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Effective Leadership and Teamwork in the Workplace

This course, the first of the Gradvantage Leadership and Teamwork certificate program for UC San Diego graduate students and post-docs, introduces you to the various approaches to effective organizational leadership and teamwork. Significant time will be spent utilizing various personality assessment tools to provide you with a comprehensive picture of your leadership and team strengths, preferences, styles, and areas for development. In addition, practice and experiential application will help you develop a strong sense of self, solid communication skills, and effective teamwork strategies.

Topics Include:

  • Purpose of teams and team roles
  • Team development process
  • Communication styles
  • Leadership to motivate others for peak performance
  • Leadership vs Management
  • Situational leadership
  • Influence strategies and tactics
  • Leadership styles and organizational culture
  • Managing conflict
  • Conflict styles and assessment
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Building teams and minimizing team dysfunctions
  • Presentation skills

Practical Experience:

  • Working in multiple roles on a team
  • Practicing communication, influence, and management styles
  • Giving and recieving constructive feedback
  • Delivering a short presentation

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisites: Acceptance in to the Leadership and Teamwork certificate program.

Next Steps: Upon completion of this course, you will take Leadership and Teamwork Practicum
and Project Management for the Collaborative Workplace.

More Information: For more information about this course, please contact drhammon@ucsd.edu.

Note: This course is open to UC San Diego graduate and postdoctoral scholars in the Gradvantage Leadership and Teamwork certificate program only.

Course Number: BUSA-40886
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Leadership and Teamwork