Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Available dates

May 18—20, 2020
3 days
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
USD 6200
USD 2066 per day
Oct 5—7, 2020
3 days
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
USD 6200
USD 2066 per day


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About the course

Unleash the power of your most talented teams.

Sharpen your leadership performance with the most effective practices for leading teams. Through self-assessment and diagnostics, you’ll learn what your personal strengths are as a team leader, and emerge with the tools to create, inspire, and lead your organization’s most valuable resources — teams.

During this program, you and other aspiring leaders will complete leadership and team assessments and participate in group discussions, video case studies, and simulations to experience the most effective team leadership practices. You’ll develop a deep understanding of your “roles” as a team leader and learn proven techniques for decision-making. Faculty experts guide you through inclusive leadership techniques, leveraging diversity, and creating a positive team culture.

The Experience

This intense three-day program draws leaders from a wide variety of sectors and geographies. Our world-renowned faculty employ a variety of activities including leadership self-assessments, diagnostics for assessing team effectiveness, group discussions, video case studies, simulations, and real-life examples of best and worst team leadership practices. Each participant will leave the program with a personalized action plan that can be implemented immediately to enhance their team's performance. Participants will also have an opportunity to have a private coaching session within three months of the program's conclusion to assess their progress as a team leader.

  • Day 1: Inspiring performance through visioning, task design, and leveraging team strengths
  • Day 2: Decision-making, inclusive leadership, and managing conflict
  • Day 3: Coaching, virtual team

Individual Benefits

  • Deeper knowledge of how your personal styles, strengths, and weaknesses affect your team’s ability to achieve important goals
  • A step-by-step process for coaching individuals and teams
  • Strategies for building external relationships that help the team achieve faster results
  • A post-program private coaching session to follow up on your progres

Organizational Benefits

  • Team leaders who can take their teams to the next level of performance, including in complex and high-stakes situations
  • A valuable blueprint for creating a culture of agile, aligned, and connected teams that are able to get better results in less time using fewer resources
  • Frameworks, strategies, and tools that team leaders can teach to others throughout the organization

Who should attend

  • Team leaders and project managers at all levels
  • Intact work teams - contact us for special pricing
  • Leaders of virtual teams

Trust the experts

Paula Caproni

Research Paula J. Caproni is on the faculty of the Management and Organizations Department at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  Professor Caproni received her MBA from the University of Massachusetts and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University.   ...


David Mayer

David M. Mayer is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organizations Area at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. His research interests concern social and ethical issues in organizations. Specifically, he conducts re...


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