How to Create and Maintain Effective Teams

Date: 21 February 2024

Once-off: R2,700.00

Lecturer: Annelien Feldtmann CA(SA), Neuro-Coach

Master the art of team dynamics with the 'How to Create and Maintain Effective Teams' course at SA Legal Academy. Learn from expert Annelien Feldtmann and delve into team theory, team dynamics, and the role of team leaders. Equip yourself with strategies to build high-performing teams and drive exceptional results. Enroll today and revolutionize your approach to teamwork!

Building Cohesive Units: Strategies for Crafting and Sustaining High-Performing Teams

About this Course

Are you ready to unlock the true potential of teamwork and build high-performing teams that drive exceptional results? Join our comprehensive course that covers all aspects of team building, from theory to practice. Get ready to revolutionize your approach to team dynamics and become a master of team effectiveness! This course is presented through a collaborative effort between the SA Legal Academy and the SA Accounting Academy.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course, you will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of team theory and gain valuable insights into the dynamics that shape successful teams. Explore different types of teams, team structures, and the stages of team development.
  • Discover the power of team dynamics and learn how to navigate them effectively. Explore the interplay between team members, communication patterns, and the impact of individual and collective behaviors.
  • Uncover the secrets to building high-performing teams from scratch. Dive into the process of team formation, including the critical stages of team selection, role assignment, and goal setting. Learn strategies for fostering trust, establishing clear communication channels, and developing shared values and norms.
  • Explore the pivotal role of team leaders in driving team success. Gain insights into the qualities and skills that effective team leaders possess, including communication, delegation, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Discover how to assess the effectiveness of your team and identify areas for improvement. Learn how to measure team performance, analyze strengths and weaknesses, and implement strategies for continuous enhancement. Gain practical techniques for celebrating successes, learning from failures, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement within your team.

Course Delivery, Duration, and Effort

SA Legal Academy delivers this online short learning program course. This course is divided into 4 modules. In this way, you can maintain a work-life balance while studying a just-in-time course to upskill yourself. The required effort is 4 hours per week.

Is this for you?

This course is intended for anybody who wants to create and maintain effective teams.


Annelien Feldtmann CA(SA), Neuro-Coach

Annelien is a Neuro-Coach and Chartered Accountant (SA) with 21 years of experience in the public and private sector. She is deeply passionate about people development and has been actively involved in various roles to assist individuals to become the professionals they dream to be.

Her roles include the following:

  • She is a qualified Executive, Business and Career Neuro-Coach (clients in the USA; UK and South-Africa) and have also provided mentorship to dynamic females in the public sector in the USA as well as Jamaica.
  • She is the chairperson of the Assessment Committee (which is responsible for the final qualification examination) of the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) and also a SAIT assessor (reviewing the compliance with the learnership requirements and logbook compliance);
  • She was a SAICA Reviewer ; SAICA Training Officer and is a registered assessor with in-depth knowledge of the SAICA Competency Framework and learnership requirements. She was a committee member of TRECO and AMS (now TPSC);
  • She was the Senior Manager – Trainee Auditor Scheme who managed the three auditing and accounting learnerships (SAICA; SAIGA and ACCA) within the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) and has in-depth knowledge of the practical challenges, roles and responsibilities of employers and trainees;
  • She has been involved in distance learning institutions and even compiled the curriculum transformation competency framework for the College of Accounting Sciences at the University of South-Africa (UNISA); and
  • She managed a UK based professional development company as well as a South-African based study support organisation.

Prerequisites / Admission Requirements

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


All formative assessments are conducted online. Candidates must achieve all competencies of the course. To achieve the course, learners must be declared competent in all assessments.


Successful completion (i.e. competence in all modules) of this course will lead learners to be awarded a Certificate of completion.



  • Module 1 - Demonstrating Knowledge of and Insight into Team Theory
  • Module 2: Applying the Theory of Teams to Team Dynamics
  • Module 3: Explain the Process of Building Teams
  • Module 4: Analyse the Role of Team Leaders in Promoting Team Effectiveness
  • Module 5: Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Team

For more information on what will be covered in the curriculum please download the prospectus..

About SA Legal Academy

Welcome to SA Legal Academy (SALA), an institution born from the established expertise of SA Accounting Academy since 2007. SALA is a provider of courses to help you succeed in your chosen career. We are committed to providing our students with the highest quality training and support, to ensure that your skills and knowledge are up to date and ready to face the challenges of the modern workplace.

Our courses are designed to ensure that you reach your professional goals and enhance your career prospects. With our experienced training staff and comprehensive resources, you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality of training from SALA.

SALA is a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor, with 125% procurement recognition. Training spend on certain solutions can be allocated against the Skills Development element of the B-BBEE Scorecard through accredited and nonaccredited training or claimed through SETA grants. In addition, 25% of your Skills Expenditure can now be on non-accredited training or courses.

Course Fees

The course fee is R 2 700.00 and consists of:

Educational Resources

  • Online Materials: Access a wealth of online resources, from e-books to webinars, enhancing your learning experience.

Learning Support

  • Facilitation: Benefit from expert-led facilitation sessions that offer personalized guidance, addressing individual queries and ensuring a thorough understanding of the subject matter.
  • Formative Assessments: Reinforce your understanding with assessments on different topics.
  • Learner Forum: Engage in meaningful peer-to-peer interactions through our dedicated learner forum. Share insights, ask questions, and collaborate on projects to enhance your learning experience.
  • Continuous Support: Our dedicated team is always on standby to assist with any academic or administrative queries, ensuring a smooth learning process.

Flexibility and Convenience

  • Study Online: Complete your course and take your assessments online, giving you the freedom to learn from anywhere.

Payment Methods

Debit / Credit Card or Instant EFT

You can pay directly on our website for an easy, secure, and instant transaction. During promotional periods, customers can take advantage of additional savings. This is the fastest and most efficient option, saving both time and money.

EFT / Bank Deposit

You can make a payment directly into our bank account using your Online Banking App, Online Banking services, or by visiting your local bank branch.

Your Company / Employer

It may be beneficial for your company to invest in training for its staff members. As there are financial and tax advantages for doing so, please speak with your employer or Training / HR manager about the possibility of paying for this training.

Third Party

If you have someone who is willing to pay for your studies, such as a parent or relative, they can either log in and pay on our website or they can pay via any of the payment options above on your behalf.

Payment Options

Option 1: Once off payment

  • R 2 700.00

Corporate Training Solutions

At the Legal Academy, we recognize the evolving needs of businesses in today's dynamic environment. Beyond our standard webinar offerings, we provide tailored corporate training solutions designed to empower your team with the latest in legal and professional skills. Whether you're looking for online sessions or face-to-face training, our programs are crafted to ensure a comprehensive and engaging learning experience.

Drawing inspiration from modern training methodologies, our corporate solutions are interactive, adaptable, and focused on real-world applications. We prioritize hands-on learning, ensuring your team can immediately apply their newfound knowledge in practical scenarios.

Interested in a bespoke corporate training experience? Reach out to us at [email protected] or call 012 941 0448. Together, let's design a training program that elevates your team's capabilities and aligns with your organizational goals.

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