This year’s Team Mastery starts virtually on May 12th and applications for places on the programme are now being accepted.
Engaging, supporting, inspiring and challenging students has never been more important – and never more difficult than in this time of pandemic and looming recession.
While mass vaccination offers us a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, the reality is that virtual working is here to stay as a substantial element of both the workplace and the classroom of the 2020s.
Adapting to online learning has been a huge shift for schools and universities. UK’s Team Academy-inspired programmes have had to reimagine the physical connectivity of a dialogue circle as an on-screen collaboration, enabled by technology but underpinned by the skill and creativity of the team coach.
And it’s not just undergraduate and masters’ team learning degrees which have had to adapt to the virtual world. Team Mastery, the programme run by Akatemia CIC to train entrepreneurial team coaches in this learning methodology, has also transformed a hands-on collaborative learning experience into a coherent virtual offering.
Building on the success of last year’s cohort, now some way along their online learning journey, programme leader Elinor Vettraino and Akatemia director Alison Fletcher have developed a new Team Mastery model which combines virtual and face-to-face learning to deliver 15 days of intense and intensive training.
The heart of Team Mastery will still be a week in Finland in September to visit the foundations of Team Academy, (subject to the removal of travel and public health restrictions) but at least three of the six meetings will be virtual.
We’re delighted that our training is now recognised as 130 hours of Coach Continuous Professional Development by the Association for Coaching, and everyone who completed Team Mastery will now be awarded an Association for Coaching certificate to evidence their CPD.