Building Winning Teams: A Quest for Excellence

June 3, 2014 - June 5, 2014 | All Day

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development

2014 Brochure

“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!” – Blue Cross Blue Shield


June 3-5, 2014

Program Introduction: 

Organizations are increasingly structuring themselves around teams, and this change in the nature of work presents many challenges and opportunities for future managers.  Building Winning Teams: A Quest for Excellence is designed to help 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

Program Schedule

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

“An awesome example of Spartan academics and athletics working together.” – GreenStone Farm Credit Services

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:

Don Conlon, PhD

Cynthia Devers, PhD

John Hollenbeck, PhD

Gerry McNamara, PhD

Frederick Morgeson, PhD

Coaching Staff:

Tom Anastos, Hockey Coach

Jake Boss, Basball Coach

Mark Dantonio, Football Coach

Cathy George, Volleyball Coach

Mark Hollis, Athetic Director

Tom Izzo, Men’s Basketball Coach

Suzy Merchant, Women’s Basketball Coach

Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll, Women’s Golf 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.


Kristin St. Marie

517.353.9711 x71005/800.356.5705


$4495 – full tuition (first participant – lodging not included)

$3495 – each additional participant from same organization (contact Kristin St. Marie for group discount rate)

June 3-5, 2014

The Henry Center for Executive Development

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