Leading high performance teams is a goal that every project leader can attain. High performance teams result from a conscious effort to build trust and the behaviors and skills necessary to solve problems cooperatively.
This course is founded on the concept that almost every project is accomplished through the concerted, coordinated work of teams of people. No matter if the teams are part-time volunteers or highly-skilled professionals, their productivity and success is drastically affected by the relationships within the team and their ability to function as a cohesive unit. This class not only provides a vision of a high performance team, but also specific guidelines every team leader can follow to improve their team’s performance.
Project teams have a unique challenge: they come together for a temporary assignment in which they face a special problem. Teams that are successful build a positive team environment and work together to solve problems, even in the face of conflict. This course presents proven communication techniques, explains leadership styles, and details team building principles in the context of the project environment. The course combines lecture, discussion, and practice; participants learn the theory behind the art of managing teams. We make extensive use of role playing and experiential learning to help participants internalize the skills more rapidly.
Leading high performance teams is a very achievable goal. It requires an understanding of the characteristics of high performance, and a solid understanding of the steps to put those in place.