eCourse: Leadership in Project Management (October 16, 2023)

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eCourse: Leadership in Project Management (October 16, 2023)

Effective project leaders positively influence the behavior of their team, getting them to work towards a shared goal.

By Project Management for Development

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Leadership skills are perhaps the greatest determinant of project success.

Project managers must demonstrate leadership effectiveness throughout each phase of the project life cycle. Join us for our upcoming online course and start building the leadership skills you need to successfully manage a development project that meets the needs of donors and beneficiaries. 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 communications, negotiations, conflict resolutions, coaching, presentation skills, and many more.

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 the stages of team development and how to maximize project team effectiveness.

Course Content:


Lesson 1 - Leadership (I)

  • What is a leadership?
  • Leadership Theories
  • Leadership Styles
  • Ten Leadership Skills
  • Leadership Managerial Roles
  • Situational Leadership

Lesson 2- Leadership (II)

  • Leadership Power
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Politics
  • Ethics and leadership

Lesson 3 - Problem Solving

  • Problem solving process
  • Define the problem
  • Understand the Consequences
  • Generate solutions
  • Select a solution
  • Implement and monitor the solution


Lesson 4 - Team Leadership (I)

  • Leading Teams
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Team Roles
  • Team Development Stages
  • Team Building
  • Team Dysfunctions

Lesson 5 - Team Leadership (II)

  • Motivation
  • Embracing Diversity
  • Delegating and Empowering
  • Giving feedback
  • Coaching and mentoring the team
  • Talent management

Lesson 6 - Managing Conflicts

  • Conflict management
  • Types of conflicts
  • Causes of team conflicts
  • Conflict resolution styles (i)
  • Conflict resolution styles (ii)
  • Managing team conflict process


Lesson 7 - Communications

  • Communication and leadership
  • Communication skills
  • The communication process
  • Communication plan
  • Team communications
  • Communicating for impact

Lesson 8 - Stakeholder Relationships

  • Stakeholder management
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Stakeholder engagement (i)
  • Stakeholder engagement (ii)
  • Building stakeholder relationships

Lesson 9 - Negotiating

  • Project negotiations
  • Negotiation strategies (i)
  • Negotiation strategies (ii)
  • Negotiation process
  • Negotiation skills (i)
  • Negotiation skills (ii)

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. This course is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of project leadership concepts. Key topics of focus include an overview of leadership management, developing a project team, managing team conflict, communicating with stakeholders, and conducting effective negotiations.

Course Audience

This is the perfect course for those new to the role of project manager and 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 lead 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.


Participants that successfully complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion mailed via postal mail at no extra cost. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). 

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 have some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader on their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments.

Course Fees

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 20% discount. We offer additional discounts for groups from development organizations. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course. We also accept payments via PayPal, Western Union, or Money Gram. If you have any questions or require more instructions to send your payment, please contact me.

Ana Torrelio

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Student Feedback

"The e-learning course is an excellent method to learn at your pace and yet be motivated by virtual classrooms. The topics are well presented and there is good supporting material for further reading. Excellent value for money!" Daniel Evrard - BTO Advisory, Belgium

"The program has been very interesting, as it deals with the real-world situation in the development project, and the skills acquired from this program will be applied in the cause of my job as a Humanitarian worker in the field." Peter Patrick - International Rescue Committee, Nigeria

"The Leadership in Project Management was a great course and I would recommend it to anyone working within the international development who is interested or works in project management. It provided great insight into key concepts relevant to leadership and taught practical steps on how to become a better leader and work successfully within and with the project team as well as key stakeholders." Michelle Szaraz, United Kingdom

"I am fortunate to have enrolled for this course. The LPM course provides me a spring board to effectively play leading roles as well as work better in project teams. I am particularly pleased with the materials which will serve reference purpose even after the course has come to an end. Thank you PM4Dev!" Josephine Obinyan - Global Affairs Canada, Nigeria

In 2013, PM4DEV became a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to issue professional development units (PDU's) for its project management training courses. Our instructors are experienced trainers and project managers who are PMP® certified. Our comprehensive courses in project management theory, fundamentals, principles, and practices are designed around industry best practices and based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). We are confident in our ability to provide comprehensive, practical courses that will enable you to further your project management education.

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About the organizer

Funded in 2005, PM4DEV's vision is that relief and development organizations adopt and value project management, as a key competence of their work. And they attribute the use of project management methodologies as a key success factor to reduce poverty and increase the social well-being of the communities they serve worldwide.

Our Project Management training program helps development professionals build the skills and knowledge required to complete their projects successfully by standardizing processes, reducing risks, and avoiding duplication of efforts.

Our expertise draws from years of experience working with development organizations around the world: from the grassroots community-based organizations to Multilateral Organizations and Foundations.

The professional consultants, trainers, and coaches have extensive international experience in project management, they will provide you with the best tools and methodologies to increase your project management skills and help you develop the best solutions to meet your challenges.