Building High-Trust Relationships and Optimal Team Performance

Course Description

This two-day workshop is intended as a forum that will help establish team relationships and improved team performance. The format will include both traditional classroom discussions and an outdoor experiential non-traditional team-building event. This course is designed as collaboration between Georgia Tech Professional Education and the Campus Recreation Center’s highly rated Georgia Tech Challenge Course.

This participative workshop consists of an inter-related series of presentations and activities that will introduce a set of guidelines commonly used in establishing better communications within a multi-locational organization.

There is normally a substantial pool of technical expertise on any team and as a result, this full-day workshop will steer away the technical aspects and instead focus on “soft skills” that are representative of team building, collaboration and effective communication.

Special attention will be given to the communication piece with additional focus on teams that are in-house versus teams dispersed geographically.

This course is available for contract only. Organizations must register a minimum of 16 people. For more information or to register your team for this corporate experience workshop, contact Jim Consuegra directly at or 404-894-7181. 

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Course ID: COMP 6500P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

There are no available sections for this course. Please check back later.



* Signed forms are required to participate - be sure to bring with you to class

How You Will Benefit

  • Discuss the principles of high trust relationships
  • Discuss the concepts of active listening, curiosity and effective questions and the role they play in establishing trust quickly
  • Apply the principles in a break-out exercise designed to deepen relationships and enhance trust
  • Discuss the critical components of high-performing, dysfunction-free teams (role clarity, clear expectations re: decision-making and debate, balanced feedback)
  • Discuss effective remote communication techniques for virtual teams (effective meeting management and e-mail usage)
  • Apply the principles in a break-out exercise designed to illustrate the importance of efficient and effective team discussions and interactions
  • Establishing a non-traditional team-building experience that will allow participants to think outside of the box and develop substantial communications techniques.


  • Part 1 - Focus on techniques for building trust quickly with new or existing teams as well as principles of high performing teams.
  • Part 2 - 2.5 hour session at the highly-ranked Georgia Tech Challenge Course.
  • Part 3 - Focus on ways to manage team conflict effectively and maintain team high performance over time.

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Jim Consuegra