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."
Students need to earn a grade of 50% to pass PD4. They also need to earn a grade of 50% on the self-reflective communication audit completed during the last week of the course.
If you have a question about grading in PD4, contact the course team using the information in the sidebar.