Work better together, be more effective and reach your goals. Get the modern toolbelt for culture, collaboration, and leadership in times of change and complexity.
About the course
Accelerate collaboration to seize your team's potential
The structure and function of work has changed more in the last 250 years than in the previous 250,000. Digital technologies, and the ways they influence our personal and work lives, are radically changing the world. No matter what industry you work in, you have, over the past decade, experienced some form of disruption, driven by technology and its influence on human behavior.
This course enables you to strengthen you and your team’s capacity to be highly effective, even in this environment of constant change and uncertainty. You’ll learn to be a better leader, collaborator and colleague, regardless of your role. And you’ll create value for yourself, your team and your company. We’ll cover all the essentials of modern teamwork to set you up to thrive in the changing workplace of today. You’ll get tangible takeaways on all levels; from mindset, mental models and new ways of working, to cases, tools and tactics you can apply directly at work.
Get the competence
Master and apply the building blocks of modern teamwork: Be more creative. Support colleagues. Handle conflict. Lead exceptional meetings. Collaborate and learn constantly. Have fun.
Get the confidence
Support and lead your team through good days and bad. Learn to navigate uncertainty, disruption and change. Even if you’re not the manager.
Get the job done
Do what it is that you do, just better. Use your own work directly in the course. Test and apply new tools and approaches to develop your team and deliver results.
What you will learn
By the time you finish this course you should have acquired knowledge and skills that you’ll be able to use right away in your work or add to your resume.
Understand team dynamics and what makes an effective team
Know how to make teams collaborate effectively and work better together
Know how to work effectively in the modern workplace
Understand complexities like remote working, cultural differences and a diverse range of personalities and behaviours
Understand a range of models and theories related to leadership and teamwork that support individuals and teams to work more effectively together
Confidence to address and resolve team issues and cultural challenges
Ability to apply the tools and techniques to support individuals and teams to collaborate effectively
The skill to design and run team development workshops
Ability to lead teams through topics like defining team culture, handling conflict, giving effective feedback and harnessing the diversity of individuals
Capacity to identify and address team challenges
Being able to select appropriate tools and processes to support colleagues and lead teams through everyday uncertainty, disruption and change
Seven areas of study
The Digital Age, Leadership and Teams
How to approach the massive structural changes happening in society and the implications they have for organizations.
Creating Effective Teams
The modern fundamentals of team development and the tools and techniques you can apply to foster the conditions for success on a daily basis.
Team Culture For Handling Change
How teams can foster mindsets, cultures and practices that are optimized for a context of change and uncertainty.
Prototyping New Ways Of Working
Methods and tools to deploy to make the teamwork we do focused, energized, creative and geared for the best possible output.
Conflict is a normal and predictable part of collaboration, but when handled well it can be the fuel that accelerates the team to its next level of effectiveness.
Harnessing Team Diversity
How to better understand differences among members of a team, increase awareness of them, and construct the conditions for diverse teams to create magic from their differences.
Continuous Team Development
Building an effective team that is both highly deliberate in applying structure and rules, while continuously learning and revising ways of working.
How you will learn
The Hyper Island approach is different from a traditional online course. We combine hands-on learning in your workplace with a fast-paced online environment to create a powerful experience that truly pays off.
Every Sunday, the weekly module is introduced. You will receive a Learning Kit consisting of original content and insights to maximize your knowledge. The course content is available for you to go through at any time you choose during the week.
Join live sessions
The one-hour online webinar session is scheduled on Wednesdays 15:00-16:00 CET and held by experts and course facilitators. They will dig deeper into the weekly module content and discussing questions and challenges. You can join it live or watch the recording in your own time.
Every week, there will be hands-on tasks and challenges to solve. They are designed to integrate with your work to build your competence. The deadline for sharing your results from your challenges and reflection on the process will be on Sundays.
Peer learning and feedback
We find that much of the learning comes through interactions and discussion from your peers on the course. As part of your journey, we expect you to read other participant ́s work and share your feedback to create an interactive participatory experience. In return, you will get feedback from course facilitators and peers.
This course is designed to be flexible to your schedule. The time commitment is individual, however you are expected to spend approximately 5-7 hours per week on your learning.
Ask us anything
I'm not a formal manager/leader. Can I still take this course?
Yes. This course is for anyone who leads projects, meetings, activities etc. in a work context. It is for formal and informal leaders alike, with a focus on the traits of leadership that are not restricted to formal managers.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes. Participants get a certificate of completion if they hand in their 6 weekly reflection journals. The reflection journal is essentially a diary of what you learn in the course and how it relates to you.
I work full-time, can I still attend this course?
Yes. The course is designed to be flexible to your schedules and requires you to spend on average 5-7 hours per week, although often this can be integrated into your existing work.
Are there specific dates and times that I need to be available?
The majority of the course content and tasks are available for you to go through any time you choose during the week, with the exception of a weekly one-hour webinar session which is scheduled on Wednesdays 15:00-16:00 CET. While it is good to attend the live session you can watch the recorded version later.
How is my team involved via my participation in the course?
Your team needs to be aware and on board. Some weekly challenges will ask you to try out tools in a team context. For example, trying out a new workshop or meeting method. Participants should make their team members aware that they are taking the course, and get the team’s buy-in to make the most of the practical nature of the course.
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
In order to make the most of the course, we recommend for the participants to be actively working with teams or with some type of team. These teams could be formal or informal, co-located or remote, etc. Consultants, freelancers and people between jobs may consider using client/project teams or even family/friends for the practical tasks in the course.
At what level is this course? Beginner, intermediate or expert?
This course can be relevant and valuable for participants on all levels. The course is designed to meet participants at the level they are at and support their development. You do not need to be a formal leader/manager to take this course.
I want my employer to pay for it. How will it be valuable for my company?
Due to the applied nature of this course, the value to your team and organization will be quickly visible. You will be applying new leadership and collaboration tools and processes in real-time and likely seeing results. In this way, the course represents learning for you and impact for your organization at the same time. Consider pitching the course as a way to accelerate teamwork and collaboration in the organization, while simultaneously investing in your development.
I am unemployed/ between jobs at the moment, can I still attend this course?
Yes. You should be able to refer to earlier teams/ team experiences when you are working on the challenges. Additionally you can try and discuss some of the tools with friends, former colleagues or other people in your surroundings. However we strongly recommend to save your learnings so you can apply them in a work context at a later stage.
Who takes this course
Your peers on the course
This course is for anyone who leads projects, meetings, activities or teams in a work context. It is for formal and informal leaders alike, with a focus on the traits of leadership that are not constrained to formal managers. With that said you do not need to be a formal leader/manager to take this course, but it is preferable to actively working with some type of team or teams, in order to apply the challenges. These teams could be formal or informal, co-located or remote, etc. Consultants and freelancers may consider using client/project teams for the practical tasks in the course.
Our typical participants are very diverse and include Leadership Teams, CEO’s, Managers, Directors, Heads of Departments, and Entrepreneurs, as well as people without formal leadership responsibilities, across a wide range of industries.
Why take this course
Challenges we've heard from previous participants
These are some of the common challenges we’ve heard from past participants. Do you recognize these sentiments in yourself or your colleagues?
I can see room for improvement in how my team works together and want to make us more efficient and effective but don’t know how…
I’ve been a leader for many years but need fresh inspiration, tools and techniques to support my team to work in a more modern way…
I’m starting a new role as a Manager and want to build my skills in leadership, facilitation and coaching…
I want to develop our culture and engage the whole company, but don’t know where to start…