Culture and High Performing Teams

Key Information

Programme Type



6-week Online Delivery


5 Master's Credits

Next Start Date

New Dates TBC

Course Overview

This online short course will explore culture and its effect on individuals, groups, and organisations. The 6-week programme gives learners the opportunity to develop leadership skills and behaviours that support the design, development, and maintenance of high-performance teams.

Participants can learn more about organisational culture frameworks and theoretical approaches to defining and developing effective teams. They can practise self-reflection to increase their awareness about the relationship between culture and leadership, brainstorm learning opportunities in developing effective teams, and reflect on how the knowledge gained can be applied to their professional context and organisational settings.

The course is designed for supervisors, managers and team leaders who are looking to understand the relationship between culture, leadership, and team performance, and how to use culture to support the development of effective teams.

After successfully completing the course, participants will receive five Master's-level credits.

How You Study

Participants will work in a virtual learning environment, engaging with independent study materials, such as videos and readings and will have opportunities to test their understanding through quizzes. A discussion board will be available throughout the programme and is related to the final assessment. The discussion board will be used to encourage debate, critical-thinking, knowledge transfer, and the use and development of academic skills. There will also be three live events to support learning.

Content for the programme includes:

- Critical action learning
- National and organisational culture
- Team and group dynamics
- Culture, teams, and leadership
- Developing high-performing teams

How you are assessed

Assessment for this course is a critical analysis with an action plan of 1,000 words. Learners are asked to critically analyse their understanding of culture in relation to their organisation, the role of leader, and the development of high-performing teams, presenting an action plan for future professional development.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at military and civil service personnel from the Royal Navy, The British Army, and Royal Air Force who are supervisors and/or managers looking to strengthen their leadership capabilities. We may need to check with employers to confirm employment status.

How to Apply

To register your interest in future intakes of this course, please contact us at

This course can be combined with other five-credit Master’s level short courses Managing Self and Others and Ethical Leadership and the Decision-making Process to build a total of 15 credits.

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