Project leaders are more than just project managers; they possess a highly desirable blend of technical prowess and leadership skills to drive optimum project performance. In order to build a high-performing project team, you need to harness the collective intelligence of the group and exercise influence—with or without authority—as you oversee the project to completion. Leadership and interpersonal communication skills are the key to optimum group performance.
This six-course online certificate series, authored by faculty from Cornell University’s College of Engineering, is designed to build the critical leadership skills that Project Management Professionals (PMPs), project managers, and business managers need to lead a project team. The courses in this certificate series integrate collaborative group projects, practical case studies and interactive project assessments.
The courses in this certificate will equip you to:
- Utilize management/leadership research and theory to define a set of key success factors and behaviors for the project manager
- Discuss challenges facing project teams and explain the role of the project manager in overcoming these challenges
- Analyze project teams for potential conflict resulting from cultural, functional, personality-related, or learning-style differences and minimize the negative effects that differences have on a project team
- Create accurate forecasts to communicate time and budget required for project completion
- Apply best practices in coaching and development situations
- Develop an understanding of organizations as political systems
- Describe the basic types of strategies for exercising influence; develop an understanding of the conditions that would make each appropriate; and build skill in applying those strategies to a variety of influence opportunities
Who should enroll in this certificate?
- Project Management Professionals (PMPs)
- Project managers
- Functional managers
- Business leaders at all levels who are responsible for leading cross-functional or project teams to success