Collaboration and teamwork are essential for solving complex, real-world problems and are in high demand by employers. In fact, according to a recent survey, the #1 attribute employers look for when hiring is the ability to work well in a team*. Yet, students rarely have the opportunity to study and apply the theories and best practices for making collaboration work.
In this course, you will learn how to leverage this research to acquire a variety of important skills. These include: effective communication in groups, proactively managing group conflict, identifying biases that hinder creativity, and leveraging diversity to improve outcomes. You will put those skills into practice throughout the course, and reflect on how to apply them in other situations.
*Job Outlook for 2017, National Association of Colleges and Employers
Open to ALL students outside Knowledge Integration, 2A and above