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Michael Dimeo
BIS 393
Bothell Campus

Special Topics

Various topics designed to respond to faculty and student interests and needs.

Class description

This course is designed to help students develop team leader and member competencies needed to succeed in today’s organizations. As teams have become an integral part of everything we do, understanding their dynamics and processes is crucial for individual and team success. Our primary focus will be how work gets done in teams through collaboration and shared decision making. We will also look at how best to work with those who like to go it alone, and others who might demonstrate dysfunctional behavior from time to time.

Student learning goals

Observe and evaluate the behaviors of effective team leaders and members

Discuss and practice effective interpersonal communication skills that support building high-performance teams

Practice problem solving and decision making in the context of collaboration

Practice the elements of effective conflict resolution

Review and practice team influence tactics

Practice giving and receiving feedback

General method of instruction

Large and small group discussions Experiential activities designed to reflect what works in high performing teams One-on-one coaching Short lectures and group presentations

Recommended preparation

No specific preparation

Class assignments and grading

Emails that outline the progress of your team work Team Presentation Class Participation Quizes Mid term and Final

Quality of critical thinking, writing, and giving presentations Quality of participation


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael Dimeo
Date: 01/07/2013