Catalyst Connection

Experience the true meaning of teamwork with The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™.

About Us

Organizational Development Manufacturing Consulting Pennsylvania Catalyst Connection
Catalyst Connection delivering team building workshop

Catalyst Connection is a private not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We provide consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, accelerating revenue growth and improving productivity. Through active collaboration with our clients and the manufacturing community at large, we contribute to the growth, vibrancy, and ongoing robustness of manufacturing in our region.

Catalyst Connection Introduction
Manufacturing in Southwestern PA

Testimonials for Catalyst Connection

  • Operations Managers were provided with the tools and resources to enhance their leadership effectiveness. The information provided in the workshops allowed for managers to continue to engage their workforce.

    Mona DineDirector, Talent Management, HarbisonWalker International
  • For years, Universal Electric’s front line managers and supervisors have been participating in Catalyst Connection's facilitated team building training, and those individuals are still able to leverage the skills and knowledge they learned for working with people.

    Stacey WolfeHR Manager, Universal Electric Corporation
  • This program is the best training I ever had. The skills we learned in class were reinforced in the homework. David Rea was a big help in assisting me with the employee survey as part of my leadership project.

    Ross WellsButler Technologies, Inc.

Solutions

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is a unique learning experience that helps people
    discover what it takes to become a truly cohesive and productive team. The program materials
    include flexible facilitation with two options: the One-Day Facilitation Program or Three-Day
    Facilitation Program.

  • Everything DiSC®

    Everything DiSC® solutions provide rich, versatile learning programs that offer personal insight for
    learners at every level of an organization, using a consistent language of DiSC®. Using a research validated learning model, each solution provides in-depth information including tips, strategies, and action plans to help learners become more effective in the workplace. All Everything DiSC solutions include unlimited access to complimentary follow-up reports and MyEverythingDiSC®, the interactive learning portal exclusive to Everything DiSC.

  • Team Assessment

    Activities:
    • Review the Model
    • How Are We Doing?
    • Team Survey Results

    Goals:
    • Learn The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team model
    • Describe each of the five behaviors that make up The Five Behaviors™ model
    • Understand where the team stands on each of the five behaviors
    • Identify key issues that may be influencing team scores for each behavior

    Description: In this introductory module, participants engage in a brief icebreaker activity to introduce themselves and identify their goals for the session. Then participants learn about The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ model and the specifics of each of the five behaviors. After, participants consider how the team is doing in regard to the five behaviors by identifying where the team is the strongest and where the team is the weakest. Team members then receive their profiles and spend the remainder of the module reviewing their scores for each behavior and looking at key areas impacting each behavior.

  • Building Trust

    Activities:
    • Personal Histories
    • Everything DiSC®
    • Trust-Building Behaviors

    Goals:
    • Give the team opportunities to learn more about one another and practice vulnerability-based trust
    • Identify what is lacking and what needs to be done moving forward to build trust

    Description: This module begins with a very brief review of the definition of Trust. This is followed by the Personal Histories activity, which gives participants an opportunity to get to know one another a little better and to practice vulnerability in a safe environment. The facilitator then presents the Everything DiSC model, and participants learn about and personalize their DiSC® style. Participants then learn about each team member’s DiSC style and share information from their profile that helps team members continue to get to know one another better, while practicing vulnerability in a safe environment. In the last part of the module, the team reviews its assessment of trust-building behaviors.

  • Mastering Conflict

    Activities:
    • Conflict Continuum
    • Healthy and Unhealthy Conflict

    Goals:
    • Explore how the team currently engages in conflict
    • Agree on behaviors that need to change in order to have productive conflict

    Description: This module begins with a very brief review of the definition of Conflict. Then the team watches a video in which Patrick Lencioni describes the conflict continuum. Participants then chart themselves on the conflict continuum and have a discussion around what is required to move the team one way or the other on the continuum. The team then reviews healthy and unhealthy conflict behaviors and engages in a quick discussion revealing behaviors they each have engaged in. Team members then spend time discussing and developing their own norms for acceptable behavior during conflict.

  • Achieving Commitment

    Activities:
    • Top Priority
    • Commitment Behaviors

    Goals:
    • Establish clarity around the team’s priorities
    • Determine behaviors that hinder and help buy-in

    Description: This module begins with a very brief review of the definition of Commitment. Team members then solidify the connection between getting clarity and the team’s priorities by engaging in an activity, Top Priority, where they identify the most important thing for the team to focus on in the immediate future. The module concludes with the team reviewing what prevents/helps the team from buying in and committing to the team’s decisions.

  • Embracing Accountability

    Activities:
    • The Value of Feedback
    • Accountability Behaviors

    Goals:
    • Understand the value of feedback
    • Identify behaviors that will increase the likelihood of team members holding one another accountable

    Description: The module begins with team members viewing a video of Patrick Lencioni outlining the definition of Accountability. Participants then discuss past experiences of receiving feedback, with the goal of helping the team better understand the value of feedback. The module closes with team members reviewing their own accountability behaviors in the context of meetings.

  • Focusing on Results

    Activities:
    • Accountability to Results
    • Understanding Results
    • Common Distractions

    Goals:
    • Understand the difference between collective results and individual results
    • Determine key distractions that prevent team members from achieving team results

    Description: Team members begin by spending time examining what happens to teams that avoid accountability compared to teams that embrace accountability as a way to segue into the idea of collective results. Then, the team views two different videos. One video highlights a team that focuses on results in the “wrong way” followed by the same team focusing on results in the “right way.” Team members discuss the differences in the videos and then turn their focus to their own team by identifying common distractions on the team that prevent each person and the team from focusing on collective results.

Facilitator Accreditation

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The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by Everything DiSC®

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 16 – August 23, 2018

    Monday live sessions begin July 23, 2018
  • September 18 – October 23, 2018

    Tuesday live sessions begin September 25, 2018
  • October 25 – November 29, 2018

    Thursday live sessions begin November 1, 2018
  • November 06 – December 11, 2018

    Tuesday live sessions begin November 13, 2018
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

Showcases

Be my guest at The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team showcase. Take an in-depth look into the program’s organizational impact and experience activities from the program. You’ll also receive an ebook of The Five Dysfunctions of Team. Select a city below to learn more.
 

  • 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

  • DDI
  • Everything DiSC
  • Five Behaviors
  • MEP NIST