Belbin® Team Roles – Team Building Workshops

Our Belbin® team building workshops ensure you have the right blend of Team Roles for exceptional performance. 

In this workshop, our accredited trainer will help you identify the Belbin® Team Roles you and your team members play in your organisation. You’ll examine how different roles respond under pressure and how they like to be managed. 

By understanding each role’s strengths and weaknesses, you can harness Belbin® to improve your existing team, build an exceptional new team and manage others effectively. 

Our Belbin® team building workshops can be provided virtually or in person. They can be booked as standalone sessions or paired with indoor, outdoor and virtual team building events. Get in touch for more information.

Identifying Belbin® Team Roles

Your Belbin® team building workshop will begin with a warm welcome from our accredited trainer. They’ll explain the itinerary for the day and the purpose of your workshop. 

Next, you’ll complete a series of engaging exercises. These are designed to help you understand the 9 different Belbin® Team Roles and the role you occupy in your own team. 

The 9 Belbin® Team Roles are:

  1. Plant: Creative and imaginative, this team member’s strength is solving problems in innovative ways. 
  2. Resource Investigator: Inquisitive and outgoing, this individual explores ideas and develops opportunities. 
  3. Co-ordinator: Self-assured and mature, Co-ordinators identify talent in others and delegate appropriately. 
  4. Shaper: Great at maintaining the team’s momentum, Shapers are driven and thrive under pressure. 
  5. Monitor Evaluator: Strategic and logical in their approach, this person is great at accurately assessing options. 
  6. Teamworker: This individual is cooperative and perceptive. They help teams bond and smooth over conflict. 
  7. Implementer: This team member turns plans into action. They’re realistic, dependable and efficient. 
  8. Completer Finisher: Meticulous and diligent, this person is excellent at polishing work to the highest standard.
  9. Specialist: The Specialist brings detailed knowledge of a key topic. They’re dedicated and full of information. 

Framing Belbin® Team Roles at Work

Each Belbin® Team Role has its strengths and weaknesses. And, for a team to be effective, it has to have the right mixture. So, the next step in our workshop is to frame how Belbin® can be used at work.

We’ll discuss how different roles interact in real-life scenarios and cover how to lay the foundation for them to work best together. You may spot areas of overlap and potential conflict, allowing you to address them before they affect your business. You may also spot gaps that need to be filled to improve your team performance. 

Workshops can also cover how different roles respond to stress, change and management styles, depending on your needs.

Outcomes of Belbin® Team Building Workshops

Our Belbin® workshops are highly customisable. We can design a workshop to address a problem you’re having, build a new taskforce or train your senior managers. Simply tell us what you need and we’ll do the rest

Understanding the Belbin® Team Roles present in your team can:

  • Improve team bonding as colleagues understand one another 
  • Get the best out of a team by adjusting the roles within it
  • Help team members avoid and resolve conflict 
  • Improve hiring decisions into existing teams

Belbin® Team Building Workshops

We can offer Introduction to Belbin® Team Roles and bespoke Applied Belbin® Team Roles workshops. The latter are designed to build on the learning from the introductory workshop and apply it to your own team in the most helpful ways.  

Want to book a Belbin® Team Building Workshop? Get in touch on +44 (0)1905 330660 to chat through your options. 

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