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Maria Birkhead, Idea-Catchers, Llc
Maria Birkhead, CPF

Since 2001 Maria Birkhead, President of Idea-Catchers has fostered the revitalization of countless organizations across the nation - enhancing communication, building relationships, and fostering breakthrough team performance. Maria is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) with the International Association of Facilitators and the author of "An End to Meeting Madness" How to lead focused, energized, interactive meetings that build teamwork, reduce stress, and deliver breakthrough results. As a Wiley Authorized Partner, and an Accredited Facilitator for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®, Maria brings a powerful research-based team assessment tool to your meeting table. Equal parts detective, translator and reformer, she will help your team transform your big, audacious goals into a well-documented roadmap to success. Idea-Catchers can take your organization from where you are to where you’re meant to be.

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Testimonials for Idea-Catchers Llc

  • With everyone’s ideas and opinions on the table, we have been able to determine what is really important to this organization and our decisions and future will be the better for it.

    John GladdenExecutive Director, Delta Dental of Oklahoma
  • Maria Birkhead masterfully led us through an organization changing experience. We were energized and had fun at the same time. More importantly, we now have a strategic management team in place composed of staff and board that looks at the plan's action steps on a quarterly basis.

    Carol Wilkinson TroyFormer Executive Director, Center for Nonprofits
  • "Maria and I will always work together, no matter where I go or what I do"

    Peter Dolese Executive Director, Arts Council Oklahoma City

Solutions

  • Click here for Breakthrough Team Results

    You've got a job to do, a company to run, a mission to fulfill. You hired the right people and gave them the tools to succeed. So what's the problem? You ask for their input, and you hear crickets. You launch a new initiative and it's quicksand. Maria Birkhead of Idea-Catchers along with The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ can help. Together, we can fix this. We've got a formula that works.

    It's not a pipe dream. Your team can...
    -make better, faster decisions
    -tap into the skills and opinions of all members
    -avoid politics, confusion, destructive conflict
    -create a competitive advantage
    -have fun accomplishing great things!

    Videos

    Five Behaviors Introduction

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 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

  • Five Behaviors Certification
  • IAF Certified Professional Facilitator
  • Wiley Authorized Partner