Master of
Finance (MFin)



The ability to orchestrate strong collaboration in teams is a crucial skill for long term success at work. This module covers the essentials for creating a climate that facilitates strong collaboration: how to overcome barriers to common ground, how to foster clear and open communication, the role of social intelligence, as well as strategies to nurture culture and belonging in teams. Students will learn how avoid the most common pitfalls of teamwork and take away strategies to revive team performance after things go awry.
• Duration: 1H
• Participants: up to 70 students



Embarking on a career with a greater level of responsibility requires being able and willing to take on complex problems, those that require not just better technical skills, but also a deep self-understanding and outstanding interpersonal abilities. Being in a position of leadership requires maintaining a laser-sharp focus, knowing where bias may enter your decision-making, what old habits may lead to a lack of productivity (and paths to change them), how to employ emotional intelligence to solve inter-personal conflicts, and just how and when to exert your will-power without getting burnt out.
• Duration: 10H
• Participants: up to 70 students


Making Groups Work

Participants receive individualized feedback on their interactions with teammates during a real-time (in-person or online) group problem-solving session. The focus is on what interactions communicate implicitly about us and our approach to professional relationships. In the session, we explore how different ways of interacting can interfere with collaborative work. Through detailed analysis of the video-recordings of the interactions with teammates, participants will learn about how they manage the complex and often hidden interpersonal dynamics involved in collaborative work. They will leave the session with a framework to help them map and manage interpersonal complexity for the purpose of improved relationships and team performance.
• Duration: 1H
• Participants: A team (3-5 students)


Rotman School of Management,
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6