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Skills you will gain

Leadership DynamicsLeadershipManagementTeam Management

Learner Career Outcomes

27%

started a new career after completing these courses

24%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Designing Your Team for Excellence

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 102 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
01.02 - Designing Your Team with the Client in Mind1m
01.03 - What is the Optimal Team Size?14m
01.04 - Demographics: How Demographic Diversity Impacts Teams12m
01.05 - Demographic Faultlines: Be Very Careful!11m
01.06 - Personality: How Diversity in Personality Impacts Teams6m
01.07 - Values-based Diversity in Teams (Part 1)10m
01.08 - Values-based Diversity in Teams (Part 2)7m
01.09 - Team Values and Person-Team Fit10m
01.10 - Building a Collaborative Climate1m
01.11 - Goal Setting in Teams13m
01.12 - Managing Individual Expectations1m
01.13 - Emphasizing Shared Goals1m
01.14 - Avoiding Self-Similarity in Composing Teams1m
01.15 - Recap: Designing Your Team for Excellence2m
6 readings
Help us learn more about you!10m
Introduction to Jeff Brodsky, Chief Human Resources Officer at Morgan Stanley2m
Introduction to John Beilein, Head Coach, University of Michigan Men's Basketball Team2m
Can You Compose Your Team With Too Many Stars5m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Unit Lecture Slides
1 practice exercise
Designing Your Team for Excellence30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Structuring Your Team for Excellence

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 109 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
02.02 - Departmentation: How to Group and Organize Jobs in the Team10m
02.03 - Centralization: How to Structure Decision Making in the Team13m
02.04 - Rewards: How to Structure Rewards in the Team14m
02.05 - Team Rewards and Punishments1m
02.06 - Virtuality: How to Manage Virtual Team Structures14m
02.07 - Roles: How to Define and Organize Roles in the Team14m
02.08 - Every Role Matters in Teams2m
02.09 - Keeping Individuals Motivated When They Do Not Get Their Preferred Role1m
02.10 - Norms: How to Create Productive Norms in the Team10m
02.11 - Creating a Culture of Teamwork Through Norms and Expectations2m
02.12 - Team Charters: A Tool for Designing Your Team9m
02.13 - Recap: Structuring Your Team For Excellence6m
5 readings
Gene Kranz Video5m
Rewarding Teams or Individual Stars7m
Template: Team Charter7m
Team Charter Documents6m
Unit Lecture Slides
1 practice exercise
Structuring Your Team for Excellence30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Managing Team Dynamics

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
03.02 - Common Information Effect7m
03.03 - Social Loafing5m
03.04 - Language4m
03.05 - Working Across Cultures2m
03.06 - Managing Conflict8m
03.07 - Resolving Task Conflicts4m
03.08 - Recap: Manage Team Dynamics3m
2 readings
Conflict Resolution from The Office5m
Unit Lecture Slides
1 practice exercise
Managing Team Dynamics30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Creating Sustainable Team Performance and Learning

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 53 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
15 videos
04.02 - Assessing Performance41s
04.03 - Managing Teammate Satisfaction1m
04.04 - Managing Team Performance1m
04.05 - Creativity8m
04.06 - Psychological Safety6m
04.07 - Engaging Your Team2m
04.08 - Hit and Hug2m
04.09 - Building a Safe Environment1m
04.10 - Transactive Memory7m
04.11 - Facilitating Team Learning3m
04.12 - Learning from Adversity3m
04.13 - Instilling a Learning Mindset1m
04.14 - Manufacturing Team Success1m
04.15 - Creating Sustainable Team Performance3m
2 readings
Unit Lecture Slides
Post-course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Creating Sustainable Team Performance and Learning30m

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About the Leading People and Teams Specialization

In this specialization, you will learn essential leadership skills, including how to inspire and motivate individuals, manage talent, influence without authority, and lead teams. In this specialization, you will not only learn from Michigan faculty. You will also learn directly from exceptional leaders including Jeff Brodsky, Global Head of HR for Morgan Stanley, and John Beilein, Head Coach of the University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Team. We will share with you our research on how to lead people and teams effectively, and work with you to apply these insights to your own teams and leadership. In every course, you will have an opportunity to apply new leadership skills by working through a series of practical leadership assignments. In addition, the capstone will enable you to work on live leadership challenges faced by senior leaders from premier Fortune 500 firms and receive their feedback on your ideas and solutions. Top students completing the Specialization will be eligible to receive one or more of the following: office hours with your faculty, one credit toward Michigan Ross’ Distinguished Leader certificate, a waived application fee to Michigan Ross graduate programs, or a LinkedIn recommendation/endorsement by Ross faculty....
Leading People and Teams

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