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Course Description

Team Building 101 is a course designed to help any team leader, from a sports coach to an executive professional, design and put together a winning team to achieve what ever goals it has set. Lessons include vital information such as design and purpose of teams in various real life scenarios, the psychological aspect of the team membership and team building, shaping realistic goals and assessing resources to develop your team, and team building exercises to help you motivate and inspire your team to achieve maximum success.

Rather than simply a list of team building exercises, this course is packed with complex information from fields such as psychology, sociology, business management, cultural anthropology, and more broken down and delivered in a way that highlights the information you need to master in order to achieve your goals for your team.  From the modern challenges of virtual business to leadership development, this course will take you from start to finish when it comes to team building.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1       Introduction to Teams and Team Building

Lesson 2       Why Teams Work for Individuals

Lesson 3       Why Teams Work for Organizations

Lesson 4       Developing Your Team Resources

Lesson 5       Designing Your Team

Lesson 6       The Psychology of Team Building

Lesson 7       Participation and Repercussions

Lesson 8       Team Building Activities part 1

Lesson 9       Team Building Activities part 2

Lesson 10     Virtual Teams and Leadership

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.

A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define types of teams.
  • Define hierarchy of needs.
  • Define benefits of teamwork.
  • Know methods for designing your team.
  • Recognize the psychology of team building.
  • Demonstrate team building activities, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Exam8
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Assignment25
Lesson 3 Exam9
Lesson 4 Assignment25
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Assignment20
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam9
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Exam10
The Final Exam50
Total Points:217

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