The aim of this programme is to provide current and prospective project and programme managers with an understanding of the theory and practice of leadership behaviours and the contribution such behaviours make to the delivery of significant and sustained value through projects and programmes. We will explore the behaviours, skills and capabilities that will enable us to understand and develop our individual capacity to lead others and, by doing so, to aspire to an environment where programme success becomes inevitable.
Delegates for this programme will already have attended training programmes covering the core skills and competencies for managing projects and will be thoroughly conversant with the tools and techniques of project management. They will have established expertise and hands-on experience of working in or managing projects and will be in or about to assume project management positions.
This programme is also suitable for programme sponsors who wish to gain an understanding of the leadership role they can assume, and the contribution they can make, towards programme success.
The five key objectives of this programme are:
- to provide delegates with an understanding of relevant leadership theories.
- to relate leadership theory to best practice project and programme management.
- to introduce a model of pragmatic leadership behaviours that support the delivery of sustained value and which make programmes a better experience for all.
- to develop and utilise a practical framework for the application of leadership behaviours supported by relevant skills, processes and tools.
- to provide an effective forum for exchanging experience and to foster a sense of team spirit and mutual support between senior project managers
STYLE AND STRUCTURE:
This programme takes the form of a residential workshop, using presentations, detailed case studies and syndicate group discussions to enable delegates to appreciate the full extent of the role, skills and characteristics of excellent leadership in projects.
The content of the programme can be adapted to present details of company procedures, systems or software specific to the organisation and to encourage discussion of them as appropriate.