Developing and Leading High-Performance Teams

Apr 4–6, 2022 $6,650 (In-Person)
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Liz N. Schultz
Senior Associate Director, Learning Solutions
+1 212-854-7613
[email protected]

Format: Six live sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for two weeks. View the live online schedule.
In-Person Format: Three consecutive days of in-person sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on the Columbia campus in NYC. View the in-person schedule.
Certificate Credits: 3
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Preferred pricing is available for groups of two or more. To inquire, email [email protected].

"This program will enable you to develop the skills and tools needed to maximize the potential of diverse teams in order to increase productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness. The key to organizational success is dependent upon harnessing the power of teams."
– The program’s Faculty Director Bill Klepper, Professor of Management at Columbia Business School

Hear from Faculty Director William Klepper about the program.

Well-constructed and well-managed teams are a necessity in today's work environment, and organizational success relies upon the ability to both create and lead high-performance teams. This three-day program designed for executives in leadership positions or on the cusp of assuming leadership responsibility integrates and applies Columbia Business School’s thought leadership to prepare you to develop and guide your team to its highest potential.

In a highly interactive learning format, Developing and Leading High-Performance Teams will allow you to immediately apply techniques and tactics to hone your team's strategic objectives and improve your leadership abilities.

You will gain immediately applicable knowledge to better manage your team and its strategic challenges; you will also develop a team success strategy for high performance and a detailed team-meeting plan for desired results by the end of the program.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

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During this intensive 3-day program, participants will learn to:

  • Utilize the success formula for high-performance team leadership
  • Leverage your behavioral style as a team leader
  • Improve team performance by leveraging your role and your team members roles
  • Match the right people to the right tasks
  • Apply proven tools for optimal teamwork including communication, decision-making, and learning
  • Influence and persuade others to buy in
  • Lead change from your current state to your desired future state
  • Maximize the potential of diverse teams
  • Generate high-quality decisions in order to gain support from key stakeholders who possess unique agendas and interests

Through an exercise-based curriculum, you will identify direct applications of the learning to your role. You’ll walk away from the program with an action plan for your team, ready to implement improved team leadership and work towards a higher team performance.

You will further benefit from:

  • CBS interactive learning process
  • Learning from highly acclaimed Executive Education faculty
  • Direct application to your strategic challenge
  • Tested team tools to optimize your team's performance

Upon completion of this program, you will earn three credits towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits. Learn more.


PLEASE NOTE: The upcoming iteration of this program will take place in a live, virtual setting. See the agenda. You may also view the in-person program schedule for when our in-person programming resumes.

The program structure has three parts.

Part one focuses on team leadership and behavior including approaches to a team success formula. Participants take part in simulated meeting exercises to help identify behavioral styles and illustrate common conflicts between them. A toolkit for developing and leading high performance teams will be the takeaway from the day.

Part two addresses different team roles, the importance of team communication, and how to achieve consensus during a team’s decision-making process. Participants are engaged in a series of interactive team decision-making exercises, receiving feedback from faculty and peers. An app will be employed to provide additional feedback on your team dynamics and will be a takeaway tool for your on-the-job application.

Part three is centered on the power of persuasion. Learn how you and your team can leverage persuasion skills to influence stakeholders. Develop your personal team success strategy. Create an action plan for your return to your organization with a list of tools and concepts designed for immediate application for developing and leading effective teams back home.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.


This program is designed for team leaders – or soon-to-be team leaders – seeking the knowledge to create diverse, high-performing teams by leveraging frameworks for effective team decision making and putting the right people against the right tasks.

Program participants may include mid-level executives, managers, directors, and VPs from across industries and functions.

Columbia Business School alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for this program. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.

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Hear from a Past Participant:



William Klepper, Faculty Director
Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School
Faculty Member, Executive Education

William Klepper has served as a consultant to numerous corporations including AT&T, Bausch & Lomb, Bell Canada, Chase Manhattan Bank, Deloitte Touche Tomatsu, DuPont, Ericsson, Finmecannica, General Electric, Hertz, Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, SAP, Sony, and Sun Microsystems. He also has consulted for colleges and universities, school districts and government agencies and served as an advisor to the Wounded Warrior Project. He participates regularly in the New York Stock Exchange Chairman and CEO Forum or the Financial Times / Outstanding Directors Exchange.

Profoundly interested in executive learning, strategic leadership and corporate governance, Klepper is the creator of the Klepper Leadership Model, first published in Key Account Management and Planning (2002). It was then updated as the Integrated Leadership Model in his recent book, The CEO’s Boss: Tough Love in the Boardroom (2010).

Along with Professor Klepper, additional Columbia Business School faculty contribute to and teach in the program.


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