Project Leadership Seminar

This one-day seminar is designed to develop project managers into confident and highly driven project leaders. It is interactive and practical, and draws on each person’s experiences as a project manager. Participants will learn how to avoid ‘fire-fighting’, unhappy clients and project failure. We will look at leadership skills that not only deliver improved project performance, but also increase the ability to engage and motivate others. This seminar will assist attendees in achieving their personal leadership goals, build stronger relationships with clients and empower their teams.

The seminar is designed for Project and Programme Managers from both the Public and Private Sector who would like to deepen their understanding of how to effectively lead themselves and others to deliver a highly successful project outcome. It is aimed at people who have prior understanding of fundamental project management techniques and who have some experience managing projects and leading people. In addition to project and programme managers, it is also suitable for Change Managers and Heads of Department and for anyone else who leads people through change.

This is an intensive one-day seminar. The seminar is interactive and alternates between theory, exercises, reflection and discussion. To get the most from this day please be prepared to participate and to share your experiences and challenges.

The Seminar is focused on the leadership and people aspects of running a project. Delegates will learn how to overcome the most common project management pitfalls, create a highly motivated team and become a more inspiring and appealing leader.

Project Context
Reasons for project failure; The differences between management and leadership; The Project Leadership Matrix; The 3 most fundamental project management mistakes.

Leading With Vision
Partner with the client; continuously improve and innovate, inhibitors of innovation, project management success factors, needs vs. wants.

Working With Intent
The Time Management Triangle; Pareto’s Principle; Overcoming procrastination; Avoiding Time Waste; The Zone of Peak Performance; Stress Management.

Leading and Motivating the Team
Understanding individual drivers and motivators; The Six Human Needs; Adaptive Leadership; Managing poor performers; Delegating effectively.

Managing Senior Stakeholders
Building effective relationships of trust; Allies and Opponents; Dealing with Conflict; Walking into the lion’s cage; The DISC model.

Project Leadership Transformation
Project leadership characteristics; The Power of Questions; Expanding your comfort zone; Asking for feedback; Personalised action plan.

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