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Duke Corporate Education

Building Effective Teams

Oct 19—21, 2020
3 days
Sandton, South Africa
ZAR 22425 ≈USD 1465
ZAR 7475 per day

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Building Effective Teams focuses on how to implement practices for leading highly effective teams in unstable and often distributed environments.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn how to build and guide diverse teams that can navigate the impacts of external and internal forces
  • Form, coach, and lead resilient and responsive teams.
  • Gain insight on the external environment, context and culture that all teams operate in and that always surrounds and affects team functioning.
  • Unearth the factors that drive highly effective teams, including direction, structure, relationships, leadership and self-governance.
Haskayne School of Business

Building Effective Teams

Building Effective Teams - University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business

Next dates

Jan 7—Mar 17, 2020
2 daysModules info
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
CAD 2675 ≈USD 2015
CAD 1337 per day


This program is eligible for grant funding up to 5 weeks prior to program start date.

The learning journey: Leading and building effective teams

Successfully navigating modern business challenges requires individuals to work together to achieve extraordinary solutions that simply cannot be accomplished by working alone. In the current state of increasing market competition and complexity, skill in creating and leading effective teams is more essential than ever before.

Effective teamwork creates extraordinary power which is necessary to overcome modern business challenges and also creates a more fun and meaningful work environment for your people. In this cutting edge program, you will: gain an understanding of the difference between working groups and teams; learn to cultivate the ‘super power’ of human psychological attachment; discover ways to guide teams through every stage of team development; understand how to work effectively with power and influence; and learn to apply simple tools for troubleshooting in five areas that prevent teams from achieving results. The learning in this blended program also provides the opportunity to take new knowledge into your current workplace through practical application and integration activities. You will also receive individual coaching as you begin to apply your new knowledge to your current (or future) teams.

Unique program features:

Unlike any other team building program on the market, this program is designed for maximum impact by incorporating:

  • One-on-one coaching from a certified MEd Psychologist to develop a pragmatic plan to implement the relevant concepts, tools and frameworks introduced in the program
  • A blended learning journey (both online and in the classroom), deliberately designed and spaced over time to allow for absorption of key concepts and implementation of learning back into your team(s)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify what a team is and when teamwork is the best strategic choice
  • Explain the psychology of effective teams and how effective teams make the extraordinary possible
  • Build and guide teams through the essential stages of team development
  • Identify the effect of social status, power and influence within teams and learn how to effectively navigate these dynamics
  • Successfully troubleshoot the areas where team effectiveness can break down
  • Implement strategies to keep teams energized, accountable, productive and focused on results

Who should attend

  • Team leaders and managers in all industries and functions
  • Team leads of cross-functional projects


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