Leadership Skills for Project Managers Public

December 20, 2016

RefineM Training

Leadership Skills for Project Managers

Course Details:

Where: Over the Web
Format: One full day
Fee (2021 Web): $295 until 2 weeks before start date, $400 afterwards
Discounts Available:

  • 10% for PMI and AITP members
  • 25% for Student or Unemployed
  • Group discounts up to 30%.
Only one discount can be applied at checkout.

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Our 2021 training dates are available here.

Description: What is leadership, and how can managers become more effective leaders? These questions, and more, will be answered during this course.

In this course, attendees will learn key differences between management and leadership to discover what a leader truly does. They will learn how emotional intelligence (EI) factors into effective leadership and how to develop EI competency. Attendees will learn about six fundamental leadership styles and will examine their own leadership styles. Through interactive group and individual exercises, attendees will learn and develop key leadership skills, including communicating effectively, bringing clarity to a team, inspiring and motivating, building relationships, and coaching. Attendees will leave the course ready to become more effective leaders, not just on their project teams, but in their personal lives as well.

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What Is Your Leadership Style?

December 13, 2016

RefineM Training

What Is Your Leadership Style?

Course Details:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please contact us if you would like to set up a customized training course in your city or at your corporate site.

Description: Psychologist Daniel Goleman has identified six different leadership styles, including Commanding, Visionary, Affiliative, Democratic, Pacesetting, and Coaching. What do each of these leadership styles mean, which one is closest to you, and which one is most effective for your situations?

In RefineM’s What Is Your Leadership Style course, you will learn more about each of the six leadership styles identified by Goleman. You will learn best practices for each leadership style and understand when a style may not be ideal at a particular moment. You will participate in individual and group exercises to reinforce your understanding, and will leave the course ready to practice ideal leadership styles on your teams.

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you will be able to
  • Identify each style of leadership and understand the differences between them.
  • Understand how to properly apply each leadership style.
  • Practice leadership styles effectively on your teams.

Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for project managers, project leaders, project team members, PMO leads/directors, and stakeholders.

PDUs: 7 PDUs (Strategic: 0, Leadership: 7, Technical: 0)

Course Delivery: Variable

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

Contact us about future dates or to arrange for this training to be delivered in your organization or city.

Effective Communication Using DISC

December 13, 2016

RefineM Training

Effective Communication Using DISC

Course Details:

This course is not currently scheduled. Please contact us if you would like to set up a customized training course in your city or at your corporate site.

Description: Effective communication depends not only on the message you send, but how your intended audience receives it. One possible distortion of the message is the recipient’s behavioral style. The DISC model describes four behavioral styles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. How do you craft an effective message to reach people exhibiting each of these behavioral styles?

In RefineM’s Effective Communication Using DISC course, you will learn more about each of the behavioral styles described by the DISC model. You will learn how to craft effective messages to reach people exhibiting each behavioral style, and will participate in individual and group exercises to reinforce the concepts. You will leave this course with a stronger grasp of DISC and will be able to leverage your knowledge to enhance your communication skills.

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you will be able to
  • Explain the four behavioral styles in the DISC model.
  • Learn best practices and pitfalls for communicating with people in each behavioral style.
  • Practice effective communication using the DISC model.

Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for project managers, project leaders, project team members, PMO leads/directors, and stakeholders.

PDUs: 7 PDUs(Strategic: 0, Leadership: 7, Technical: 0)

Course Delivery: Variable

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

Contact us about future dates or to arrange for this training to be delivered in your organization or city.

Conflict Resolution Techniques for Project Managers

December 13, 2016

RefineM Training

Conflict Resolution Techniques for Project Managers

Please contact us if you would like to set up a customized training course in your city or at your corporate site.

Description: Conflict is inevitable in organizations. Conflicts are often caused due to schedules, project priorities, resources, or technical opinions. Whatever the cause, project managers need to be able to identify and deal with conflict when it arises in order to keep team members working well together and keep projects on track.

In RefineM’s Conflict Resolution Techniques for Project Managers course, you will learn more about different types of conflict and how to deal with each one. You will learn more about why conflicts happen in organizations, what types of conflict resolution techniques are available, and how to use each one. Through individual and group exercises, you will have the opportunity to practice these techniques to improve your capability to handle conflicts. You will leave this course with the skills and confidence to address conflicts on your projects in a constructive manner.

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you will be able to
  • Identify common causes of conflict on projects.
  • Understand and properly apply conflict resolution techniques.
  • Practice conflict resolution techniques on your real projects.

Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for project managers, project leaders, project team members, PMO leads/directors, and stakeholders.

PDUs: 7 PDUs (Strategic: 0, Leadership: 7, Technical: 0)

Course Delivery: Variable

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

Contact us about future dates or to arrange for this training to be delivered in your organization or city.

Leadership Skills for Managers

December 9, 2016

RefineM Training

Leadership Skills for Project Managers
Please contact us if you would like to set up a customized training course in your city or at your corporate site.

Duration: 1 or 2 days

Description: What is leadership, and how can managers become more effective leaders? These questions, and more, will be answered during this course.

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Five Ways to Foster Project Management Innovation

Team meeting to try innovative ideas
September 16, 2016

Project teams have a lot to deal with on projects. They will have to navigate multiple problems, such as risks becoming issues, costs exceeding budget, and schedules slipping, on any given project. The top notch project managers and teams are skilled and experienced at coming up with innovative solutions to these problems. How can any project manager or team acquire this skill? In this post, we describe five ways to improve creativity on project teams to foster project management innovation. These steps range from building the foundation through organizational structure and culture to trying out agile practices.

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5 Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers

Photo of project managers discussing at a table.
June 20, 2016

Project managers need to develop strong habits to be highly effective. Based on Stephen Covey’s landmark book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, we recommend five habits for project managers to develop in order to become, and remain, highly effective.

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Being a Boss Vs. Being a Leader

Image of a leader in a school of fish
March 1, 2016

What is the difference between being a boss and being a leader? Bosses become self-absorbed, thinking only about what they must do to see results. On the other hand, leaders look outward to uplift the team to greater levels of success! Why is it important to be a leader instead of a boss? As the common saying goes, “People don’t leave companies – people leave managers.” As a leader, people will have the desire to follow your lead. As a boss, people will react to you. They might even push against you. As you can see, there is a big difference in being a boss verses being a leader.

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