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Developing Effective Teams

Developing Effective Teams

The Developing Effective Teams mini-course helps you gain mastery of the essential skills that all high performing teams should possess. The course explains how to apply these concepts in professional situations and your own life. Full Description

1 semester credit

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Category: Business

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Description

Developing Effective Teams

Sophia's Developing Effective Teams mini-course helps you gain mastery of the essential skills that all high-performing teams should possess and how to apply these concepts in professional situations and your own life.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 3 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 1 Milestone assessment (this is like a test) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Apply the stages of team development in context
  • Identify characteristics of high performing teams
  • Build effective team goals
  • Analyze the benefits of clear roles
  • Articulate the role of trust in high performing teams
  • Identify stages in the communication process
  • Recognize the role of nonverbal communication
  • Articulate the benefits of team diversity
  • Evaluate how to effectively embrace ambiguity
  • Apply appropriate strategies for recognizing team effort

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

Reviews

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2513 Student Reviews
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by Brandon C. on March 27, 2020
Hello, unfortunately after failing my first attempt on the test, It Occurred to me that the majority of the answers that are being used for multiple-choice can all be qualified candidates to answer the questions. Not to mention the passage that explains the context doesn't match what the question is even stating. This is something I hope can change. I like using Sophia. The units are short, flexible, and user friendly. Nonetheless, the multiple-choice options are all worded to be the same answer. In my opinion, the test comes out to be opinionated and very one sided.
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by Solomon S. on March 26, 2020
Very detailed and structured.
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by Angel G. on March 26, 2020
Very informative and detailed! Interesting learning experience!!!
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by Akendra J. on March 26, 2020
This course was a bit of a challenge, but a great resource for anyone working as a team leader or any position or member of a team. Thanks Sophia again for a successful completion of another course with you all.
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by Joshua S. on March 26, 2020
The concepts contained within this coarse if put into practice will definitely improve your chances of developing and working more effectively within team environments.
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by Gabrielle C. on March 26, 2020
This course provided good scenarios and beneficial challenges that helped understand what was desired for this course. It only took me a few hours to complete it!
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by Brenda Nubia S. on March 26, 2020
Great class, I enjoyed it :)
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by Nefateria K. on March 25, 2020
I enjoyed this class it helped me understand how to work effectively with co-workers and developing thriving team and teamwork.

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