This course qualifies for 14 PDUs through the Project Management Institute.
Project managers need to manage but they also must lead. In this course you investigate the differences between management and leadership skills and focus on applying those skills within a project team environment. In addition, you learn how to influence others even when you have neither positional power nor “legitimate” authority to work with. You will also discover ways to motivate others when you do not have access to traditional management levers. Other topics include addressing team dysfunction, having difficult conversations and reward and recognition. This course will also touch on the challenges of leading virtual teams.
In this workshop, you will:
• Learn to distinguish between management and leadership skills, and how leadership is applied in a project environment
• Discover how to apply value-based and situational leadership
• Gain insight into how to influence and persuade, and how to manage up without limiting your own career
Topics include, but are not limited to:
• Determining your leadership style
• Challenges and impacts of reward and recognition programs
• Developing governance structures
For instructor bios, please visit our Exec Ed Instructor page.