Project Leadership

Applying leadership to Strategy, People, Climate in Project & Program Management

Project Leadership Forum

The Psychology of Project Leadership: Survival Skills for Discerning, Adapting and Continual Improvement

Keynote Presentations

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9:00 am

'The Socially Emerging Project Manager … High Impact Interpersonal Skills, Their Attributes and Using Them to Achieve Success.' Presented by Deborah H. Herting, MPA, MSOD, PMP, CPVA, CPBA, President & Founder The Deborah Group

In today's global economy, projects, and the individuals who manage them, are integral to successfully doing business in a dynamic, uncertain and increasingly complex environment. How can you maintain project success? The answer is simpler than you may think – TLC: Teambuilding, Leadership and Communication. These three interpersonal skills are the most critical to a project manager's success in the 21st century workplace. Learn how being socially aware will help you manage stakeholder relationships and identify where you have the ability to influence, no matter your position within the organizational hierarchy. Learn how behavioral science is important in understanding communication styles and workplace values, motivators and behaviors, and why the art of project management contributes to 80% of project and organizational success.

Friday June 15, 2012, 9:00 am

"Pardon me, but I don't know how to drive a train...." The Anatomy of Leadership through the Eyes of a Conductor, Presented by Teresa Cheung, Music Director and Conductor, Altoona Symphony Orchestra; Resident Conductor, American Symphony Orchestra

Ever dreamt of having all the power, control, glamour, and thrill of conducting a symphony orchestra? Well, think again. It is not what one imagines it to be. The truth of the matter is musicians can be fun and playful, but let's not forget that they are all highly achieved individuals and experts on the instruments that they play! So, how can someone that does not even make sound go in and attempt to "herd cats" successfully? This session is about the power of embracing a common goal that is bigger and better than all of us combined.

Friday June 15, 2012, 2:45 pm

Closing Keynote: "The Adaptable Leader" Presented by Joseph Robinson, Author and Owner of Wildman Solutions

Skills, knowledge and abilities get you in the game, but your capacity to adapt to changing conditions gets you across the goal line! To wrap up the learning and reflection at the Forum, pull all these ideas together and focus on executing personal change and adaptability. This session will help make concrete the importance of recognizing and being open to changing conditions, and developing a personal plan to empower others and self to embrace and adapt to change.

What makes the Project Leadership programs unique?

The program focuses on the interpersonal aspects of managing people. Through interactive case studies, you'll examine actual projects and learn about the leadership factors that impacted the project's outcome. Exchange lessons learned with peers, and hear about the techniques successful project leaders consider essential. Instructional seminars will explain key theories and principles that are the foundation for effective leadership behaviors.

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