Project Leadership
About course

Project managers typically have high responsibility, but low authority for project team members from various functional groups. In spite of this matrix environment, the expectation for project managers is to obtain top performance from the project team and deliver successful projects. This is only possible by use of effective project leadership. This intensive 2-day course covers the leadership role of the project manager, including the use of situational leadership. Attendees will learn leadership strategies for managing change and developing project teams. In addition, students will take assessments to determine both their preferred leadership and personality styles. Attendees will learn how to identify the personality styles of stakeholders, along with techniques for effective interactions with each personality type. Other leadership topics covered in this course include developing the project team, managing change, dealing with conflicts, and conducting project negotiations.  

Who should attend

This course will benefit anybody in a leadership role on projects, such as project managers, project leaders, technical leads, and even project sponsors.

Course features

Upon completion of the Project Leadership training course, participants will be able to:     

  • Build high-performance project teams using situational leadership and effective communications
  • Interact effectively with project stakeholders based on their personality style by use of style flex
  • Resolve conflict situations using five different approaches
  • Conduct negotiations using a four-step process to attain beneficial project agreements
Course outline

Course Overview

  • Introductions & Course Expectations
  • Course Objectives and Training Materials
  • Course Schedule

Module 1: Project Leadership in Today’s Culture

  • Definitions, the Role of Projects and Project Managers
  • Exercise 1: What is Leadership?
  • Exercise 2: Leadership Behavior Analysis
  • Situational Leadership
  • Managing Change in Organizations

Module 2: Project Team Development

  • Stages of Team Development
  • Team Player Roles
  • Exercise 3: Project Planning Situation

Module 3: Maximizing Interpersonal Relationships

  • Personality Style Assessment
  • Exercise 4: DiSC® Classic Personal Profile
  • Understanding Personality Styles
  • Recognizing & Interacting with Different Styles
  • Steps to Effective Communications
  • Exercise 5: Communicating

Module 4: Negotiating Solutions

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Project Negotiations
  • Exercise 6: Walt’s First Project – a Negotiation

Class Discussion

  • Discuss article Groups Produce Collective Intelligence
  • Review of Key Leadership Concepts & How to Apply to Projects

This course is included in the following tracks at a discounted rate if purchased as a part of a track:

Course information
Duration: 14 hours
Earn: 14 PDUs
Delivery Method: Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

This course addresses the following knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition:

  • Project Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management