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Project Leadership: Building High-Performance Teams

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

346

Duration

4 Days

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Learn the key skills and competencies required of an effective project team leader. In this training course, you leverage project leadership best practices, develop a plan for personal application, and gain the knowledge and skills to inspire a diverse team to work together effectively, achieve autonomy, and optimize efficiency for successful customer delivery.

You Will Learn How To

  • Manage internal and external influences that affect team performance
  • Increase productivity by challenging your processes and motivating your people
  • Develop team identity and empower others
  • Foster productive team communication and effectively manage conflict

Course Outline

  • Introducing Leadership Theories and Approaches
  • Defining high-performing, winning teams
  • Recognizing the complexities of project management
  • Identifying the actions of successful leaders
  • Embracing situational vs. positional leadership
  • Redefining leadership with the Leadership Services Model
  • Assessing Your Leadership Skills

Measuring yourself against the Leadership Services Model

  • Exploring your motives and priorities
  • Appraising your values and attitude
  • Soliciting 360-degree feedback
  • Working with a mentor and personal board of directors
  • Examining your support network and sphere of influence

Managing your emotional intelligence

  • Developing your self-awareness and social awareness
  • Applying emotional intelligence to project management
  • Building a Team Identity and Purpose

Fostering a team state of mind

  • Considering the stages of development
  • Turning hard work into an enjoyable experience

Defining the future

  • Clarifying and communicating your vision and goals
  • Collaborating on project objectives
  • Empowering others to act
  • Developing Productive Teams

Crafting a healthy, winning culture

  • Agreeing on standards and ground rules
  • Encouraging feedback and nurturing the emotional intelligence of your team
  • Creating psychological safety through mutual respect

Overcoming communication barriers

  • Clarifying roles, responsibilities and boundaries
  • Learning the language of leadership
  • Turning conflict to your advantage
  • Optimizing Efficiency through Motivated Teams

Thinking outside of the box

  • Challenging the process
  • Making decisions efficiently and effectively

Examining the art and science of motivation

  • Balancing personal needs with organizational goals
  • Adapting leadership to individual work styles
  • Building ownership through delegation
  • Managing virtual, remote and global teams
  • Recognizing the importance of physical space
  • Monitoring External and Internal Risks

Combating the dangers of outside influences

  • Assessing the organization's capacity for change
  • Balancing project constraints and avoiding burnout
  • Managing project subjectives and office politics
  • Dealing with daily distractions and disruptions

Guarding the team from itself

  • Managing underperformers
  • Recognizing the perils of Groupthink
  • Defending the team against your own shortcomings
  • Sustaining High Performance

Recognizing success

  • Celebrating success and failure
  • Building morale
  • Applying "Lessons Learned"

Reaching the next level

  • Assuming responsibility and holding each other accountable
  • Achieving autonomy and self-management
  • Setting smart challenges
  • Taking calculated risks
  • Building a Project Leadership Best-Practices Toolkit
  • Beginning with the end in mind: defining your success
  • Mapping the leadership services to the project life cycle
  • Generating your personal leadership action plan
  • Creating your customized project leadership framework
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Tuition due 30 days after you attend your course.

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Jan 23 - 26 (4 Days)
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Tuition

Standard

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Online

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Private Team Training

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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Earn 23 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

Earn 23 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 23 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 2 PDUs
Leadership : 18 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 3 PDUs

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“The High-Performance Teams course and instructor exceeded my expectations. The course was facilitated in such a way that it was entirely applicable to my job. I have a team of project managers I oversee, and this course helped me understand the different styles of management and how to work with each manager individually.”

- S. Gordon, Supervisor Program Analyst
Food & Drug Administration

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