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Leading Project Teams

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Leading Project Teams

There is immense power in collaboration.
Are you capitalizing on it?

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This class meets two consecutive days – October 30 & 31, 2024

A project manager’s role is like that of the conductor of a symphony. They cannot play all of the instruments, but they are responsible for the final product. Their job is to help each team member bring their best to the work of the project and to keep them focused on the goals.

In this program participants will explore good practices for developing and leading teams, including the processes, tools and techniques from Project Management Institute’s (PMI) newest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).  They will develop their skills with hands-on exercises, discussions and role play of team interactions using real examples from real projects.

  • Developing a team charter
  • Using the Tuckman model to better understand your team
  • Identifying core values and their influence
  • How to talk about trust
  • Negotiating for what you need; leveraging what you have
  • Preparing for and practicing constructive conflict
  • Project managers as influential leaders
    • Roles and responsibilities on the team
    • Sphere of influence
    • Ethical decision making
  • Establishing a positive team culture
    • Tuckman model for team development
    • Values – yours and others
    • Building trust
    • Leveraging the differences
    • Creating a team charter
  • Developing interpersonal and team skills
    • Acquiring team resources
    • Negotiating
    • Virtual teams – special needs
    • Communication
    • Constructive conflict
    • Addressing toxic behaviors in teams
    • Motivating vs. de-motivating team members
    • Facilitating for consensus

“Thank you so much for a fabulous program filled with top notch instructors. I would recommend any & every professional, regardless of the role to take these courses!”

Mary Kate Barnthouse, IT Project Manager, Koch Supply & Trading

“I recommend this class to my entire company, it was wonderful with useful tools provided which can be applied to any type of job.”

Leslie Spiers, Business Analyst, AgVantis

“The instructor was extremely knowledgeable as well as down to earth and informative, thank you CMD for another great course!”

Joshua Reed, Continuous Improvement Specialist, Pfizer

“The material was right on target with the challenges I face everyday in my position.  I found value both in having a better understanding of team dynamics & ways to handle those dynamics, as well as the things I need to focus on as a facilitator.”   

Shelby Chapman, Customer Service Manager, Emprise Bank, Wichita, Kansas

“ah-ha moment”…Learning & seeing the “RACI” matrix and understanding that many of the processes in managing teams are things that we are doing, but excited about some new options that I can use to enhance the process.”

LaShonda Garnes, Community Development Manager, WSU Public Policy & Management Center, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

If you are on a project team, if you lead a project team, if you are responsible for a project teams’ results, this class would be beneficial for you.

The best case scenario would be for your team to take it together!

Substitutions are free and must be done prior to the start of the class or certificate program.

Cancellations or rescheduling must be received in writing and full refunds will be given up to four business days prior to the start of class.

Any cancellation or reschedule submitted with three or less business days notice is subject to a $35 charge on 1 or 2 day classes and a $75 charge on certificate programs.  

No refunds after the first day of the class or certificate program.

This class is a great onsite! Let’s explore the possibilities of having this program at your facility. Contact me:  Paula.Seiwert@wichita.edu

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