How to create, manage, and lead high-performing teams

High-performing teams power organizational success, but they’re not a fluke; they are a result of the right team composition, strong team dynamics, and team leadership. Knowing how to assemble and lead an organizational team takes knowledge, training, and experience – all of which this course offers. This two-day interactive experience combines case studies, real-world examples of leadership practices, group discussions, and leadership self-assessments with experiential activities to help you create, manage, and lead organizational teams.

People iconBenefit to Participants

  • Understand the importance of teams to organizational success.
  • Recognize the characteristics of a high performing team and understand what features to consider when building teams, including virtual teams.
  • Deepen knowledge of how your personal style and behaviors affect team perfor­mance as a leader and as a team member.
  • Learn how to create a common vision and gain the commitment needed in excep­tional teams.
  • Gain the ability to design processes to motivate and reinforce positive team performance.
  • Leverage your inherent leadership skills to influence others within your team.
  • Develop a personal leadership develop­ment plan.

Who Should Attend

  • Current team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Leaders of on-site and remote teams
  • Managers and directors charged with creating value for the organization
  • Managers and directors charged with leading and managing change
  • Individuals on organizational teams with aspirations of being leaders of exceptional teams

Session Topics

Building and Managing a High Performance Team
Day 1

  • What shapes high-performance within teams?
  • How does team composition lead to a suc­cessful team? Who should be on the team?
  • How to improve team dynamics: effective team communication and cross-team coordination.
  • Recognize and practice how to minimize derailing conflict and cultivate “good” conflict.
  • Appreciate best practices of how organi­zational teams adapt through case study analyses.
  • Anticipate the nuances inherent in virtual teams within organizations.

Improving Your Leadership Style to Create Team Success
Day 2

  • Which leader behaviors influence team performance?
  • Learn more about personal leadership style through leadership assessments.
  • The importance of adaptive leadership
  • Team leader communication
  • Learn personal inherent leadership skills and develop a plan to improve them.
  • Which processes motivate and reinforce positive behavior and performance in teams?


May 10-11, 2018
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CSU College of Business in Fort Collins, CO


Oct. 4-5, 2018
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CSU Denver Center in Denver

Program Fee
$1,800 – includes tuition, continental breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, and educational materials.
Contact us for group or alumni discounts.

M. Travis Maynard, Ph.D.
Brandy Hodgson, Ph.D.