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Professional Academy Diploma in Team Development for Success

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Unlock your team's potential with the Professional Academy Diploma in Team Development for Success. Delve into the complexities of team dynamics, the power of effective communication, and the transformative influence of emotional intelligence. Become the lynchpin of team success and distinguish yourself in the bustling market of leadership roles. Whether you're spearheading a new project or seeking to enhance your managerial flair, this course is your blueprint for success in the multifaceted world of team leadership.

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Starts 26 Sep — Ends 28 Nov 24

Part-time / evening
  • LIVE ONLINE lectures with an Industry Expert
  • 12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • €1700, €1,530 with discount code

Secure your place with a 50% deposit and the rest after your course commences. Save an additional 5% when you pay in full at time of booking.

Why UCD Professional Academy?

  • Valuable, trusted certification
  • Industry expert lecturers
  • Flexible learning options

Team Development Course Modules

This immersive course will help both aspiring and existing team leaders to master the art of rallying teams towards common goals with unwavering clarity and confidence. Gain the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and expert insights you need to address real-world team management scenarios. Foster competencies in leadership styles, team development, motivation, and managing conflict, with a strong emphasis on application through case studies and interactive sessions. Uncover the subtleties of coaching and mentoring within teams, the importance of effective meeting management, and the creation of a team charter that underpins successful team norms and operations. You'll be encouraged to participate, challenge, and be challenged - emerging as a rounded manager equipped to cultivate and lead teams that are not only productive but also innovative and alert to the changing currents of the corporate world.

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1. Introduction To Leadership & Leadership Styles

Explore the foundational concepts of leadership, including its definition, various styles, and the distinctions between leadership and management. Engage with the Leadership Grid and investigate different approaches to leading effectively within various contexts.

  • Definition of leadership
  • The Leadership Grid
  • Types of leadership
  • Delegation and acceptance
  • The manager as a leader

2. Leadership For The Team Leader

Delve into the multifaceted role of a team leader, focusing on the nuances of leading various team configurations. Learn how team leaders can shape organisational culture and lead virtual, hybrid, and distributed teams effectively.

  • Team leader as facilitator, mediator, and negotiator
  • Influencing team/organisational culture
  • Virtual, hybrid, and distributed teams
  • Leading project teams
  • The ROCKET model for high-performance teams

3. Leadership & Team Building

Discuss key models of team development and the significance of diversity and inclusion within teams. Explore renowned frameworks by Tuckman, Lencioni, and Belbin to build and nurture effective teams.

  • Team building process: Tuckman model
  • Team roles: Belbin
  • Team dysfunction: Lencioni
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Collaboration as the key to success

4. Communication In A Team Context

Discover the importance of robust communication skills for a team leader. Learn about the barriers to effective communication and acquire the skills necessary for handling challenging conversations within your teams.

  • Basics of effective communication
  • Barriers to communication
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • The art of questioning and listening
  • Having difficult conversations

5. Coaching & Mentoring In Teams

Learn about the transformative power of a coaching approach to team leadership. Explore practical tools and techniques for fostering a supportive environment that encourages team development and performance.

  • The coaching cycle
  • Prerequisites for coaching and mentoring
  • Coaching for performance
  • The leader’s role in coaching

6. Motivation, Actualisation & Engagement

Investigate the dynamics of motivation and its role in achieving self-actualisation within teams. Learn to apply motivation theories and set SMART goals to foster an engaged and high-achieving team environment.

  • Principles of motivation
  • Motivation theories and their application
  • Motivation through goal setting
  • Guidelines for setting SMART goals
  • Self-actualisation in the team

7. Case Study

This practical module gives you the opportunity to apply the theories and skills you have learned to a real-world scenario. Engaging with a team development case study, you will analyse, discuss, and report on effective team development practices.

  • Consider a ‘Team Development’ case study
  • Put learning into practice
  • Discuss and report on a case study

8. Emotional Intelligence & Regulation

Explore the significance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in leading teams and learn strategies to develop EQ competencies vital for maintaining productive team relationships, such as self-awareness, awareness of others, emotional reasoning, and self-management.

  • Principles
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Developing EQ
  • Relationship development

9. Manage Meetings: Training & Development For Teams

Effective meetings are the cornerstone of team coordination. Learn how to establish team charters and norms, conduct training needs analysis in a team context, and implement successful training plans.

