Building More Effective Teams

Great teams are energizing and productive, delivering breakthrough results. In an effective team, everyone understands how to contribute in ways that support team outcomes that go above and beyond what any individual could accomplish alone. But teamwork isn’t easy. Even the best teams, with the most well-intentioned colleagues, can encounter problems that hinder their collective accomplishments.

In this seminar, you will learn strategies and facilitation techniques for building great teams and creating successful team dynamics. You will develop skills that enhance communication and trust, and align team members around shared goals so they can effectively plan, communicate, execute, and deliver.

Designed for managers and team leaders, this team-building training will teach you how to cultivate maximum team productivity by understanding how to navigate the stages of team development and address team challenges. It includes team leadership techniques for local and virtual teams.

Program Benefits

  • Understand why teams and teamwork is so important to today’s organizations
  • Learn to plan and organize for team success
  • Develop practical skills for leading and motivating team members
  • Build strategies for coping with team challenges
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Stages of team development
  • Common team dysfunctions
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership strategies
  • Multicultural and virtual teams
  • Decision-making techniques

Who Should Enroll

This program is for those interested in improving their ability to lead and manage teams in ways that enhance project success and organizational effectiveness.

Program Information

Program Dates

March 20–21, 2019
Instructor Jennifer Stine
June 26–27, 2019
Instructor Jennifer Stine
September 11–12, 2019
Instructor Jennifer Stine

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm.

Program Fee

2019 Program Fee: $2,850


One Brattle Square
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.


Jennifer Stine is an independent consultant, teacher, and innovator with deep expertise in the development of executive and professional programs. She is an instructor at Harvard Extension School, where she teaches Organizational Behavior. She also consults for universities and industry. From 2008 to 2012, she served as managing director of professional education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining Harvard, she led executive and professional education for the School of Engineering at MIT from 2002 to 2008. Stine holds three degrees, including a PhD, from Stanford University.