Belbin Team Role Theory in Higher Education

September 20, 2015 3Circle Partners

Belbin Team Role Theory is the gold standard in team management methodology across the globe. The strength of Belbin lies in the fact that it is evidence-based and predictable in real life work settings. It injects team leadership skills into the leadership development of your students. It provides a very practical approach to how individuals can play to their strengths to maximize their role on a team.

A key strength of the Belbin Team Role Reports is that they are based on not only self-perceptions, but also observer assessments. These observer assessments provide an objective view of an individual’s contributions and are a critical element in developing self-awareness.

We often find that individuals are totally unaware of the strengths that they possess (we call these “hidden strengths”), and conversely people may over-estimate their strengths in certain roles. The Belbin framework is extremely helpful in the process of helping team members to understand their strengths.

For more information on using Belbin Team Role Theory, please click on the links below:

Belbin in Higher Education    
What Is Belbin Team Role Theory?

A summary of Belbin Team Roles – Hard Science for “Soft Skills”.

Academic Institutions Using Belbin Team Role Theory

A list of international institutions located in the North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.

Predictability of Belbin

A video which explains how Belbin Team Role Theory can predict the success of real-life work teams.

Using Belbin Reports to create Belbin Team Maps

A video that demonstrates how to create & analyze your own Belbin Team Map.

Sample Report

An Individual Belbin Team Role Sample Report.

Next Steps    
Belbin Extranet System

Belbin Team Roles Reports – Complete Do-It-Yourself Package with 200 reports.

Package also provides full access to many helpful resources.

Price includes system training and support.

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A Guide to Team Roles

Our 70-page comprehensive introduction to Belbin’s team building approach.

You’ll get 30 years’ worth of academic research combined with practical experience—so you can stop leaving your teams’ success up to chance.

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Belbin 2-day Accreditation Workshop

Becoming an accredited Belbin Team Roles specialist teaches you groundbreaking team development knowledge and resources ideal for your workplace or clients.

You’ll learn how to apply Team Role theory to develop top-performing teams and improve individual and team effectiveness—a vital skill in today’s uncertain economic climate.


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3Circle Partners

We believe creating an effective organization requires a scientifically based, data-driven approach. As industry leaders in team development and leadership consulting, we work with some of the world’s most successful organizations—including many Fortune 500 companies—to improve performance through a specialized focus on interaction. We call this Team Acceleration®.

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