Project Leadership & Communication Skills (PDT114)

05 October 2017 - 06 October 2017

OBJECTIVES
Key Learning Points Includes:
• Able to recognize the role of business and personal ethics in leadership
• Ability to lead project teams through effective communication
• Identify motivational value systems to improve productivity and cooperation
• Able to utilize the powerful four stages collaborative negotiation process
• Describe predictable change stages and identify appropriate leadership strategies
• Learn to create a leadership development plan and implement to workplace

With the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of the training program, the trainees will learn how to empower himself or herself and other team members through more effective negotiation based on an understanding of the differences between competitive and collaborative negotiation approaches. Gain an appreciation of the importance of a collaborative “win/win” negotiation process. The trainee will also gain a clear understanding of why communication is so important regardless of how a project is organized. And, discover how business and personal ethics can influence leadership style and personality.

COURSE OUTLINE
The program focuses on 6 fundamental leadership, management and communication knowledge that applicable to any project size and nature:

Leadership and Management
The module will start off with what is leadership about, the difference between leadership and management roles. From there assess individual leadership competencies and developmental needs, and articulate leadership vision, in light of the assessment, and consider the best way to realize it. Get to know the processes for establishing direction, aligning people, and motivating people to follow vision. Identify different leadership styles. How to assign task, encourage, steering and entrust team members and peers.

Ethics and Leadership
Being a good leader, ethics is an important aspect. This portion helps project leader to define ethics and the link between ethics and trust; the role of ethical behavior and leadership; the difference between personal and organizational ethics; the effect of the triple constraint on ethics.

Leading Effective Teams
The importance of good team work is emphasized; it is always the cornerstone for project success. There are five stages of team development, viz. forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. In order for the team to continue leading and maintaining effectively, it is necessary to evaluate team progress and coach team members.

Building Relationships
This unit will address how individual differences affect the ability to lead. Identify your motivational patterns using the SWOT Analysis (plus Strength Deployment Inventory). Know how to be more influential by understanding motivational patterns. And, using an understanding of individual differences to help you manage conflict more effectively

Negotiating Conflict
Conflicts in project works are unavoidable, however, to have an appropriate method on resolving it is essential. First step is to understand what are the major sources of conflict on project teams, and devise steps on handling it (Viz. Forcing, Smoothing, Withdrawing, Compromising and Problem Solving). the difference between competitive negotiation and collaborative negotiation; conflict scenarios and strategies for initiating conflict resolution; power bases used in typical organizations; and how to plan and conduct collaborative negotiation.

Leading Change
The important leadership role on leading change is critical for organization and project success. This unit will look into your role in a changing organization; know how to use the predictable stages of adjusting to change; the leadership strategies for each stage; and developing a change management plan.

METHODOLOGY
The course structure is based on PMBOK® Guide from the Project Management Institute, www.pmi.org
Classroom lectures, experience sharing, case studies, exercises and quiz are included to enhance the learning process.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Executives, Engineers, Team Members, Team Leaders, Functional Managers, and Project Managers that are participate or manage small to big projects.

PRE-REQUISITE
Pre-requisite to this class is the “Project Management Fundamental” class.

DURATION
2 Days (9am – 5pm)

COURSE FEE
Program 100% Claimable under SBL Scheme
PSDC Members: RM 750/pax
Non-Members: RM 820/pax


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