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Managing People on Projects

Effective people management, delegation skills, motivation skills, team management, influencing and communication skills, enable project managers to gain commitment from the project team to achieve the performance needed to successfully deliver against objectives. People are one of the most important parts of a project, but people management skills are often overlooked in favour of technical skills.

This Managing People on Projects course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 5.5 Hours

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Learning Objectives

  • Overview of their role on Projects
  • Greater awareness of their style of working with others
  • Develop a strategy for influencing a person of their choice
  • Techniques for really understanding people
  • Improvements in how they delegate
  • Opportunity to consider how to handle a real "difficult conversation"
  • Key questions to ask when people are not committed.
  • Opportunity to work on real issues and receive guidance.

Course Content

09:30 Coffee, introductions and course objectives

10:00 The three fundamentals for managing a project   

10.15 Questionnaire to identify how delegates currently communicate

11:00 Effective influencing (Delegates choose a real person who they need to influence post course and prepare to do it)

11:45 Understanding people (Techniques are covered which quickly increase our understanding of others)

13:15 Team exercise (Opportunity to receive personal feedback )

14:00 Delegation (Barriers to delegation are explored and guidelines for effective delegation given)

14:30 Managing difficult conversations (Delegates work on their own situation using a useful framework)

15:15 Improving individual commitment (A simple method of assessing lack of commitment in others)

15:30 Delegates work to resolve their own "people issue" (This activity is done in small confidential groups)

16:30  Summary & Action Plans Agreed

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