Course Description

Teams are becoming our normal way of working: businesses are becoming increasingly cross-functional, connectivity is increasing, and collaborative activity has ballooned. This workshop provides strategies and tools for you to optimize your approach, whether you're leading a team or collaborating as a team member. You will appraise your existing team leading skills and make a plan for continual learning, explore how to flex your style to either lead the team or contribute in other ways, learn about inclusiveness and how to build a robust team, gain perspective and strategies for creating team cohesion while managing conflict, and gain outstanding tools for maintaining team focus on priorities. 

A small icon of three steps with a flag on the top stepLearning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Appraise their existing team leading skills, discovering basic competencies while evaluating their strengths and identifying areas for growth;
  • Create an Action Plan for continuous learning to obtain desired competencies;
  • Describe the roles of team leaders in a variety of contexts;
  • Explore current team-based organizational structures and discuss the dual nature of leaders as both leaders and members of teams;
  • Discover how to flex personal style to contribute to each team’s work in a variety of roles;
  • Obtain perspectives on how to encourage and facilitate diverse teams in relation to a variety of types of diversity: cultural, generational, gender, behavioral, thinking and learning style;
  • Gain tools for building diverse, robust teams;
  • Identify the stages of team development and guidelines for the leader’s actions during each stage;
  • Explore a variety of perspectives and techniques for managing conflict on teams;
  • Utilize tools for maintaining team focus on priorities.  

A small icon of a pair of hands holding a resumeInstructor Biography

Andrea Sullivan, M.A. is President of LeaderStrength Systems, LLC, a learning and performance organization utilizing modern neuroscience to facilitate performance and organizational growth. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Vermont College of Norwich University, with an emphasis on Training and Development and in-depth interdisciplinary research on human functioning. Ms. Sullivan obtained extensive management and project management experience from operating several branches of a personal growth organization, where she also developed and produced personal development seminars. Ms. Sullivan founded LeaderStrength Systems in 2001 to bring her knowledge and expertise to the workplace. Through her companies, she has introduced brain-compatible leadership development into many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies such as Merck, Aetna, and Northrup Grumman Corporation. 

A small icon of a document on a clipboard with an exclamation pointCancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

A participant who withdraws from a non-credit course, in writing, up to one-week prior to the starting date of the course, will receive a refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee; for all certificate programs the withdrawal fee is $50. For courses costing $75 or less, the withdrawal fee is $10 per course. No refunds will be given after that time. E-mail your withdrawal request to: course.withdrawals@temple.edu. Please note that if you do not officially withdrawal from a course and you do not attend the course, you are still responsible for payment. Temple University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.

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