Leading Team Resources

The mission of the Leading Teams initiative in the CBL is to develop students who are beyond ready to collaborate in high-performance work teams, using the best practices from both research and industry. By introducing a shared framework and language around teams in a number of our courses (for example, in the FYIC, a core course, and then later in a capstone), we hope to graduate future leaders who have uncommon knowledge and the ability to collaborate effectively.


Our resource library was developed based on both academic research and data-validated best practices from organizations, yet designed by our CBL Student Fellows to be useful for the team challenges our students commonly face. In addition to our past offerings, we have also created a Team Leadership Video Library containing short (2-5 minute) videos designed and produced for our students, by our students. 


The following resources are now available for any faculty member or student who may find them useful:


1. Online learning module on best practices of high-performance teams that can be imported into your own Canvas course. 

This Leading Teams Module was developed in conjunction with Miami's e-learning staff. It features video segments produced by CBL Student Fellows and short activities designed to test learning. Students assigned this module must reach a 90% accuracy rate to "pass" the module and receive a certificate of completion that can be uploaded into your assignment on Canvas. It can be assigned simply as a complete/incomplete assignment or for a point value. 


For a faculty preview-only of the content in this module, click here (Note: The student version of this module has a final screen that includes a certificate of completion with their name on it that can be uploaded to an assignment on Canvas). To acquire this module for use as an assignment for your course, please reach out to me directly at gerharmm@miamioh.edu and include an Excel list of the course roster for the section(s) where you want to use the module. I will then send you the assignment to add to your Canvas course. You can modify the assignment to be worth as many points as you wish, or set it to register as complete/incomplete. 


2. Visit our Leading Teams Google Drive Folder for the Following Resources:

  • Team Project Tools

The Center for Business Leadership Leading Teams initiative has developed a set of customizable templates that can be used as part of your courses' team projects, including a Team Contract and a Team Peer Evaluation form. Both have been designed using the CBL Leading Teams framework emphasized in the above-mentioned Canvas module and are also now taught to all students in BUS 101 and in several other classes. Feel free to modify them to meet the needs of your project and course. 



  • Leading Teams Video Library

Short videos are now available on the difference between groups and teamsteam tools & logistics, dealing with slackers and micromanagers in your team, developing team psychological safety, and handling team conflict. These can be shown in class or assigned to teams prior to starting a team project.