Teams and Team Science

 
What is Team Science?

Working collaboratively with investigators, staff, and others is a fact of life for researchers in an academic medical center. Creating and operating “effective” teams is becoming more of a challenge as research becomes more interdisciplinary and many teams function across multiple institutions. “Team Science” is the study and application of principles, techniques, and strategies in order to form, develop, lead, and manage groups of individuals who are part of a research project or team.

The CIS is building the expertise and resources to help investigators and teams learn the fundamentals of team science and to support teams as they develop and mature. We offer a range of educational courses, workshops, seminars and presentations that can be customized to particular audiences and incorporated into existing courses or other educational offerings.

Several of our previous workshops are described below, and we have included a library of Team Science readings, presentations, and tools available in the resource section.

For more information about Team Science or to schedule a Team Science consultation, contact Laura Hildreth at hildrele@uc.edu.

TEAM SCIENCE WORKSHOPS FALL 2019
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for:

Deconstructing Diversity in Team Science: Uncovering Your Hidden Strengths - Nov. 15, 2019; 10:00 am - 12:00 noon; Kowalewski Hall 301

 

 

 

Team Science Workshop Activities:

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Watch Teaser Video from K Club Presentation: 
How To Team Your Dragon Kclub_20190801.mp4

 

Team Science Faculty:

 

WORKSHOPS:
 

TITLE

DATE(S)

DESCRIPTION

Average Rating (5 pt scale)

Creating & Assembling Teams
10/5/2016, 2/17/2017
Introduces participants to the differences between a group and a team, the benefits of interprofessional collaboration, and applying team functions to project design
4.9
Effective Teams
10/26/2016, 3/22/2017
Introduces and explores the five functions (and corresponding dysfunctions) of a team, as well as communication styles and how to apply these tools and concepts in a team setting
4.3
Effective Team Leadership
11/16/2016, 4/10/2017
Identifies and describes the top frustrations of teams, differentiates between management and leadership, discusses leadership characteristics, and introduces team charters
4.3
Team Science Basics
10/13/2017, 10/5/2018, 09/19/2019
Introduces participants to foundational concepts within team science: the importance of interprofessional collaboration in a contemporary research setting, principles of good team communication, and positive team behaviors.
4.8
Five Dysfunctions of a Team
2/22/2018
Introduces Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which describes common dysfunctions of teams and tools to improve team dynamics
4.6
Conflict Management
4/12/2018, 11/15/2018
Helps participants understand potential sources of conflict and typical styles of conflict management, and introduces tools to manage conflict and make it more constructive
4.8
Team Science in Acute Care Research
12/10/2018
This workshop was customized for the Acute Care Research Council (ACRC). Participants were introduced to basic concepts of team science, such as Tuckman's Team Development Model, recognizing and reconciling different perspectives, and developing shared mental models.
4.4
 
Team Effectiveness: Communication is the Key
 
3/29/2019
Demonstrates methods to communicate in positive, productive ways, particularly related to email communications; and introduces key concepts and techniques for having "Crucial Conversations" from the book by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Roppe.
4.6
Appreciative Inquiry & Team Charters
4/12/2019
Introduces key principles of appreciative inquiry and how to apply them in a team setting; introduces team charters and ties them to the process of appreciative inquiry
4.3
Cultural Competency/Diversity in Teams Workshop
11/15/2019
TBD
 
       

 

PRESENTATIONS:
 

TITLE

HOST

DESCRIPTION

PRESENTER(S)

DATE

CCTST Grand Rounds: Transdisciplinary Research
TWD
Provides an overview of models of transdisciplinary research methodology and a discussion of how to create an environment that supports and promotes this type of research.
Jack Kues
6/21/2019
Effective Collaboration: An overview of team science and how to use it
K Club
Recognize the structure and function of effective teams. Utilize effective communication skills to improve team outcomes. Be aware of team science resources for training and consultation offered by the Cent for Improvement Science.  Includes special team building activity, "How to Team Your Dragon".
Jack Kues
8/1/2019
Survey Data Analysis
CCHMC Pastoral Care Research Team
Tutorial on Data Analysis; looking at study data from the Pastoral Care Research Team at CCHMC
Jack Kues
6/24/2019
Team Science Training
UC Staff Success Center 
Identify opportunities through various perspectives to help the team thrive in its identified & necessary future state. Includes special team building activity, "How to Team Your Dragon".
Jack Kues, Tanya Ladd, Tina Mahle
7/30/2019
Purposeful Transdisciplinarity: Moving Collaboration to the Next Level
CRANI
Overview of transdisciplinarity: Levels of collaboration; collaboration at the intersection of disciplines; Transdisciplinarity: Defining a NEW Space; Wicked Problems
Jack Kues
5/16/2019
Interprofessional Practice and Education
UCCOM Faculty Development
Facilitation skills for IPE faculty facilitators
Jack Kues
1/28/2019
Leadership: Effectively Managing Teams
UCCOM Faculty Development
Distinguish between leadership and management activities in a team
Identify different styles of leadership and how they apply to different types of teams
Utilize strategies to promote optimal functioning within teams
Recognize team dysfunction and its causes
Jack Kues
4/2/2019
UC Infrastructure Workshop
UC Office of Research
Introduction to CIS: Promote and expand collaboration; Teach and spread the use of team science principles; Provide consultative services to improve teams
Develop and expand interprofessional social networks; Evaluate CCTST and CIS programs and initiatives; Study aspects of Team Science that impact collaboration and productivity
Jack Kues
4/17/2019
Optimizing Team Science Aspects of Grant Submissions
Internal Medicine
Team Science applications for preparing grant submissions
Jack Kues
4/25/2019
Creating a Team Science Infrastructure to Promote Research Collaboration 
Science of Team Science Conference
As we developed our approach to integrating team science into our CCTST we identified the need for a comprehensive model included multi-level training, team consultations, rewards for successful collaboration and creation of high-functioning teams, mechanisms to overcome institutional barriers to collaboration, and a shift in the institutional research culture that currently accepts dysfunctional and sub-optimal teams as the norm. We have been building a cross-institutional, comprehensive approach to transdisciplinary research to create a sustainable impact on the quality of research teams, collaboration and the culture of our CTSA partners.
Jack Kues
5/21/2019
 
 
 
 
 

 

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