Building & Leading Effective Teams

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

Program Duration

3 weeks

Time Commitment

15 hours
(5 hours/week)


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

Upcoming Program Dates

  • July 8 – July 28
  • Sept 2 – Sept 22
  • Oct 21 – Nov 10

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Experienced Faculty

  • William (Bill) Klepper

    Academic Director of Executive Education and Adjunct Professor of Management at Columbia Business School

    William Klepper is the faculty director of Columbia Business School’s Executive Education Developing and Leading High Performance Teams program. He has worked on custom 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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