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“When I talk to managers, I get the feeling that they are important. When I talk to leaders, I get the feeling that I am important.”  – Unknown.

“Management is doing the right things; leadership is doing the right things.”

In today’s business environment, project management/leadership must work not only as a professional management team but as a sought after professional project leader, as well. Yes, there is a difference. If you are just starting out or moving up as a project manager, the Project Management Leadership Certificate can help you become a more effective professional. You will learn to master the fundamentals of project management and leadership concepts and processes, process framework, integration, time, cost, scope, quality, risk management, procurement and stake holder management, and Interpersonal skills. It includes all aspects of overseeing and supervising business operations.

Management is the act of allocating resources to accomplish desired goals and objectives efficiently and effectively; it comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to “lead” or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

Meanwhile, before you can lead others, you must be able to grow and develop personally. This requires a solid foundation of self-knowledge and critical self-reflection. What motivates you, how you handle conflict resolution, and how do you pull your team towards success instead of pushing them. Why do you do the things that you do and is the culture with work productive, healthy and affective?

The program introduces the practical insights and techniques that can be applied in managing projects, total quality management, continuous improvement programs and the drive to radically redesign business processes, integrated view of project management, effective business communication skills, strategic or organizational skills, recruitment and staffing concepts and techniques. Although certification is not required, completion of this program and meeting other academic and experiential requirements, prepare the professional who would like to obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP)

Ideal for:

This module is designed for Project Management Certification can give you the edge that you need to stand out in this competitive landscape and validate the mastery of Project

Management knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Benefits:                                                                                                                                                                  

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Explain basic management concepts from a business perspective.

2. Describe the role of market competition.

3. Develop an understanding of the elements of the business management process, and provide an overview of business management concepts

4. Gain an appreciation for the decision-making process required to build strategy in businesses.

5. Analyze a company’s business to obtain a viable job.

Session 1

Introduction and Seminar Objectives

  • Finding out what you want to achieve with this seminar

Types of Management

  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Relations
  • Operations Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Program and Project Management
  • Risk Management

Session 2

Influencing Others

  • Pygmalion Effect
  • Communicating Expectations

Session 3

Visioning yourself as a Manager

  • What type of Manager are you?
  • Types of Management: choosing how to use  professional management power
  • Evaluating personal leadership style; how to develop style flexibility
  • Servant Leadership and Emergent Leadership

Session 4

Setting Goals

  • Identifying Your Values and Principles
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Understanding Milestones
  • Overcoming Obstacles

Session 5

Project Management in Leadership

  • The project environment and the impact of leadership skills
  • The characteristics of high performance project teams and their leaders

Session 6

Leadership skills for Project Managers

  • The 3 dimensions of project leadership: inwards, outwards, and upwards
  • The vital role of communication skills and how to develop them
  • Developing a “project vision”: strategic thinking skills
  • Understanding others; emotional intelligence skills
  • Being a visible leader; behavioral and influencing skills
  • Building effective relationships; the importance of trust and respect

Session 7

Leading the Project Team

  • The role of project leadership in developing team performance
  • Understanding individuals strengths; recognizing team role preferences
  • Managing conflict and promotion positive team dynamics
  • Setting standards, maintaining discipline and rewarding performance
  • Harnessing team potential: building motivation within the team
  • Promoting team learning; the team leader as coach/mentor

Session 8

Negotiation skills for Project Managers in Leadership

  • Characteristics of effective negotiators
  • Classic problem behaviors  and mind-sets to avoid
  • Getting to win-win: building partnership and trust

Session 9

Project Management in Leadership through the organization

  • Gaining the support of others; developing effective influencing skills
  • Getting empowerment from key stakeholders
  • Knowing when and how to take the initiative and lead
  • Building and maintaining rapport with key partners
  • Becoming an effective team player in leadership teams
  • Becoming a business leader; leading colleagues and co-workers

Session 10

Leading more senior stakeholders

  • The challenges and skills of leading and managing upwards
  • Communicating with more senior stakeholders; building credibility
  • Negotiating upwards: knowing when and how
  • The role of networking skills; building and maintaining rapport
  • Handling disagreements; the art of diplomacy
  • Handling personality and style conflicts with more senior people

Case Study: Project Management In Leadership in action

  • Review of the role of management in a contemporary project
  • Feedback and plenary discussion: effective project management

Team Exercise 1: Leadership skills of the project manager

  • Teams compete in performing a project simulation
  • Project review and feedback
  • Discussion of the outcome: role and skills of the project leader

Team Exercise 2: Project Management in Leadership and negotiation

  • Teams engage in a negotiation exercise
  • Exercise review and feedback
  • Discussion of the outcome: negotiation skills of the project manager

Deliver of Content

The above content can be delivered in various ways, depending of the depth and scope the customer wants. The training could be done at flexible hours or during the week-end. It can be modified according to the needs of the customer and we can emphasize on specific content or focus on more aspects. This is an initial proposal that can be tailored to your specific needs. The key concepts to be discussed and the detail in which we will deliver the seminar is up to you to decide.

Training material

The instructor will use a variety to help attendants get a better understanding of the elements under discussion. The resources include case studies, videos, presentations and workshop material such as game cards, tests, and exercises.

Mission Statement: American Heritage College shall strive to provide the best training to individuals looking for an alternative to the traditional educational system; acquire the necessary skills to obtain employment in their chosen field or achieve their educational goals and realize their hopes and aspirations for a rewarding future.