Essentials for Leading Teams and Relationships
What is your role as a team member or leader in creating the conditions in which people can flourish and achieve their mutual goals?
This course explores how you can positively influence the formation of this complex, interconnected system of relationships we call a "team." You'll examine why some current paradigms of team structure don’t adequately address the inevitable issues of unconscious power, identity and inclusion, and learn how to apply the principles of adaptive leadership to any relationship.
You'll leave with a framework for team functioning that will enable you to work skillfully with conflict, leverage diverse views and voices, and create team relationships that truly get results.
Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.
- Wed, Apr 12 (self-paced all week)
- Wed, Apr 19 (self-paced all week)
- Wed, Apr 26 (self-paced all week)
- Wed, May 3 (self-paced all week)
- Wed, May 10 (self-paced all week)
- Wed, May 17 (self-paced all week)
- Wed, May 24 (self-paced all week)
- Wed, May 31 (self-paced all week)
- Wed, Jun 7 (self-paced all week)
- Wed, Jun 14 (self-paced all week)
What you will learn
After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:
- Identify the keys to shift your team from a state of reactivity or dysfunction to agency and high productivity
- Apply five strategies to create a highly productive, aligned and focused team
- Explain how issues of unconscious power, identity and inclusion impact team performance
- Apply tools that allow you and your team to critically examine practices that privilege dominant, colonial, positivist worldviews and exclude other perspectives
- Apply frameworks for addressing conflict on teams
- Use proven coaching practices to develop, motivate and support others
How you will learn and be evaluated
- Prepare to spend about 10 hours per week on coursework
- Expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis
- Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and group assignments
You will be evaluated on:
- Participation in online discussions
No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.
For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.