Who should attend
Directors, managers and project managers from major corporations to growth-phase startups who need the acumen, frameworks and best practices to select, mobilize, and organize teams for innovation and organizational success.
The program focuses on three overlapping spheres of action required for building and leading high performing teams.
About the course
This program develops a foundational understanding of the frameworks, best practices, and toolkits needed to select, mobilize, and organize teams to innovate and achieve organizational goals.
Offered live online, the program is a six-session deep dive on how to build and lead high performing teams for maximum impact on the modern organization. Participants will acquire the analytical and interpersonal skills to optimize team performance by diagnosing complex team dynamics and taking appropriate action to improve team functioning.
Communication and coordination of team members is a key focus, with special attention given to virtual, global, cross-functional, action, and creative teams.
The program is a live online learning journey comprised of 6 sessions delivered over two weeks. Session topics include:
- Team Frameworks (GRIPS)
- Team Coaching Skills
- Emergent States & Conflict Management
Diverse Team Collaboration & Inclusion
Team Processes & Coordination
Team Structures: Power, Influence & Control
Cross-Functional & Distributed Teams
Team Collaboration Technology & Tools
Bringing It All Together
Exposure to new knowledge is only the starting point for a successful learning experience. This program employs a carefully sequenced combination of learning elements to ensure maximum applicability of the acumen, frameworks and insights that you take away. These include:
- Case discussion
- Team exercises
- Leadership assessment
Learning Objectives & Outcomes
- Understand and employ the GRIPs Framework (goals, roles, interpersonal relationships and processes) to intentionally improve team performance
- Describe and model inclusive leadership behaviors and conflict management skills to engage diverse and dispersed teams
- Analyze the impact of various team power, influence, and control dynamics and tactics when structuring teams within hierarchical and networked organizations
- Evaluate coaching and feedback methods to optimize engagement and outcomes
- Apply Design Thinking and Agile Methodologies to increase team innovation and problem solving skills
Biography Professor of Management and Organizations Corinne Bendersky is an expert in workplace conflict, status and justice in teams and organizations. Bendersky’s research resonates in constructive and concrete ways both in academe and business. Bendersky teaches in UCLA Anderson’s full-time...
Dr. Iris Firstenberg is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, UCLA and Adjunct Associate Professor of Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management. She teaches courses on problem solving, decision making, and innovative thinking in the psychology department and Anderson MBA programs....
Biography An assistant professor in the UCLA Anderson strategy group, Ian Larkin’s research is focused on compensation, incentives, employee motivation and human resources. His interest in the discipline comes compliments of his first job, with McKinsey & Company, where he spent four years ...
Biography Jennifer Whitson is an assistant professor of management and organizations at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Prior to joining Anderson, she served as assistant professor at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Her research addresses two central issues th...
Eugene M. Caruso studies social judgment, group decision-making and negotiation, egocentrism, perspective-taking, and ethics. His teaching interests include decision-making, social psychology, negotiation, and research methodology. Caruso has received research funding as part of a 3-year, $3.6 mi...
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