Project Leadership, Management, and Communications is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to afford you the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience. As a participant, you will complete a self-assessment of your leadership skills, then master the basics of these leadership competencies: setting direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiring, leading teams, communicating, building relationships, facilitating ethical conduct, negotiating and leading change.
Lead project teams through more effective communication
Identify motivational value systems to improve productivity and cooperation
Recognize the role of business and personal ethics in leadership
Define predictable change stages and identify appropriate leadership strategies for each stage
Utilize a powerful four-stage collaborative negotiation process
Create a Leadership Development Plan to implement when you return to work
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is interested in the field
Day One: Leadership and Management
What is leadership?
The difference between leadership and management
Assessing your leadership competencies and developmental needs
Articulate your leadership vision, in light of the assessment, and consider the best way(s) to realize it
Processes for establishing direction, aligning people, and motivating people to follow your vision
Identifying different leadership styles
Day Two: Leading Effective Teams
What is a team?
The stages of team development
Leading and maintaining effective, productive teams
Evaluating team progress and coaching team members as necessary
Day Three: Building Relationships
How individual differences affect your ability to lead
Identifying your motivational patterns using the Strength Deployment Inventory
How to be more influential in understanding motivational patterns
Using an understanding of individual differences to help you manage conflict more effectively
The definition of ethics and the link between ethics and trust
The role of ethical behavior and leadership
The difference between personal and organizational ethics
Discuss the effect of the triple constraint on ethics
Day Four: Negotiating Conflict
Major sources of conflict on project teams
The five modes of handling conflict
The difference between competitive negotiation and collaborative negotiation
Conflict scenarios and strategies for initiating conflict resolution
Power bases used in typical organizations
How to plan and conduct collaborative negotiation
Day Five: Leading Change
Your role in a changing organization
Predictable stages of adjusting to change
Appropriate leadership strategies for each stage
Developing a change management plan
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