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Course Overview

Do you think you have what it takes to step into a management or leadership role? Are you looking to earn a higher income? Tired of being “on the tools”? Then this is the course for you!

The Project Management and Leadership Certificate is ideal for those candidates that already have experience in their field and are now looking to gather the necessary skills to climb the ladder. This course is suitable for those individuals that want to take on management roles within their current employment or for those who are looking for jobs in other businesses.

A management diploma or degree can be time consuming, expensive and unnecessary. This short course will cover ALL of the skills you will need to move up and take on a team of your own!

Lear how to manage and support a team. Plan and implement a project and manage/supervise all kinds of personalities.

*Not suitable for IT professionals

Units

Introduction to Leadership (nature and scope of leadership)

  • Defining Leadership
  • Leadership and Group Culture
  • Leadership & Accountability
  • Theories of Leadership
  • Leadership Styles
  • Situational Leadership
  • Contingency Theories
  • Style Theories
  • Informal Leadership
  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Path Goal Theory
  • Instrumental Theories
  • Four Framework Leadership Model
  • Scope of Leadership
  • Leader Responsibilities
  • Sources of Power for a Leader
  • Professional Leadership

Leadership Characteristics/Qualities

  • Good Leader Characteristics
  • Leadership Potential
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Cognitive Barriers to Leadership
  • Nature vs Nurture: Leader Qualities
  • Self Assessment

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Empathy
  • Influencing Others
  • Perception
  • Self Knowledge
  • The Thought, Feeling, Action Cycle
  • Developing Self Awareness
  • Self Disclosure
  • Assertiveness

Communication Skills

  • The Communication Process
  • Body Language
  • Basic Principles of Communication
  • Factors Affecting Effective Communication
  • Awareness
  • Intent
  • Listening
  • Providing Feedback
  • Paraphrasing
  • Reflective Responses
  • Summarizing
  • Preventing Ineffective Listening
  • Open Questions
  • Communication Barriers

Team Building

  • Benefits of Teams
  • Elements of a Team
  • Establishing a Team
  • Types of Team Members (Collaborators, Communicators, Challengers, Contributors
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Leader Responsibilities
  • Decision Making in Teams

Systematic and Lateral Thinking

  • Metacognition
  • Perception Formation
  • Bases for Perception
  • Information and Perception Formation
  • Gestalt Theory & Patterns of Perception
  • Schemas
  • Perception Formation Implications for a Leader
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Win-Win Negotiation
  • Systematic Thinking
  • Legal Liability

Applications

  • Explain the significance of leadership for a specific project or event.
  • Identify the role and tasks of leadership, in the same project.
  • Integrate factual information with theoretical information to derive a sensible solution to a leadership problem in a sensible
  • timeframe in the same project.
  • Plan the development and building of the team to achieve these aims in the same project.
  • Plan actions for sustaining and motivating the team to achieve the aims.
  • Provide information on the plan of action to organize the event.

Introduction to Project Management

  • Scope and Value of Project Management
  • Understanding what project management is
  • The Need for Project Management
  • The Project Lifecycle
  • Project Identification and Initiating Process
  • Project Planning
  • Project Implementation,Execution and Control
  • Project Completion and Evaluation

Project Identification

  • Scope and Nature
  • Formulating Project Objectives
  • Developing a Project Outline
  • Assessing a Projects Feasibility
  • Feasibility Checklist
  • The Identification Test
  • Three Types of Risk

Planning Projects

  • Planning Hierarchy
  • Planning Parameters
  • Planning Quality
  • Developing a Strategy Framework
  • Project Breakdown Structure
  • Planning Time
  • The Gantt Chart
  • PERT Charts
  • Planning Expense
  • Delegating Responsibilities

Implementing a Project

  • Introduction
  • Implementation
  • Controlling Process
  • Applying Standards
  • Events Control Chart
  • Budget Control Chart
  • Monitoring Performance
  • Evaluating Performance
  • Regulating Process

Completion and Evaluation of a Project

  • Introduction
  • Why is a Closing Phase Necessary
  • Declaring Iminent Completion
  • Reassignment of Resources
  • Considering Project Sustainability
  • Project Assessment; Final Report, Performance Reviews
  • Appraising the Project
  • Why Projects Succeed or Fail

Developing Technical Project Management Skills

  • Preparing a Project Proposal
  • Proposal Layout
  • Drawing Up a Budget
  • Constructing a Post Project Appraisal
  • Software for Projects; How Project Management Software Works, choosing software.
  • What Project Management Software Cannot Do

Understanding Leadership Skills

  • Scope and Nature of Leadership
  • How to Be A Project Leader
  • Visibility & CommunicationsLeadership Characteristics
  • Leadership Skills
  • Improving Leadership Skills
  • Giving Directives and Introducing Change
  • Orders

Improving Critical Personnel Skills

  • Inevitability of Problems
  • Common Problems
  • Schedule variations
  • Changing priorities
  • Administration overload
  • Deadline Changes
  • Cash blow-out
  • Inappropriate skills
  • Role Confusion
  • Exhausted Team
  • Politics
  • Reduced Motivation
  • Communication Breakdown

Major Assignment

  • Development of full documentation for projects.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to study when it suits your schedule
  • Access to a variety of learning formats including ebooks, self assessment tests and assignments
  • Tutoring services to ensure no question you have goes unanswered.
  • A lifetime loyalty discount of 20% off all your tools and products from our industry partner.
  • A certificate of attainment upon completion.
  • Tutor support service available to you by phone and email 6 days a week.

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