Team Development

Maximize Performance with Team Development

Lay the groundwork for successful collaboration with people-focused team development.

Matrixed organizations, cross-functional teams, and remote teams — they’re all the norm in today’s world. Aligning team members with different styles, experiences, and knowledge around a common goal isn’t easy. Often, knowing how to effectively facilitate a team is the key to success.

When it comes to team effectiveness, so much depends upon how well team members work together and how much they trust each other. They need to collectively develop a team culture that enables each team member to feel safe expressing divergent opinions, to know that they can count on each other, and that they can apply the right strategy to “fail fast” while making progress and innovating.

Using a human-centered approach to team development, we help teams across the organizational hierarchy work toward better group performance, while developing individuals into better colleagues and leaders in the process.

Instead of merely having individuals move through leadership development independently, imagine the power of teams growing together. The result? Collective growth, stronger collaboration and trust, better output, and accelerated impact at your organization. Customized team leader interventions and team development initiatives can help you get there.

What Makes a Team Effective? It Starts with Trust.

Teams are the engine of organizations. When they have strong direction, alignment, and commitment — along with healthy, trusting relationships — there’s no stopping them.

Senior executive teams in particular are critical to your organization’s success. They provide strategic and operational leadership, while also building the foundation for your culture and serving as a model for other teams. How well the executive team functions as a collective leadership body and how its members interact is emulated throughout the organizational hierarchy. That’s why top leaders must understand the value of trust in the workplace — breaking down silos, deepening collaboration, and fostering teamwork not only improves business outcomes, but encourages individuals to stay committed and focused on shared organizational goals.

Whether your teams are struggling to lead virtually, build trust, or collaborate across boundaries, bring out their best with team development solutions steeped in deep research and best practices.

Team leadership development at the Center for Creative Leadership
Team Development solutions at the Center for Creative Leadership

Team Development Builds Results Across the Organization

At CCL, we have extensive experience working with teams at every level of the organization, from executive and cross-functional teams to smaller, ad hoc project teams. We’ve run team leader trainings for decades, and we can help build up individual leadership skills as well as help improve team collaboration, both of which directly impact the success of your organizational goals.

Whether you’re looking for a customized solution tailored to uplift and transform your entire executive team, or scalable programs designed to strengthen team dynamics across your organization, we offer a variety of human-centered, research-backed team development solutions for every budget, available both virtually and in-person.

Choose the Research-Based Team Development Solution That’s Right for You

Partner with us for a customized engagement to improve teamwork and outcomes. By request, we can help your team leaders build the skills they need to overcome common challenges, maximize performance, and achieve success.

We can help with both needs assessment and team leadership development to improve work group performance.

  • Based on our research-backed content on collective leadership and team development

The ability of your executive team to work together effectively may be the single most critical element in your organization’s success.

Partner with our experts in senior leadership team development, who can assess and improve executive team dynamics…because when senior team collaboration is at its best, the positive effects are felt across the organization. 

  • Proven, research-backed guidance from our experts with extensive experience working with senior teams

We offer a variety of research-backed, proven leadership topic modules to help you upskill your team.

Teams that aren’t co-located face unique challenges. Team members must understand how to span geographic and other boundaries effectively. Provide them with team leadership development that equips them to communicate and collaborate with one another virtually. We can deliver our world-class, research-based content on Leading Virtual & Remote Teams — or you can.

  • Proven content module that can be combined with others into a customized learning journey for your organization’s leaders at every level

Great teams have great coaches — and that doesn’t just apply to sports. Our team coaching services help guide teams to achieve the coordination, collaboration, and creative thinking needed to address complex issues. Our world-class leadership coaches can work with team members to use their relationships and shared experiences to help achieve team goals.

  • Assessment to determine the team’s readiness, strengths, and development needs
  • Virtual coaching format eliminates environmental impacts, and is available anywhere

What Our Clients Are Saying

At CCL, we measure success by lives touched and impact made. That’s why the organizations we work with and the leaders we empower consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with us isn’t just a game-changer, it’s a life-changer. Our team development engagements have helped to transform team leaders and organizations across the globe.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

“Now, we are a high-performing team that works together, and also recognizes that individual contributions matter – we are a composite of the best of our wisdom.”

Program Participant 
Tarrant County College 

Higher Education Institution Builds Cohesive Leadership Culture with a Custom Leadership Development Program

“We have created a critical mass of leaders who are connected, collaborative, and committed to our mission. We are working in more system-focused ways and leveraging our strengths in ways we never anticipated.”

Jon Abeles
Senior VP of Talent Management and Diversity
Mercy Health 

Health System Creates Academy to Change Culture & Strengthen Leadership

Let's Talk About What Team Development Looks Like for You

Our experts are here to help. Get in touch with us about your team development needs. Let’s discuss improving work group performance and team leader training at your organization.

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Team Development: Research & Resources

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