Leadership for High Performance Teams - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Leadership for High Performance Teams

Equip yourself to harness the best from your team

Designed for team leaders or aspiring leaders, this series of three modules will provide the foundational skills to help you build a more productive and engaged workplace culture. In this course you will develop practical leadership skills that can be applied to any team or organisation. If you are currently working in a supervisory role or have an ambition to move into management and have at least three years of work experience, this course will provide you with some key skills and knowledge.

Equip yourself to harness the best from your team through:

  • learning the key elements of effective leadership
  • understanding different personality styles
  • understanding team dynamics and developing skills that will improve engagement at all levels
  • exploring strategies to manage burnout and increase employee engagement
Module 1: Supervisory and Leadership Fundamentals
  • Characteristics and behaviours of effective leaders and supervisors
  • Improving personal effectiveness and communication
  • Understanding ourselves and others (developing your EQ)
  • Working effectively with different personalities (MBTI)
Module 2: Performance Management and Working with Groups
  • Managing performance and coaching skills
  • Delegation and improving team decision-making
  • Managing conflict and giving difficult feedback
  • Cultivating group performance and Pod Synergy™
Module 3: Boosting Human Capital BY LEVERAGING Effort
  • Creating a Zone of Engagement (ZE™) at work
  • Developing High ZE leadership habits
  • Improving team morale
  • Increasing performance without increasing burnout

At the end of each module you’ll set out actionable goals and work through a plan to achieve them.

Sunshine Coast


Moreton Bay


Fraser Coast


Register your place

Choose one or two modules/days: $480 per day (GST exempt).

Register for the entire series (three modules/days): $1,200 (GST exempt).

New dates for 2022 TBA. In the meantime, please register your interest by emailing devhub@usc.edu.au

John Whiteoak
Meet the presenter

Dr John Whiteoak has more than 20 years of experience working with many well-known organisations as a management consultant and workplace trainer.

Feedback from previous participants 

"John brings a lot of interest and context to the content. I especially like the tools and assessments used to learn more about our operating styles." (Undisclosed attendee)

"I found John very engaging and easy to listen to and the course content/frameworks were compelling." (HR Manager)

"I particularly liked the overall insemination of the course materials and especially the interaction with other students." (Local Government)

"The course provided a good variety of soft and hard skills to highlight how I can develop as a leader. John delivered in an engaging way to make the teachings memorable." (Founder Publishing/Professional Development and Learning)