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