Course Description

When building an effective team, it not just about finding a group of people with the right skill sets. It requires a keen understanding of people, their strengths, and an awareness of how each team member contributes to the overall team goal. Uncover how to navigate the many factors that can challenge and affect team performance. Explore the tactics required to recognize the strengths and personalities of existing team members, and identify strategies to create or maintain an effective team dynamic.

Course Details

Upon completing this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the five stages of team development
  • Explore various leadership tactics required to develop and maintain an engaged team
  • Discuss and diagnose the characteristics and composition of teams
  • Recognise the strategies for building trust within teams
  • Create an action plan for developing teams and addressing team challenges

Topics of Instruction

  • Five stages of team development
  • Best practices for leading and motivating teams 
  • Strategies for coping with team challenges
  • Strategies for fostering trust and open communication



Formerly: BUS 260 - Successful Teams: How to Build Them

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Online Synchronous
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Aug 17, 2023
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $389.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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