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Creating High Performance Teams: The New Realities

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Overview

Our new ‘Live Online’ programme explores the changing world of high-performance teams, recognising the new realities of work in a post-COVID-19 world. 

Teamwork is a vital ingredient to delivering valued objectives. How teams achieve high performance is a complex and multi-faceted issue, which has become more difficult during COVID-19 conditions. This programme addresses the core themes of how to create and lead high-performance teams while also showing how to deal with topical issues such as remote and virtual working, the practicalities of leading your team from a distance, fostering a team culture when you are no longer operating in a face-to-face office environment, and how you can motivate and evaluate your team in this new landscape.

Our world-class faculty will give you insights into how to navigate this new and rapidly changing environment and address how you can best adapt your leadership style to continue to get the most from your teams.

This well-established, intense and practical programme, in its new live-virtual format will:

  • Offer new perspectives on how to manage teams
  • Explore the importance of high-performance cultures
  • Examine the nature of remote teams and how to maximise their effectiveness
  • Develop your leadership style to achieve effective leadership in teams
  • Understand how to effectively leverage diversity within teams to build sustained performance.

Our Live Online programmes offer the same quality and academic rigour associated with all Cambridge education:

  • Delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s world-class faculty – Cambridge Judge is a strong research-oriented business school with 19 research centres. All programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director who is a member of Cambridge Judge faculty.
  • Drawing upon the strengths and resources of the wider University of Cambridge and the Cambridge ecosystem, including accessing global alumni and specialists as guest speakers
  • Small class sizes (maximum 30) and high levels of interaction with world-class faculty.
  • Emphasis on quality outcomes – we seek to monitor our delivery against the individual needs of participants. It is no accident that a little over half of our open programme participants come back to Cambridge Judge at least once, often multiple times.

Topics

  • The leader as coach – coaching to optimise team performance
  • Structuring high performance teams
  • Leadership within high performance teams
  • Ensuring high motivation and commitment within teams, particularly during crisis conditions
  • Leading remote and diverse teams.

Benefits

During this fast-paced and practical programme you will:

  • Gain new perspectives on how to manage teams
  • Explore the importance of high-performance cultures
  • Examine the nature of remote teams and how to maximise their effectiveness
  • Develop your leadership style to achieve effective leadership in teams
  • Understand how to effectively leverage diversity within teams to build sustained performance.
  • Understand how to develop team members’ motivation and commitment particularly in the current COVID-19 context.
Icon: Executive Education Certificates of Achievement.

This programme counts towards the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you will be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School’s global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff.

Who should attend

Team leaders who:

  • Are looking to improve or develop teams in order to maximise performance and organisational effectiveness.
  • Are seeking to expand their motivation and influence skills to collaborate with peers
  • Are seeking to work with other teams to develop social networks. 

The programme is also suitable for organisational leaders who are looking to recalibrate their cultures towards high-performance working.

Faculty & speakers

Kishore Sengupta

Reader in Operations Management

MBA, PhD (Case Western University)

Philip Stiles

University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance

PhD (University of London)

Practitioners

Gill Graves

Executive coach, facilitator and consultant in leadership and team development

Gill specialises in enabling individuals and organisations achieve their goals and realise their full potential.  Prior to founding Iridium, Gill was HRD Director of GSI Lumonics, a US high-tech company, with responsibility for Europe and Asia.  She has extensive hands-on international experience, gained within fast-growing, rapidly changing environments across a range of different cultures.

Gill founded Iridium in 2000 and has built an impressive and loyal client base through offering a high quality service. Current clients include: Vodafone, the Open University, Hiscox, the NHS, Ikea, Suffolk County Council, Norfolk and Suffolk Police and Cambridge Judge Business School.

Gill has an MBA from Warwick University and is a fellow of the CIPD. Her MA in Coaching and Mentoring is from Oxford Brookes University and is one of the few coaches in Europe to have been awarded Master Practitioner status with the EMCC. She is also a qualified supervisor of coaches with a Diploma in Coaching Supervision.

Gill is a master practitioner and certified trainer of NLP, Level A and B accredited and qualified to use a range of psychometric instruments including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Realise2 Strengths Tool, OPQ32, Talent Q and the Hay Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI) 360 degree feedback tool. Gill is also trained to black belt trainer level in Six Sigma quality and process improvement techniques.

Cath Bishop

Chair of Cambridge University’s Women’s Boat Club

As Chair of Cambridge University’s Women’s Boat Club, Cath enthuses students to wave their training oars defiantly in the face of a challenge. Fluent in five languages, few people are as well-equipped to inspire others all over the world and influence them to pursue higher goals.

Cath has a BA in modern languages from Pembroke College, Cambridge, a masters in international politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a PhD in contemporary German literature from the University of Reading. Cath won medals at the World Championships twice, a silver in 1998 in the women’s pair with Dot Blackie, and gold in 2003, again in the pair, with Katherine Grainger. She won silver in the 2004 Olympic Games in the women’s pair with Grainger. In 1999 she was the World Indoor Rowing Champion. From 2001 through 2014 Bishop forged a career with the Foreign Office, for whom she worked in London; Sarajevo, Bosnia; and Basra Iraq. Her roles included: Politica, Projects and Press Officer at British Embassy, Sarajevo, from 2004; Political Adviser to the High Representative to Bosnia & Herzegovina from 2006; Head of the Political Section at the British Consulate in Basra from 2007; and Deputy Director of the Stabilisation Unit in London from 2009-2011.

Cath Bishop is a versatile speaker with key lessons for companies floundering in the rocky waters of business. Sharing practical strategies to help teams make a splash with exceptional results, Cath relays the need for clarity and honesty to achieve success. Delivering outstanding performance under extreme circumstances is Cath’s lifeblood – both from her gruelling Olympic training regime and through her struggle for survival as she sheltered from shelling on her diplomatic mission to Basra.

Cath returned from two Olympic games without a medal and decided that, after rigorous physical and psychological training, she had to unlock the secret to her non-success. In her search for new tactics, she ultimately adopted the well-documented ‘marginal gains’ attitude that saw her sail smoothly onto the podium. No stranger to tough situations, the decade Cath spent as a British diplomat in Bosnia and Iraq has equipped her with the highest level of strategy-building, resilience, and a determination to do her job in the face of danger and adversity. Both rowing and international diplomacy are effective analogies for interdependency and collaboration in business. In a unique amalgamation of her diverse experiences, Cath deftly relates genuine insights into setbacks and how to respond to them.

Dates & fees

Dates

Duration

Fees *

16-19 March 2021

4 half-day sessions (morning, UK time)

£1,875 + VAT

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 277KB) (updated 4 September 2019)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 295KB) (updated 4 September 2019)

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

Please ensure that you have read our Frequently Asked Questions, which provide important additional information about our Cambridge Live Online programmes.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor:

Elizabeth McDonald

Corporate Business Development Director
Tel: +44 (0)1223 765496

[email protected]

Access Elizabeth’s profile

Elizabeth McDonald.


Version 1 (16 July 2020)

Suite

Cambridge Live Online

Duration

4 half-day sessions
(mornings, UK time)

Dates

16-19 March 2021

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