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Upcoming Programs
Feb 26 - March 18

Time Commitment
15 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
3 weeks

Columbia Business School Certification

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How can this program impact your business?

Columbia’s Bill Klepper, author of The CEO’s Boss: Tough Love in the Boardroom, will empower managers to maximize the innovation and impact of their company teams. Leaders who participated in this program have increased their organization’s efficiency by 75%, customers satisfaction by 40%, and service quality by 40%.


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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for executives who want to learn more about how to create diverse, high performing teams by leveraging frameworks for effective team decision making and putting the right people against the right tasks.

  • Mid-level and team leaders
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • VP’s

Program Overview

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About the Program

Building and Leading Effective Teams, a 3-week leadership development program, will deliver participants with the skills and tools needed to maximize the innovative potential of diverse teams to generate high-quality decisions, and to gain support for those decisions from key stakeholders who possess unique agendas and interests.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand your behavioral style and those of your team members to bring together teams with strengths aligned to your objectives
  • Identify the power dynamics in your organization and understand the interests and agendas of key stakeholders
  • Enlist persuasive techniques targeted to the needs and interests of key decision makers
  • Identify the key stages in team development and leverage behavioral strengths suited to the tactical needs of each stage

Program Structure

  • 3 week duration, 15 hours to complete requirements
  • 4 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates weekly activities

Experienced Faculty

  • Bill Klepper

    Professor of Management

    Professor William Klepper is the academic director of Columbia’s Executive Education program. He’s worked on customer programs for a number of corporations, including AT&T, Chase, DuPont, and General Electric.

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Success Stories


Content and delivery of Professor Klepper’s lectures were great. He did a great job applying the principles he taught into real life scenarios.

Automotive Loan Company

Director of Loan Servicing


The lectures from Professor Klepper were hands down the best. He not only validated many concepts that I have always believed in, he had me taking notes on new concepts and how to implement actions. The course helped me drive my team development faster than it would have otherwise been and today, I am much further ahead, and know that actions taken thus far were for all the right reasons.

Nuclear Power Company

Director, Group Quality


It was a quick, but intensive, training course. The interactive nature of the course was helpful, and the team meeting provided an opportunity to use the concepts I have studied in order to begin mastering these skills.

Global Biotechnology Company

Head of Global Regulatory Affairs


How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

How long does the program last?

Our leadership development programs last 3 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.

Will I receive a grade or university credit?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.

Who takes ExecOnline programs?

Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.

Will I apply my learnings to real-world work objectives?

Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.

Do you have an alumni program?

Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.

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