Team Leadership (APPEL-TL)

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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.

Project Management Competencies
  • PM 2.0 - Stakeholder Management
Common Competencies
  • C 2.1 - Staffing and Performance
  • C 2.2 - Team Dynamics and Management
  • C 4.1 - Mentoring and Coaching
  • C 4.2 - Communication
  • C 4.3 - Leadership

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Related Resources

Resource Category

Building and Leading Teams Skillsoft Course
Building Trust Incrementally Skillsoft Course
Choosing the Right Team Culture Skillsoft Course
Inspiring your Team Skillsoft Course
Managing Communications in a Virtual Team Skillsoft Course
Meeting Team Performance Challenges Skillsoft Course
Support Your Leader Skillsoft Course

APPEL Library Resources

NASA Galaxie Library NASA Galaxie Library Books 24x7 Library Books 24x7 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.


Interested in taking this course? Click the date(s) below to register through SATERN.

Registration Question? Contact the training specialist below for assistance.

Nicki Lunan
(321) 867-6812

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Carin Gendell has spent 20+ years helping managers and team leaders to improve organizational results by developing leadership skills that drive collaboration and high performance. Carin’s clients include numerous Federal agencies and Fortune 500 companies. She has an additional 14 years of line management experience leading cross-functional business teams at Kraft General Foods. With an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University, Carin has served on NASA’s APPEL faculty for 9 years
A versatile presenter, coach, trainer, and facilitator of service, sales, performance management, and leadership experiences, Angela O’Connell has facilitated trainings in a range of industries/sectors: oil/gas/ petrochemicals; pharmaceuticals; financial services; insurance; biotechnical; government; manufacturing; hospitality; non-profit; and retail. With a B.A. from Trinity University, Angela is experienced in Webex and Adobe Connect. Among her many certifications in leadership development, customer care, and change/performance management is synchronous virtual training facilitation certification.
A consultant in leadership development, performance management, and transformation initiatives, Tina Wong-Russell brings a global perspective from working in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. A facilitator of leadership and team development programs at NASA since 2007, Tina has enjoyed working with professionals at all levels and in all departments of the organization, in all its locations. Born in Hong Kong, Tina is fluent in English and Chinese.


Curriculum Question? Contact the curriculum lead below for assistance.

Ramien Pierre

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