Teams@Haas delivers a common framework for teamwork within and across the various degree programs, serving over 2,000 students a year. The program empowers Haas students with tools, techniques, and coaching to effectively support and foster positive team dynamics, and leverages the study team experiences as a platform for leadership growth.

Teams@Haas is an evidence-based academic program built on a High Impact Teaming (HIT) Framework™ developed by Dr. Brandi Pearce. A high impact team is one that builds team structures and dynamics to effectively and efficiently meets its objectives, while simultaneously meeting the development goals of individual team members.

Over the course of your study team life-cycle, Teams@Haas will share the HIT framework and tools with you through facilitated workshops and bCourses communications. The program is designed to scaffold and support your personal leadership growth and empower you to develop High Impact Teams at Haas and beyond.

We look forward to working with you and your teams.

Workshop #1: Team Launch (late July, during We|Launch)

The Teams@Haas Virtual Team Launch is designed to embed the Haas Culture, approach to teaming, and engage students in the technique of Collaborative Planning to create alignment on their goals, coordination, and climate.

Tool(s): Teams@Haas Collaborative Plan

Workshop #2: Team Check-In (early October, during Fall Break)

During your Fall Break in early October, you will have a Team Check-In Workshop that is designed to:

  • Introduce the practice of team reflexivity to close gaps in understanding and promote continued alignment on how to work together
  • Embed a developmental team mindset
  • Support the continued cultivation of psychological safety

Tool(s): Teams@Haas Collaborative Map & HIT Dynamics Diagnostic

Workshop #3: Self-Facilitated Check-In (December/January)

In December, students will be asked to complete the High Impact Teaming Diagnostic.

In early January, students will receive the results of the team diagnostic along with an instructional video and Mural link to support them in facilitating a self-directed collaborative mapping session.

Tool(s): Teams@Haas Collaborative Map & HIT Dynamics Diagnostic

Workshop #4: Giving & Receiving Reflective Feedback (February/March)

Teams continue to work on team reflexivity–as both a practice and a developmental approach. We take a deeper dive on Giving and Receiving Feedback.

Tool(s): HIT Model Giving & Receiving Reflective Feedback

Workshop #5: Team Debrief (May)

We come together one last time to map your team journey to reflect and extract your learnings and leadership growth.

HIT Tool(s): Journey Map

Teams@Haas is here to serve as a thought partner as you strive to develop your collaborative leadership skills and support the development of your study teams.

Please note that teams are developmental in nature and it is not unusual for a team to experience gaps in understanding or misalignment in how best to work together during the team life-cycle. According to data from prior years, the main contributing factors were coordination challenges, uneven contributions to work, lack of goal alignment, and an underdeveloped collaborative team climate. The two main ways in which teams were able to transform these challenges and support the continued development of their teams was through the Teams@Haas Check-In Workshops and through spending more time together developing their relationships and interpersonal connections.


Dr. Brandi Pearce

Shannon Rogers
Associate Director



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