Program overview

This one day, highly interactive program addresses the word ‘team’ as a verb (to team) rather than the traditional treatment as a noun (the team). The focus is not on what teams are, but on what ultra-successful teams do.

This program uses the Harvard Business School online simulation – Climbing Mount Everest. Each participant will take on the role of a specialist member of a team climbing Mount Everest. Team members will analyse information on weather, health conditions, supplies, goals and hiking speed. Along the journey, the team must also make decisions in response to hidden challenges that affect their ascent, speed, health and overall success.

Following the simulation itself, which spans 1.5 hours, you will debrief on your experience and unpack further learnings to produce a practical understanding of team performance that will outlast the classroom and can be applied immediately.

The heart of the program is focussed on the pillars that build ‘psychological safety’, which is absolutely critical for success.

Bring yourself or bring a team! Teams will consist of a maximum of 6 people. Individuals will join a mixed team.

Suitable for:

  • Team Members, Team Leaders, Managers
Key learnings:
During this program you will learn: 
  • how to foster psychological safety in a team and why it is critical for team success

  • how teams can improve the way they make decisions

  • how opposing interests affect team dynamics

  • how leaders shape team decision-making and performance in time-sensitive situations

  • how teams and their leaders deal with trade- offs between short-term task completion and longer-term team effectiveness

  • how cognitive biases impair decision making.


  Tahlia Willey

Network and Programs Officer
e: connect@lgprofessionalssa.org.au   
p: 08 8291 7994 

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