The overall goal of this program is to enable managers to learn and apply a practical approach to getting work done through teams. This is an especially important skill because teams are now the fundamental way in which work gets done within an organization (arguably, in most endeavors). Blending best practice and the latest research, our emphasis is on helping managers understand how teams work (from purpose to formation to productivity) and to leverage teams in achieving success. We present tools, templates and skills that a manager can use at work as well as providing an analytic framework to understand the different kinds of teams to deploy in any given situation. Upon completion, each learner will have completed a series of exercises that will enable them both to apply relevant team leadership skills as well as to identify future opportunities for development.This IAAP-certified counts for 0.50 recertification points for the CAP certification under the Organizational Communication content area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of completion of the course to obtain your certificate.