Congratulations on being a Team Manager! We thank you for your commitment to helping us inspire and equip students to become the next generaltion of innovators and leaders.
Now that you are here, we would like to help you be the very best Team Manager you can be!
Here are the training programs and materials which are available:
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Destination Imagination Program Materials
Team Manager Training Sessions
We present Team Manager training sessions each fall, usually in October. The sessions run for approximately 5 hours, and generally include presentations the following topics:
- Tips for new managers
- How to read a Challenge
- Interference and how to avoid it
- Creative problem solving tools
- How to Teach Instant Challenge skills
- Time management for teams
- How to deal with difficult intra-team issues
- Break-out sessions for each type of challege
To register, use the online registration system: Register for TM Training
Team Manager Webinars
In addition to the training session, we hold webinars on various topics throughout the year. These are usually announced on our web page and by email to all registered Team Managers.
Destination Imagination Inc. has created useful online training modules for Team Managers. Topics include Being a Team Manager, Rules of the Road, and Interference. The modules can be found at their DI University site.
NYDI has a series of presentations available to guide team managers. These can be found at NYDI Presentations.
Over the years we have accumulated numerous guides for teams and Team Managers. See:
- Resources for Teams – helpful references for Team Managers, team members, and parents
- Resources for Team Managers – our collection of resources specifically for Team Managers
- TM Tips & Tricks Guide – a helpful guide which can be used in parallel with the Roadmap
Having an experienced Team Manager by your side is a great way to improve your team management skills. In our experience, many past Team Managers are willing to provide guidance – chatting the the current manager on a regular basis, sitting in on occasional team meetings, providing skills training for a team, or in some cases even serving as a co-manager. If you are in a district with a larger DI program, your coordinator should be able to help you find a mentor. Alternatively, your Regional Director should be able to put you in touch with a former manager in your area.