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Developing Effective Teams

Make your organization more productive by learning to build a highly effective team.

UMExtended Courses | Professional Development Series | Team Facilitator Training
Date: Wednesdays
April 30 - May 14
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: University of Montana campus
James E. Todd Building
Hours of Instruction: 6
Course Fee: $269
Registration: Register Now
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Course Description:

Teams produce more than the sum of the individuals by providing for increased morale, greater cohesion, and the ability to overcome significant challenges. Leaders can move their teams to become functional and thus, more productive. This course will focus on practical steps to developing teamwork using realistic exercises in both the classroom and work place setting. Participants will learn to recognize characteristics and the benefits of an effective team as well as the five primary dysfunctions of a team and how to overcome them.

In addition, participants will learn how:
  • Teams generate greater productivity while maximizing the impact on resources
  • Teams provide better solutions
  • To create group cohesion
  • To enhance teamwork within their organizations
  • To determine the current level of teamwork within an organization

The required book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, will be provided to registrants.

Karl Jones, Developing Effective Teams InstructorAbout the Instructor: Karl Jones

Karl Jones has more than 30 years of management experience in the private, military, and public sectors. He has seen first-hand what works and knows the kinds of challenges that today’s leaders face.  Karl has helped leaders develop throughout his career, and he brings practical and straight-forward tools to enhance leadership skills as a management advisor. 


  • School of Extended & Lifelong Learning
  • The University of Montana
  • 32 Campus Drive
  • Missoula, MT  59812
  • Phone: (406) 243-2900
  • Fax: (406) 243-2047
  • Email: sell@umontana.edu