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Sep 26 - Sep 28, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $1079 F
Nov 01 - Nov 03, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Feb 21 - Feb 23, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Mar 07 - Mar 09, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Mar 21 - Mar 23, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Denver , CO $1079 O
Apr 04 - Apr 06, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Apr 25 - Apr 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Las Vegas , NV $1079 O
May 02 - May 04, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
May 16 - May 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Philadelphia , PA $1079 O
Jun 06 - Jun 08, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Jun 27 - Jun 29, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
San Francisco , CA $1079 O
Jul 11 - Jul 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Jul 25 - Jul 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Seattle , WA $1079 O
Aug 01 - Aug 03, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Chicago , IL $1079 O
Sep 05 - Sep 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Sep 26 - Sep 28, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Oct 17 - Oct 19, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
Nov 07 - Nov 09, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Atlanta , GA $1079 O
Dec 05 - Dec 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $1079 O
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Course overview

Acquire the knowledge and best practices you need to be an outstanding team/group leader. Bring your team/group to a higher level by confidently managing tasks and motivating members to be the best they can be.

This course is part of the Certificates of Accomplishment in Human Resources Management,Team Leader Certificate Program, and the Certificate of Accomplishment in Project Management.

Additional Information:
Distance Education Option: Leading Teams and Groups (TDEV8500A).

Who should attend?

Managers and leaders of task forces, teams or work groups. This course is also ideal for anyone who is responsible for building and facilitating teams.

Also see: Jump-Starting High-Performing Teams: The Fundamentals (TDEV7021D) for a basic coursein team skills; and Leadership Essentials (MGMT7020D) or Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors (ADMB7006D) for introductory courses in leadership.

Learning outcomes

  • Define team leader roles and responsibilities
  • Identify team mission, goals/tasks and roles
  • Make the most of different styles of behavior
  • Explain how to lead a virtual team effectively
  • Explain effective leadership models
  • Evaluate team/group performance

Course outline

Syllabus -- Leading Teams and Groups, TDEV8200D, Grad. School, USDA

DAY ONE

  • Introduction
  • Welcome/Administration
  • Course Purpose
  • Introductory exercise
  • Module One: A Model For Team Effectiveness
    • Overview
    • Team Effectiveness Model
    • Exercise: Team Effectiveness
    • Vision (inc. video)
    • Exercise: Team Vision
    • Wrap-up

  • Module Two: "Extraordinary" Team Leadership
    • Overview
    • Team Leadership Practices Inventory (Team LPI)
    • Team Leadership Model
    • Steps for Communicating Tasks
    • Decision-Making

DAY TWO

  • Module Three: Interpersonal Communication and Appreciating Individual Differences
    • Overview
    • Listening Skills
    • Responding to Input
    • Exercise: Personal Feedback Experience
    • Giving and Receiving Feedback
    • Exercise: Giving Appropriate Feedback
    • Tips on Constructive Feedback
    • Appreciating Individual Differences
    • Exercise: Style Flexing

  • Module Four: Leading Team Efforts
    • Overview
    • Project Planning Simulation
    • Simulation Debrief
    • The OMR Model
    • Work Management Model
    • Guiding Principles For Performance Measurement
    • Balanced Scorecard Methodology

DAY THREE

  • Exercise: Work Planning
  • Module Five: Motivation, Coaching, And Conflict Management
    • Overview
    • Motivation Theory (inc. video)
    • Exercise: Personal Motivation Exercise
    • Coaching Model
    • Exercise: Coaching Role Play
    • Conflict Management
    • Life Styles Inventory (Conflict)
    • Conflict Management Styles
    • Conflict Scenario

  • Module Six: The Back Home Plan
    • Team Leader Action Plan

  • Course Closing and Evaluation

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