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Chris Bolick
Assistant Teaching Professor, MS in Project Management
College of Professional Studies
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Connie Emerson
Faculty Lead, MS in Project Management
College of Professional Studies
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Joseph A. Griffin
Faculty Lead, MS in Project Management
College of Professional Studies
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Kevin Malvey
Lecturer
College of Professional Studies
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  • Module 1: Communication Skills for Leadership Success

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand core components of various communication forms and styles essential to project leadership success
    • Assess the importance of assessing the impact of organizational communication culture

     

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    Communication and the Project Environment
    Discover the central role and purpose communication plays in the successful execution of a project. Establishing techniques for effective communication and determining the use of channels, tools, and styles is critical.

    The High Cost of Low Performance: The Essential Role of Communication
    Explore communication as a core competency. When properly executed, it connects every member of a project team to a common set of strategies, goals and actions.

     

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    Learn about the four primary components of the communication process and their roles. This impacts managing multiple stakeholders and communication channels effectively.

     

    Typically, factors such as the timeliness or the urgency of the message, the medium, the method of delivery, and the level of confidentiality influence communications and how well we communicate. Distinguish between and skills of effective and ineffective communicators.

     

    Being able to actively and effectively listen is a skill that project managers should take seriously and intentionally practice. Being able to do both will allow you to better communicate with each stakeholder, understand perspectives, mitigate conflict, relay information, and, in return, help you achieve the overall objectives of the project you are managing. Discover the four steps to good listening.

     

    Learn the best practices for encouraging good communication, while leading a project team. As a leader, it is important to keep your team focused on the shared vision of the project and organizational goals. Evaluate the performance of the team with scheduled, periodic reviews, while acting as a mediator to help resolve situations.

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  • Module 2: Leading Remote Project Teams

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand key concepts related to leading remote teams including team building and development, leadership styles, conflict resolution, building consensus, and fostering collaboration
    • Explore trends in technologies for remote team success

     

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    Identifying Antecedents of Virtual Team Collaboration
    Discover strategies for virtual teams that will help you effectively collaborate and coordinate individual efforts.

    Leadership for Collective Thinking in the Workplace
    Identify ways that you, as a leader, can increase the quality of collective thinking in the workplace.

    Managing Conflict
    Teams may experience conflict during collaboration. Understand the elements of conflict and how to resolve it.

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    Learn about tools to support the work of virtual or remote teams. Receive advice on virtual tools and what to do when technology fails.

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  • Module 3: Wrap-up and Learning Opportunities

    Learning Objectives

    • Review the best practices of project communication and leading remote teams
    • Learn about the concentrations of the MS in Project Management
    • Discover the additional learning programs and opportunities available

     

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    White Paper
    A final review of Leading Projects in an Ever-Changing Environment

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    The Lifelong Learning: On Demand course on Leading Projects in an Ever-Changing Environment is coming to a conclusion. Wrap-up your learning experience with the following videos to go over the key concepts covered in this course. Get to know the project management concentrations and learning opportunities available that you can take advantage of at Northeastern University.

    Review the best practices for project communication.

    Review the best practices for leading remote project teams.

    Learn about the project management concentrations and learning opportunities available at Northeastern University

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