University of Southern California

Leadership Development for Building High Performing Teams





Location Details:

This course is held at USC in Los Angeles, CA, both in August 2016 and February 2017

This course is also held at the USC Orange County Center, Irvine, CA, in May 2017

August 30, 2016 - August 31, 2016
February 28, 2017 - March 1, 2017
May 23, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Due to course pre-work registration for this course will close two weeks prior to course start date.

Class Hours:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Business organizations are dynamic entities that rely on effective teams to enhance company performance and execution. In order for these high performing teams to function at optimal levels, quality leaders must drive and manage the performance of the team.

Key leadership qualities are necessary for facilitating the collaborative environments that occur with teams. Methods for establishing guidelines, utilizing talents, allocating personnel and assigning roles, building trust, and establishing accountability are tools efficient and successful leaders need to incorporate to maintain performance and team morale. Through assessments and in-class exercises, this program will analyze individuals' leadership styles and provide methods for facilitating high performing teams.


Essential Qualities of Leadership

  • Identify the essential qualities of effective team leaders
  • Learn how to communicate efficiently
  • Master the art of influence and persuasion

Group Effectiveness

  • Identify what makes teams effective
  • Learn how to build team trust and confidence in team members
  • Establish team vision and goals
  • Align people to the team vision

Group Facilitation

  • Create team guidelines
  • Learn how to assess skill sets of others and apply to specific roles
  • Discuss when to allow for volunteering versus delegating

Leading People

  • Learn techniques for effective negotiation and conflict management
  • Learn how to establish elements of accountability
  • Develop skills and abilities for creating and managing change
  • Understand how to motivate team members and sustain momentum


$2,450 per person includes tuition, course materials and parking. There is a 10% discount for three or more registrants from the same company.

Who Should Attend

The program is geared to executives, managers or supervisors in all disciplines and business functions responsible for the performance of teams. It is also perfect for professionals who are aspiring to the executive role or are currently in the executive role.

Participant Testimonial

"The professor delivered remarkable lessons and techniques that I will implement immediately."
Executive VP of Sales, at Payment Systems Corp.

“After completing the Leadership Development for High Performing Teams program I am determined to re-evaluate my personal and professional goals and values. I plan to coach my team differently to get the best results and, hopefully, they will enjoy their jobs more.”
Manager, Toastmasters International

"I now have a better understanding of my leadership skills and those of my managers on my team. The program was very impactful."
VP of Operations, at In-n-Out Burger

Teaching Method

Using case studies, current business articles, in-class exercises, interaction and small group activities, our faculty will lead you to focus on the key knowledge and skills you need to understand and apply concepts to your organization's teams.


Dave Logan, is a Lecturer in the Marshall School of Business, a best-selling author, and a management consultant. He currently teaches management and leadership in the USC Executive MBA - an area rated #1 on the latest Wall Street Journal ranking of EMBA programs. From 2001-2004, he served as Associate Dean of Executive Education.

As senior partner at CultureSync, a management consulting firm, Dave works with governments, non-profit organizations, and Fortune 500 companies, including Qualcomm, Intel, Charles Schwab American Express, and Prudential.

Dave is co-author of four books including Tribal Leadership and The Three Laws of Performance. His books have been on the best-sellers lists of USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Week. He’s been interviewed by CNN, CBS, NBC, and NPR, and newspapers and magazines throughout the world.

Dave has a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from the Annenberg School at USC.

CPE Credits

Leadership Development for High Performing Teams has been approved for 18 CPE units all in Communications (18).

USC Marshall School of Business is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

CEU Credits

You will earn 2 CEU credits taking this IN PERSON course. A continuing education unit (CEU) is a measure used in continuing education programs, particularly those required in a licensed profession for the professional to maintain the license. A CEU unit of credit equals to 10 hours of participation in the accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions.

Course Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants in order to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

Contact Us

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Telephone: 213-740-8990
Fax: 213-740-6406

Office of Executive Education
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
1150 South Olive Street, Suite 2900
Los Angeles, California USA 90015-2211