Creating the Architecture for Successful Teams

The success of a team is often dependent on the preparation and choices that are made BEFORE the launch of a team. This module focuses on the choices leaders must make in designing a team including the type of work the team will conduct, the resources at the team’s disposal, and the people who will comprise the team. The module will also focus on the successful “launch” of a team.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key decisions to be made when designing teams 
  • Understand the complexities of designing and implementing teams
  • Facilitate a successful team launch
  • Recognize their own personal team leadership skills, strengths, and areas of improvement


Jennifer Nahrgang is an assistant professor of management. She previously held positions at Michigan State University and ExxonMobil Corporation. Her research interests are in leadership processes and their development over time, leader-follower relationships, leadership in teams, team processes and performance, and design of work. She was the recipient of several awards, including the 2008 HR Division SHROM Foundation Dissertation Grant Award and the 2007 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the OB Division of the Academy of Management.

Registration Procedures and Deadlines

Registration and payment is due by April 16, 2014.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation request received at least one week prior to the program will be refunded in full minus a 10% cancellation fee. Or, you have the option to apply registration to another 2014 course.

A cancellation request received after the registration and payment deadline prior to the start of the program will have the option to apply registration to another 2014 course.

A cancellation request received on or after the day of the program will not be eligible for a refund.

Workshop Details

Date: Apr. 18, 2014, 8am – 12pm

Location: ASU Tempe Campus

Price: $550 ($495 for ASU Alumni)

Register by: Apr. 16, 2014

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