Wisconsin School of Business

Project Leadership Communication

Available dates

Feb 6—7, 2020
2 days
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
USD 2295
USD 1147 per day
May 7—8, 2020
2 days
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
USD 2295
USD 1147 per day
Jun 23—24, 2020
2 days
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
USD 2295
USD 1147 per day
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About the course

As a project manager, you rarely have formal authority over your team. To be effective in this role, you must know how to lead and deal with conflict through relationship building and effective communication in the workplace.

In this course, you’ll apply research based techniques to help manage conflict in a project environment. You'll review the best methods to disseminate information about the status of the project to team members, executives, and general audiences and techniques for meeting management. You'll also learn the key differences between being a leader, manager, coach, and facilitator, and when to play each role.

PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas Covered in This Course

Project integration, communications management, and human resource management.

How You Will Benefit

  • Define and optimize your role as a leader, manager, coach, and facilitator
  • Engage in one-on-one post-program coaching to assist you in clarifying and committing to your leadership development goals
  • Communicate in an effective and candid manner with stakeholders
  • Increase your emotional competence, especially in difficult conversations
  • Work effectively with project sponsors and resource managers
  • Facilitate effective project team meetings
  • Coach individuals with unsatisfactory or dysfunctional behavior


Day 1 - Leadership and Communication in Project Management

  • Understanding leadership skills, attributes, and requirements
  • Distinguishing between leading, managing, coaching, and facilitating
  • Identifying and communicating with project stakeholders
  • Communicating with clarity and accuracy
  • Building candor and the challenge of being candid
  • Interpreting personality type assessment tools

Day 2 - Coaching a Project Team and Individuals

  • Developing your emotional competence in conflict situations
  • Identifying and managing “triggers”
  • Managing your reactions to various team meeting situations
  • Assessing and coaching a team member’s performance gap
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Learning how to give and receive coaching to solve project management problems
  • Meeting management techniques
  • Developing your emotional competence in conflict situations

Post Program

  • One-on-one coaching call to follow up on action plans


FIRST DAY - Includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and dinner

  • Check-In and Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
  • Course 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

LAST DAY - Includes breakfast, lunch and breaks

  • Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
  • Course 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Dinner 4:30–10 p.m.

Who should attend

This course will improve the presence and impact of anyone who aspires to a leadership position in program and project management.

Trust the experts

Harry Webne-Behrman

Harry has served as a facilitator, organization consultant, and mediator for more than 30 years. Along with his wife, Lisa Webne-Behrman, he is a Senior Partner of Collaborative Initiative, Inc., a private consulting and mediation firm based in Madison, Wis. Harry has worked with hundreds of bu...


Diane Hamilton

Diane brings 25 years of practical leadership, management, and business experience to coaching, training, and consulting. She helps clients leverage their strengths, maximize their potential, and achieve individual and organizational objectives. Diane helps companies identify and develop their le...


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