Advanced Project Leadership

Program Benefits

Project Managers are often assigned to lead projects because they have strong technical skills. Unfortunately, those things that make a person good technically are often those things that make them struggle as project leaders. It is expected that a project manager knows how to manage a team, but understanding the people side of project management can be a challenge for the project manager who is either assigned to a new project or entering into the leadership of an existing project. In the middle of the project things may be going well technically, but internally team members are at each other’s throats, management is screaming that they don’t know what is going on, and some team members aren’t performing. This course is a practical, how-to course on managing the people side of the project.

This course includes an SDI assessment; The SDI is a powerful and effective tool for understanding and influencing the motives that drive behaviors. Many tools (such as the MBTI) focus on what we do, but the SDI helps us to better understand why both ourselves and others behave the way we do.

The SDI helps people relate to one of seven Motivational Value Systems (MVS) and one of thirteen Conflict Sequences. Each individual’s MVS is represented by a dot on a color-coded triangle, and an arrowhead that shows how their motives typically change during the stages of conflict represents their Conflict Sequence. And people who work together can see their results plotted in the context of their group. These insights are particularly beneficial during the stages of conflict. The SDI is a “dual-state instrument,” meaning it shows the degree and nature of changes from the things-are-going-well state to when things aren't going so well as occurs in conflict.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the attributes of the ideal project leader
  • Assess your leadership style and styles and how to interact with different leadership styles
  • Assess team performance and ways to resolve team performance issues
  • Describe conflict resolution techniques and when they should be used
  • Describe ways to better manage a virtual team
  • Recognize, and effectively use, different methods of communication including body language
  • Recognize and develop a plan for managing dysfunctional meeting behaviors

 

How will the learning objectives be achieved?

  • Use of Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) Self Assessment
  • Templates
  • Team and individual exercises
  • Participant workbook
  • Personal objectives plan
  • Instructor presentation

 

Program Details

  • Format: Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Dates: February 20 - 21, 2018
  • Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Hours: 14 hours/14 PDUs/1,4 CEUs
  • Sessions: 2
  • Location: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus
  • Fee: $850 - Includes materials, lunch and parking.

Contact Us

Todd Edge
Program Coordinator

phone: (561) 297-2544
email: tedge@fau.edu
map: BU (86) 203

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