Building Collaborative Teams for High Impact

Shifting their focus from "I" to "we," today's most effective leaders create conditions that allow others to be successful. They are deeply collaborative, equity-minded, developmental and adaptive. They are also skilled at interpersonal communications and working across difference to achieve collective, enduring results.

In this module, you will use a range of highly interactive and experiential approaches to developing effective interpersonal relationships. You’ll have opportunities to bring your real-world challenges into the classroom, as you build your confidence and skills in having courageous conversations, navigating power, and transforming conflict into a tool for developing both yourself and others.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 3 Suzanne Hawkes $1655.00 12 Register
Online - Cicely Blain $1655.00 12 Register

Schedule clarification: Online courses begin on the first date listed and end six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify a range of mindsets, leadership principles and frameworks centred on supporting inclusive, equity-minded and results-oriented interpersonal communications and partnerships
  • Map dynamics around power and privilege in interpersonal relationships
  • Identify interventions that create greater equity and help unleash the full creative potential of others in diverse teams
  • Increase the skills and confidence essential for effective interpersonal communications in the context of equitable, systems-oriented leadership. These skills include:
        • awareness of implicit bias
        • cultivating deep presence
        • skillful listening
        • developing greater alignment through storytelling
        • giving and receiving skillful feedback
  • Increase skill, confidence and ease with interpersonal conflict and difference, navigating polarities and conducting effective ‘difficult conversations’
  • Apply decision-making and accountability tools that catalyze action and clarify roles

How will I learn?

  • Advance readings
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Group discussion
  • Assignments

Who should take this module?

We've designed this module for professionals preparing for a senior leadership position or executive leaders who want to increase their effectiveness at work, advance their careers and strengthen their organizations. 

How will I be evaluated?

You will be evaluated based on your class participation and assignment work. 

Textbooks and learning materials

There are no required textbooks for this module. 

Technical information

In online offerings, you will access courses through Canvas, our online learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is extremely user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an internet connection. 

You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of the course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.

To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.

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