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About Us

James Dykstra
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accredited

James Dykstra graduated from Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Like many other Liberal Arts graduates, he found an Associate position with a small tax firm in Garden City, Kansas. Finding enjoyment in the “art of business,” he went onto work for an oil and gas exploration company in Garden City. It was in this role that he found his passion for management and entrepreneurship, and most importantly, the ability to help people become more successful in their own careers. During his time in Garden City, James also completed his Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Phoenix.

In June of 2014, James bought Resources Unlimited a training and development company in Des Moines, IA.

Since February of 2015, he became certified in Everything DiSC and has earned facilitator accreditation in The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, a Wiley course. He is excited to assist his clients with the tools and resources they need to minimize the stress in their lives and provide them a better way of developing their people.

In his off-time, James prefers to be with his wife watching their daughter grow up and enjoying the small things in life; like his daughter dancing to the movie “Frozen.” In addition, James likes to be outside experiencing nature via hunting, fishing, and of course the beach when he’s near the ocean.

Solutions

  • What Makes a Team Cohesive?

    1. Trust-Building the Foundation of a Cohesive Team

    Trust lies at the heart of a functioning, cohesive team and can only happen when team members are willing to be completely vulnerable with one another.

    2. Conflict-Engaging in Healthy Conflict

    Conflict is naturally uncomfortable, but productive conflict focused on concepts and ideas is essential for any great team to grow. When teams have a foundation of vulnerability-based trust, conflict simply becomes an attempt to find the best possible solution in the shortest period of time.

    3. Commitment-Buying in on Decisions

    Commitment is clarity around decisions, not consensus. With commitment, teams move forward with complete buy-in from every team member – including those who may initially disagree.

    4. Accountability-Holding Team Members Accountable

    It's easy to avoid difficult conversations, but calling out peers on performance or behaviors that might hurt the team is essential to productivity.

Facilitator Accreditation

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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

  • Organizational Development
  • Team Work
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • 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

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation