TEAM MANAGER TRAINING

Providing support every step of the way!


STEP 1 - AWARENESS MEETING (in September)

Recommended for: Parents, PTA Representatives, new Team Managers, new Assistant Team Managers

Introduces you to the Destination Imagination program.

Topics: overview of the program, internet resources, support and protocols unique to your school, and suggestions on forming a team

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STEP 2 - ORIENTATION (IN SEPTEMBER and october)

Recommended for: All First-Year Team Managers, new Assistant Team Managers, anyone who has general questions about the program

Expands on the Awareness Meeting.

Topics: volunteer requirement, registration, fees, role of a Team Manager, rules about interference, resources, and overview of the Challenges.

STEP 3 - TEAM MANAGER TRAINING (in october and november)

Strongly Recommended for: ALL New and Experienced Team Managers 
Also Invited: Assistant Team Managers, Campus Coordinators

Team Manager Training expands on the Orientation and is offered in two separate concurrent sessions.

New Team Manager Training topics: holding a meeting, managing parents, interference, Instant Challenge overview, and relevant resources

Experienced Team Manager Training topics: advanced managing techniques, creativity and Interference, the WOW factor, and relevant resources 
For Team Managers who have at least one year of experience managing a team.

STEP 4 - CHALLENGE-SPECIFIC TRAINING (In october and november)

Recommended for: ALL Team Managers and Assistant Team Managers

A break-out session for Team Managers which immediately follows the Team Manager Training described in Step 3.

Focus: Get more information about one Challenge. Choose between either the Rising Star Challenge or one of the competitive Challenges. The Challenge Master will discuss unique requirements and scoring elements of that Challenge. 

 

STEP 5: INSTANT CHALLENGE TRAINING (In october)

Recommended for: ALL Team Managers and Assistant Team Managers

Participants divided into two groups: Rising Star Team Managers and Competitive Team Managers

Focus: Challenge Masters for Instant Challenge will discuss the different types of Instant Challenges, the why, when, and how of practicing them, and resources available for finding new ones. 

STEP 6: TEAMM U! 101 (in december)

Recommended for:  All Team Managers and Assistant Team Managers

TEAM Manager University! is for those managing either Rising Star or competitive teams.

Focus: Interference
Also discussed: team dynamics, script writing, Instant Challenge
Concludes with Q&A

STEP 7: TEAMM U! 201

Recommended for: All Team Managers and Assistant Team Managers

TEAM Manager University! is for those managing either Rising Star or competitive teams.

Focus: Universal, five-step problem-solving process
Also discussed: Team Choice Elements.
Concludes with Q&A

STEP 8: TEAMM U! 301 

Recommended for: All Team Managers and Assistant Team Managers

TEAM Manager University! is for those managing either Rising Star or competitive teams.

Focus: What to expect on tournament day, including: talking to the parents, how to get it all done, what to do when things go wrong on tournament day, required forms
Conclude with Q&A