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Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
Building High-Performance Teams
Develop a Team Poised for Success
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2 Days
14 PDUs / 1.4 CEUs
Virtual Classroom
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Four 3-hour sessions
12 PDUs / 1.2 CEUs
On-Demand Learning
Course No.:
12 hours
12 PDUs / 1.2 CEUs
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Good understanding of project management


About the Course
This course pulls together the most current and popular theories and writings on this complex topic and presents this amalgamated view in a highly interactive workshop and activity-based approach. Students will understand and have the skills required to build and participate in high-performance project teams and will possess the insight to proactively affect change within their respective organizations by guiding the existing culture to one that promotes high performance.

Course Goal
The goal of this course is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and techniques that will enable you to build high-performance project teams.

Who Should Attend
This 2-day workshop is designed for:

  • Department heads
  • Program managers
  • Project managers
  • Team leaders

What You Will Learn
You will learn how to:

  • Define a team and describe the optimum team size for effective performance
  • Describe characteristics and guiding behaviors of high-performance teams
  • Describe the major elements of each development stage in two distinct models
  • Recognize cultural barriers in achieving high performance
  • List the attributes a high-performing corporate culture
  • Assess your own corporate culture
  • Discuss corporate leadership as a factor in building high-performance project teams
  • Describe the three A’s of selecting team members
  • State three leadership responsibilities
  • Describe leadership responsibilities, styles, and roles
  • List and describe the eight components of the team charter model for building high-performance teams

Course Overview
Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Course Delivery Strategy
  • Discussion: Participant Expectations
  • Team Activity – Building a Bridge

Foundational Team Concepts

  • The Nature of Teams
    • The Definition of a Team
    • Types of Teams
    • Does the Size of the Team Matter?
  • Characteristics of High-Performance Teams
  • Guiding Behaviors of High-Performance Teams
  • Team Activity – Characteristics of High-Performance Teams
    • Purpose and Values
    • Empowerment
    • Relationship and Communication
    • Flexibility
    • Optimal Performance
    • Recognition and Appreciation
    • Morale

Understanding Team Development

  • Stages of Team Development – Model 1
  • Stages of Team Development – Model 2
  • Team Activity

Designing a High-Performance Culture

  • Corporate Cultures
    • Cultural Characteristics
    • The cost of culture
    • Designing High-Performance Cultures
    • Assessing Your Culture
  • Corporate Leadership
  • Leadership tips

Establishing the Attributes of High Performance

  • Choosing the Right People
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Team Leadership
    • Leadership Responsibilities
    • Leadership Styles
  • The Team Charter Model
    • Team Vision, Purpose, and Values
    • Team Norms
    • Team Member Roles
    • Key Responsibility Areas and Goals
    • Communication Strategies
    • Decision Making, Authority, and Accountability
    • Resources
  • Team Activity

Recap & Closing

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