Leading High Performance Teams

This practical, evidence-based, leadership subject focuses on developing the core skills of early career leaders to drive team performance. Its expert facilitators implement a series of simulations, discussions and robust instruments that provide actionable insight for participants. It is a genuine leadership journey with a strong intervention bias through two, full-day workshops and a four-week intervention period at your workplace, providing the opportunity to reflect and apply your new knowledge and skills.

“This subject is focussed on how to get the best out of your team by providing you with practical tools and the knowledge to support you to do so.”

Chrissie Norman

Assistant General Manager | IP Australia
Canberra, Australia


  • Early and middle-career leaders, seeking to develop effective people leadership
  • Leaders and managers who find it hard to get the best out of their team
  • Experienced leaders, wanting to gain new insights, valuable revision and consolidate their knowledge 


  • Understand personal leadership and communication styles
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Understand how high-performance teams are structured, led, and ‘work’
  • Understand the development needs of others
  • Demonstrate effective coaching
  • Understand how to measure the effectiveness of yourself and your team 


This subject is delivered in a unique format that involves two (2) on-campus participation days separated by a four-week workplace implementation. It allows you to develop the core skills for effective people leadership through activities, discussion, practical tools, validated instruments and actionable feedback.


Pre-readings, a FIRO-B online diagnostic, a personal ‘challenging scenario at work’ case study and an interview with your supervisor.

On-campus participation

The following key themes are explored:

  • Understanding yourself and others
  • Workplace communication
  • Understanding how teams work
  • Leadership perspectives
  • Workplace challenges
  • Putting it all together.

The four-week workplace implementation period involves:

  • Additional readings
  • Applying new knowledge and a skills approach to your personal case study
  • Applying a team-learning styles questionnaire
  • Reflective journaling
  • Connecting with your ‘accountability partner’.


  • A 45-minute self-assessment, due before the on-campus participation
  • A pre-workshop interview with your supervisor, due before the on-campus participation (worth 10%)
  • A personal case study and corresponding 500-word write-up, due before the on-campus participation (worth 10%)
  • Effective participation and engagement in the 45-minute group coaching session during the on-campus participation (worth 20%)
  • A 1500-word reflective paper, due four weeks after the on-campus participation (worth 60%) 


Edmund King

Edmund King is an energetic, innovative and customer-focused facilitator who brings substantial expertise to this program. With more than 30 years’ experience facilitating executive education programs and more than 20 years’ experience operating his own business, Edmund’s real-world understanding of business issues translates into measurable and relevant outcomes for participants.

In addition to operating his own company, Edmund has worked extensively in Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and New Zealand in executive education. He has designed and developed interventions in partnership with organisations such as Fletcher Building (NZ), Australian Sports Commission, Toyota, Seek, Chr. Hansen, Australian Football League, Infosys, ConocoPhillips, National Australia Bank, Cricket Australia, Visy Recycling, Telstra, Fresenius Kabi, The Macquarie Group, AXA, OneSteel and many government departments and utilities.

Upcoming Dates

26 July & 30 August 2017
25 October & 22 November 2017