Project Leadership
About course

Project managers are expected to elicit top performance from the project team, often in an environment of high-responsibility and low-authority coupled with the use of “borrowed resources”. One key for successful projects is the ability to provide effective leadership. This course explains the modern role of a project leader including the use of situational leadership. Leadership strategies for managing change and developing project teams are discussed. Attendees take assessments to determine both their leadership and personality styles. Clues for identifying the 4 different personality styles of stakeholders are explained along with techniques for effective interactions with each personality type. Sources of project conflict are explored along with 5 approaches for managing conflicts. The use of negotiations to resolve conflicts is discussed including the 4 stages of a negotiation. This course will help attendees become more effective project leaders.

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

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of leadership, management and communications techniques within the project environment. Upon completion of this 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

Project Leadership in Today's Culture

  • The Role of Projects and Project Managers
  • Leadership Qualities, Skills & Styles
  • Situational Leadership 
  • Managing Change
  • Exercise: Leadership Behavioral Analysis

Project Team Development

  • Stages of Team Development
  • Situational Leadership in Teams
  • Team Leader Action Strategies
  • Team Members Behaviors
  • Exercise: Project Planning Situation

Maximizing Interpersonal Relationships

  • Components of Emotional Intelligence
  • History of Personality Style Models
  • 4-Quadrant Personality Model
  • Recognizing & Interacting with Different Styles
  • Personality Styles Reaction to Stress
  • Steps to Effective Team Communications
  • Exercise: DiSC® Classic Personal Profile

Negotiating Solutions

  • Conflict Sources for Project Teams
  • Identifying & Managing Conflict
  • Sources of Power
  • Negotiating 4-Stage Progress
  • Exercise: Project Team Negotiation
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