The Project Leadership Role
Richard Kettner-Polley, Ph.D.
Francis “Skip”Maffei, D.M.
Traditional Ground Programs
Ground Programs for Adult Learners
Relying on implicit knowledge
Building theories in action
Colorado Technical University’s Professional
“Mainstreaming” Communications Skills
Working on Project Teams
Presentations in Courses
Capstone Presentation and Defense
• In this course, students will explore techniques for effective leadership.
The course will focus on skills necessary in a project environment.
Students will examine how to lead others, stimulate purposeful
innovation, build culture and manage change.
Terminal Course Objectives (TCOs)
· Analyze the application of leadership principles to various organizational structures.
· Assess your leadership capability.
· Describe and analyze organizational culture.
· Examine various models of organization change.
· Develop negotiating and leadership skills and understand the significance of power
and influence to project success.
· Explore emotional and organizational issues related to the implementation of change.
· Describe techniques for creating a motivating environment.
· Use effective communication techniques.
· Use team and problem-solving skills to collaborate on a project.
Phase 1: The Successful Leader
• Differences between leading and managing
• Leadership responsibilities
• Project managers as leaders
• Leadership models
• Myers-Briggs model
• Qualities of effective leadership
Phase 2: Leading People
• Why is effective communication an important skill for a leader to
• How do communication styles impact a project manager’s
• How can communication be used as a project management tool?
• What is a leader's role in motivation?
• How can a leader fuel motivation?
– Current working experience in the project
management field and the academic/professional
credential for the class
– Facilitates the learning experience
• Student based learning
– Discussion Boards
– Individual Projects
– Group project