McNair Hall, Loop Road
Houston, TX 77005

Date and Time:

Oct 17–18, 2017
8:30am to 4:30pm

Overview: High achieving teams leverage strengths and mitigate weaknesses to maximize overall performance and efficiency; whereas, low achieving teams get mired in interpersonal conflict and poor decision-making resulting in compromised performance and organizational failures. In this two-day course, you will analyze the characteristics of high performing teams, understand the impact of personality traits on performance, and develop effective communication and collaboration strategies necessary for leading high performance teams.

This two-day course is for leaders at all levels.

Upcoming Date(s): October 17-18, 2017; April 17-18, 2018

Tuition: $2,900/course or $13,000/certificate for the five-courses total and earn the Graduate Leadership Certificate. Tuition includes class materials and daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks. It is expected that participants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The university is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.


  • Identify characteristics of high performing teams
  • Communicate effectively with your HRBPs to select the right people for your team
  • Learn how to mitigate subversive team conflicts and dynamics such as group think
  • Increase your team’s overall sense of confidence in their ability to meet challenging goals
  • Influence your team to work collaboratively and supportively while fostering each individual’s potential
  • Enhance ability to facilitate on-going high performance
  • Brand yourself, your team, and your organization as highly reliable

Your Professor:

D. Brent Smith, Ph.D. Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education

All Executive Education faculty are award winning professors who teach full time in the MBA and EMBA program at the Jones School and have extensive business or consulting experience. Read more about faculty research at Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine with clear, practical translations of faculty research that will change the way you think.

Cancellation Policy: Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education program requires significant advance preparation. Written notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a full refund less a six percent administrative fee. At Rice University Executive Education’s discretion, qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations may be accommodated prior to the program start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution. Notice given after 30 days prior to the program will not be eligible for a refund.

McNair Hall, Loop Road
Houston, TX 77005