Building an Effective Team

Building an Effective Team 

Managing effective teams requires competence and skill. This course presents the value of effective teams and how to build them. It explores common problems that teams may face, which can cause them to fail. You will learn about the characteristics of effective teams and strategies for building them. You will discover ways to incorporate best practices into your team interactions through shared responsibility and empowerment. The goal of this course is to provide human resource professionals and general staff in any professional setting with guidance regarding building an effective team.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
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Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Human Resources Certification Institute

1.0 HOURS


This program has been approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-BET
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2026
Learning Objectives:
Define teamwork and at least three conditions for team success.
Describe at least three reasons that teams may fail.
Explain at least three characteristics of effective teams.
Identify at least three strategies for building an effective team.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Teamwork

Meet Melanie

Teamwork

Conditions for Team Success

Why Teams Fail

Your Own Experience

Review

Summary

Section 3: Effective Teams

Characteristics of Effective Teams

Strategies for Building Effective Teams

Effective Team Checklist

Let’s Practice!

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP
​​​​​​​Mr. Winter received an MBA from the University of Richmond and a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Winter has served as an HR executive in a variety of business settings and has more than 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner. He is currently the president of an HR consulting firm focused on HR strategy and leadership, organizational and individual development, coaching, and training.  Disclosure: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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