Leadership in Project Management
This course explains the challenges and issues concerning effective project leadership and how to best meet these challenges. It evaluates various leadership theories and will help project leaders assess their own personal styles; describes motivational approaches and barriers to team performance and the stages of team development. In this course, you will learn how to develop the necessary skills to get the maximum performance from every member of the team, know how to apply the methods of leadership that are most appropriate for achieving project success and discover which forms of leadership and communication are best suited to the various stakeholders. You will learn techniques for resolving conflict and managing team issues and gain a solid understanding of analyzing the stages of team development and maximizing project team effectiveness.
At the end of this course participants will understand leadership theories and learn the key leadership skills, evaluate different motivational approaches, identify the techniques for resolving conflict and managing team issues, understand the elements of stakeholder analysis, know the steps to develop a communication plan, and the techniques for effective negotiations.
There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments. Good connectivity is required to watch some of the online videos. As a convenience to our remote students, you can download most of the course material to read offline. A copy of the textbook will be available in PDF format.
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