Building and Leading Great Teams

Building and Leading Great Teams
Presented by: Jim Olson, UC Davis Graduate School of Management 2016 Teacher of the Year

Gain a thorough understanding of the dynamics of team-based work settings and your effect on group performance in a safe, learning-rich environment. 

Current Dates and Locations for this program

  • 2018 Dates Coming Soon!

about Building and Leading Great Teams

In this program, you will be introduced to the theory and practice of building, fixing, managing, and leading high-impact teams.  You will gain a thorough understanding of the dynamics of team-based work settings and your effect on group performance.  During the session, you will be assigned to teams (or can attend as a team) that will exist throughout the program and provide a context for experiencing and learning about the effects of group membership and leadership first hand.  You will learn important team concepts and skills from team exercises in a safe, learning-rich environment.  Lecture time is minimal.  Learning by doing is emphasized.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals in management or individual contributor roles who want to significantly improve their individual performance on their team, the team’s performance, or their team leadership skills.
  • Individuals who lack confidence diagnosing or solving team problems or effectively leading high-impact teams.
  • Individuals who understand effective team basics but desire to improve team performance.

Learning Objectives & Program Benefits

  • Learn to diagnose group dynamics and determine strategic team options as a manager
  • Understand how technological change affects team processes
  • Learn practical interpersonal skills for implementing effective strategies for group situations
  • Gain valuable experience in team creation, problem diagnosis, and driving team effectiveness in a variety of contexts. You will leave the program with the confidence and skills to optimize your own team performance, and to build and lead highly effective teams.

Program Schedule 

  • Continental Breakfast: 8:00-9:00am
  • Morning Session: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Working / Networking Lunch: 12:00-1:30pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:30-4:30pm

The registration fee for this one-day program is $1,500.

  • Fee includes all program materials, education fees, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Special pricing available to UC Davis alumni.
  • Group pricing rates are available if registering two or more people from the same company at the same time.

Our Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations can be made by email to or telephone 530-752-6840. Cancellations made within 30 days of the program start date are subject to a charge equal to 1/2 the registration fee.
Cancellations made within 14 days of the program start date are subject to a charge equal to the full registration charge and no refund will be issued.