Creating and Leading Teams for High Performance

This program is designed for mid-level and senior managers and is available as part of our Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership.

Program Dates: There are no currently scheduled dates for a public offering of this program.
Delivery: Live Online - 3 sessions OR 1 day In-Person
(Participants need to complete all sessions to meet the program requirements). 
Program Cost: $1195 

Private Delivery Available: If you have a group of 15 or more, please contact us at to arrange for a private offering of this program!

Program Overview

Most work in organizations is done on teams, but that doesn’t mean they always deliver. Teams need leaders who inspire engagement, cooperation, creativity, and problem-solving, but many leaders lack the necessary knowledge and skills. The research-based, field-tested Committed Teams framework is designed to help leaders in any industry or organization to successfully launch a team or get an existing one back on track.   

In this two-day program, you will learn and practice a three-step process for team leadership. You will discover highly structured methods for creating a team charter to guide your work, continuously checking for and resolving hidden problems, and avoiding common bad habits of teams. Throughout the program, you will explore and practice more effective communication styles, and consider the balance between the needs of the team and its members. You will leave with a plan for developing better teaming habits, overcoming potential barriers, and leading your team to the next level that you can begin using the day you get back to work.

Impact & Benefits

  • Apply a powerful framework for creating a successful team or getting an existing one back on track
  • Motivate and inspire your team through more effective communication 
  • Use the STAR model (Specific, Take small steps, Alter your environment, be a Realistic Optimist) for closing the common “saying-doing” gap (read more about it here).
  • Learn effective approaches for resolving team conflicts
  • Develop a consistent process for decision-making on your team 

Who Should Attend?

Mid - or senior-level managers, directors, and assistant vice-presidents with:

  • 3-5 years of experience with teams
  • Mid-level employees who are or will be new to team leadership will also benefit


Mario Moussa, Ph.D., noted author, keynote speaker, management consultant, and executive educator. Currently an Adjunct Lecturer at NYU and Affiliated Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, he has taught at the world’s leading academic institutions, including UCLA, Duke, the University of Virginia, and the Wharton School. Dr. Moussa is co-author of Committed Teams and The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell your Ideas. His work has been featured on National Public Radio as well as in leading publications, including Time Magazine, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report,,, Inc., Entrepreneur, The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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