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 course, 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.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 6 weeks
Tuition: $1,655
Can be applied to:
Executive Leadership Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

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

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateWed, Oct 30, 2024
  • Wed, Oct 30 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Nov 6 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Nov 13 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Nov 20 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Nov 27 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Dec 4 (self-paced all week)
InstructorCicely Blain
Seats Available23

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • 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 you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 6–10 hours per week on coursework
  • Plan for advance reading
  • 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.