Compelling Leadership: Building High Performing Teams

Open Enrollment Course Dates: TBA

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Course Length:  3 days
PDUs:  21
PDHs:  21
Course Fee:  $1,295
Course Hours: 8:30-4:30

This course is designed to help project managers and others in leadership and team roles to build a high-performing, cohesive team that can navigate project obstacles to achieve success. Applying the information in this course will empower the participants to move as quickly as possible through the predictable stage of conflict and onto productivity. It takes effective leadership and vision to help a team keep focused on the “bigger picture” and not get caught up in the daily grind. “The task of a leader is to define the destination and the blueprint to get there.” (Peter Block) The goal of this course is to provide the structure and tools needed to create the blueprint.

Course Outline:

Leadership Essentials
Leadership characteristics
Servant-leadership
Strategic thinking
Creating an environment for success
Creating a compelling vision
Creating accountability
Empowerment

Forming the Team
Team composition
Team challenges
Team basics
Up-front risk assessment
Understanding the stages of team development
Leadership styles
Rewards and recognitions
Charting the course

Building Relationships
Motivation and behavior
Understanding our strengths and challenges
Communication strategies

Managing the “Stage of Conflict”
Maslow…basic human needs
Conflict triggers
Focusing on the “interests”
Resolution approaches

Beyond the Storming
Strategic communications
Meetings and briefings
Stakeholder matrix
Tailoring your communication plan

Managing Diversity
Style diversity
Cultural diversity
Valuing diversity

Managing Change
Types of change
Predictable stages of change
Resistance to change
Change strategies
Predictable outcomes

Professional and Personal Responsibilities
Ethics versus values
Ethical dilemmas
PMI’s® Code of Ethics

Tools and Techniques
Problem-solving
Decision-making
Identifying opportunities
Conflict resolution

“Adjourning” and Closeout
Successful closure
Lessons Learned