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. Learn how to create a strong culture, deal with conflict and harness the diversity of individuals to build an adaptive and responsive team able to navigate the modern working world.
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 boss.)
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
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.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Understand a range of models and theories related to leadership and teamwork that support individuals and teams to work more effectively together.
Design and run team development workshops in topics from defining team culture to handling conflict, giving effective feedback and harnessing the diversity of individuals.
Identify and address team challenges, selecting 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.
What you’ll be doing
This 6-week online course is designed to be flexible to your schedule. 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 Thursdays 15:00-16:00 CET. Expect to spend 5-7 hours per week on your learning, although often this can be integrated into your existing day to day work.
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.
View inspiring content
Learning kits and videos packed with insights to maximize your knowledge.
Join live sessions
Live sessions with experts to troubleshoot your hurdles and accelerate your progress. Join live or watch the recording on your own time.
Solve hands-on tasks
Tasks and challenges designed to integrate with your work to build your competence.
Get feedback and collaborate
Feedback and peer-collaboration to accelerate your learning.
Who takes this course
Who is this course for?
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.
You should take it if you can see that your team could work more effectively and want to explore ways of supporting that to happen. It is suitable for both people who are new to leadership and those who have been a leader for many years.
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.
The course was a great learning experience packed with lots of valuable information, workshops to run with my team and interactions with other participants. I took it with a colleague and now we’re working together to apply our learnings in the organisation, something I’d recommend others to do.
Delivery Director, Beyond
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…
Hyper Island Way
Learn by doing
Build, create, experiment! We know from more than 20 years of experience that people learn best through active doing and making.
Work in teams
Collaboration is the modern core competence in a world of complexity and constant change.
We build learning around actual examples and practical tasks to make it all immediately relevant and useful.
Global network of experts
We work with world-leading industry experts to provide the most cutting-edge content.
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 Thursdays 15:00-16:00 CET.
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?
Participants must be actively working with some type of team or teams. 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.
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.
It was very hands on, with many tools you can immediately start applying in your workplace. I valued the opportunity to discuss day-to-day situations with the community. Having had the time to work with the learnings for a few months after I finished the course, both the learnings and tools are enabling better teamwork for our team.
Senior Digital Producer, Etcetera
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.