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Harness The Power Of Teamwork with The Five Behaviors™

About Us

Julie Chance, Leadership & Team Development Facilitator
I am passionate about teamwork because it leads to better results with less struggle and stress.

Would you like better results with less struggle and stress? For over 30 years Julie Chance, founder of Action-Strategies-By-Design, has helped build cohesive, high performing teams – as a participant, as a leader and as a consultant.

Her extensive background encompasses positions in strategy, operations, and marketing, including nearly two decades spent in leadership positions in the healthcare industry. This experience, combined with an acute understanding of human behavior, uniquely positions Julie to support leaders in building high-performing teams that excel in developing real solutions to real-world, real-time problems.

Julie’s customized approach to identifying and addressing the specific needs of each organization, leads to improved relationships and results in businesses of all sizes.

Julie founded Action-Strategies-By-Design in 2002 to help companies maximize bottom-line results by unlocking the potential of their people and harnessing the power of teamwork.

Services are provided to an array of companies including healthcare organizations and hospital systems, governmental agencies, manufacturing firms, and professional services firms.

Testimonials for Action-Strategies-By-Design

  • Julie is a skilled facilitator with the ability to ask just the right question at just the right time. She is able to take on tough topics without judgement or blame. She never loses sight of the desired outcome. The result is a solution that meets the needs of the organization and that team members can get behind.

    Nadine NicholsonCEO, MeJane
  • Julie Chance’s executive briefing on Change and the Teamwork Connection was of tremendous value! Julie very effectively engaged the group in a meaningful and enjoyable way. I left energized to promptly share her “connection” pearls of wisdom with my team.

    Beth DentonOwner and CEO, Medstar Home Health
  • Working with Julie to understand our behavioral and communication styles was highly beneficial for every member of our team. We learned not only about our own strengths and challenges, but about each other's. This allowed for us to have a deeper understanding of why we do the things we do, and why we react to things in the manner ithat we do.

    Rebecca ListonCEO and Founder, RebeccaListon.com
  • Julie is a dynamic strategist. She compliments any team with whom she is working. She quickly analyzes the market and develops tactics and programs that are focused on bottom line growth and long term success.

    Diane PartridgeVP Marketing & Communications, University of Louisville Physicians

Solutions

  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    Based on the best-selling Book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is an assessment-based team development experience that helps individuals and teams develop the behaviors it takes to build a truly cohesive, effective team.

    Outcomes: As a result of the program teams will:
    • Develop an increased level of commitment and accountability,
    • Makes better faster decisions,
    • Tap into the skills and ideas of all team members,
    • Avoid wasting time and energy on politics, confusion and destructive conflict,
    • Stop revisiting the same topics over and over again because of lack of buy-in.

    Format & Delivery Options: This program is a facilitated team development experience for intact teams. It is best conducted as a one, two to three day retreat.

  • From Conflict To Collaboration: Harnessing The Power of Disagreement on Your Team

    If managed productively conflict leads to new and better ways of doing things. Full potential is not realized in a serene environment – especially if the serenity is a result of artificial harmony. Leaders and team member alike have a responsibility to seek out conflict and assure that it is dealt with productively. The key to productive conflict is to focus it around ideas and issues – not people and personalities.

    Outcomes: As a result of the program participants will:
    • Recognize the difference between productive and unproductive conflict,
    • Understand the benefits of productive conflict,
    • Have increased confidence in bringing conflict to the surface and effectively addressing it,
    • Have a toolbox of conflict resolution tools and understand when to use each,
    • Have a process for leveraging the power of productive conflict.

    Format & Delivery Options: Half-day to a full-day.

  • From Judging to Valuing: Developing a Team that Commits and Contributes

    What does it take for staff to be more committed, work together more effectively and feel good about contributing? It requires a team that not only understands the strengths of each team member but also appreciates and values those strengths. When a team moves from judging to valuing each individual contributor, a culture of problem solving and innovation develops where the skills and ideas of each individual are fully utilized and potential is maximized.

    Outcomes: As a result of the program teams will:
    • Understand their style and how it drives their priorities, beliefs and behaviors,
    • Understand, appreciate and value the individual strengths of each of their team members,
    • Be able to adapt their style to relate more effectively to others,
    • Develop an increased level of commitment and accountability.

    Format & Delivery Options: Half to Full Day

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

  • July 11 – August 18, 2017

    Tuesday live sessions from 1:00-2:30 pm CT
  • October 12 – November 20, 2017

    Thursday live sessions from 1:00-2:30pm CT.
Take the next step!
Accreditation

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

Take the next step!
Accreditation

Featured Skills

  • Team Development/Team Building
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • Strategic Direction
  • Change Leadership
  • Executive/Leadership Coaching
  • Corporate/ Leadership Retreat Facilitation
  • Quarterly Off-site Facilitation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Development
  • Conflict Management/Resolution
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

    Five Behaviors
  • A productive, high functioning team
    • Establishes Trust between team members
    • Engages in Conflict around ideas
    • Commits to decisions
    • Holds team members Accountable
    • Focuses on achieving collective Results
    • Is more fun to be on!
    Five Behaviors
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

  • A productive, high functioning team

    Establishes Trust between team members Engages in Conflict around ideas Commits to decisions Holds team members Accountable Focuses on achieving collective Results Is more fun to be on!

Credentials

  • Accredited Facilitator - The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • Certified Facilitator - Everything DiSC Workplace
  • Certified Professional - PXT Select
  • Certified Woman Owned Business - WBENC