Free Online Course on Working in Teams: A Practical Guide

The University of Queensland (UQ) is offering free online course on Working in Teams: A Practical Guide. This course is an introduction to teamwork skills for all disciplines that will help you improve your own performance and that of your team.
Throughout the course you will be provided with a range of tools and templates that you will be able to use with any team. The course will start on February 23, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Effort: 6-8 hours, self-paced
Subject: Social Sciences
Institution: University of Queensland (UQ) and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on February 23, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21 and a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities. UQ is recognised for its world standard specialised research and teaching excellence; having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country.

About This Course

Teamwork is an essential component of most professional activities in the modern world. But what makes an effective team?
This course is an introduction to teamwork skills for all disciplines that will help you improve your own performance and that of your team.
It covers why teams are important, the roles of individuals in a team, systems and processes for effective teamwork and communication, and methods for addressing team conflict.

Why Take This Course?

Throughout the course you will be provided with a range of tools and templates that you will be able to use with any team.

Learning Outcomes

  • What you need to know about teams – types of teams, lifecycle of teams, what makes high performing teams
  • How to be an effective team member – commitment, team roles, leadership, communication
  • The systems and processes for building high performance teams including team diagnosis tools
  • How to understand and resolve team conflict and dysfunction

Instructors

Lydia Kavanagh
Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh is a chemical engineer who has worked in many teams over the course of her career.
David Neil
David Neil was Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Science at The University of Queensland teaching in courses on Coastal Processes & Management and Coral Reef Processes and Management.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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