Learn how to enhance your team performance and increase your skills as a team leader with this course from Michigan University.

Leading Teams
  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
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Examine the importance of teamwork

Good teamwork is critical for any business. Most job roles involve cooperating with others towards a shared goal, which makes the ability to work as a team essential in meeting an organisation’s objectives.

This four-week course will equip you with the practical tools to build an effective and collaborative team, whilst also increasing your skills as a team leader.

Learn how to monitor team performance

In order to become a successful team leader and standout contributor in team settings, you’ll understand the valuable insights you can extract from your team.

You’ll learn skills to set up, run, evaluate, and continuously improve your team based on their performance.

Understand critical processes including team conflict resolution

A poorly designed team leads to communication breakdowns and motivation challenges. You’ll learn how to harness the productive potential of teams while mitigating the risks associated with teamwork.

You’ll discover the best practices for managing your team including effective conflict resolution tactics and building trust across the team to positively impact your team’s performance.

Learn with leadership experts at the Michigan University

Learning alongside the team-leading specialists at Michigan University, you’ll build your leadership skills and know how to deliver a collaborative and high-performing team in the workplace.

By the end of this course, you’ll know how to establish roles, build effective structures, and manage decisions so that your team excels in working towards common goals.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Designing Your Team for Excellence

    • Intro: Designing Your Team for Excellence

      Intro: Designing Your Team for Excellence

    • Team Size: How Big is Your Team?

      Team Size: How Big is Your Team?

    • Team Diversity: Demographics

      Team Diversity: Demographics

    • Team Diversity: Personality

      Team Diversity: Personality

    • Team Diversity: Values and Person-Team Fit

      Team Diversity: Values and Person-Team Fit

    • Goal Setting and Expectations in Teams

      Goal Setting and Expectations in Teams

    • Recap: Designing Your Team for Excellence

      Recap: Designing Your Team for Excellence

  • Week 2

    Structuring Your Team for Excellence

    • Intro: Structuring Your Team for Excellence

      Intro: Structuring Your Team for Excellence

    • Team Structures: Formal

      Team Structures: Formal

    • Team Structures: Informal

      Team Structures: Informal

    • Team Charters

      Team Charters

    • Recap: Structuring Your Team for Excellence

      Recap: Structuring Your Team for Excellence

  • Week 3

    Managing Team Dynamics

    • Conflict and Trust Among Team Members

      Conflict and Trust Among Team Members

  • Week 4

    Creating Sustainable Team Performance and Learning

    • Creating Sustainable Team Performance and Learning

      Creating Sustainable Team Performance and Learning

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  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop best practices for composing a team and aligning individual and team goals
  • Develop skills on how to establish roles, build structures, and manage decision making so that your team excels
  • Discuss some of the best ways to harness the productive potential of teams while mitigating the risks and traps of teamwork

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about teamwork and collaboration, and how to sustain it in the workplace. You’ll learn best practices on how to manage critical teams.

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

    1817
  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

About this ExpertTrack

Learn how to be a successful leader and increase your team performance in the workplace with proven management techniques.

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