Building High Performing Teams

Lead and develop a high performing, resilient and adaptable team

Building High Performing Teams 4


High performing teams are built on high levels of trust and clarity of purpose and vision. Building High Performing Teams is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding challenges for any manager or leader to face. This programme helps you develop yourself as a team leader and equips you with the knowledge and skills to develop a high performing team and culture.  

Globally the way we do creative, innovative and effective work is through our teams. However, COVID has stretched even the best teams, there is growing workloads, stress, fatigue, internal and external pressures and challenges that lead teams to dip in performance. Unhealthy internal team dynamics also impact on performance. 

This programme is a process. It is designed to work in 4 phases: 

Icon representing engage phase of learning journey   ENGAGE – Establish context, practice, tools and techniques

Icon representing workplace practice   WORKPLACE PRACTICE – Work with stakeholders to practice learned skills and tools

Leading across cultures 7   CONNECT AND REFLECT – Review progress, practise through role-play, refine understanding

Leading across cultures 6   CHANGE AND GROW – Sustain your change through continuing practice

During the workplace practice phase, learners’ key stakeholders may be surveyed to assess their assessment of the impact of the learning, adding to the effectiveness of phase 3.  

Why this programme, now?

Teams are more important now than ever. We manage and lead organisations through and with teams. If our teams are dysfunctional, so are our organisations. This programme develops your leaders’ abilities to reflect and assess your own leadership and how it influences positively or negatively on developing a high performing team culture to deliver on your organisation’s objective.  

Through this practical programme programme you will learn to address challenges with your team dynamics, creating new teams, merging existing teams, enhancing your team performance, refocusing your teams on the mission, and developing a healthy high performing team culture.  

You’ll leave with:

A clear understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as a team leader and how you can be more effective in your role

The tools and skills you need to effectively build a high performing team within your organisational context

The leadership skills you need to motivate, influence and engage effectively with your team

A plan of action to implement within your organisation to respond to your team’s challenges

Who is this programme for?

Building High Performing Teams is aimed at both middle and senior managers, project managers and team leaders. It is important that you are currently working with a team in order for you to gain the most from the programme.  

The programme is important for leaders who: 

  • Have to establish a new team and get it to perform effectively quickly with a high level of trust and accountability. 
  • Have inherited a team and have to establish credibility and acceptance in leading the team.
  • Have to restructure an existing team or merge two teams into one. 
  • Are concerned about their teams wellbeing and motivation while navigating change and complexity. 
  • Are struggling to lead matrixed or remote teams. 
  • Wish to increase creativity, innovation and drive within their teams.
  • Wish to understand how their own leadership style and that of the organisation influences teams and organisational performance.  

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Programme Outline

The face-to-face programme structure is 3 days plus 1 day, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.

The virtual programme structure is 6 half days plus 2 half days, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.

Both the virtual and face-to-face programmes begin with a 1 hour introduction to the programme which is delivered virtually.

Organisational Context and Goals
Getting the team focused on organisational goals 
Inconsistent levels of team productivity 
Remotivating your teams from the COVID Crisis 
Supporting your team through workload and the pace of change 
Overcoming challenging team dynamics 
Challenges of overcoming failure and setbacks 
Toxic relationships and cultures  
Personal Skills and AttributesInterpersonal Skills and Behaviours
Emotional intelligence 
Facilitation skills 
Reflective practice  
Failing fast 
Problem-solving and decision making 
Inclusive and flexible leadership 
Self-management and motivation 
Dialogic leadership and sense-making 
Growth mindset

Goal clarification and collective purpose 
Building positive relationships 
Shared leadership and accountability 
Team formation 
Leveraging diversity 
Team and organisational learning 
Effective communication 
Building trust 
Team dynamics 
Conflict resolution 
Team culture

Phase 1 – Engage

The Building High Performing Teams Engagement phase starts with a 1 hour introductory session which is virtual. This is followed by six half day virtual sessions or 3 days face-to-face.  

Phase 1 engages learners to uncover: 

  • What being a effective team leader within their context look like? 
  • How your leadership is impacting on your teams performance 
  • How to form, develop and focus your team as a high performing mechanism for delivery 
  • How to establish a good collaborative team culture 

Having established the context and priorities of the learners, Phase 1 of the programme then moves on to explore: 

  • Work with practical case studies and exercise that help lay the theoretical grounding necessary to develop high performing teams in your context. 
  • Essential personal skills, including: 
    Facilitation skills, reflective practice, failing fast, problem-solving, inclusive leadership, self-management and dialogic leadership.
  • Essential interpersonal skills and approaches, including: 
    Developing focus and clarity around team purpose, developing positive team relationships, encouraging shared leadership, leveraging diversity, learning, communication and trust, problem-solving, conflict resolution and team culture.  

