Leadership Skills for the Project Professional is a two day advanced project management course designed to strengthen the leadership skills of the project/program management practitioner. Participants examine the different roles of manager and leader and consider the relative merits each role in the project or program environment. Because the program/project manager serves as the primary liaison between organizational leadership (i.e., upper management) and the project team, he/she must possess and employ the soft skills ("artistic" vs. scientific) required to lead a team. In this course, participants are introduced to common leadership principles that must be applied in the project environment. After an introduction to the better practices for each learning unit, course attendees apply these principles via relevant individual and team exercises.
This project management training course assumes minimal experience with project work.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
This project management training is beneficial to resource managers, functional managers and project / program managers who serve in any leadership capacity associated with project or program delivery.
Characteristics of Manager vs. Leader
- Roles and Responsibilities Clarity
- Leading Virtual / Matrix Teams
- Situational Leadership
- Conflict Management and Resolution
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Communications Leadership
- Strategic Planning and Change
- Motivation and Inspiration