Team Leader Training

Team Leader Training offers interactive, hands-on training sessions promoting spiritual and strategic leadership, growth in self-awareness, and the ability to lead a team. Included are resources for addressing a leader’s new relationships, new work, new influence, and new capacity leading to greater life change, competency, and team fruitfulness.  

The tools included here also provide philosophy and perspective if you are planning your own training program.

Welcome! We’re so glad you are here!

We hope this resource will serve you! The materials are designed specifically for new local-level team leaders and for those who help train those new leaders, but can be helpful for any leader who would like a refresher or update for his or her job.

The links throughout this course will take you to materials stored on the Google Drive that you can view, download, and edit as you need.

Some resources to help get you started:

Linked below you will find helpful training philosophy, perspective, and process information in the Guidebook about Team Leader Training. It will also be helpful if you are planning your own team leader training program.

Download Guidebook

View Welcome Letter

Training Content

A great variety of interactive, adult-learning style sessions are included in the training. You will find the sessions under the New Relationships, New Work, New Influence, and New Capacity tabs.

Each session contains an Overview which is the training facilitator’s guide for the session, and is most helpful if read first. Each session may also contain some of these other materials: PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation, participant notes for the team leaders, and/or further learning resources.

The sessions layout and suggested sequences are provided so that you will know at a glance what sessions are available and which sessions should be presented before others.

You can click here if you would like to view the original Outcomes that are the basis for this training. Also, if you prefer to organize your training using the Spiritual, Self, and Strategic Leadership outcome categories instead of the “New” categories shown on this site, please click here for an Index of the topics organized by those categories.

Pre-Event Preparation

We strongly suggest that training includes pre-event preparation and after-event coaching in order to increase learning and life-change. These pre-event materials help to prepare a new leader in identifying learning needs:

Introductory Sessions

These four topics set the stage for the heart of the Leader and the key changes that take place in the transition from team member to a new team leader. They also look at the overview framework for CCC leadership and tie it all together around movement building. They should be scheduled as part of the first session of the training.

  1. The Heart of a Leader
    Session Overview: THE HEART OF A LEADER
    PowerPoint: The Heart of a Leader

2. What’s Different Now?
PowerPoint: WHAT’S DIFFERENT NOW?
Additional Resource: New Team Leader job description

3. The Leadership Framework
Session Overview: INTRODUCTION TO THE LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
PowerPoint: Introduction to the Leadership Framework
Participant Notes: Fill-in-the-blank Leadership Framework diagram
Article: Introduction to the Leadership Framework
Resource: Leadership Framework

4. Leading Movement Building
Session Overview: LEADING MOVEMENT BUILDING
PowerPoint: Movement Building
Video: How to Start a Movement
Article: How Team Leaders Strengthen and Build Movements
Article: A Faith That Multiplies

When you step into a new position as a team leader, your relationships are affected. You will be more dependent than ever on a deep relationship with God; you will need character and honest self-awareness; you will be responsible for facilitating healthy relationships with others – on your team and in your context.

Here is content to learn, process, and apply to build strong, encouraging, and life-giving relationships.

Relationship with God

Here are five devotional sessions that you can choose from for team leaders to focus on developing their relationship with God.

Session Overview: AM I ENOUGH? Reflection
Article: Am I enough?

Powerpoint: PSALM 63 Reflection
Participant Notes: Psalm 63 Reflection
Daily Examen
Spiritual Pathways

Session Overview: SIX WAYS TO EARN THE RIGHT TO LEAD PEOPLE
Presentation: Six Ways to Earn the Right to Lead People
Article: Six Ways to Earn the Right to Lead People 

Session Overview: MAINTAINING YOUR FIRST LOVE
Presentation: Maintaining Your First Love

Session Overview: SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
Presentation: Spirit-Filled Life

Greater Self-Awareness

Greater self-awareness and greater self-management skills are crucial for a new team leader. Here are two excellent sessions with case study practice to grow in these areas:

Session Overview: Principles from the Growth Model
PowerPoint: Principles from the Growth Model
Facilitator Notes: Principles from the Growth Model
Participant Notes: Principles from the Growth Model
Article: “Growth, A Value”

Session Overview: GROWTH MODEL CASE STUDIES
PowerPoint: Case Studies
Facilitator Notes: Case Studies
Participant Notes: Case Studies

Session Overview: SELF-MANAGEMENT
PowerPoint: Self-Management
Facilitator Notes: Self-Management
Session Overview: SELF-MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES
Participant Notes: Self-Management Case Studies

Relationship with Team and Others

Build strong, healthy relationships with your team and increase coaching skills with these two sessions. There is also included a Further Learning resource on Conflict Management, if that is an important topic in your context.

