Developing and Managing Teams

4 Credits: Business Management & Organization


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Developing and Managing Teams

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Business Management & Organization

Course Description

Before this course, you might feel uncertain about how to effectively develop and manage teams in the business world. Developing and Managing Teams transforms this uncertainty into confidence and competence. After completing the course, you will be adept at recognizing essential team components, identifying various types of team players, and understanding the dynamics of effective communication within teams. The bridge to this transformation is our in-depth curriculum, which covers the characteristics of effective teams, strategies for creating a team-oriented culture, and methods for improving team decision-making. You’ll also learn how to connect members of dispersed teams emotionally. This online self-study CPE course is your pathway to becoming a skilled team leader, capable of assembling and managing teams that are not only successful but also harmonious and resilient in the face of business challenges.

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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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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
August 8, 2023

There are no prerequisites

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. 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 …