Project Leadership, Management and Communications

Core Project Management Courses

You will learn to:

  • Lead project teams through effective communication
  • Identify motivational value systems to improve productivity and cooperation
  • Recognise the role of business and personal ethics in leadership
  • Utilise a powerful four-stage collaborative negotiation process
  • Define predictable change stages and identify appropriate leadership strategies for each stage
  • Create a personal Leadership Development Plan

Course Synopsis


Project Leadership, Management and Communications is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to afford you the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience. As a participant, you will complete a self-assessment of your leadership skills, then master the basics of these leadership competencies: setting direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiring, leading teams, communicating, building relationships, facilitating ethical conduct, negotiating and leading change. You’ll learn how to empower yourself and other team members through more effective negotiation based on an understanding of the differences between competitive and collaborative negotiation approaches—and you’ll gain an appreciation of the importance of a collaborative “win/win” negotiation process. You’ll also gain a clear understanding of why communication is so important—regardless of how a project is organised. And you’ll discover how business and personal ethics can influence your leadership style and personality.

Course Topics


Leadership and Management
  • What is leadership?
  • The difference between leadership and management
  • Assessing your leadership competencies and developmental needs
  • Processes for establishing direction, aligning people and motivating
  • Identifying different leadership styles
Leading Effective Teams
  • What is a team?
  • The stages of team development
  • Leading and maintaining effective, productive teams
  • Evaluating team progress and coaching team members as necessary

Building Relationships

  • How individual differences affect your ability to lead
  • Identifying your motivational patterns using the Strength Deployment Inventory® (SDI®)
  • How to be more influential by understanding motivational patterns
  • Using an understanding of individual differences to help you manage conflict more effectively

Ethics and Leadership

  • The definition of ethics and the link between ethics and trust
  • The role of ethical behaviour and leadership
  • The difference between personal and organisational ethics
  • The effect of the triple constraint on ethics

Negotiating Conflict

  • Major sources of conflict in project teams
  • The five modes of handling conflict
  • Competitive vs. collaborative negotiation
  • Conflict scenarios and strategies for initiating conflict resolution
  • Power bases used in typical organisations
  • How to plan and conduct collaborative negotiation

Leading Change

  • Your role in a changing organisation
  • Predictable stages of adjusting to change
  • Appropriate leadership strategies for each

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Open enrolment course information


Professional Development Units (PDUs): 22.5


Technical Project Management (PDUs): 0.00

Leadership (PDUs): 22.50

Strategic & Business Management (PDUs): 0.00

Duration: 3 days

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Expression of Interest
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