Developing and Managing Teams

    EXSDP 5312 is offered this fall:

Team lead­er­ship and man­age­ment play impor­tant roles in team suc­cess. These roles include antic­i­pat­ing the future while deal­ing with con­stant change, and max­i­miz­ing a diver­si­ty of strengths while respect­ing dif­fer­ences. In this work­shop, par­tic­i­pants will learn about the ben­e­fits of cre­at­ing a pos­i­tive team cul­ture and what it takes to boost a team’s well-being and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty. Assess­ing team dynam­ics will guide par­tic­i­pants in explor­ing the con­cept of team agree­ments, prin­ci­ples and shared values. 

Course at a glance
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • Hands-on course based on active student participation; class dynamics include group work, classroom discussions, and short lectures.
  • Aimed at professionals in supervisory roles who wish to upgrade their skills and aspiring leaders ready to invest in their career prospects.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the attributes and operating principles of high-performance teams.
  • Recognize how teams function and the importance of trust.
  • Practice team management functions such as planning, delegating, and networking.
  • Evaluate traditional and emerging team leadership models and their connections to motivation and engagement.
  • Create a healthy team culture using concepts of shared responsibility, positivity, and meaningfulness.


Take note:
  • All course resources and learning materials are provided in-class.
  • This is an attendance-basis, non-graded course.
  • Learning activities are completed exclusively in class (no pre- or post-course work required).
Oct 25, 2022Oct 28, 2022


8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT



Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

15 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Nolan CrouseID: nolan-crouse

The former mayor of St. Albert (Alberta), Nolan Crouse spent 30 years in management and executive roles in companies such as Procter and Gamble, West Fraser Timber, and Alberta Energy Company (EnCana). He is a past recipient of the prestigious Pulp and Paper John Bates Award, received the Rotary Paul Harris Award, and was a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Silver Medallion. Nolan has a history of serving his community and industry in many aspects, including the United Way, Canada Winter Games, and as general manager of AJHL hockey franchises in both Brooks and Fort Saskatchewan.

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. Detailed infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 15 course hours in total
  • Open for registration until October 25, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • All course resources and learning materials are provided in-class.
  • This is an attendance-basis, non-graded course.
  • Learning activities are completed exclusively in class (no pre- or post-course work required).
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXSDP 5312 is offered this fall: