Foundations of PMO Leadership is a 1-day course.

Available in-house

Course Overview

You are great at what you do, and now you find yourself needing to step up and lead a PMO Team, but what does that mean you need to do differently?  In this course, we will look at the fundamentals of leadership and how they apply to the PMO.  You will learn about the fundamental roles a leader needs to play and the skills you need in order to play them effectively.

This course does not grow your technical PMO knowledge, rather it looks at how you need to apply your PMO knowledge now you are in a leadership role.  It focuses on delivering your PMO’s remit through your team, and your leadership role in doing that.

Course Objectives

By the end of the workshop, delegates will:

  • Demonstrate effective leadership of their team to deliver great results
  • Be more confident in their leadership role
  • Be able to describe what leadership means in their PMO role
  • Demonstrate their leadership vision with their day to day actions to inspire their teams, understanding the impact what and how they do things has on those around them
  • Be able to build trust-based relationships
  • Demonstrate greater self-awareness and understanding of others
  • Know how to approach the key people management interactions in an effective way

Course Content

  • What is leadership in the PMO
    • Lead/Manage/Coach and how this fits together
  • The six roles every leader needs to play
  • How emotional intelligence underpins leadership and how to develop yours
  • Where you are starting from as a leader
  • Developing a Vision
    • What it means in your PMO role
    • How to context it within your organisation
    • Your personal Leadership Vision (includes practising tools to develop visions)
  • Modelling
    • Why this is important
    • Breaking your leadership vision down into what people will see day to day
  • Working with others – an introduction to:
    • Building trust bases relationships
    • Understanding yourself and others (using any psychometrics you already have and my Project Collaboration Styles Index)
  • Quick Overview of:
    • Setting expectations
    • Delegating
    • Giving and Receiving Feedback
    • Having difficult conversations
    • How to keep growing as a leader
  • How to keep growing as a leader

After The Course

Delegates will be invited to join a group Q&A call to review any points that need clarification and any challenges that have arisen once they start using the things they learned on the course approximately 1 month after the course.

One on one Leadership Coaching will also be available at a reduced rate through Bekka Prideaux for 6 months after the course for those who want to develop their leadership still further.

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Foundations of PMO Leadership

Foundations of PMO Leadership