Why Teams Matter Now More Than Ever, and How to Make Them Better

Are you interested in taking your team’s performance to the next level? When you proactively set your team up for success, research shows, it can perform up to 25% better, across a range of metrics. Now that we are nearly a full year into the pandemic, we must ask, how does a leader use best practices to build strong teams—even while working remotely—to achieve an organization's goals and shared vision?

In this content-rich session, become familiar with Momentum for Teams™ , a reliable and time-tested formula for team development. Using this unique approach for assembling and developing teams, you can rapidly create the necessary conditions for your teams to thrive and excel.


  • Learn the 6 crucial practices that differentiate high-performing teams from average or mediocre ones.
  • Accelerate the development of team leaders to design, launch and coach high performing teams in a variety of contexts.
  • Provide team leaders with guidance on how to effectively address common team dysfunctions, whether face-to-face or remote.
  • Empower team leaders to motivate, guide and educate their team when necessary


About the Presenter

Armin Pajand - circle Armin Pajand is the Academic Director for Leadership Development at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, and the Industry Professor of Leadership Development at Texas A&M University. He is an industry pioneer in designing and developing innovative, and high impact leadership programs including the Leadership Principles Certificate at Rice University. He is also the Managing Director for IntegroPartners where he empowers teams to work together to deliver breakthrough results in times of change. He has over 15 years of consulting and advisory experience with hundreds of inspiring leaders in the US, Asia, and Europe in a multitude of industries, who are committed to taking themselves and their organizations to the next level of growth. Most recently, Armin led top talent and executive development at Farmers Insurance Group, a Fortune 500 company with over 22,000 employees. Armin holds a graduate degree in organizational effectiveness from a joint program at Oxford University and HEC Paris and a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA.



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Rice University's Leadership Principles Certificate Program is designed to assist those aspiring to leadership roles reach new levels of success by teaching cutting-edge leadership and management concepts and providing tools and resources for the integration of learning into everyday practice. This certificate is an effective way to scale learning for maximum impact and is guided by research-based assessments.



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