Week 1: Overview of teams
In Week 1, we will start our learning experience by getting to know what a team and its structure is, what the role of a manager and a team leader is and how your organisation can benefit from team effectiveness. We will explore world-class cultures and successful start ups across the world.
Week 2: Team planning
In Week 2, we will move a step forward and experience the planning process within the team, including setting goals and objectives and communicating roles and responsibilities. We will also learn how to ‘think win-win’ and achieve consensus through effective process of negotiation.
Week 3: Leading and developing the team
In Week 3, we will delve into dynamic processes of team development, including stages of team development and growth, applying leadership styles based on the maturity level of the team, team cohesiveness and team innovation. We will also look at how the awareness of the team dynamics can help managers build effective and cohesive teams.
Week 4: Facilitating and participating in the work team
In Week 4, we will inquire about the methods of effective team facilitation. We will learn what management responsibilities, team culture and effective communication is. We will develop skills necessary to motivate, to coach and mentor your team, to facilitate team meetings and to monitor performance and provide feedback.
Week 5: Managing change and solving problems
Each team experiences changes and problems sometimes. They way they manage them reflects the team strength and team effectiveness. In Week 5, we will look at managing changes, why some people resist change and how we can help them overcome the resistance. We will learn about problem-solving in the team and solving problem in detail and we will gain skills in managing team conflicts.
Week 6: Communicating with management and the work team
In Week 6, we will focus on communicating and reporting to management and to your team. You will develop communication skills required for receiving and providing effective feedback to your team. Lastly, you will have a chance to celebrate your project achievements!
Week 7: The finish line!
In this very last week, you will have a great opportunity to complete your Major Tasks you've been working on throughout the course. You can double-check your answers and documents and make sure you've included everything required and what you think is relevant to the course. You can still make changes if needed. In Week 7, you will finish the course, celebrate your achievements and get ready for another course :). You can also ask for feedback or peer review (we strongly recommend it).