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?


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.


CSU Denver Center, 475 17th St, Denver