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Leadership Essentials for Project Management Excellence
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Leadership Essentials for Project Management Excellence


with Mary Loden

Project managers need the right reports, support, tools, and training to be effective in their roles. Firm leaders are responsible for providing the right environment for PMs to grow, thrive, and succeed. This course gives firm leaders the knowledge and tools they need to create the right structure for success of their PMs. The course will cover the importance of defining the project management role, providing the right monitoring and controlling tools, creating internal support roles, appropriate apprenticing techniques, developing appropriate key performance indicators, and incentivizing the right behaviors. The course is taught with a combination of lecture and class discussions.

Learning Goals

  • Students will be able to describe the appropriate reports that project managers need to effectively manage projects and the difference between project management reports, operations reports, and financial accounting reports.
  • Students will be able to describe methods and techniques that provide the appropriate learning environment for new and emerging PMs in their organization.
  • Students will be able to develop the appropriate key performance indicators (KPIs) for the project managers in their organization.

Who Should Attend
This is a great program for public and private sector leaders responsible for providing, vision, direction and motivation to others in project managment roles in addition to managing their own projects.

About the Instructor
Mary Loden, PE, PMP, MBA is Principal Consultant of Compass Management Consulting LLC.  With over 30 years of experience in the engineering, architecture, and environmental consulting industry, Mary is an effective leader, trainer, consultant, and project manager. She has trained and developed systems for project managers in firms of all sizes.  Mary also enjoys mentoring the next generation of project managers, teaching project management at several colleges in the region.

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

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