Project Managers Leadership Development Program

Project Managers Leadership Development Program

….if a project manager possesses an ideal mix of technical and management skills, the chances of projects succeeding increase by 40 percent…

Project Management Institute report

Projects come in all shapes and sizes. But what all projects need is a highly effective project team to deliver on time and on budget. A study published in the Harvard Business Review states that one in every six projects costs more than 200 percent of the estimated amount and almost 70 percent of IT projects face project delays.

If you look  closely at the reasons some projects fail to meet timelines and budgets, one of the most often cited issues is conflict. Highly capable, intelligent and experienced people unable to ‘work together’ to resolve issues, solve problems or function as effectively as their potential suggested. As a project manager you’ll need to be able to balance multiple stakeholders, unrealistic expectations and competing priorities in a complex environment.

The top 5 challenges facing Project Managers include:

  1. Corporate Problems
  2. Problems with team members
  3. Risk Management
  4. Communication
  5. Managing Expectations

PRODUCT – PROCESS – PEOPLE

“Without a doubt, good project management drives more success, lowers the risk, and increases the chance of success for delivering the economic value of the project.” Bill Seliger, PMP Director, Supply Chain and Project Management Fortune 500 manufacturing company

You can create the product, fine-tune the process … but it’s the PEOPLE component that often results in projects not meeting deadlines. Communication breakdowns result in delays, frustration, stress and impact negatively on brand reputation. Somethings are out of your control, but how  you handle the constant challenges, manage the different personalities on your team, and how you motivate them through these challenges, is a CRITICAL component of project management.

When the chips are down, your team needs to be able to perform at it’s best in high-pressure environments. And they’ll look to YOU for leadership.

With over 26 years of experience working with new and established teams, Outback Initiatives are pleased to have developed a program based on our extensive work with paramilitary organisations such as police, prisons, immigration,  civil defence and the Gurkhas to create highly effective leaders to successfully drive their teams to success in pressure-filled environments.

Looking Beyond Technical Skills

The dynamic, rapidly changing, complex and challenging work environment continues to emphasise the need for excellence in project management. While technical skills are core to project management, it’s even more critical to develop additional leadership and people management skills to meet those challenges.

Our Project Managers Leadership Development Program will enable you to meet the challenges you’ll face as a project manager.

You will develop, practice  and be able to implement the following on your project:

1. critical conflict management skills to enable timely resolution of issues within the team and project;

2. develop a ‘rules of engagement’ by which the team can function as efficiently as possible with clear behavioural boundaries;

3. guide your team to be agile and  innovative in  their problem solving to avoid costly delays;

4. improve your communication and influence skills to better manage individuals in your team to get optimal performance.

This 5 day experiential program will provide practical skills,  hands-on experience and tools to enable your team to bring your project in on time and on budget. 

WE PROVIDE THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE

Theory is important, but we provide the environment that allows you to identify and improve on your ‘gaps’ in a hands-on, consequence-based program like no other. It’s the opportunity to put all your theory & training into action in a safe, reputation-risk-free environment. No white boards, no power points….. just highly effective training that’s been proven over 26 years of working with paramilitary organisations.

Download the brochure HERE.

Places are limited to 24. Book HERE with a $500 non-refundable (but transferrable) deposit.

All Outback Initiatives leadership and team development programs are 100% tax deductible.

We will provide you with a hands-on leadership experience that will have long-term and lasting positive outcomes.

Our Project Managers Leadership Development Program will give your team a competitive advantage through improved effectiveness, resulting in meeting your BUDGET, DEADLINES & UNIQUE CHALLENGES.

Program Details :

LOCATION

Perth and Margaret River Region

DATES

2-6 November 2020

DURATION

5 days

START POINT

Perth, WA

INVESTMENT

$4,500 ex GST

  • Cost is fully tax deductible
INCLUSIONS

All meals, transport, accommodation, program deliverables, DISC behavioural profiling, 20 page personalised report on profile, physical activities, 2 individual coaching sessions with a seasoned project manager and executive coach.

 

PROGRAM DELIVERABLES
  • DISC Behavioural Profile Assessment
  • Program Course Book
  • Program Activities & Debriefs
  • 2 x Coaching Sessions per individual on specific issues
  • Work Session: Critical Conversations
  • Work Session: Conflict Management
  • Work Session: Communication to Influence Success
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