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  • Building & Leading NASA Teams
    Building & Leading NASA Teams
  • NASA Fundamentals
    NASA Fundamentals

Skill Level: Team/Subsystem Leads or higher.

This workshop is aimed at building capabilities for managing and facilitating team processes necessary to achieve successful team performance and results at NASA. The program helps NASA managers and team leaders understand how teams develop and become more effective over time. They learn how to apply team leadership strategies and tactics to strengthen the cohesion and effectiveness of their own teams. Concepts, processes, and practices for developing and managing superior teams are shared and opportunities to practice and sharpen team leadership skills and competencies are part of the course content that is specifically tailored for NASA.

This course is designed for NASA’s technical, engineering, finance, human resources and administrative workforce and project personnel, who lead, will lead in the near future or play any leadership role on a team. The course helps NASA personnel develop the competencies required to succeed as a leader of any type of team including, but not limited to, project teams, virtual teams, functional teams and problem solving teams.

APPEL Library Resource

NASA Galaxie Library NASA Galaxie Library
All supplemental resources are NASA accessible only unless otherwise noted.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between leadership and management functions within project teams.
  • Manage leadership style to meet the demands and requirements of different situations and groups.
  • Define and implement open and integrated communication approaches within and between teams to improve the interaction of the team members.
  • Use tools and tactics to increase buy-in and enhance performance.
  • Organize a cohesive team and prepare common standards for performance and quality.
  • Appraise motivational needs of team members and select best approach to accomplish goals.
  • Identify and discuss problems and conflicts within the team.
  • Assess and diagnose your own team and determine strategies to ensure continued team development.
  • Apply lessons learned and best practices.
  • Design tactics to maximize the workplace learning for your team.