Building & Leading Effective Teams

Empower your leaders with the skills to maximize the innovative potential of diverse teams.

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Program Duration

3 weeks

Time Commitment

15 hours
(5 hours/week)

Certification

Columbia Business School Certificate of Completion

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.

Program Overview

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Who Should Attend

  • Mid-level & Team Leaders
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Vice Presidents

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

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

2022 Program Dates

  • Feb 28 – Mar 20
  • Apr 25 – May 15
  • Jul 11 – July 31
  • Sep 5 – Sept 25
  • Oct 24 – Nov 13

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Experienced Faculty

  • Bill Klepper

    Professor of Management, Columbia Business School

    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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Additional Information

  • 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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