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The Art and Science of High Performance Teams

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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New Offering in Autumn 2017!

Learn the science behind great teams and skills to lead high performance teams.

This interactive workshop brings life to powerful new research of team dynamics, with a focus on building good relationships, enhancing trust and increasing accountability. Many graduate students are currently leaders and many will be in strong leadership positions in their future careers. Learning how to create high performance teams now will help develop their leadership skills to successfully manage work teams to get the most out of each individual on the team and create the kind of work environment that allows the entire team to thrive.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have the ability to:

  • learn the findings from the research on High Performance Teams
  • apply the principles gained from this research to their own behavior
  • recognize the impact of verbal and non-verbal communication in work teams
  • work effectively with people with different identities 

Program Description

This interactive workshop brings to life powerful new research on team dynamics, with a focus on building good relationships, enhancing trust, and increasing accountability. Compelling research from leading universities is brought in to reinforce the communication skill set being taught in the workshop. Participants learn what skills have been found in ideal team members, based on empirical data, and what type of leadership and conditions create high-performance teams. Participants benefit from the collaborative, respectful environment that is developed during this groundbreaking workshop.


Recommended for graduate students in any degree program or stage. Space is limited. Due to the workshop interactive format and limited spots, full participation is required.

If you are accepted to this workshop you must confirm your place by submitting a Student Participation Fee Agreement, which authorizes VPGE to charge $50 to your Stanford bill – only if you do not fully participate in the event. You will receive a link to the Agreement and instructions if you are offered a place.

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