Schools are complex organizations of structures and cultures reflecting the values of those who lead and work in them.

Strong Teams, Stronger Schools

Course summary

Lisbon, Portugal

7 days

Erasmus+ KA1


Upcoming Dates

Schools are complex organizations of structures and cultures reflecting the values of those who lead and work in them. Your staff, as individuals, have different skills, different ideas and different ways of working. Managing people involves dealing with life choices, and human emotions and developing a greater level of personal effectiveness.

Effective school team management strengthens leadership, improves teaching, and learning and increases job satisfaction.

With this course you’ll be able to:

  • Learn some essential strategies for managing individuals and teams, leading and enhancing team performance through delegation, coaching, effective prioritisation and able decision-making;
  • Become more confident and gain essential people management skills to motivate and inspire performance in your school/training center/organization.
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Pricing Details

Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs.

The costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

Course fee: 660 euros per participant (7-day course).


  • Learning Together’s Welcome Kit;
  • A Daily Program designed by our trainers;
  • Welcome Dinner to meet your new colleagues;
  • Social and Cultural Heritage Activities integrated into networking and social dynamics:
    • Cultural Heritage Day: Guided Lisbon visit;

    • Belém and Modern Lisbon Bus Tour;

    • River Cruise.

  • Daily Coffee Break;
  • Logistic, organizational and administrative support from headquarters;
  • Daily assistance and on-call support throughout the whole week.
  • Target Audience
    This course is designed for a wide range of educational professionals including teachers, trainers, educational and career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school administrators, and staff across primary, lower-secondary, and secondary schools. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English

Course Objetives

The course’s main goal is to handle the key factors that will ensure productivity, engagement, and growth, as well as a leader’s role in building trust, removing roadblocks, nurturing connections with team members, and setting clear goals. It is designed to enable leaders to reflect on the importance of teams to operations, leadership and management, to foster people development and reward and motivate individuals, and nurture talent. Furthermore, it will also help Identify and implement strategies to increase i) teams’ effectiveness and impact, ii) team working in delivering the organisation/school/training centre´s vision.

Learning outcomes:

  • Analyse different workplace communication styles;
  • Identify different behavioural types (internal and external);
  • Communicate clearly under pressure;
  • Reset expectations to avoid causing disappointment;
  • Analyse how the brain responds to pressure;
  • Respond to challenges (rather than instantaneously react);
  • Use paraphrasing techniques to check for understanding;
  • Identify communication hotspots;
  • Build levels of resilience to help people bounce back quicker;
  • Effectively manage communication breakdowns;
  • Agree to communication action plans.

Daily Program*

  • Welcome dinner,icebreaking
  • Meet & greet, networking – participants and staff
  • Week briefing & planning
  • Communicating effectively with team members
  • Motivating team members and other stakeholders
  • Developing emotional intelligence and knowing how to use it within your team
  • Performance management, monitoring performance & feedback
  • Developing your leadership style and communication skills when managing others
  • Facilitate effective change using best practice models
  • Practical group work and exercises
  • Organising team work
  • Communicating effectively with the team
  • Management focused on results and people
  • Motivating and energising the team
  • Conflict management – Negotiation skills
  • Managing change within your team
  • Dealing with difficult people, including setting healthy boundaries when dealing with difficult behaviours, managing resistance, counselling, coaching and conflict resolution
  • Exploring the notion of talent, its expected value to the organisation, and how it is managed within an organisation
  • Team leadership: own phenomena and dynamics, challenges and specific problems Different personal preferences and their impact on leadership roles
  • Different leadership styles
  • Skills needed for team coordination
  • Strategies to mobilize the team for an excellent performance
  • Coach and performance manage others to achieve the best outcome at both an individual and organisational level
  • Problematic situations within the team
  • Practical group work and exercises
  • Teamwork – implications and specificities
  • Excellence in teamwork
  • Interpersonal differences and their impact on teamwork
  • Personal resources’ allocation according to the team
  • How to overcome impasses and obstacles in teamwork 
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Course roundup & review
  • Learning outcomes’ validation
  • Certification Ceremony 

Social Program & Activities

  • 7 Hills River Cruise
  • Belém Lisbon Tour
  • Modern Lisbon Tour
*This schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.

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