Creating and Managing Effective Teams

Course Code: GFOK050
Number of Credits: 1,5 HEC

Number of Participants: 15

Enrollment Spring 2018
2018-1: 20 - 22 February - Lindholmen Fully booked 
2018-2: 13-15 March - Lindholmen Fully booked
2018-3: 17-19 April  - Lindholmen Fully booked    
Dates for the next iteration in Autumn will be published starting w.10, 2018.
Time Schedule

The aim is to increase your awareness of yourself as a person and leader, and to highlight useful approaches and methods when creating and leading teams.

Intended Learning Outcome
By the end of the course, you will have increased your ability to:
  • reflect upon yourself as a person and leader in relation to others
  • reflect upon the importance of creating frames and direction into group work and describe the group development stages according to the theory of Susan Wheelan;
  • briefly identify your own personality type and reflect upon the usefulness of including different personality types in groups;
  • practice the coaching approach in daily work
Entrance Requirements
No pre-requirements
This course is eligible within the "Generic and Transferable Skills" course curriculum for PhD students and young researchers at Chalmers University of Technology


Topics that will be covered during the course are:
  • Personalities and personal thinking preferences
  • The phases the development of small groups
  • Key factors to be aware of when creating and managing teams
  • Motivation and drive
  • High performance teams
  • Leadership, management and coaching
  • Feedback
  • Emotional intelligence
Running Schedule

The course practises experiential and experience based learning. Individual and group reflections will be key ingredients together with short theoretical sessions. The extent of the course is three full days in classroom and one day of individual work.

Course Leader and Examiner
PeO Hillman, Sofia Månsson, Karin Andersson (examiner)



A list of references literature will be provided before the course.

Full attendance at all occasions and a pass on a written exam where you reflect upon your learning. Rating: U/G.
Examination in the enrolled courses can be acquired within one year from the start. After the expiration date no missing assignments can be admitted and a participant should re-apply to another course occasion.


Stand-By seat means that the course is fully booked but you may be offered a seat if one becomes available.

Cancellation of participation in GTS courses should be notified as soon as possible and latest one week before start of course by sending an email to  In case of cancellation less than one week before the start your Deputy Head of Department will be informed to support your future planning.

Published: Tue 30 Aug 2016. Modified: Thu 22 Feb 2018