Team leadership for Project Managers

Overview and Learning Objectives.

This one day workshop focuses on the needs of first-time team managers and will consist some theory, and a little practice, in aspects of team leadership.

Who should attend: New project and program managers, project team leaders, and senor team members.

Attendees will be provided with course notes and reference materials to use after the course.


Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Leadership/Management skills
    • Leading vs. managing
    • There is no ‘one best way’ to be a leader
    • Leading and managing teams
    • Understanding culture, gender and personality
    • Introducing the Organizational Zoo how to choose a balanced team
    • How to build a high-performing team
  • Personal skills
    • Changing attitude
    • Applying passion, persistence, and patience
    • How to persuade and influence
    • Networking
    • Emotional intelligence
  • Negotiating skills
    • Building awareness - do it everyday
    • Adopting principled style
    • Applying 10 rules of negotiating
    • Make it win-win
  • Political skills
    • Politics are everywhere
    • Understanding power and politics
    • Speaking truth to power  
  • Summary
    • Mapping Leadership, Learning, Means, & Motivation
    • Wrap-up .

Workshop Details

Leading successful teams

Collaborative teams are key to success in any business activity. The most effective teams consist of individuals who can work independently on their own tasks, but also recognise the need to work collaboratively with other team members toward the activity’s goal and the organization’s success. The leader of the team contributes significantly to team success through inspiring all team members to work together to achieve this goal, but must also intervene to reduce conflict and to motivate team members to continue to work collaboratively.

This workshop focuses on the needs of first-time team managers and will consist some theory, and a little practice, on the following topics:
-  Motivation
-  Delegation
-  Giving feedback
-  Resolving conflict.

Based on Dr. Lynda Bourne's Masters in Project Management module run at EAN University, South America, between 2011 and 2016, the level of teaching can be adjusted to suite the experience of the people in the workshop.

Modules and Options

This one day workshop can be linked to both our Communication Workshop and our Stakeholder Engagement workshop.

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PDUs and AIPM CPD Points.

PMI PDUs. Attendees at Mosaic's project management workshops earn 1 PDU per hour of teaching time (typically 6 PDUs per day). The breakdown of PDUs across the PMI Talent Triangle® depends on the modules selected for inclusion in the course - the PDUs to be earned are agreed during the course design phase and are included on your individual course attendance certificates. See more on the PMI Talent Triangle®

AIPM CPD. Attendees at Mosaic's project management workshops earn points based on the AIPM CPD points table current at the date of the course, currently you earn 2 points per hour to a maximum of 20 per course (B08 - Knowledge): see more on the AIPM website.

Other CPD requirements. Mosaic retains details of courses and attendees to support CPD claims in most organisations and we are happy to work with you to ensure you can claim your entitlements.