Throughout the programme different facets of leading high-potential teams will be explored. The lectures cover both academic and practical insights and includes peer-to-peer exchanges where participants can share their experiences in applying the course knowledge and tools to their current work teams. These highly applicated tools enable them to grow alongside their team.
Kickoff & Networking event with alumni reunion – Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok, Dr. Stephanie Schoss, Claudio Feser, Dr. Patricia Widmer
Executive Campus HSG, St.Gallen
19 October 2022
09:00-17:00 CET Kickoff
17:00-21:00 CET Networking event with alumni reunion
Among others the kickoff will provide a detailed overview of the course structure, module content and participation expectations. Lecturers and participants will also introduce themselves in order to establish rapport.
An Introduction to Teams – Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok
Team-based structures are on the rise. In this session, you will learn the critical success factors of high-performance teams (HPTs) and how you can translate these into relevant metrics. You will explore the differences between physical and virtual teams and how to set objectives most effectively in both settings
Introduction to Course Surveys – Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok
Motivating Your Team
Motivation your team – the power of why. A strong why is the number one driver for motivation, true commitment, and fulfilment in the workplace. By reflecting about different “why’s” behind one’s work, you will learn about different sources for meaningfulness and identify key measures for organizations and leaders to realizing them in the work context.
Networking Event with alumni reunion – Keynote
This event offers participants the opportunity to get to know each other and alumni from previous courses.
Self-Paced Learning I
20-30 October 2022
During this first self-paced learning phase participants will receive access to preparatory readings, surveys and video materials.
Live online Check-in I
3 November 2022
Understanding your Survey Results – Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok, Dr. Stephanie Schoss
Creating the « We » in Your Team – Dr. Stephanie Schoss
By examining the concept of «We Consciousness», you will discover how to foster trust, alignment and a sense of community within your teams. Increasing the «We» in teams often leads to better performing teams.
Peer Coaching Themes/Topics – Claudio Feser
Group peer coaching is a confidential process through which four to five professional colleagues work together to reflect on current practices and issues each of them faces in the workplace, and to jointly explore new ideas in order to solve these issues. The process creates a safe space (transitional space) in which colleagues can constructively and effectively work though confidential and complex workplace issues. Besides being helpful in generating new insights to resolve issues, the process builds empathy and relationships among the participants.
Self-Paced Learning II
5 November – 20 November 2022
During the second self-paced learning phase participants will receive access to deep dive materials which address deep level diversity, psychological safety, unconscious bias and conflict management.
Live online Check-in II
22 November 2022
Theme Based Group Peer Coaching – Claudio Feser
Participants will discuss current challenges in their teams and learn to manage them.
Follow-Up on Sustainable Impact
Ongoing after November
Participants will have access to best practice videos and, if they wish, to elective group coaching sessions with Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok, Dr. Stephanie Schoss or Claudio Feser.