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Stanford LEAD Certificate Preview: Leading Effective Teams

Thursday, March 29, 2018 to Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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The Course

Leading Effective Teams

The Leading Effective Teams course is offered as part of Stanford LEAD. The full course is designed to teach you the skills and frameworks for getting the most out of your teams. When you enroll in the certificate program, you will investigate some of the common pitfalls teams experience as well as strategies for avoiding and overcoming these problems in order to achieve team synergy. You also leverage teams you are currently a member of as a laboratory to try some the techniques, and report back to the other participants about the effects you observed.

Topics in the full course include:

  • Information sharing in teams
  • Virtual teams
  • Sources of Process Loss in teams
  • Creating a feedback rich team culture
  • Managing conflict and disagreement in teams
  • Team roles and responsibilities
  • Team structure and norms

In this LEAD Preview, you will focus on one module from the full course to explore how to lead more effective teams.

You will:

  • Investigate the external factors or context, that can impact individual and team performance
  • Recognize how context shapes behavior, and specifically, perspective-taking to understand how each person's experience of the context shapes their behavior
  • Discover and understand the impact of subtle contextual factors

What to expect:

  • Begin with a virtual live kickoff session hosted by a LEAD Course Facilitator on Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Watch video lectures, study course materials, and complete an assignment
  • Join a virtual live interactive session led by Professor Brian Lowery on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

About Stanford LEAD:

This Preview is exclusively from Stanford LEAD, an immersive online learning model taught by renowned Stanford GSB faculty. The programs, focused on Corporate Innovation and Personal Leadership are designed to be completed in one year and comprise 8 courses, including required foundation courses and electives of your choice. Upon completion of all 8 courses, 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a Stanford GSB Certificate are awarded.

  • LEAD is global: Build strong connections as you collaborate with a highly selective cohort of peers from around the globe. The diverse insights, experiences, and perspectives will enrich your year-long online learning.
  • LEAD is social: Participate in active synchronous and asynchronous learning, team projects, and a cloud-based community space for interactive group exchanges and get individualized feedback from faculty, coaches, course facilitators, and peers.
  • LEAD is virtual: Designed for busy executives, LEAD enables you to integrate your education with your work so you can apply, iterate, and innovate on the job and increase your immediate and long-term outcomes.

Enrollment in Stanford LEAD is limited and tuition is $19,000 USD. There is no fee to apply and no GMAT is required.

The Instructor

Brian Lowery

The Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior

Brian Lowery is a Professor of Organizational Behavior. Professor Lowery is a social psychologist by training. He received his doctorate from UCLA in 2001 with a minor in statistical methods.
Professor Lowery's research has two major threads. The first thread examines the operation of racial attitudes below the threshold of consciousness. The second thread focuses on how people perceive inequality. Underlying both lines of work is the assumption that individuals may unintentionally exacerbate existing inequity, despite supporting the ideal of a just and fair society.
Professor Lowery's teaching focuses on translating basic knowledge about human interactions into lessons for managers. He currently teaches introductory organizational behavior courses for both master's and doctorate level students. In addition, he teaches a seminar on managing diversity.

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