PD4: Teamwork introduces students to the theory and research underpinning effective teamwork and small-group communication. Why do workplace teams succeed or fail? The answer extends beyond the personalities of the team members. PD4 students learn to evaluate the perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, and social norms that affect team performance, and they connect their personal experiences to the concepts they learn in the course.
What do PD4 students do?
- Employ effective leadership practices to create a more productive team environment
- Assess their communication skills and develop a plan to improve in key areas
- Evaluate the team dynamics of groups and brainstorm ways to improve cohesiveness
- "I will be able to use the things that I learned about [in PD4] for the rest of my career."
- "A strength of this course was that it related the content to real life situations, so I was able to see how the theory could be applied in real life."
To pass PD4, a student must satisfy both of the below requirements:
- earn an overall grade of at least 50% on Assignments 1 - 3 (plus any bonus opportunities)
- receive a minimum of 50% on the Major Reflective Report
If you have a question about grading in PD4, contact the course team using the information in the sidebar.