The concepts of Leadership and Team Building are very critical to the success of any establishment or organization in sustainable development. Also, the success of any organization or project is largely determined by its leadership. It is one thing for organizations to have a great strategic plan and solid organizational resources to achieve organizational goals; but without effective leadership, there is no catalyst for making things happen. It is generally believed that leadership constitutes the following qualities: ability to influence others, people- oriented, have solid grasp of the big picture, perform well in stressful situations, ability to maintain positive attitude, simple, and lack ego, sharing knowledge with others, aware of what is going on, and flexible to change. Leadership, is therefore, very important to organizational success.
Team building is the process of improving collective performance. Team building is like building a house. To build a solid house, you need to have a good vision, strategic plan, solid foundation, ability to engage effectively every team player, ability to define roles and hold accountable individuals to their roles, ability to maintain effective flow of information among the work groups, cohesiveness, follow up to group norms, and removing blockages to achieving goals.
In this course, participants will learn in a practical way how leaders can effectively lead and build an effective team in difficult situations.
Course Learning Objectives:
This short course aims to equip senior managers and to enhance their managerial skills to succeed in achieving their organizational goals.
The “Leadership and Team Building in Organizations” course has some of the following key areas of learning:
- Conceptual framework of leadership best practices of the human capital in development management
- Defining the concept of leadership in the context of leadership and team building
- Theories of leadership
- Responsibilities of leadership
- DISC Profile self-assessment instrument
- Building effective high performing and learning teams in organizations and working efficiently as a team
- Leadership and followership
- Qualities of an effective leader
- Roles of leadership
- Types of transformative leadership
- Committing to excellence
- Decision-making process
- Problem solving
- Practicing the critical skills of effective and clear communication
- Participatory, interactive, and concrete instructional methodology
- Incorporating the proven principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) – in an “indigenous African/Asian” development context/environment
- Challenges of global leadership
- Problem exercises
- Case studies
- Group projects
- New laptop computer to take home
- Field trips
Upon completion of this course, participants:
- Will appreciate their management styles through self-assessments as a result of taking a leadership competency assessment instrument- the DISC Problem Solving/Communication Profile; and performing a follow-up practice team exercise prioritizing the 5 Elements of Development Management.
- Will increase self-knowledge of their leadership and team building styles through learning and practicing several exercises such as the 5 Dimensions of leadership, Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and how to prioritize decision making for surviving a simulated “Crash Landing on the Moon”.
- Will become very cognizant of team/group development processes- the 4 Stages of Team Building – and the benefits of collaborative teamwork based on their DISC profile.
- Will increase their knowledge of the Principles of Change Management and the concepts of Leadership From Within/Shadow of a Leader.
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies and problem-solving exercises. Assessment of participant’s performance will be measured through effective class participation, group presentation, group projects, and class attendance. This course combines presentations, lectures, class discussions, group presentation, and problem-solving exercises.
Who should attend?
This course is particularly recommended for senior staff in private, public, and nonprofit sectors including ministers, commissioners, permanent secretaries, secretaries to the governments, top civil servants, business executives, members of board of directors, managers in nonprofit organizations, managing directors, bankers, heads of departments, senior program officers, leaders of community-based organizations, and any individual interested in the course.
Training Locations and Scheduled Dates
New York, USA: Jun 6-17; Aug 15-26; Oct 17-28; Nov 30-Dec 12
Washington, DC, USA: Jan 4-15; Mar 14-25; May 2-13; Aug 1-12; Sept 2-13;
Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Jan 4-15; Dec ;
London, United Kingdom: May 16-27;
Toronto, Canada: May 16-27; Sep 2-13;
Course materials include PowerPoint presentation slides, carefully selected reading materials, exercises, case studies, reading references, and a laptop computer.
The course fee is $4,200 for 1 week and $5,950 for 2 weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs and miscellaneous program-related expenses.
How to Register
To participate in this course, the applicant must:
- Send a completed application form
- Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
- Be nominated by the head of the department
- Be a senior member of the organization
- Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
- Have a proof of English proficiency
- Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course
Hetta International Development Center
295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. 212 379 8348