Excelling as a Highly Effective Team Leader

Training overview
Professional Course
2 days

Course description

Excelling as a Highly Effective Team Leader

In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn the personal leadership characteristics and skills that spark the kind of energy and enthusiasm that make productivity and performance soar. Get step-by-step guidelines and practical advice for transforming a group of individuals into a creative, results-producing team.

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Training content


Session 1: Characteristics of successful team leaders

  • Understand the responsibilities of being a team leader.
  • Show confidence and gain trust from your team members.
  • Motivate yourself and your team to encourage success.

Session 2: How to build a team that gets results

  • Identify the keys every successful team embodies.
  • Understand what stands in the way of team goal setting.
  • Build a successful team based on key team characteristics.

Session 3: Creating a motivating team climate

  • Create a team environment where champions thrive.
  • Build trust and respect within your team.
  • Use rewards and recognition to motivate your team members.

Session 4: The changing role of the team leader

  • Define the four stages of team development.
  • Afford your team more power, influence and authority.
  • Identify strategies to get your team to accept change.


Session 1: Tuning in to critical communication cues

  • Identify the components of effective communication.
  • Encourage team feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Listen and ask questions to improve team communication.

Session 2: Shared problem solving and decision making

  • Examine why teams fail to solve problems and the leader’s role in facilitating the process.
  • Use decision-making tools to avoid conflict and controversy.
  • Identify your preferred problem-solving style.
  • Establish a creative climate that encourages decision making and cooperation.

Session 3: Dealing with team conflict

  • Define the five levels of conflict and other potentially counterproductive activities.
  • Learn tips for avoiding conflict and encouraging your team to work together.
  • Discover strategies for working through conflict and anger.
  • Recognize disciplining methods that are both fair and firm.

Session 4: Managing virtual teams

  • Explore what makes virtual teams different.
  • Understand the importance of providing continued support to your virtual team members.
  • Learn the most common reason virtual teams fail and how to overcome the challenges associated with it.

Course delivery details

  • Program time: 3 hours each day (6 hours total)

Certification / Credits

HRCI and SHRM Certified

  • How to build a cohesive, results-oriented team from a group of diverse individuals
  • Motivational techniques that inspire team members to want to perform at their peak
  • How to grant the team more decision-making and problem-solving authority as it matures
  • How to gain team member commitment to policy and procedural changes that are critical to the success of the organization
  • And much more

About SkillPath


SkillPath is a leader in business training with more than 30 years of experience. Our professional training programs prioritize learner engagement — helping theory take root with learners, so it transforms their thinking and becomes day-to-day practice. SkillPath’s courses are...

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6900 Squibb Road
66202 Mission Kansas

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