Building Winning Teams: A Quest for Excellence

June 5, 2016 - June 8, 2016 | All Day

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development


June 5-8, 2016

Program Introduction

Organizations are increasingly structuring themselves around teams, and this change in the nature of work presents many challenges and opportunities for future leaders.  Building Winning Teams: A Quest for Excellence is designed to help executives and  managers rise to these challenges and exploit these opportunities by building sustainable skills in the area of leadership and team effectiveness.  This program provides a unique collaboration between the world-renowned management faculty in the Broad College of Business and their research on the topic of leadership and team building as well as the outstanding coaching staff of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Michigan State University and their expertise in creating winning cultures.  Participants in the program will learn critical skills related to:

  • Building a strong team structure and culture
  • Selecting and recruiting top talent
  • Making effective strategic and tactical decisions
  • Managing conflict and promoting perceptions of fairness
  • Bringing about change and team development

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Develop internal champions who can create stakeholder value
  • Learn strategies to engage, enlist and foster effective team collaboration
  • Create a team culture of adaptability, innovation and shared vision for success
  • Foster ability to make quick decisions in hyper-competitive environments
  • Position your team for long-term success

Unique Program Features

  • Coaching Moments featuring live discussions led by MSU coaches
  • Team Activities featuring action learning, planning, execution and analysis led by coaches and faculty
  • Firsthand Exposure to coaching philosophy and winning approach with team-based experiential activities onsite at MSU athletic facilities

Broad College Faculty

Coaching Staff

  • Mark Dantonio, Football Coach
  • Jake Boss, Baseball Coach
  • Cathy George, Volleyball Coach
  • Mark Hollis, Athletic Director
  • Tom Izzo, Men’s Basketball Coach
  • Suzy Merchant, Women’s Basketball Coach

Who Should Attend

This program is ideally suited for high-potential business professionals who lead a team or contribute to their team’s success.  Intact teams from the same organization are encouraged to attend – a group discount is provided for multiple participants from the same organization.


“MSU’s Building Winning Teams program was an incredible experience.  The blend of academic classroom activities and the coaching experience was outstanding.  It was a unique program – not many business leaders can say they improved their leadership skills by shooting baskets with coaches Tom Izzo and Suzy Merchant!”

“This program is the perfect recipe for taking academic knowledge and coaching success to apply to any real world environment.”

“I had high expectations and they were exceeded.”

“An excellent program that uniquely ties together leadership attributes between athletics, academics and business to create an optimized learning experience.”

“The program addresses the types of challenges that leaders face in the real world. I can put the practical information and tools to use right away.”

“The integration with athletics was incredible.  Matching science and practice was valuable.”


Kristin St. Marie


$3495 – full tuition (lodging not included)

June 5-8, 2016

The Henry Center for Executive Development

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