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Online Certificate Course - Leadership in Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs

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Leadership is not a position or a title!

You don’t need a title or a degree to be a leader; anyone can be a leader when the situation demands it. In this course, you will learn about situational leadership and how anyone can have the opportunity to lead in times of confusion, difficulties, and challenges in the project. The course will teach you how to lead the team and project stakeholders to reach a common vision. The skills you will learn include communication, negotiation, conflict resolutions, coaching, presentation skills and many more.

Leadership skills are perhaps the greatest determinant of project success. Project managers must demonstrate leadership effectiveness throughout each phase of the project lifecycle.

This course explains the challenges and issues concerning effective project leadership and how to best meet these challenges. It evaluates various leadership theories and will help project leaders assess their own personal styles; describes motivational approaches and barriers to team performance and the stages of team development. In this course, you will learn how to best resolve conflicts and manage agreement, and how to enhance communications effectiveness. You will develop the necessary skills to get the maximum performance from every member of the team, know how to apply the methods of leadership that are most appropriate for achieving project success, and discover which forms of leadership and communication are best suited to the various stakeholders. You will learn techniques for resolving conflict and managing team issues, and gain a solid understanding of analyzing stages of team development and maximizing project team effectiveness.

Course Content:

Module 1

  • Introduction to key leadership theories
  • Understating your leadership style
  • Critical leadership skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Sources of leadership power
  • Emotional intelligence for the leader
  • Strategic thinking
  • Ethics and leadership
  • Problem-solving techniques

Module 2

  • Leading teams
  • Effective teamwork
  • Team development stages
  • Team building techniques
  • Managing team issues
  • Motivating techniques
  • Embracing diversity
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Conflict management

Module 3

  • Building communication skills
  • The communication plan
  • Managing project meetings
  • Building stakeholder relationships
  • Obtain support from stakeholders
  • Power, influence, and persuasion
  • Negotiation skills
  • The art of negotiation with stakeholders
  • Managing the negotiating process

About this course The course has a duration of three weeks. Each week students will work on the activities and exercises required to meet the learning objectives. Participants require an average of one hour per day to complete the assigned activities. At the end of this course, participants will understand leadership theories and learn the key leadership skills, evaluate different motivational approaches, identify the techniques for resolving conflict and managing team issues, understand the elements of stakeholder analysis, know the steps to develop a communication plan, and the techniques for effective negotiations.

Course Audience This is the perfect course for those new to the role of project manager and also for team members who want to develop their skills in leading a project. Course participants include team members, program managers, project supervisors and project managers wishing to increase their skills and knowledge to understand the tools and techniques to manage a project. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums.

Certification Participants that successfully complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion mailed via postal mail. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). For more information about this program please visit our website

Course Requirements There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments.

Student Feedback

“I am very much proud to be one of the participants of the online course at the PM4DEV. This is an opportunity, with the kind of experience and learning shared from the interactive forum discussions with people from various organizations and countries all over the world. The course content is rich and worth the money paid for. With no hesitation will recommend this e-learning institution to colleagues, friends and family members. Keep up the great work particularly the course tutor who was enthusiastic and very much supportive to the team. “ Rose Kamara, CARE International - Sierra Leone

“I deeply appreciate the way this course is designed because it gives me great learning opportunity with very high motivation. I have seen the case studies practice, experienced and adapted to our daily realities in the organization. The experience from others countries and others organizations gives a particular and insight to this course approach.” Kodjovi Gbekou, Compassion International Togo – Togo

“This was and excellent course and a revelation. Throughout the learning, i was actively thinking of how the concepts of leadership, especially communication relates to my ongoing project activities, and deployed better approaches based on recent knowledge to improve engagement with my team and stakeholder.” Iguniwari Ekeu-wei, World Bank - Nigeria

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In 2013, PM4DEV became a PMI Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). It means that our courses meet the strict criteria from the largest project management organization of the world, and that increases the value you obtain from learning at PM4DEV. Your investment in learning is secure, and you can be certain that our courses have the quality you expect.

Renseignements sur les frais

The course fee is $150, participants that complete the course successfully will receive a printed certificate mailed at no extra cost. The course fee is due before the start of the course, you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts. Use the code 20LPM to obtain the discount. We offer additional discounts for groups from development organizations. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course.

Comment s'inscrire

Click the link below to go to our registration page. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course.

For other types of payment and if you have any questions, you can contact me at the following address:

Ana Torrelio

Student Services

Atlanta, USA