Leading High Performance Teams

The ability to develop a strong sense of teamwork is a critical skill for any leader that manages a team, and in fact teamwork may be one of the few sustainable advantages that organizations can have in today’s competitive world. This workshop is designed to provide the skills to leaders that help diagnose how their own team is performing and to identify the steps that need to be taken to optimize it. Skills are taught through a hands-on team-based simulation that exposes all of the common pitfalls.

The workshop is a skills-based training version of our popular team optimization facilitation that we typically do with intact teams.

Results You Can Expect

  • Clearer roles and responsibilities
  • Improved levels of trust and ability to resolve conflict
  • Guiding principles that have buy-in and are followed
  • Greater levels of accountability and improved team results
  • Improved self-awareness about own style when leading teams

Key Focus Areas

  • The 5 dysfunctions of a team
  • Building trust and resolving conflict
  • Communication and feedback on teams
  • Team structure
  • Roles, responsibilities and decision making on teams
  • Team meetings
  • Developing guiding principles

Target Audience

This workshop is relevant to leaders at all levels that manage teams either directly or indirectly (e.g. project managers).

If the focus is more on team members (versus leaders), please see our High Performance Team Member workshop.

If you are interested in developing teamwork with an intact team, please see our Team Optimization facilitation.

Formats – more

In-house (on-site or virtual)
  • ½-day workshop
  • 1-day workshop
  •  Blended learning
Public Enrolment (virtual)
  • ½-day workshop


One of my favourite workshops yet. One of Kwela’s strengths is integrating conceptual ideas and practical tools. Excellent.

Ryan L. Parry
Manager, Development Assessment Process
Development Assessment Branch
Executive Council Office
Government of Yukon