Belbin Team Role Theory in Higher Education

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  of  real-life work teams.

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

Team Maps

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.

A Guide to Team Roles

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


You’ll get 30 years’ worth of academic research combined with practical

experience—so you can stop leaving your teams’ success up to chance.

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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   About the Author

Max is the CEO of Belbin North America. He brings a depth of knowledge and experience from his career in general management and consulting in North America, England, Europe and Asia. Max has assisted CEOs and senior leaders within client organizations with the design and implementation of Interaction Planning processes, team based organizational development programs and Lean Six Sigma initiatives.