RTII 751       Team Leadership

Note: Course prices are current as of publication date, however they are subject to change without notice. Please contact RTI for current information.

      Per Person Price:        $1,095                                                   Firm Fixed Price:      Available Upon Request

Minimum Class Size:        14                                                           Training Hours:      16

                   Duration:        2 Days                                                                               

  This course, as all others offered by RTI, can be delivered at your location with the purchaes of 20 seats.  Call (706) 951-5685   

   Delivery Method:        Classroom Lecture & Exercises

Intended Audience:

Fed's, contractors and commercial personnel who will lead TEAMS in any discipline and related activities.

Course Description:

"Team Leader" Training Course Description Purpose: To improve and enhance each participant's ability to lead a team. Organizations use teams as a tool to improve productivity. In the world of sports, it is an accepted practice that all teams have a coach. Professional coaches help the team perform and get results. These coaches are well schooled in managing the team dynamics and helping the team acquire and use the skills necessary to function at an extremely high level. In many organizations, team leaders know the "content" the team is focused on, but do not have skills or training in how to manage and coach the team to perform and function at a high level. Team dysfunctions and team member differences can have a negative effect on how the team functions and therefore performs. This course on Team Leader skills will enhance the participant's ability to coach and lead a team by focusing on the team dynamics. Individual differences must be leveraged and utilized versus allowing those differences to alienate and divide the team. When teams are utilized in organizations, they typically have a project or objective to accomplish. All to often, the team leader uses his/her "management skills" to plan, organize, direct and/or control the project. A team leader (as opposed to a team manager) will balance his/her efforts to both manage the project and lead the team. A team leader will pay attention to how the team works together as well as what the team accomplishes (the results). A team leader will coach the team on the processes they use to accomplish their objective. Team "leader" skills and team "manager" skills are very different skill sets. This course is about TEAM LEADERSHIP.

Expected Benefits:

Team Leader Training Agenda

  1. Workshop Kick-Off (45 mins.) - Objectives of the training - Introductions - Norms (for how we will work together) -
  2. Fill out the KAI profile - Review "Key Learnings" from Team Member Training and answer questions that people have as a result of attending Team Member Training Leading Versus Managing (2.0 hrs.) (During this section, we will define Leadership and Managership. They are different, yet most individuals do not understand these differences. Most individuals with strong technical skills are more comfortable with Managing vs. Leading. The skill sets that enable a person to be successful in a technical environment are more closely linked to Managing. We will show research about Leadership and discuss what Leadership is and how to go about balancing the skills of Leadership and the skills of Managership. We will also look at how to develop a person's Leadership abilities.
  3. Kirton Adaptive-Innovative Profile (KAI) (3.0 hrs.) (The KAI profile helps individuals understand their Creativity Style which deals with how they prefer to use their creativity. They will also learn how their creativity style affects how they view and approach "change". Knowing your KAI style can help both team members and team leaders understand how to best work with and leverage the differences that exist on the team.) We will close this session by discussing how to leverage and utilize "Style or Cognitive Diversity" to help improve team effectiveness vs. letting style disrupt or hamper team effectiveness.
  4. Influencing Skills (3 hrs.) During this section we will examine the key components of what is required to influence others.
    1. How you use power as a leader?
    2. How you balance your skills of Managing and Leading?
    3. How you decide, explain or determine direction?
  5. We will have each person fill out an "Influencing Style Survey to help them understand their influence style preferences. The outcome of this section is to help everyone know what is required to influence others and to "know thyself" as it relates to what a person's normal influencing patterns are. Once these factors are known, a person can then make more informed decisions as to how he/she can better influence others in the future.
  6. Facilitation Skills (4 hrs.) Every Team Leader is required to conduct meetings in order to manage and lead the team. Having and using good facilitation skills can enable a Team Leader to run more effective meetings, get the participation of all team members, better tap the creativity of the team to find and develop better solutions and get better buy-in and commitment from everyone involved. Facilitation skills are crucial to running effective team meetings (which is the most common tool for coordinating team efforts). Understanding the skill of deferring judgment and when it is appropriate to judge is one key to being an effective facilitator. A team leader who has good facilitation skills can run more effective meetings and acts more as a "participative leader" vs. an autocratic leader.


None; however, students should have a basic leadership skills.


A practical examination is given at the conclusion of the course and certificates are issued to students successfully completing the course.

For additional information, please contact our Training and Registration Center at (706) 951-5685 or visit our website at www.rtii.org