Session Overview: THE RELATIONSHIPS OF A LEADER
PowerPoint: The Relationships of a Leader
PowerPoint: Managing Conflict

Session Overview: A COACHING APPROACH
Participant Notes: A Coaching Approach Article
PowerPoint: A Coaching Approach
PowerPoint: Personal Development Plan
Coaching Bridge Card template
Coaching Bridge Card blank (front for translation)
Coaching Bridge Card template (back for translation)

A team leader sets direction with the team, coaches team members, works as both a partner and spokesperson inside and outside the organization, and acts as a change agent to solve problems with their team.

Here are sessions that prepare you for those roles:

Sets Direction Session Overview

A team leader sets direction. This session helps new leaders practice setting direction using the Strategic Planning Process.

PowerPoint: Direction Setter

PowerPoint: Strategic Planning Process

Participant Notes: Blank Strategic Plan Worksheet

Article: “Strategic Planning Process

Article: “Six Common Errors of Strategic Planning


Article: “Leading and Results


Article: “An Honest Evaluation of our Movement

Coaches the Team Session Overview

In another key role, a team leader coaches the team, developing team members for the mission.

PowerPoint: The Coach Role

Participant Notes: Team Member Types

Participant Notes: Understanding Your Team Chart

Article: “Effective Coaching”

Article: “Stages of Team Development”

Article: “Three Types of Team Meetings”

Article: “Team Meeting Stalemates”

Implements the Development Cycle Session Overview

Coach your team with Position Focus conversations. Although this is sometimes called the “Staff” Development Cycle, it is definitely not only for staff! This cycle of conversations can be used effectively in any team setting with any type of team member – staff, intern, volunteer, etc.

PowerPoint: The Development Cycle

Participant Notes: Development Cycle

Participant Notes: Position Focus Form

Position Focus – Refine
Position Focus – Review
Position Focus Review Questions
30 Days of Feedback
Understanding Key Development Assignments
Key Development Assignments

Spokesperson Session

A team leader creates strategic partnerships.

Write and practice a visionary message and develop a network map.

Powerpoint: Spokesperson Role

Change Agent Session

A team leader acts as a change agent. In this role, the team leader understands the costs and benefits of change for his teammates and knows how to lead the change process.

PowerPoint: Leading Change

Session Overview: The Change Agent Role
PowerPoint: The Change Agent Role

Participant Notes: The Process of Transition diagram

Article: “Ten Lessons in Leading Change”
Article: “Vision-Led Change”
Article: Solving Problems as a Team (PrEFACE)

A team leader uses various influence skills in all of their roles. One of the exciting new influence opportunities for a new leader is leading up. Here is an excellent session that will help new leaders learn the attitudes and skills for leading up:

Session Overview: Leading Up
Presentation:
Leading Up

Video: Mastering the Skill of Influence by Joseph Grenny

Responsibilities of a Leader

The Leadership Framework describes four responsibilities of a leader that are influencing skills. A new leader must learn and apply each of these skills for effective leadership.

Vision Casting

Aligning

Motivating

Strategy Formulation

Leaders accelerate the capacity of their team toward mission results. They are responsible for learning continuously, developing needed resources, and partnering strategically with others to steward resources well for the mission. These sessions will help the new leader grow in these key areas.

Stewards People, Finances, and Assets Session

Manage today and build capacity for the future. 

There is no slide presentation or specific notes provided for this session. This session encourages collaboration and a visit to the CCC/Cru office or a visit from the Operations and/or LDHR leaders.

Working together with other capactiy leaders, new team leaders can lead with information, learning about the specific tools and resources (reports, procedures, systems, and policies) that are needed and used in their local context.

Article: The Leader as Steward Article

Leading and Results

Develops Needed Resources Session

This is a great session developed by the Fund Development department. In this session, the team leader learns how to leverage resources effectively for the vision, mission, and values of the organization.

Powerpoint: Five Biblical Examples
Participant Notes: Five Biblical Examples

Powerpoint: Develops Needed Resources

Article: Generating Local Resources

Article: 14 Keys to Biblical Stewardship

Powerpoint: Fund Development is Ministry

Global Fund Development Proposal Outline

Principles of Development

Practices Learning as a Lifestyle Session

Practices Learning as a Lifestyle Session is a great session for leaders about four habits and the context to develop for a lifestyle of continual learning.

PowerPoint: Learning as a Lifestyle
Facilitator Notes: Learning as a Lifestyle

“Proud vs. Broken” List

Welcome! We’re so glad you are here!

We hope this resource will serve you! The materials are designed specifically for new local-level team leaders and for those who help train those new leaders, but can be helpful for any leader who would like a refresher or update for his or her job.