Finally, an action plan is generated that aligns context and priority to their development of skills, giving clear development and performance objectives for phase II.

Phase 2 – Workplace Practice and Development

Phase 2 sees the learner return to their workplace, ready to execute on the action plan formulated in phase 1.  

This will offer the chance to: 

  • Engage with key stakeholders to inform them of learning and action goals 
  • Implement and gain feedback on those learning and action goals 
  • Refine and improve practice, based on feedback 
  • Complete a PULSE learning journal to aid reflection and to use as part of Phase 3 review process.  

To support learners throughout this phase, we provide online materials for a range of topics related to the programme, which we call Building Blocks. These are available to learners on-demand, through their link to the Roffey Park Institute online platform. 

Phase 3 – Connect and Reflect

During this phase of Building High Performing Teams, learners focus on sharing their experiences of their learning journey with programme peers. This brings opportunities for fresh perspectives, new insights, and new energy. A Roffey Park International faculty member will facilitate the Connect and Reflect phase which is designed to create time and space for learners to reflect on, practice and make sense of their experiences to date. Learners are invited to assess the positives and the challenges they have experienced in relation to their own behaviour change and team and organisational impact. 

Sessions in this phase are active, focused and fun – bringing a mix of energy and quiet space to enable learners to maximise their thinking and planning. You will be involved in discussion and inquiry with your programme peers as well as ideation and planning. This phase closes with the refinement of the Engagement Plan for the final phase of their journey. 

Gaining the most from this phase requires energy, questioning, introspection, interest in others, openness to ideas, willingness to share highs and lows of your journey, creativity and imagination.

Phase 4 – Change and Grow

The final phase is focused on helping learners create sustainable change and impact in their workplace context by embedding new behaviours, methods and thinking and adding value to their organisation at different levels.  

Learners can continue using their Engagement Plan to continue the learning and implementation process with their stakeholders whilst maintaining good practices including, communication, inquiry, seeking feedback and collecting evidence.  

We support this process by collecting data from the learners’ stakeholders 1, 3 and 6 months after they have completed the programme. This is done electronically and is shared with learners to ensure that they have feedback to support your change and growth. 

Gaining the most from this phase requires an attitude of continuous improvement, resilience, energy perspective, collaboration and an ability to share stories of success as well as challenge

Dates and Fees

Building High Performing Teams can be delivered as a face-to-face, blended or virtual programme.

The face-to-face programme structure is 3 days plus 1 day, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.

The virtual programme structure is 6 half days plus 2 half days, with a 1-2 month workplace impact element between the two parts.

Both the virtual and face-to-face programmes begin with a 1 hour introduction to the programme which is delivered virtually.

Virtual sessions will begin at 09:00 (UK time). Check your local time here


Virtual ProgrammeFace-to-face Programme

*The price is net of any chargeable VAT or GST

March 2022 (virtual)

Programme Introduction: 25 March 2022
Session 1: 6 April 2022
Session 2: 7 April 2022
Session 3: 8 April 2022
Session 4: 12 April 2022
Session 5: 13 April 2022
Session 6: 14 April 2022
Session 7: 12 May 2022
Session 8: 13 May 2022

June 2022 (virtual)

Programme Introduction: 14 June 2022
Session 1: 28 June 2022
Session 2: 29 June 2022
Session 3: 30 June 2022
Session 4: 5 July 2022
Session 5: 6 July 2022
Session 6: 7 July 2022
Session 7: 9 August 2022
Session 8: 10 August 2022

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How we can deliver this programme


We deliver this programme face to face at one of our venues in the UK, Ireland and Singapore. You can check dates and availability on this page or contact us


We deliver this programme through interactive online sessions which are facilitated live. You can check dates and availability on this page or contact us


We deliver this in your organisation as an in-house programme for teams or as part of a wider tailored development programme. To find out more contact us

How to Contact Us


+44 (0) 1293 854042

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In Europe


+353 (0) 87188 3370

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In Asia Pacific


+65 6386 0590

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