Creating and Managing Effective Teams

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

Number of Participants: 14

Autumn 2018 - Registration

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1. Click on Registration above and follow the link
2. Click on Register to the left of the session you wish to participate in
3. Choose "Student/guest (no X-account)" as on the picture
4. Enter your email address and date of birth
5. On the next screen, enter your personal information. Only needed the first time you register in the tool, next time it will remember your details.
6. You receive a booking confirmation as well as information about cancelling the seat. Save it.

Dates Autumn 2018
2018-4: 24/9-26/9 - Lindholmen
2018-5: 16/10-18/10 - Lindholmen
2018-6: 22/10-24/10 - Lindholmen

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,
Anders Palmqvist (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 list means that the course is fully booked but you may be offered a seat if one becomes available. In this case a notification will be sent to you.

Cancellation of participation in the GTS courses should be done as soon as possible and one week before start at the latest  via the link in the confirmation email. In case of cancellation less then 7 days before start, send email to Starting Autumn term 2018, late cancellations (less then 7 days) and no-showing up to the  course will be fined.

Published: Tue 30 Aug 2016. Modified: Mon 20 Aug 2018