Event factfile

Date of event: 19 March 2019
Event ends: 19 March 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. *Up to 2 Places*
Building High-performance Teams


Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work.” (Vince Lombardi). The importance of groups should not be underestimated, and brilliant teams are inevitably what creates the highest value for whichever stakeholder group you represent.

In this session we’ll take a both retro and cutting edge look at the development of high performing teams. We’ll look back at some of the most respected and enduring thinking around team development e.g. Belbin Team Roles, examine some of the reasons teams bind or divide, touch on the leader’s role in shaping the climate and culture of performance, and then bring in some of the latest thinking from the Business School and elsewhere. This will include recent Henley Business School research into sharing stories as a way to build resilience.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event we will have covered:

  • how to build high-performing teams
  • how to improve the performance of underperforming teams
  • how to deal with conflict in teams
  • how to explore the values of yourself and your team
  • how you can lead a team effectively
  • how to use tools to give feedback that builds team performance
  • understand the different roles that are needed to build effective teams
  • understand which roles you can effectively play in a team

Event Content and Delivery Style

The day will be highly interactive with a blended-learning style including team exercises, group work, taught input, peer feedback, facilitated discussion and individual reflection time. The day will be built around team exercises – where participants will work in smaller sub-teams on a series of activities and games. These exercises will form the foundation of both the reflective learning, but will also be an opportunity to put lessons into action and give feedback in a safe environment. The day will conclude by sharing a leadership model, in which participants will be invited to build a narrative for themselves that outlines, in simple English, what they value and could contribute to teams at work.

Who Should Attend?

This event has been created for directors and senior managers who want to better understand team dynamics and how the concept of teams is changing. It is likely to suit those who see their purpose being to serve and support their team, rather than always leading from the front


The primary theme is ENGAGEMENT and the secondary theme is LEADERSHIP.

It is relevant to the development of Teams, Leadership, Collaboration, Value.

THP, The Henley Partnership.

Professor Kevin Money

Kevin Money

Kevin is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of the John Madejski Centre for Reputation. Kevin teaches on the MBA programme and Henley’s flagship Advanced Management Programme in areas of reputation, responsibility, teams and leadership. Kevin is also Director of the Positive Psychology Forum – an organisation that applies advances in psychology to help individuals and organisations improve their performance through a process of reflection on success and failure. Interventions include high-performance coaching, organisational and personal 360-degree feedback and behavioural mapping.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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For more information please contact The Henley Partnership Team by email at thp@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418 855.

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Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus

Henley Business School,Greenlands,Henley-on-ThamesOxfordshire