The BMTG Masterclass in Project Leadership, Management and Communications (2 days)

Masterclass Overview

Managing a successful project involves more than schedules, templates, and paperwork. It requires the application of strong interpersonal management skills to work effectively with people in a variety of roles.

The skills you'll learn in this MasterClass will enable you to apply effective leadership strategies, improve your interpersonal communication, become more influential, help guide your staff through change, deal with conflict and practice ethical principles during the entire project management process.

During this Masterclass you will learn how to:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills and apply proven techniques in leading teams
  • Apply communication best practices in projects
  • Evaluate different motivational approaches
  • Create high-performance project teams
  • Identify and resolve conflicts by practicing five different conflict resolution approaches

This MasterClass uses a combination of participative seminars, discussions, case studies and problem solving to ensure that delegates learn and develop the confidence to use the various principles and techniques.

MasterClass Structure

Leadership and Management

  • What is leadership?
  • The difference between leadership and management
  • Assess your leadership competencies and developmental needs
  • In light of the assessment, articulate your leadership vision and consider the best ways to realise it
  • Processes for establishing direction, aligning people and motivating people to follow your vision
  • Identify different leadership styles: tasking, encouraging, steering and entrusting

Leading Effective Teams

  • What is a team?
  • The stages of team development: forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning
  • Leading and maintaining effective, productive teams
  • Evaluate team progress and coach team members as necessary

Leading Change

  • Your role in a changing organisation
  • Predictable stages of adjusting to change
  • Appropriate leadership strategies for each stage
  • Developing a change management plan

Building Relationships

  • How individual differences affect your ability to lead
  • Identify your motivational patterns using the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI®)
  • How to be more influential by understanding motivational patterns
  • Using an understanding of individual differences to help you manage conflict more effectively
  • Define ethics and the link between ethics and trust
  • The role of ethical behaviour and leadership

Negotiating Conflict

  • Major sources of conflict on project teams
  • The five modes of handling conflict: 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 organisations
  • How to plan and conduct collaborative negotiation

 

Benefits of Attending

By Attending This Highly Interactive MasterClass You Will Be Equipped With The Skills To:

  • Better lead project teams through more effective communication
  • Identify motivational value systems to improve productivity and cooperation
  • Recognise the role of business and personal ethics in leadership
  • Describe predictable change stages and identify appropriate leadership strategies for each stage
  • Utilise a powerful four-stage collaborative negotiation process
  • Create a leadership development plan to implement when you return to work

 

Who should attend?

This MasterClass provides a user-friendly environment to develop the knowledge and techniques of leadership and communications skills related to project and contract management that are valuable for:

  • Project Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Commercial Executives
  • Project Directors
  • Project Leaders
  • Team Leaders

Plus any personnel who need to establish a firm understanding of Management, leadership and communications would find this MasterClass extremely beneficial.

Trainers

Meet Your MasterClass Director: Jeff Lockhart MBA, DMS, FRSA, FCICM, FCMI, FITOL

Jeff LockhartJeff Lockhart is an international training consultant, specialising in Finance, Business Administration and Management Development.

Jeff studied at Sheffield Business School in the United Kingdom obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PgC) in 1992, a Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) in 1995 and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 1996.

Jeff is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (FCICM), the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), and the Institute of Occupational Learning (FITOL). Mr Lockhart is also a PRINCE2 certified Project Manager.

He is a highly experienced Financial Manager and Management Consultant, with extensive knowledge of finance and business management within a multi-disciplined and multi-cultural environment. He has held several senior level positions for industry-leading international businesses and, since 2001, has operated as a consultant to businesses in the UK, Azerbaijan, Russia, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, China, USA, and New Zealand.

 

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