Leadership and Team Development

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The course acquaints the student with processes to utilize interpersonal, conflict management, team building, and leadership skills to achieve objectives in a group.  The primary objective of the course is to help students analyze the role of leadership and teams.



  • Assessing and developing skills of group development, leadership, teamwork, interpersonal relations, and conflict management needed to achieve group objectives.
  • Developing and monitoring systems for promoting productive team activities within an organizational setting.
  • Analyzing organizational environments to include both implicit and explicit structures of the organization as they influence the development and acceptance of teamwork.
  • Influencing groups so that tasks, relationships, and individual needs are addressed.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of individual members and of groups in satisfying identified objectives.
  • Identifying power structures that influence group interactions.
  • Identifying individual conflict styles and tactics of the various participants within groups.
  • Assessing conflict and tension within groups by using various assessment instruments.
  • Differentiating between competitive and collaborative negotiations and facilitating principled negotiations for win-win solutions.
  • Analyzing and discussing the major leadership and teaming theories and the leadership styles implicated by each.
  • Assessing leadership style, its influences on others, and its effectiveness within specific groups.
  • Evaluating the complexity of the leadership styles within organizations and determining how these styles influence organizational and group effectiveness.
  • Judging the appropriateness and effectiveness of people’s interpersonal behaviors within groups.
  • Maintaining communication that empowers individuals and relationships in the development of teams.
  • Facilitating effective meetings with skills, tools, and strategies to meet specific purposes, audiences, and work environments.
  • Utilizing collaborative processes that recognize the fundamental role played by basic values of both individuals and organizations.
  • In-depth analysis and application of leadership ethics, gender leadership and organizational culture.
  • Evaluating 21st-century leadership theories and global business implications.

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