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Effective Leadership: Leading People, Teams and Projects

Professor Diane Kellog talks about the Bentley Transitioning to Leadership Program
Sep 30—Oct 4, 2019
5 days
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
USD 4950
USD 990 per day

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Gain "Must Have" Skills for Emerging Leaders During a 5-Day Program

Effective Leadership examines the complex role of a leader as a person, thought leader, problem solver, change agent, ethical leader and role model. Through interactive, action‐oriented team engagement, participants will examine their strengths as individual leaders, develop necessary management communication skills and spend a day pulling all of the pieces together in a simulation exercise designed to put the new competencies into practice.

In this program you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which leadership differs from management
  • Strengthen your communication skills
  • Develop methods to improve the dynamics and effectiveness of your team
  • Benefit from interaction with a peer network from a broad array of industries
  • Practice applicable skills which you can implement immediately

Participants receive a Professional Certificate upon completion of this program.

The pace of change in today’s business environment requires that working professionals continually enhance critical management skills to creatively improve business performance in all areas. With state-of-the-art technology and highly accomplished faculty who have real-world experience, Bentley University is fully engaged in the world of business practice.

Topics of the Effective Leadership: Leading People, Teams and Projects Program

Day 1. Understanding Leadership

  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Effective Traits of Leaders
  • Leadership Styles and Types
  • Situational Leadership

Day 2. Developing Personal Leadership

  • Fostering Trust and Candor
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strategies for Effective Followers

Day 3. Diagnosing Team Needs & Your Strengths

  • Personality types and Communcation Preferences
  • Team Behaviour
  • Team Charactaristics & Team output
  • Team Development cycles
  • Soical Networks
  • Identifying your strengths

Day 4. Leading Projects: Getting Things Done

  • Facilitating High Performance Teams
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Managing Risk

Day 5. Acting as a Leader

  • Conflict Management
  • The art & science of negotiation
  • Effecitve Delegating
  • Goal setting

Who should attend

Effective Leadership combines the key elements of advanced study in leadership and strategy with engaging team learning and the development of a peer network. It has been developed to improve and enhance the skills of those charged with managing a team or group, including:

  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors
  • High-potential mid-level managers
  • Engineers
  • Analysts

This program will help you become a more strategic and effective leader. It is designed for those who are emerging leaders, relatively new managers, and others who want to:

  • Develop their leadership abilities
  • Learn to manage through complex and changing situations
  • Understand their strengths as well as areas for development
  • Benefit from advancing their professional presence internally and externally


Elaine Walker has over 20 years of corporate and consulting experience in senior HR positions for high-performing multinational organizations. As tboth a lecturer and the chair of the Human Resources concentration at Bentley University, Elaine focuses on preparing HR specialists for the challenge...
William Starner spent over 25 years in executive management roles including general management, marketing, customer service and human resources. He has extensive international business experience and possesses in-depth knowledge of a variety of industries. Mr. Starner is an Adjunct Professor of ...
Major teaching and research interests include rhetorical analysis of news coverage, theories of persuasion, intercultural communication, public speaking, rhetoric of social change, rhetoric of psychoanalysis, and business communication ethics. Currently researching competing agendas in newspaper ...


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Sep 30—Oct 4, 2019
5 days
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
USD 4950
USD 990 per day

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