Teaching group process skills to MBA students: A short workshop

Peter Mcgraw, Alan Tidwell

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A comprehensive introductory workshop aimed at building student readiness for participation in project based group work is outlined. This article develops a rationale for teaching such a workshop and outlines a step-by-step approach complete with all necessary materials. The core of the workshop is a case developed by the authors, which draws upon the real life experience of a group of graduate students. Debrief questions are provided for the case from the student and faculty perspective. The workshop also contains an exercise aimed at surfacing students’ experiences of group work and a set of recommendations aimed at reducing problems in student project groups. This paper concludes that, along with other benefits, the workshop develops a strong normative framework for legitimising appropriate behaviour in student project groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-171
Number of pages10
JournalEducation + Training
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2001


  • Case studies
  • Group working
  • Masters of Business Administration


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