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Michael Dimeo
Bothell Campus

Team Building

Introduces a theoretical and experiential understanding of team development, consensus decision-making, sharing values, diversity, facilitation, conflict resolution, and dialogue. Theory is based on emerging views of teams and organizations as self-organizing systems.

Class description

Team Building: This course is a mix of hearing about team leadership and membership and actually experiencing these two phenomena. The learning activities are designed to give students a deeper awareness of individual and group dynamics and how teams operate as self-organizing systems. Emphasis is placed on experiential learning in order to connect theory to application. Topics include types of teams, the roles we play on teams, stages of team development, conflict management, mediation, and diversity. Each class meets the first three consecutive Saturdays of each quarter.

Student learning goals

Observe and practice the behaviors of effective team leadership and membership

Diagnose and facilitate team development

Identify key elements of high-performance teams

General method of instruction

Lecture and large group discussion In-class team activities and debrief Low-Ropes participation and/or observation (Challenge by choice.)

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Three reflection papers One team presentation Participation in assigned team Participation in class

This is a credit/no credit class. Participation is required and all assignments must be completed.

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: 01/28/2013