The links throughout this course will take you to materials stored on the Google Drive that you can view, download, and edit as you need.

Some resources to help get you started:

Linked below you will find helpful training philosophy, perspective, and process information in the Guidebook about Team Leader Training. It will also be helpful if you are planning your own team leader training program.

Download Guidebook

View Welcome Letter

Training Content

A great variety of interactive, adult-learning style sessions are included in the training. You will find the sessions under the New Relationships, New Work, New Influence, and New Capacity tabs.

Each session contains an Overview which is the training facilitator’s guide for the session, and is most helpful if read first. Each session may also contain some of these other materials: PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation, participant notes for the team leaders, and/or further learning resources.

The sessions layout and suggested sequences are provided so that you will know at a glance what sessions are available and which sessions should be presented before others.

You can click here if you would like to view the original Outcomes that are the basis for this training. Also, if you prefer to organize your training using the Spiritual, Self, and Strategic Leadership outcome categories instead of the “New” categories shown on this site, please click here for an Index of the topics organized by those categories.

Pre-Event Preparation

We strongly suggest that training includes pre-event preparation and after-event coaching in order to increase learning and life-change. These pre-event materials help to prepare a new leader in identifying learning needs:

Introductory Sessions

These four topics set the stage for the heart of the Leader and the key changes that take place in the transition from team member to a new team leader. They also look at the overview framework for CCC leadership and tie it all together around movement building. They should be scheduled as part of the first session of the training.

  1. The Heart of a Leader
    Session Overview: THE HEART OF A LEADER
    PowerPoint: The Heart of a Leader

2. What’s Different Now?
PowerPoint: WHAT’S DIFFERENT NOW?
Additional Resource: New Team Leader job description

3. The Leadership Framework
Session Overview: INTRODUCTION TO THE LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
PowerPoint: Introduction to the Leadership Framework
Participant Notes: Fill-in-the-blank Leadership Framework diagram
Article: Introduction to the Leadership Framework
Resource: Leadership Framework

4. Leading Movement Building
Session Overview: LEADING MOVEMENT BUILDING
PowerPoint: Movement Building
Video: How to Start a Movement
Article: How Team Leaders Strengthen and Build Movements
Article: A Faith That Multiplies

When you step into a new position as a team leader, your relationships are affected. You will be more dependent than ever on a deep relationship with God; you will need character and honest self-awareness; you will be responsible for facilitating healthy relationships with others – on your team and in your context.

Here is content to learn, process, and apply to build strong, encouraging, and life-giving relationships.

Relationship with God

Here are five devotional sessions that you can choose from for team leaders to focus on developing their relationship with God.

Session Overview: AM I ENOUGH? Reflection
Article: Am I enough?

Powerpoint: PSALM 63 Reflection
Participant Notes: Psalm 63 Reflection
Daily Examen
Spiritual Pathways

Session Overview: SIX WAYS TO EARN THE RIGHT TO LEAD PEOPLE
Presentation: Six Ways to Earn the Right to Lead People
Article: Six Ways to Earn the Right to Lead People 

Session Overview: MAINTAINING YOUR FIRST LOVE
Presentation: Maintaining Your First Love

Session Overview: SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
Presentation: Spirit-Filled Life

Greater Self-Awareness

Greater self-awareness and greater self-management skills are crucial for a new team leader. Here are two excellent sessions with case study practice to grow in these areas:

Session Overview: Principles from the Growth Model
PowerPoint: Principles from the Growth Model
Facilitator Notes: Principles from the Growth Model
Participant Notes: Principles from the Growth Model
Article: “Growth, A Value”

Session Overview: GROWTH MODEL CASE STUDIES
PowerPoint: Case Studies
Facilitator Notes: Case Studies
Participant Notes: Case Studies

Session Overview: SELF-MANAGEMENT
PowerPoint: Self-Management
Facilitator Notes: Self-Management
Session Overview: SELF-MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES
Participant Notes: Self-Management Case Studies

Relationship with Team and Others

Build strong, healthy relationships with your team and increase coaching skills with these two sessions. There is also included a Further Learning resource on Conflict Management, if that is an important topic in your context.

Session Overview: THE RELATIONSHIPS OF A LEADER
PowerPoint: The Relationships of a Leader
PowerPoint: Managing Conflict

Session Overview: A COACHING APPROACH
Participant Notes: A Coaching Approach Article
PowerPoint: A Coaching Approach
PowerPoint: Personal Development Plan
Coaching Bridge Card template
Coaching Bridge Card blank (front for translation)
Coaching Bridge Card template (back for translation)

A team leader sets direction with the team, coaches team members, works as both a partner and spokesperson inside and outside the organization, and acts as a change agent to solve problems with their team.

