bk4220 Team Skills

Faculty of Sports Studies
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
7/7/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jana Stará, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Stará, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dagmar Heiland Trávníková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Dagmar Heiland Trávníková, Ph.D.
Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Stará, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students of Sports Management should be aware of the importance of team skills as a necessary aspect of team work.
The objective of this course is to introduce the students into the field of team skills, team roles, team goals and team characteristics. Additional topics, such as effective communication and cooperation, feedback and evaluation, group dynamics phases and team motivation will be covered as well. Individual topics will be presented by means of a necessary theoretical background, followed by practical activities.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:
-define basic team skills (communication, presentation, cooperation, flexibility, feedback and evaluation, creativity)
-define team structure, team goals, team roles and important aspects of an effective team cooperation
-describe group dynamics phases
-define and evaluate (on the basis of practical activities and exercises) their status within the study group from the point of view of team roles, communication or cooperation
  • Definition of a team (structure, roles, needs, competences of team members)
  • Team goals
  • Team skills
  • Team roles
  • Communication and cooperation in team
  • Group dynamics
  • Conflict in a group, crisis in a team
  • Decision making, working in a team X working in a group
  • Team leader, team motivation, team evaluation
  • Feedback and reflexion
    required literature
  • HERMOCHOVÁ, Soňa. Teambuilding. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2006. 113 s. ISBN 8024711559. info
    recommended literature
  • MOHAUPTOVÁ, Eva. Teambuilding : cesta k efektivní spolupráci. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2009. 173 s. ISBN 9788073676414. info
  • PAYNE, Vivette. Teambuilding workshop : trénink týmových dovedností. Translated by Kristýna Helceletová. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2007. 339 s. ISBN 9788025115886. info
  • KRÜGER, Wolfgang. Vedení týmů : jak sestavit, organizovat a povzbuzovat pracovní tým. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2004. 108 s. ISBN 8024707802. info
  • PLAMÍNEK, Jiří. Vedení lidí, týmů a firem : praktický atlas managementu. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2002. 151 s. ISBN 80-247-0403-X. info
  • KŘIVOHLAVÝ, Jaro. Tajemství úspěšného jednání. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 1995. 162 s. ISBN 80-85623-84-6. info
    not specified
  • 50 digital team-building gamesfast, fun meeting openers, group activities and adventures using social media, smart phones, GPS, tablets, and more. Edited by John Chen. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2012. xxxiv, 200. ISBN 9781118227374. info
  • The first-time manager's guide to team building. Edited by Gary S. Topchik. New York: AMACOM, 2007. iv, 140 p. ISBN 0814474292. info
  • LAFF, Michael. Effective Team Building: More than Just Fun at Work. T + D, Alexandria, 2006. ISSN 1055-9760. info
  • PAYNE, Vivette. The team-building workshop : trainer´s guide. New York: AMACOM, 2001. xv, 447. ISBN 0814470793. info
  • Team-building activities for every group. Edited by Alanna Jones. Richland, WA: Rec Room Pub., 1999. 191 s. ISBN 0966234162. info
  • The complete idiot's guide to team building. Edited by Arthur R. Pell. Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books, 1999. xx, 412 p. ISBN 0028636562. info
  • DYER, William G. Team building : issues and alternatives. 2nd ed. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1987. xiii, 171. ISBN 0201180375. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, practical seminars, group work, group discussion, feedback and evaluation activites
Assessment methods
1. Active participation in lectures and seminars (MAX 1 absence accepted)
2. Presentation (10 min) of an activity focused on a selected team skill
3. Handing in a lesson plan of the presented activity
4. Written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (spring 2021, recent)
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