We develop effective teams that work together.

The Effective Team Dynamics initiative was developed with the intention of reshaping team experiences in a positive way through research driven methods and reflective evaluations of thought and behavior patterns.

Three Key

We create opportunities to reshape teaming experiences by having the Georgia Institute of Technology community ask themselves three key questions:


Developing The Self

What makes me unique? What talents do I have? How do I approach things? How do I express what I do best and what excites/energizes me?


Connecting With Others

How do I interact with others? How do I understand the diversity that others have? How can I see what others bring to the table? How do I bring my best self to the team?


Developing As A Unit

What conversations do we need to have to understand and navigate through team dynamics? How can our team work interdependently to get excellent outcomes?

We Work With

Undergraduate Students

Through multiple touchpoints in the undergraduate curriculum and interested student organizations, we work with students to develop Interdependent Student Teams that are able to effectively work through team dynamics challenges and work together to obtain outcomes that are above those that could have been reached by individuals working independently.

Graduate Students

Teamwork is an integral part of the learning experience in graduate school. Through specially designed interactive experiences, we teach graduate students to think about and practice key team skills that will give them a competitive edge in academia, industry, government, or any where their path may lead.

Faculty & Staff

Strong interpersonal relationships and a healthy team culture create high-functioning teams. We lead workshops, for faculty and staff, to help them learn how to build teams, communicate in teams, resolve conflicts, and lead team-based projects effectively with a focus on helping them be more successful at work and beyond.

Our Success Stories

Here is how we are working with our partners to bring team science skills to everyone at Georgia tech and beyond.

ETD Champions Say...

“I firmly believe that the implementation of Effective Team Dynamics into our curriculum has provided more tools to successfully communicate and resolve internal conflicts within a team.”

Dr. Chris Cuba-Torres
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

"The process of learning each others' strengths and making sure that tough conversations were being almost forced as a means to complete an assisgnment actually helped bring up some of the underlying issues that nobody really wanted to address."

Anonymous Undergraduate Student
Georgia Institute of Technology

“Not only did my students learn more about how to identify their own strengths; they also learned more about how good teams consist of members with complementary strengths. Students ended up with higher functioning teams and some of the strongest team projects I've had delivered to me in nearly 10 years of teaching.”

Dr. Rebekah Greene
Formerly: GT School of Literature, Media, and Communications
Currently: Campus Labs, University of Buffalo

"I liked the personalized strengths assessment that looks at how your strengths interact. As I was reading it, I thought 'yup that is me'. This helped me to realize the types of people I should surround myself with in order to be a productive researcher.”

Anonymous Graduate Student
Georgia Institute of Technology