Leadership Development for Project Managers

Master the tools you need to step up from projects and individuals to programmes and accounts.

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A specialist course for driven project management professionals who are looking to progress in their career and step away from a purely technical role. This 2-day masterclass will build on your existing project management skills and help you to develop an intuitive approach to adding value to your organisation. You will explore in depth the client-focused objectives that underpin your project management activities and develop the strategic, leadership and business development skills which will enhance your career and make you a more valuable asset to your organisation.

Projects and programmes are the vehicles for moving a business or organisation forward and a project manager who is able to deliver these effectively is appreciated and rewarded by the client, be that internal or external, and their employer.

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to successfully develop relationships with stakeholders and think strategically to ensure long term business collaboration which will benefit the client, the business and ultimately your own career. We will look at how to communicate with and lead teams with confidence, highlighting the links between your technical and leadership skills and your career throughout.

This is an applied learning course which links theory and practice through real life case studies and scenarios. This active approach will allow delegates to engage with the subject matter in a working environment.

Course Benefits

For you:

  • Develop the skills to proactively advance in your career
  • Differentiate yourself as a proactive and forward thinking leader
  • Widen your influence
  • Learn vital strategies and tools which you can apply immediately at work
  • Build your professional network and gain valuable contacts

For your business:

  • Acquire new business through effective account management
  • Develop individuals who recognise and seek out new opportunities
  • Gain leaders able to influence both internally and externally
  • Acquire strategic thinkers who think long term and big picture, saving you time and money

What is included?

  • Highly interactive group sessions combining presentation, discussion, and group exercises, allowing you to practice skills and consolidate your learning in a safe training environment
  • Leadership coach on site to embed leadership work throughout the residential, feeding back to you and challenging you to excel
  • Multiple opportunities for informal networking with delegates and faculty
  • A personal action plan tailored to you and your company to take back to your business

Next steps

Date: 9th - 10th May 2018

CPD: 13 hours

RICS member price: £1,750

Non-member price: £1,950

Who is this course for?

If you are ambitious and looking to transform from being a technical expert into a strategic leader this course will help you step up.

The course is suitable for project or programme managers who are technically established team managers looking to progress in their career. It will develop skills which you have not previously been exposed to in your role as project manager but are essential to develop and move away from a purely technical role. Over the two days you will be encouraged to think strategically about the decisions you make and the wider implications of these on the client, their organisation and yourself. The course will demonstrate the need to build good client relationships whilst delivering excellent service in order to progress as an individual.

After completing this course, you will be better equipped to deal with the conflicting priorities of managing projects and the need to look above the detail to the demand of your business more broadly.

If you have any questions, please call us at +44 (0) 2476 868 584 or email executiveeducation@rics.org.

Course content

You will be asked to complete an online personality test and a pre-course questionnaire on your current position and your personal goals, along with some pre-course reading. The residential will be highly interactive and will combine presentation, discussion, and group exercises. This will allow you to practice skills and consolidate your learning in a safe training environment. The residential will conclude with a reflective session which will enable delegates to identify key pieces of learning which they will take forward into their roles.

Topics covered include:

  • Stakeholder management
  • How to develop self-awareness and insight into others
  • Adapting your communication style to achieve greater influence
  • Strategic thinking and dealing with uncertainty
  • 'Managing' to 'leading' skills
  • Leading a team to success
  • Creating meaningful and effective project briefs
  • Reporting, governance and data presentation
  • Effective selection of project management systems and processes


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