Strategy, Planning and Facilitation Sessions

Team Strategy

Run by one of more of our deeply experienced team coaches, we apply a mixture of dymanic team coaching, facilitation and offering advice, depending on what is needed.

Our session are extrememly practical, and our goal is always to get teams down to a practical, dynamic action level to get them understanding not just strategy but practical ‘who needs to do what by when’ actions to implement and make things happen after the session. We also teach teams the methodology to empower them to continue working on their strategy and action plans.

Depending on what’s needed, we run these programs virtually, face to face and hybrid using cutting-edge interactive facilitation tools that teams can continue to use and interact with after the session, even if they are hybrid or geographically remote.

We work with a huge range of teams from senior executive, Boards and C-suite teams nationally and internationally through to State-based organisations and local client/customer facing teams. We’ve successfully run sessions for large corporates, State Government entities, Local Government directorates and teams and Not-for-Profit organisations, so we have wide as well as deep experience to bring to the table.

A good example of our capability is where we ran multiple bespoke facilitation sessions for a prestigious NSW Government agency to dive deeper into their PMES results to understand the practical actions that need to change to boost engagement.

We set up a bespoke methodology (run remotely) to allow teams a psychologically safe and anonymous space to input the what they saw needed to start, stop or keep doing in the organisation. We then analysed these and distilled them down into practical day-to-day, on the ground recommendations and behaviours and presented these to the Executive.

We initially ran this with a section of the organisation – essentially the worst performing in terms of PMES results – and made recommendations from there. The program was so effective the agency applied the outcomes across the entire workforce and only had to ask us to work with the initial lowest-engaged groups.

We also have a niche speciality in successfully changing behaviours in executive teams that experience significant under-performance or ongoing conflict.

Team strategy, planning and facilitation sessions can of course be applied to many areas in which a group of executives or a team need assistance or development. Additionally, these sessions are also extremely powerful for leaders and their teams that do work well together, to understand what they do well and then what they need to take to the next level – and as always what actions need to be taken, by when, and by whom.

Our methodology is also of particular benefit when a combined team approach, message, and standard management practice needs to be agreed. For example, we facilitated a huge NSW Government agency’s executive team to construct a practical, behaviour-based Standard Leadership Practice Charter.

Other examples of practical application included:

  • An agreement on a management/leadership/change message
  • When behaviours need to be set for a common culture/values
  • When a common change management practice needs to be implemented
  • A performance improvement plan, as well team development and leadership development at all levels
  • A solution for many organisational problems, including facilitating key strategy and action plans

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

"As a result of this program, previously chronic under-performers are now performing satisfactorily, managers are happier, and we’re meeting KPIs above and beyond what we were - especially in areas like our performance management appraisal targets. I have managers – happily - doing things like HR plans, which I have been trying to get them to do for 3 years!"

NSW FACS Western Sydney

The Neuroscience of Leadership, Coaching and People Engagement

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"Excellent topic and engaging presenter. Only skimmed the surface and perhaps tried to cover too much in the short time, would be interested to learn more"

Neuroscience of Leadership, Coaching and People Engagement Seminar Moir Group

Time Management and Effective Use of Email

"The Time Management / Outlook training has been the best, most practical training I have ever received. It has totally reduced my feelings of being overwhelmed and has reduced 'email stress' immensely. I can not thank you enough."

Manager, NSW FACS Western Sydney

Giving and Receiving Feedback

"Southern Cross provided a variety of training presenters and facilitators - across a range of age groups, demographics and genders. Southern Cross were tasked with inspiring staff to better engage with an existing performance development plan process. This is evidenced by managers now being well equipped to have productive and challenging conversations with their teams."

Director Strategic Support, NSW FACS SRP

Giving and Receiving Feedback

"The course was received with such success that we want to run 2 additional courses on consecutive days."

HR Manager, Big Fat Smile

Giving and Receiving Feedback

"The trainers are hugely knowledgeable and responsive. The delivery was well structured. Very useful!"

"A practical course providing useful and relevant tools and techniques for our work."

NSW FACS Strategic Reform and Policy

Giving and Receiving Feedback

"Very relevant training for both work and personal life, from engaging, knowledgeable trainers."

Dominique Mitchell, Senior Project Officer, NSW FACS, SE Sydney

Giving and Receiving Feedback

"Kimberley and Kerry are wonderful presenters - they quickly and effectively formed relationships with us and adapted to our context. They were fun and effective and gave us real world insights and tools in feedback and relationship skills. I'd recommend the course to anyone who works with people."

Chris Tulloch, Operations, Big Fat Smile

Giving and Receiving Feedback

"This was a great course for establishing a culture of positive communication in the workplace."

Kate Ashelford, Director, Big Fat Smile

Giving and Receiving Feedback

"Great trainers who know their content and are happy to share their knowledge. I would be happy to recommend SCC&D to anyone."

Julie Sedon, Manager, NSW FACS, Strategic Reform and Policy

Managing for Optimal Performance

"The training was practical and extremely relevant to anyone in a managerial position. I have come away with a useful template to use in managing myself and staff more effectively and productively. Much appreciated."

Sally Ringrose, Manager Transition and Community Program, NSW FACS, Specialist Homelessness Services

Managing for Optimal Performance

"The evaluations for both programs are very positive and people seem to have come away with very practical ideas to implement. We appreciate you taking such good care of our participants. It has been a challenging time for the sector and good to see enthusiasm from them and what they can take back to share it and support their staff."

Ameliaranne Michell, Project Officer Learning and Development, NSW FACS SHS

Time Management and Effective Use of Email

"It was all fantastic. I cannot recall when I had an inbox with so few emails! I took away effective strategies to manage my time better."

Jennifer Walker, Acting Business Support Manager, FACS Southern NSW

Time Management and Effective Use of Email

"Well paced and for once all material was covered in the day, whereas other courses have run out of time. Thank you - this will change my work day considerably for the better."

Stephen Tremble, CPO, FACS Housing, Western Sydney

Coaching Culture Leadership

"A great insight into leadership and coaching which will help establish a great working culture"

Charmaine Tatton, Clinical Services Manager, Ramsay Health Care

Coaching Culture Leadership

"A thought provoking and challenging day. It was wonderful to see my senior management team develop great new skills, ones that if we all utilise, will have a profound impact on our organisation."

Paul McKenna, CEO, Ramsay Health Care

Coaching Culture Leadership

"Surprisingly interesting content that is not rocket science but never the less worthy of daily practice."

Tracey Burnhams, Nurse Unit Manager, Ramsay Health Care

Coaching Culture Leadership – Speaker Engagement – Chairman of CEO Institute Syndicates

I had Simon speak to my syndicates about the whole neuroscience perspective and how it relates to self-development, leadership skill sets and CEO performance. He was an excellent presenter receiving very high evaluations from all participants. His approach was practical and yet introduced members to neuroscience and its usefulness in understanding leadership development and I strongly recommend him to your chairs in the Sydney area. He also addressed the coaching role and the part it can play in personal development and team building. He also engaged with me fully prior to the sessions to make sure he came in at the right level to meet my members needs. I wholeheartedly recommend him to you and to your Chairmen.

Michael Powell, Chairman, CEO Institute Syndicates, Griffith University

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