Business Mgmnt and Org
There are no prerequisites

Course Description

In the business world, carefully-selected and well-managed teams can achieve outstanding results.  Developing and Managing Teams describes when to use teams, why it is critical to staff a team with a mix of personality types, and how to develop a high-performing team.  The course also notes the importance of emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and consensus building.  It addresses many additional team topics, including how to manage a team, self-directed teams, and the decision-making process within a team.


Steven M. Bragg, CPA

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).

Course Specifics

Business Mgmnt and Org
Oct 18, 2018
There are no prerequisites

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Chapter 1

  • Recognize the essential components of a team, the types of teams that can be formed, and their purposes.
  • Identify the types of team players and the characteristics of each one.

Chapter 2

  • Specify the issues experienced by ineffective teams.
  • Recognize the characteristics shared by the best team members.
  • Specify the impact of team size on a team.
  • Understand the value and concerns associated with each type of communication method.
  • Specify the characteristics of an effective team.

Chapter 3

  • Recognize the different types of listening that a team member can employ.
  • Identify the steps that can be taken to create a culture that favors teams.

Chapter 4

  • Specify the types of decision-making systems that a team can use, when they work best, and when they can go wrong.
  • Identify the approaches that can be used to improve the quality of team decisions.

Chapter 5

  • Recognize situations in which a team may be dispersed.
  • Specify how to create an emotional connection between the members of a dispersed team.

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Online Access

Get immediate access to a robust collection of learning and reference materials, allowing you to dive deep into the information you need. Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts who focus on helping you grasp concepts quickly using real-life examples. Download your CPE to any device, and take it with you so you can learn when and wherever you want. Complete your CPE with an online exam, and enjoy instant grading with the option to print your certificate immediately upon passing.

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Hard Copy

Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts. You’ll receive a bound notebook of all the course materials, shipped to you within one business day. In addition, you’ll also have full online access. Each self-study package includes a robust collection of learning and reference materials to help you cover the information efficiently and put it into practice immediately.

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Self-Study Video

Experience high-quality instruction with our Self-Study Videos, available to you 24/7. With more than 80+ videos currently in the Western CPE Self-Study Video library, you can see and hear our expert instructors deliver the information you need in a dynamic way that allows you to immediately apply your learning. Unlike a live course or webcast, you can complete the course on your own time, playing and pausing as needed. Self-Study Videos allow you to complete your CPE requirements on your own time.

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