Leading High Performing Technical Teams

UQ Business School

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  • 2 days
  • blended

UQ Business School


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Who should attend

This course is designed to give managers and leaders of technical teams the skills to understand and apply the mindsets, leadership approaches, and engagement techniques required to foster a high-performing team culture, even when working with remote or geographically-dispersed teams.

About the course

Highly effective leadership skills are the most significant determinant of workforce engagement levels and impact performance, productivity and profits.

While the essential elements of effective leadership are consistent across industries and functions, managers today are often required to oversee specialist, functional, or technical teams, and meet the challenges of a changing workforce across flexible or geographically dispersed locations. Effective leaders must balance increasing expectations around team engagement, productivity, and profits. These leaders face a fairly unique set of challenges when developing their leadership capabilities.

Leading High Performing Teams is a blended course that will provide the latest leadership theory and management best practice to team leaders, supervisors, and managers. The course has a specific focus on those who manage specialist teams, such as Engineers, IT specialists, Architects, Clinical and Allied Health, and many others.

This course equips leaders with the specific knowledge and skills required to maximise team engagement, improve performance, reduce absenteeism, and motivate team members to reach their full potential, in a format that addresses the common issues for high performing teams.

Leading High Performing Teams is delivered in a blended format, comprising of the equivalent of one-day of self-paced online learning, plus two days of interactive, face-to-face learning.

What you will learn

You will develop a range of leadership techniques, mindsets and approaches to create a high-performing culture in your team of professionals, technical experts, and specialist. Working with a diverse group of managers, you will explore:

  • How to shape a leadership mindset and apply new approaches to the challenges of leading expert or technical teams
  • Your personal leadership journey and understanding your accountabilities
  • Techniques to increase engagement and motivation
  • Leading in today's workplace – remote, global and geographically-dispersed teams
  • Frameworks to strengthen decision-making
  • Approaches to increase engagement, communication and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • How to strengthen your own relationship with your manager and the impact on your team culture

Style of learning

This three-day course combines the equivalent of one-day of self-paced online learning with a two-day face-to-face facilitated workshop.

The interactive digital learning platform for this course is in story format, with each subsequent module building your knowledge and skills. During the in-class component of the course, you will apply your learnings from the digital modules of the course. There are reflective leadership short-answer and multi-choice questions to complete, case studies to read, and videos to watch within each of the four modules. We estimate an overall commitment of eight hours of pre-class work, which can be spread over a number of weeks, to receive maximum benefit from your time in class. Each module takes an average of two hours to complete with each section within a module taking approximately 20 minutes.

Online learning is self-paced but should be completed prior to the two-day face-to-face session.

Once registration for the course is completed, detailed information will be provided on accessing the digital learning platform approximately one month from the face-to-face session for the course.


Tyler Okimoto

YLER G. OKIMOTO is an Associate Professor in Management in the UQ Business School where he currently serves as Management Discipline Leader, and teaches courses on leadership, human resources, conflict/negotiation, and decision-making in the Undergraduate, MBA, and Executive levels. Prior to join...

Neil Paulsen

Neil's research interests focus on leadership, organisational behaviour, organisational change, identity processes and the application of design thinking in services design. Current projects explore leadership transition in health teams, and the challenge for organisations adapting to employees w...

Leading High Performing Technical Teams at UQ Business School

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