15.316 Building and Leading Effective Teams

Summer 2005

Egg drop.

Students build protective devices for a team-building egg drop exercise. (Photograph courtesy of Amy MacMillan. Used with permission.)

Course Highlights

This course features a set of lecture notes, as well as the daily schedule of events over the course of the week, shown in the assignments section.

Course Description

This course is an intensive one-week introduction to leadership, teams, and learning communities. The class meets daily for five days. The class serves as an introduction of concepts and uses a variety of experiential exercises to develop individual and team skills, as well as supportive relationships within the Leaders for Manufacturing class. As part of the focus on leadership, it discusses the idea of the "Universe Within", the images, thoughts, and experiences that are internal to all leaders.
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Prof. John Carroll

Course Meeting Times

Five sessions over seven days
8 hours / session