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.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 10 weeks
Tuition: $849
Can be applied to:
Leadership Essentials Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateWe plan to offer this course Jan 15-Mar 25, 2025. Registration will open once details are finalized.
InstructorJunie Désil
Seats Available30

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:

  • Assignments 
  • Participation in online discussions

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

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.