Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Managers

June 11, 2020 - June 12, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development

Program Description

Being a project manager requires a wide variety of technical skills. The effectiveness of those skills is extremely dependent upon your ability to motivate team members, liaise with key business decision-makers, and foster an environment in which change can thrive. This is why “Leadership” and “Communication” are at the top of every list of critical skills for project managers.

This interactive program explores various leadership styles, motivational techniques and other skill sets a leader needs to be successful not only on projects, but within the organization itself. It includes small group exercises, large group discussions, and instructor facilitation.

Key Learning Outcomes

In this program you will learn how to:

  • Use the leadership map to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as a leader (versus as a manager)
  • Determine your personality and communicate effectively with different personality styles
  • Establish a cohesive team
  • Use the Spheres of Influence model to evaluate the way different people “see” the project
  • Adapt your leadership methods based on the specific situation and people
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities
  • Delegate tasks effectively, without resistance
  • Motivate superior team performance
  • Providing constructive, not destructive, feedback
  • Use your leadership ability to improve the success of your project

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit most from this program if you are a(n):

  • Project Manager or Team Leader
  • Team member who is moving into a team leadership position
  • Project Sponsor
  • Functional Manager
  • Executive with cross-functional responsibility
  • Member of the Project Management Office
  • Leader of a team that must implement a strategic initiative or critical process improvement
  • Candidate for the Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification

This workshop is ideal for teams of colleagues who have a common, cross-functional process on which to work.

edp@broad.msu.edu
517-353-8711

Cost

$1,295– full tuition (course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch)