• Fact Sheet
  • August 29, 2019

Building Effective Teams PLS Course Detail

As health care environments continue to rapidly change, it is important for organizations to have a method of adapting to the current demands. Managing this successfully requires that organizations have a method for developing and sustaining successful teams. As we all work toward improving patient outcomes while decreasing the cost of care, team dynamics and sustainability will be even more important to an organization’s success. In this course, we will explore the varying dynamics of a team, how to develop a productive and efficient team and successfully get team members working toward a common goal.

    • Describe an effective ‘team,’ including the structure of a team, development of the team and the roles and responsibilities of the members.
    • Discuss strategies to facilitate open communication while avoiding common communication errors.
    • Identify characteristics of participative management.
    • Describe methods for facilitating successful team decision making.

    Key Features:

      • This course follows a scenario of a new team lead as her department works to develop a new program. 
      • Explore the stages of team development, aspects of communication, building trust, using conflict, and participative management.

      Quick Facts:
      • Length of course is approximately 77 minutes
      • Available CNE (0.6 contact hours) credit
      • Part of our Foundations for Emerging Leaders Library
      • Released Aug. 1, 2021


      NOTE: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems. If you are interested, please check with your organization’s learning staff or contact Patty Kohn to learn more.