Here are sessions that prepare you for those roles:

Sets Direction Session Overview

A team leader sets direction. This session helps new leaders practice setting direction using the Strategic Planning Process.

PowerPoint: Direction Setter

PowerPoint: Strategic Planning Process
Participant Notes: Blank Strategic Plan Worksheet

Article: “Strategic Planning Process
Article: “Six Common Errors of Strategic Planning
Article: “Leading and Results
Article: “An Honest Evaluation of our Movement

Coaches the Team Session Overview

In another key role, a team leader coaches the team, developing team members for the mission.

PowerPoint: The Coach Role

Participant Notes: Team Member Types

Participant Notes: Understanding Your Team Chart

Article: “Effective Coaching”
Article: “Stages of Team Development”
Article: “Three Types of Team Meetings”
Article: “Team Meeting Stalemates”

Implements the Development Cycle Session Overview

Coach your team with Position Focus conversations. Although this is sometimes called the “Staff” Development Cycle, it is definitely not only for staff! This cycle of conversations can be used effectively in any team setting with any type of team member – staff, intern, volunteer, etc.

PowerPoint: The Development Cycle
Participant Notes: Development Cycle

Participant Notes: Position Focus Form

Position Focus – Refine
Position Focus – Review
Position Focus Review Questions
30 Days of Feedback
Understanding Key Development Assignments
Key Development Assignments

Creating Strategic Partnerships Session

Write and practice a visionary message and develop a network map.

Further Learning: Spokesperson Role

Change Agent Session

A team leader acts as a change agent. In this role, the team leader understands the costs and benefits of change for his teammates and knows how to lead the change process.

PowerPoint: Leading Change

Session Overview: The Change Agent Role
PowerPoint: The Change Agent Role

Participant Notes: The Process of Transition diagram

Article: “Ten Lessons in Leading Change”
Article: “Vision-Led Change”
Article: Solving Problems as a Team (PrEFACE)

A team leader uses various influence skills in all of their roles. One of the exciting new influence opportunities for a new leader is leading up. Here is an excellent session that will help new leaders learn the attitudes and skills for leading up:

Session Overview: Leading Up
Presentation:
Leading Up

Video: Mastering the Skill of Influence by Joseph Grenny

Responsibilities of a Leader

The Leadership Framework describes four responsibilities of a leader that are influencing skills. A new leader must learn and apply each of these skills for effective leadership.

Vision Casting

Aligning

Motivating

Strategy Formulation

Leaders accelerate the capacity of their team toward mission results. They are responsible for learning continuously, developing needed resources, and partnering strategically with others to steward resources well for the mission. These sessions will help the new leader grow in these key areas.

Stewards People, Finances, and Assets Session

Manage today and build capacity for the future. 

There is no slide presentation or specific notes provided for this session. This session encourages collaboration and a visit to the CCC/Cru office or a visit from the Operations and/or LDHR leaders.

Working together with other capactiy leaders, new team leaders can lead with information, learning about the specific tools and resources (reports, procedures, systems, and policies) that are needed and used in their local context.

Article: The Leader as Steward Article

Leading and Results

Develops Needed Resources Session

This is a great session developed by the Fund Development department. In this session, the team leader learns how to leverage resources effectively for the vision, mission, and values of the organization.

Powerpoint: Five Biblical Examples
Participant Notes: Five Biblical Examples

Powerpoint: Develops Needed Resources

Article: Generating Local Resources

Article: 14 Keys to Biblical Stewardship

Powerpoint: Fund Development is Ministry

Global Fund Development Proposal Outline

Principles of Development

Practices Learning as a Lifestyle Session

Practices Learning as a Lifestyle Session is a great session for leaders about four habits and the context to develop for a lifestyle of continual learning.

PowerPoint: Learning as a Lifestyle
Facilitator Notes: Learning as a Lifestyle

“Proud vs. Broken” List

Related Resources

Not sure where to go from here? Take a look at some of the other Development Resources that are available to you. 

New Staff Training

New Staff Training New Staff Training provides resources for leaders who are responsible for training and onboarding new members with movement-building components using creative, relevant,

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Global 360

Global 360 Review The Global 360 is a feedback tool designed to help you develop by receiving feedback from your supervisor, peers, and the team

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Featured Tools

Equipping you with the tools you will need to develop leaders who build movements.

Personal Development Plan

A step-by-step worksheet to help you describe areas for growth, set clear goals, and consider different development methods and opportunities to create and implement a development plan

Growth Model

Our recipe for growth in greater self-awareness and self-management skills. More context, principles and case studies can be found here

Learning as a Lifestyle

Practice these four habits and develop a lifestyle of continual learning

30 Days of Feedback

Tips and activities to encourage you and your teams, daily

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