03/24/17 (New Date) From Project Manager to Project Leader - Little, Rock Arkansas

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03/24/17 (New Date) From Project Manager to Project Leader – Little, Rock Arkansas

$399.00

Because poor soft skills costs hard dollars.

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Product Description

  • Friday, January 13, 2017 March 24, 2017 
  • 8 am – 5 pm  8 PDU Certificate issues
  • Hosted by the Associated General Contractors of Arkansas (Classroom is not at their office)
  • Class held at the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation, 4421 West 61st Street, Little Rock, AR 72209
  • Full price = $399. AGC Members = $349. Use coupon code ark2017 when paying
  • Early registration discount = $50 off. Early registration ends January 3. March 3
  • Questions about the class content or payment? Call The Project Leadership Academy at 888-983-4618
  • Logistical questions or dietary restrictions? Call Associated General Contractors Arkansas at 501-375-4436

From Project Manager to Project Leader

Most companies promote staff because they are good at managing tasks and then expect them to “automagically” know how to lead people. According to a large study, most people who are promoted to supervisory positions wait 10 years before going out on their own to get the skills they didn’t get with the promotion. (“Why Do We Wait So Long To Train Our Leaders?” Harvard Business Review)

It is often said that people join companies and leave managers. Marginal or bad managers will drive the best employees away. Only those employees who have fewer marketable skills will remain and it becomes increasingly difficult to turn a profit. If your projects are finishing late, if your teams turn over faster than you can learn their names, if your projects are losing money, then you need to take this course.

It is not enough to simply be a Project Manager.  We must become Project Leaders.  Participants will learn how to get the most from their project team by focusing on key attitude changes.  Simply calling people a team doesn’t make it true. Leadership is both an attitude and a set of skills. It CAN be taught and it CAN be learned.

The Course

On average it takes ten successful projects to make up for one really bad project. If your projects are finishing late, if your team members turn over faster than you can learn their names, if your projects are losing money, then you need to take this course.
We manage tasks and activities, and those activities must be performed by people, who must be led. It is not enough to simply be a Project Manager. We must become Project Leaders. Much of this transformation comes from the use of our attitude.
Our attitudes are the most important tool in our toolbox. It costs us nothing to purchase, if we use it well it can gain us everything, and if we use it poorly it can cost us everything. How we use it is up to us. Participants will learn how to get the most from their project team by focusing on key attitude changes.
These soft skills translate to hard dollars lost. Projects are not profitable when the third Project Managers inherits the mess left by the predecessors. Clients lose confidence in companies that can’t maintain a staff on site. These issues are almost always indicative of poor management practices as opposed to technical abilities.
These higher costs manifest money left on the table during negotiations because the incoming team was not aware of all issues, higher Human Resources costs to manage the constant staff turnover, and even the higher costs of the teams sent by the home office to “determine why” the project is losing so much money. Save the plane ticket and take this course instead.
The course covers these topics and more:
  • Needs of the project
  • Empowering and enabling your team
  • Expectations and buy In
  • Human performance
  • Metrics and reports drive behavior
  • Team Building
  • Planning for Success
  • Tool Selection
  • Stakeholder Engagement
Target audience:
Current or future project professionals such as Project Managers,  Assistant Project Managers,  Project Directors,  Program Managers and Project Executives. Most will be employed as Project Managers and many will be certified Project Management Professionals (PMP ®). This specific class is hosted by a construction membership organization, so examples are tailored to that industry. Project managers from other fields will find the concepts applicable and will have time after the event to consult the instructor.
Goals – Master the Soft Skills to ensure:
  • Team Members are fully engaged
  • Productivity is increased
  • Staff turnover is decreased
  • Projects are delivered on time
  • Projects are set up for success
  • Project briefings become easy
  • Progress reports hit the mark
  • Meetings are efficient
  • Clients ask for you every time
  • Your projects are profitable
  • Your teams predict outcomes
  • Teams deliver outcomes
In the long run, an effective leadership development program will not only pay for itself, it will also pay dividends on that investment many times over. Best of all, the tribal knowledge in the organization perpetuates the positive leadership models so that each new leader has great role models to follow.
Testimonial from an AGC board member:
“In a room full of Project Managers, Project Engineers and Superintendents, the information you presented seemed tailored for the issues we face every day as a project team. I would recommend “From Project Manager to Project Leader to anyone in the construction industry that wants to gain a wealth of practical leadership and management advice in a very small amount of time.”— AGC board member and construction company owner. Read this full letter and others

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