  • Conduct effective meetings
  • Team charter
  • Team norms
  • Training needs analysis
  • Developing a training plan
  • Implement a training plan

10. Develop & Manage Conflict

Gain insights into navigating and resolving conflict within teams through established conflict resolution styles and techniques. Discover how to promote a cooperative and harmonious working environment and foster teamwork and collaboration skills.

  • Constructive and destructive conflict
  • Conflict resolution styles
  • Managing conflict with communication, negotiation, and EQ
  • Addressing conflicts within teams
  • Prevent and resolve conflicts
  • Review course and close

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Students taking part in this course will now have access to the EBSCO Online Library, free of charge, for the full duration of the course. Here you can browse thousands of relevant journals, articles and other reliable academic and commercial texts like the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes Magazine, to supplement your learning and assignments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course right for me?

This course is designed for proactive, people-oriented individuals who are involved in or aim to lead teams within an organisation. It would suit professionals who are new to leadership roles, as well as more experienced managers looking to improve their team development skills. While the course doesn’t cover all aspects of leadership or management theory, it does provide tools to tackle the specific challenges of leading and developing teams effectively. The ideal participant is someone eager to learn about the intricacies of team dynamics and how to apply these skills directly to their work environment.

How will this course help with my career?

The Professional Academy Diploma in Team Development for Success will enhance your leadership toolkit, especially if your role involves team management or you aspire to such positions. Leaders who can build, manage, and inspire high performance teams are valued by employers. By demonstrating your ability and confidence in this area, you can position yourself as an asset with versatile and transversal capacities such as leadership, effective communication, and emotional intelligence. Showing your tangible commitment to professional growth helps you to gain increased recognition within your current role, open doors to new opportunities, and potentially accelerate your career trajectory.

What is the learning experience like?

Many of our courses are now available in a variety of formats. All formats cover the same course content. You now have more choice in how you learn with us:

Live Online

Our online experience is designed to be just as interactive, supportive, and inspiring as the UCD Professional Academy campus experience.

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom. During these lectures, your teachers will use technology interactively to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their microphones so that they can ask questions and communicate with other students.

On Campus

UCD Professional Academy is delighted to welcome learners back on the UCD Belfield Campus. On Campus courses are delivered in-person with our industry experts in the O'Brien Science building.

On Demand

On Demand courses enable you to complete your course on your own schedule. Course modules are delivered in the form of one “lesson”. The lesson is broken up into short videos followed by activities designed to put the new information and concepts into practice through exercises, quizzes, forum participation and other activities.

What is the student experience like?

Student care is a high priority at UCD Professional Academy, which is why our Student Services team is on hand to support you throughout your time with us. They will respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate your learning experience at every point. All students are given access to our Student Portal, where you can see your timetable, access all your study materials, and manage your account.

How is this course assessed?

If you are studying an online course, your assessment will also be submitted online.

This course is assessed through two written assignments. The first is an action learning log (worth 40% of your assessment) that captures how your understanding of team development has evolved during the course. The second assignment (worth 60%) allows you to apply what you have learned to solve a real-world problem or pain point in your professional context.

How do I get my Professional Academy Diploma?

Your UCD Professional Academy Diploma will be issued electronically on a secure platform, with a link that you can share with employers and others wishing to verify your credentials. You can also add this certificate to your LinkedIn profile.

What are the benefits of a Professional Academy Diploma?

UCD Professional Academy Diplomas and Certificates are designed to give your career an advantage. Developed in conjunction with industry thought leaders our courses teach practical, applied skills to support you to achieve your career and business goals. Professional Academy Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects rather than their academic credentials.

The Professional Academy is an independent wholly owned part of UCD designed to address the need for skills development in the workforce. Courses tend to be short, designed and delivered by industry practitioners, and are not part of nor do they lead to a traditional University award such as a degree or a masters. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study by their organisation.

For full details of UCD Professional Academy’s Certifications & Governance please visit https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/governance/

What payment options are available?

A place on any of our part-time & on demand courses can be secured with a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due within 30 days of the course commencing.

For full-time Bootcamp courses, 100% of the course fee should be paid before starting.

Please note that standard terms and conditions apply, which you can review here: https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/terms-and-conditions/

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