Project Leadership and Communications Management

Overview

This workshop is highly useful for those seeking to hone their leadership and communications skills that lead to more effective stakeholder engagement in projects.

Session 1

  • Introduction to Project Leadership
  • Differentiation between leadership and management
  • Three management styles project managers use
  • Trait Theory
  • Fiedler’s Contingency Model
  • Four different leadership styles used in the Leader’s Window to your current practices
  • Own leadership orientation
  • Assessing employee potential
  • Leading new employees
  • Leading experienced employees
  • Section review questions
  • Describe the Communication Loop
  • List obstacles to effective communication
  • Define the interpersonal gap
  • Show how to be an active listener
  • Section review questions

Session 2

  • Influence Skills
  • Behavioral Scores
  • Influence Styles of Project Managers (Socializers, Directors, Thinkers, Relaters) –Their characteristics and Strategies
  • Power and Project Manager
  • Section review questions
  • Popular motivational theories (Maslow, Herzberg, Mccleland)
  • Identifying your own motivators
  • Proposed directives to motivate team members
  • Design a plan to overcome morale problems based on a case study
  • Vroom Expectancy theory
  • Rewards – Intrinsic and Extrinsic
  • Section review questions

Session 3

  • Identify effective team member roles-Belbin’s Team Roles
  • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the roles on your team (including your own)
  • Tuckman stages of project team development
  • Team process and functional teams
  • Taking over and first week with a function Team
  • When to coach
  • Effective coaching requirements
  • Section review questions
  • Reasons for change
  • Challenges of change
  • What is change management
  • Identify the project manager’s role as an organizational change agent
  • Influencers of organizational change
  • Rogers’ theory representing change over time
  • Process of organizational change
  • Keys to successful change management
  • Section review questions
  • Common causes of conflict
  • Constructive and destructive conflicts
  • Conflict reactions to avoid
  • Ways to resolve conflict
  • Human reaction in times of conflict
  • Staying calm in conflict situation
  • What is negotiation
  • Attitudes about negotiation
  • Successful Negotiation
  • Formal project negotiation planning
  • Section review questions
  • Define ethics and values
  • Differentiation between personal and business ethics
  • Identifying the four values addressed in the Project Management Institute Code of Ethics and
  • Professional Conduct
  • Section review questions

 

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