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Continuing Studies

Building Effective Teams - Virtually

continuingstudies.wisc.edu/0289-C-LAAS See upcoming dates


This class is offered in a highly participatory live-online format.

This class is open to anyone interested in the topic. It is also a required part of the Mid-Level Management Certificate. Get more information on the MLMC.

One of the most important tasks facing an organization is building a cohesive team (whether in-person or virtual) that empowers the organization to reach its goals. Learn proven techniques for effective team development and management that can help you strengthen participative management in your organization and promote long-term enthusiasm for team projects.


The purpose of this class is to help participants develop and support a team in their own work settings.

By the end of this class, participants will be able to:

  1. Discover what a great team looks like
  2. Understand the importance of team culture, values and success
  3. Identify the best practices for effective virtual teams
  4. Identify strategies to counter team dysfunction
  5. Learn practical tools and activities to develop teams
  6. Share your experience and learn from your colleagues what works when

Overview: Extra Information

SHRM Recertification Provider 2021 seal

Continuing Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 6
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .6

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Masha Bubela at masha.bubela@wisc.edu or 608-263-5130

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor(s)

Kay Lawrence

(MPA, Univ. of Iowa) has over 25 years of experience in the areas of environmental education, public policy, human services, strategic planning, project management, leadership, and professional development. Kay has also worked in the areas of wellness and employee assistance. She also has a Certificate of Training from UW-Milwaukee and has served 10 years on the UW-Certified Public Manager Advisory Board. Kay was the training director, employee assistance program director, and wellness coordinator at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for 20 years.

What Attendees Are Saying

"Got me thinking about ideas on how I can improve my approach to my team and our work. Good balance between discussion and exercises. This was a thought-provoking class."
"Immediately usable advice back at the station."
"It all was applicable, level of engagement was perfect. Taking back ideas, excited to get started building up the team."