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BUS 08 — Building High-Performing Teams

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Apr 2—Jun 4
Time: 6:30—8:45 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 4
Units: 2
Tuition: $775
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Colvin
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on May 7
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Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—8:45 pm (PT)
Apr 2—Jun 4
9 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 4
2 Units
Jeffrey Colvin
Please Note: No class on May 7
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Your success depends on you and your team. This is why building and sustaining a high-performing team is necessary in any type of organization. In this course, you will learn new tools and techniques that can be readily applied to your current team to immediately increase performance—from the early stages of team member selection and team kickoff to the ongoing challenges of team communication and changes in scope and membership. The course is designed to use your personal case study to feed highly interactive small- and large-group exercises and discussions. The exploration will begin with the clarification of the team’s charter and the characteristics that make up a winning team. This will direct us into the approaches to team member selection, kickoff, and the establishment of a subculture. From there, we will focus on the team operational cadence, including ground rules, process and tools, and metrics, as well as meeting and reporting methodology. Using a capstone case study, we will dissect, analyze, and recommend solutions to address a globally established organization struggling to meet its corporate goals. Finally, team evolution, transition, and closure will be addressed. The goal is to cultivate high performance to ensure individual, team, and organizational goals are met.

Principal, D3Strategy

Jeffrey Colvin has delivered courses in leadership and strategic execution to clients in the United States and around the world. He was the master trainer for all instructors in the Stanford Advanced Project Management program for more than 10 years. Colvin has also provided management consulting services to global Fortune 500 companies and startup organizations. He received an MBA from CSU Sacramento.

Textbooks for this course:

(Recommended) Jeff Colvin, A Leader's Guide to Consultant Cliches (ISBN 978-1665723275)