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Effective Leadership and Teamwork in the Workplace

This course will introduce you to the various approaches of effective organizational leadership and teamwork.  You will develop exceptional leadership, communication, team dynamics, strategy/project management, presentation and professional development skills.  Time will be spent utilizing personality assessment tools to provide you with a comprehensive picture of your leadership and team strengths, preferences, styles, and areas for development. Throughout the course, participants will have time for reflection to self-assess and improve their leadership skills.  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

If you are UC San Diego graduate student or post-doc and are interested taking this course as part of the UC San Diego grAdvantage Leadership and Teamwork program, please email Nathan Owens at to learn more about how to apply for the program and enroll in this course.

Course Number: BUSA-40886
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)