Project Leadership: A Practical Guide to Communication, Influence, and Collaboration


Workshop Description - 2 or 3 days in length

According to experts, project leadership isn't just about project management techniques. It is also about the ability of the project manager to motivate the project team, build and maintain relationships and ensure commitment to the project. This workshop is highly interactive, providing participants with the processes that build new skills - ones that can be immediately applied to real project work in real project teams.

Course Objectives:

  • Accelerate the performance of the team throughout the life of the project
  • Work with diverse thinking and learning styles
  • Avoid and/or resolve conflict
  • Provide constructive feedback
  • Hold effective meetings
  • Improve Team Decision Making
  • Obtain Support from Project Sponsors and Management

Table Of Contents:

Instruction ModulesTopics

1) Influence: Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Styles
  • Emotional Intelligence Areas of Competence, Domains, and Competencies
2) Communication: Effective & Active Listening
  • ABC Game
  • Effective Listening versus Hearing
  • Communication Filters
  • Active Listening
  • Questioning
  • Visual Communications
3) Communication: Constructive Feedback
  • Ineffective feedback
  • Receiving Feedback
  • Using effective/active listening with constructive feedback
4) Influence: Understanding Thinking Styles
  • Diversity Game
  • Thinking Styles and Preferences
  • Learning Styles
5) Influence: Managing Up – Change, Power, and Influence
  • Understanding Power
  • Influence
  • Managing Up
6) Collaboration: Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict Handling Modes
  • Resolution Process Model
  • Conflict Resolution
7) Collaboration: Team Decision Making Tools
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Interrelationship Digraph
  • Multi-voting
  • Nominal Group Technique
  • Prioritization Matrix
8) Collaboration: Tools for Effective Meetings
  • Ground Rules
  • Virtual Team Meeting Tips
  • Common Disruptive Situation Responses
  • Evaluate Your Meeting
9) Appendix
  • Project Management Tools
  • Leadership Theories and Definitions
  • Generational Differences

Who should attend

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Sponsors

Project Leadership includes a participant workbook and a copy of the Griffin Tate Group's The Project Management Memory Jogger, and The Advanced Project Management Memory Jogger™ .