Teambuilding and Leadership (SE)


Course lecturer:

 Elisabeth Zeil-Fahlbusch
Course numberM-SIM2.05
Course codeTeamLead
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

Students - have understood basic challenges of forming a team, like achieving common understanding of goals, procedures and roles, organising cooperation and communication effectively; and constructively dealing with conflict; - know practical methods for the work in teams and are aware of their own personal team competencies; - have understood basic challenges of leadership and are aware of their own personal leadership skills; - are enabled to reflect on crucial aspects of organisations like management styles, cultures, and power relations.

The aim of this lecture is to provide theoretical and practical knowledgeabout the principles of team processes and issues related to successfulleadership:- Team building processes, team interaction and team role models- Team motivation- Conflict management and conflict resolution- Leadership models and strategies

Management even when operating in a mainly technical environment, has to do with people, with groups and organizations. This course implicitly considers the context of projects and organizations, and refers to process competences (tools, instruments, communication techniques), keeping in mind key learning outcomes of SIM such as applying interdisciplinary approaches in the international and domestic environment, and managing projects. Course Content: Characteristics of teams Team performance and success factors Team development phases Team roles and composition Interaction skills and effective communication practices Team cultures and organizational cultures Leadership skills and management competencies Working preferences and behavioral styles Conflict management: understanding conflict, working styles & conflict, intervention strategies and conflict resolution tools.

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Lecture inputs: theory models, tools, instruments; Interaction and Discussion; Role plays, simulations and games; Group work - emphasizing intercultural experience and exchange, cross-fertilization of know-how and competencies; A course reader will be supplied summarising course topics and containing photo protocols of visualised debriefs, group work and discussions.

During the course

Assessment is on the basis of active participation in plenary discussions, quality input in group work and exercises and an individual written assignment. The individual assignment will consist in an open test and application of course learning to a case study.