Collaboration and Teamwork Community of Practice (CTE7001) - Strategies for Addressing Common Problems in Teamwork Export this event to calendar

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Facilitator: Katie Plaisance (Knowledge Integration)

Location: MC 2036


The Collaboration and Teamwork Community of Practice is co-organized by the Department of Knowledge Integration and Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE).  The purpose of the community of practice is to provide an opportunity for instructors – as well as those who study collaboration and teamwork -- to connect with their peers to share examples, experiences, ideas, resources and best practices around collaboration, teamwork and group work in education. This is the second meeting of the community of practice (CoP). 

In this session, there will be an in-depth discussion (and report back) of some common problems in teamwork/collaboration based on common problems identified in our survey as well as the first CoP meeting. 

Topics include: Forming groups, Motivating students, Social loafing, Interpersonal conflict, Making decisions/agreement, Grading & peer evaluation.


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Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email ( or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
Room 2036
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1