Short course

Leading High Performance Teams


  • Award: $3,264 per person (GST exempt)
  • Non-award: $3,590.40 per person (GST included)
  • Fees include tuition, course materials, catering and access to online resources during intensive delivery of subjects
  • As enrolled students of the University of Melbourne, students have access to a range of facilities and amenities provided by the University of Melbourne
  • Each subject fee is due prior to the on-campus participation.


  • 16 July 2019
  • 20 August 2019


Parkville Campus, University of Melbourne

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Leading High Performance Teams is a practical, two-day course that develops the skills required to drive team performance.

The subject has an intervention design with a full-day facilitated workshop, a four-week intervention period and a second full-day workshop. This spacing allows participants to reflect on what they have learned and put the learning into practice. There are also pre-course readings and leadership assessments to prepare participants, provide meaningful insights and build a base of relevant knowledge. Although the course involves only two days face-to-face, the individual experience is a genuine leadership journey.

The subject covers the skills and tools that facilitate team performance. What is your interpersonal style? What issues could this cause? How do you manage teams as they progress through the stages of team life? How do you have conversations with team members, actively listen, provide support and coach them? How can you better understand your team members so you can motivate them to work with you? The course focuses on learning through doing and following activities with reflection. Every lesson leads to an actionable learning that makes a difference.

Course structure

  • Two weeks’ preparation: pre-readings, interview with supervisor, FIRO-B online diagnostic, ‘challenging scenario at work’ personal case study
  • All-day facilitated workshop covering:
    • Understanding self and others
    • Workplace communication
    • Understanding how teams work (part 1)
  • Four-week intervention period: additional readings, application of new knowledge / skills approaches to personal case study, application of team learning styles questionnaire, reflective journal, connect with ‘accountability partner’
  • All-day facilitated workshop covering:
    • Leadership perspectives
    • Workplace challenges
    • Understanding how teams work (part 2)
    • Putting it all together
  • Post-program reflective assessment

Learning outcomes

  • Understand personal leadership and communication styles (FIRO-B)
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Understand how high-performance teams are structured, led, and ‘work’
  • Understand the development needs of others
  • Demonstrate effective coaching (GROW model)
  • Understand how to measure the effectiveness of self and team

Before you apply

  1. Check you meet the entry requirements
  2. Decide which study mode you are applying for and note the course code
  3. Note the subject code for the subject you're applying for.

How to apply

  1. In the application portal, search and apply for course code relevant to the study mode you wish to enrol in
  2. Choose the study period you're applying for
  3. Enter all details about the subject you’re applying for (including the subject code MGMT90219 and name)
  4. Attach any necessary documents to satisfy entry requirements
  5. Check all details, agree to the terms and conditions and submit your application.

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Study modes

Study modeDescriptionCourse code
Assessed mode Your work will be graded and you will receive an official transcript for your studies. If you intend to credit your single subject towards future study, you must choose the assessed mode. NA-CAPMCP
Non-assessed mode You are not required to complete assessments, your work will not be graded and you will not receive a transcript. NA-AUDITMC

Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements only apply to the assessed study mode.

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, plus at least three years of documented, relevant professional experience; or
  • 10 years of documented, relevant professional experience that demonstrates the capacity to successfully undertake the course.

This course is available for domestic students (Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents and Australian permanent humanitarian visas).


Please note: Assessment only apply to the assessed study mode.

  • Each subject is formally assessed to meet the accreditation requirements of the University of Melbourne and designed to be practical and relevant to industry professionals.
  • For scheduled dates and assessment details, refer to the relevant subject in the course structure above. Assessments are to be submitted within four weeks from the on-campus participation.