American Management Association

Leadership Skills and Team Development for Technical Professionals

Available dates

Dec 9—11, 2019
3 days
Arlington, Washington, United States
USD 2445
USD 815 per day
Dec 16—18, 2019
3 days
Houston, Texas, United States
USD 2445
USD 815 per day
Feb 10—12, 2020
3 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 2445
USD 815 per day
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About the course

Join the technical professionals who are enhancing their team-building and leadership skills with AMA

Leaders of technical professionals face a substantial challenge: to achieve successful task completion through positive work relationships. Leadership team development is your ticket to getting things done. In this highly interactive seminar, you will learn how to build and lead a team...evaluate your team's performance...and develop an action plan for continued leadership success.

How You Will Benefit

  • Hands-on practice building and leading a team
  • Maintain team performance during times of change
  • Manage and resolve team conflict
  • Develop the skills to manage the day-to-day challenges of team leadership

What You Will Cover

  • Technical vs. nontechnical professionals: differences that impact the leader’s role
  • Various types of teams: functional, cross-functional, self-managed and self-directed—how to vary your leadership style to meet the needs of the team
  • Key steps to building high-performance teams
  • Evaluating individual and team performance
  • Using discipline, coaching, communication, problem-solving and authority to better manage your people

Special Feature

AMA Blended Learning combines instructor-led training with online pre- and post-seminar assessments, tune-up courses and other resources to maximize your training goals. Through a blend of proven instructor-led seminars and powerful online technology, AMA Blended Learning provides a compelling and more comprehensive experience for the learner - producing a greater return-on-investment for the employer and the seminar participant.

## Outline



  • Understand the Differences Between Technical and Nontechnical Professionals
  • Describe Why People Skills Are Important to Leadership
  • Differentiate Among Doing, Managing, and Leading
  • Describe Best Practices for Holding Successful Team Meetings and for Building a High-Performance Team
  • Identify Your Leadership Style



  • Describe the Stages of Team Development
  • Apply Your Insight Work Style to the Stages of Team Development
  • Identify Effective Approaches to Dealing with Team Conflict
  • Describe the Steps of Assertive Communication
  • Give and Receive Feedback



  • Explain How to Delegate Responsibility
  • Identify Effective Motivational Strategies for Your Team
  • Describe Effective Coaching Behaviors



  • Describe the Stages of Team Development
  • List Ways to Avoid Groupthink
  • Develop a Plan to Improve Your Individual Leadership Skills
  • Apply What You Have Learned to Your Own Team

Who should attend

IT and technical professionals, including team leaders, managers, directors and others who want to enhance their team-building and leadership skills.

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