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Alberta School of Business

Building and Leading Effective Teams

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Dec 5—6, 2019
2 days
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CAD 700 ≈USD 534
CAD 350 per day
Mar 16—17, 2020
2 days
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CAD 700 ≈USD 534
CAD 350 per day


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About the course

This course will focus on building and leading teams that demonstrate high performance. Each team member brings distinctive strengths to the overall team, which contribute to the team dynamics. This course will address the concept of using individuals’ strengths and differences to enhance the team’s commitment, productivity, communication, trust, and cohesion. Attendees will improve their ability to foster strong relationships and performance by learning key concepts and practical strategies, which will be illustrated through experiential activities. Upon completion of the course, attendees will have practical skills for enhancing team performance that they will be able to apply with confidence in the workplace.

Topics Covered:

  • Team formation and composition: dynamics of individuals working together
  • The impact of team cohesion on commitment, productivity, and performance
  • Using strengths of team members
  • How different perspectives can foster team performance
  • Effective communication
  • Enhancing trust and cohesion
  • Healthy conflict and its benefits

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Jennifer Short

Jennifer is a registered psychologist in the province of Alberta who holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She has a diverse professional background, with experience as a clinical psychologist in private practice and the correction...


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