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Building high performing teams

Date: 9th October 2018

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Law Society of Scotland
Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX, United Kingdom

CPD Hours: 5hours

This one-day course will examine how to instil and promote high performance within teams, considering the latest theory and good practice.

Book by 20 July to save 20% with our Early Bird rate

High performance teams harness and channel collective talent to deliver superior results and service.

They also engender additional benefits, including: enhanced team engagement, cohesiveness, overall productivity and that elusive ‘positive’ team buzz – but what are the key characteristics that make a high performing team?

Attend this one-day interactive course to examine the concepts of high performance in team environments and how they can be applied in your setting.

  • The stages of team development
  • Attributes of high performing teams
  • How high performing teams communicate and work together
  • Creating the conditions for high performance
  • Being an effective leader of a high performing team
  • Latest research-based theories on high performing teams
  • How such theories can be applied in practice
  • Relevant industry case study examples
  • Analysis of own leadership style and how it may be adapted to foster high performance
  • Practical steps that can be taken to increase overall team effectiveness

Organisational benefit:
This course is of benefit to any organisation seeking to enhance individual and team productivity within their business.

The course facilitators are Russell Borland and Thomas Chalmers, Partners of Leading Figures, a UK-wide coaching and consulting firm focusing on the finance and professional services sectors.

Both Russell and Thomas are experienced coaches and facilitators supporting leaders and their teams, and have practical experience of running businesses in the past.

Russell and Thomas will interleave theory and case studies with group discussions, shared learning and brainstorming. As such, participants will also learn from the insights and experiences of one another, making the course both practical and relevant in the context of high performing teams.

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Registration and refreshments
  • 10:00 - 10:20

    Welcome, overview and introductions
  • We start by covering:

    • The differences between a group, team and high performing team
    • The stages of team formation
    • Definition of a high performing team
    • The attributes of high performing teams

  • 11:20 - 11:35

    Refreshments break
  • We then consider the role of the leader of a high performing team, drawing from case studies and from the experiences of individual delegates.


    Given the significance of the role of the leader within a high performing team, we return to this theme later in the day.

  • In this session we will share the from Massachusetts Institute of Technology research conclusions that provide insights into how high performing teams communicate, work together and allow delegates to self-assess against the research findings.

  • 13:00 - 13:45

    Lunch break
  • Here we will consider organisational factors that can support high performance, including:

    • The culture of the organisation – is high performance valued?
    • Key people policies such as recruitment, development, reward and performance management.

  • 14:45 - 15:00

    Refreshments break
  • We return to the role of the leader in motivating team members towards high performance and in aligning them towards a common vision.


    In this session we share with participants a powerful leadership framework they can apply to lead a high performing team, allowing them to reflect on their own leadership style and consider specific steps they can take to enhance their leadership capability.

  • 16:10 - 16:30

    Session six: Review of key learning points
  • *Programme subject to change


    Delegates will be a provided with a workbook for the programme.


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