Team leader skills: building and leading a high performance team

Course summary

Our one-day Team leader skills course gives new and aspiring team leaders the tools, techniques and models they need to be able to put together and lead an effective team that gets the work done. All aspects of team leadership are covered including recruitment, motivating and inspiring the team, the roles and responsibilities of the team leader, communication and the common challenges that team leaders will face.

MC, Three Rivers District Council
“The course was very good! We were given plenty of opportunities to share our own experiences.”
RG, Supreme Court
“The course gives a good overview in leading a team and communicating with team members. The Centre is well organised and everybody is very friendly to make the experience enjoyable.”
VS, Brompton Bicycle
“This was an excellent course as everything was explained and easy to understand. Some great tips and advice was given. I can't wait to practise what I have learnt.”
TC, Clarasys
“Russell was friendly, confident, knowledgeable and engaging - one of the best trainers I have been trained by! ”
JH, Forum for the Future
“I have come out of this course with a positive attitude and tools to help me understand and know my team better. I understand the effect of my role and attitude, and how that can affect my team.”

Course dates and location

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

If you would like to attend this course then register your interest with us. Currently, this course is run on request meaning that a date will be scheduled once we have at least three people interested in attending this course.

  • There are no dates available at the moment.

This one day Team leader skills course looks at the role of the team leader from building the perfect team through to dealing with difficult behaviour. The team leader’s role in inspiring and motivating their team, in ensuring effective communication, in delegating and managing performance and in managing their own personal style to best advantage are all covered during this intensive one day course. You will leave with a better understanding of how teams work and how effective leaders manage. You will develop your confidence in using the different tools of team leadership and you will have analysed your own most effective leadership style and how to flex this when circumstances demand it. The team leader training course covers:

Building the perfect team:

  • understanding the Belbin team roles
  • recruitment and selection
  • leading the team in the early stages

Directing your team’s work:

  • effective planning
  • stretching team and personal objectives
  • delegating to and with the team

Inspiring and motivating your team:

  • leading with passion – making it matter
  • motivational models for managers
  • using feedback to motivate the team

Communication and the team:

  • how does communication work?
  • barriers to communication and how to overcome them
  • pros and cons of different methods of communication
  • you as a communicator
  • communicating difficult messages

Common challenges for team leaders:

  • interpersonal behaviour
  • managing conflict
  • underperformance in teams and individuals

This course also includes a year of free support from your trainer.

Still not sure if this is the right course for you? Why not take a look at our top tips for managers, which will give you a taste of the course content as well as some free, handy advice!

Our Team leader skills courses are for supervisors, team leaders and project managers and anyone else who wants to lead an effective, high performing team. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

The Team leader skills course will help you understand the nature of teams, why they sometimes work brilliantly and why they often fail. You will gain confidence in your own leadership approach and style and know when and how to adopt different approaches when you need to. We will discuss a range of tools, techniques and models for use in building teams so that you will come away equipped to work with your team to enhance their performance and achieve their objectives.

Other courses available at the Centre include: Supervision Skills:Managing People and Teams, a two-day course which deals with all aspects of managing people and their performance; Project Management, a two-day course looking at the specific skills and knowledge needed to manage a project through to successful completion; and Finance for Non Financial Managers, a two-day course which helps managers understand and deal with all the financial aspects of their work.

  • £589 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £654 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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