Power Skills: The Human Side of Project Management

Course 4720

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Language: English
  • 7 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

Equip yourself with the essential interpersonal and leadership skills required for successful project execution. In this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively communicate, motivate teams, resolve conflicts, and build strong relationships within a project environment. This course places a strong emphasis on the people aspect of project management, empowering attendees to lead with empathy, manage stakeholder expectations, and navigate the human dynamics that are integral to project success.

This course is part of the Modern Project Management Professional Certificate Program. Learn more about the program here.

Train your whole team by bringing this course to your facility.

  • Team training is available online and in-person.

Power Skills in Project Management Training Information

You Will Learn How To:

  • Master effective goal communication.
  • Improve decision-making and stakeholder relations.
  • Apply diverse leadership frameworks.
  • Tackle project uncertainty and root causes.
  • Hone emotional intelligence and team empowerment.


  • Dedicated program advisor to guide your team through the certificate program
  • After-course instructor-coaching
  • Assessment pre- and post-program
  • Earn a Learning Tree certificate upon successful completion of the program

Training Prerequisites


Power Skills in Project Management Training Outline

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Master goal communication with "why" alignment
  • Analyze case study goals for clarity and alignment
  • Streamline decision communication
  • Strengthen stakeholder interactions
  • Compare stakeholder dynamics for improved communication strategies
  • Develop effective influencing skills to gain stakeholder buy-in and drive project success

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Explore various leadership frameworks
  • Delve into the agile leadership model
  • Apply leadership frameworks to case studies and personal roles
  • Understand the concept of VUCA
  • Identify root causes of project uncertainty
  • Learn strategies for addressing project uncertainty
  • Understand the interplay between reason and emotion
  • Explore the concept of emotional intelligence
  • Address and manage biases in decision-making and interactions
  • Foster accountability and empowerment within teams
  • Master effective brainstorming techniques
  • Learn strategies to avoid groupthink and encourage diverse perspectives
  • Enhance conflict resolution skills for smoother team dynamics
  • Develop approaches for handling mistakes constructively and learning from them

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Power Skills in Project Management FAQs

This certificate program is designed to give professionals a deep understanding of the foundational skills project managers (and those managing people or projects) need to take the next step.

From courses such as Agile Methodology and Project Leadership to Business Acumen & Strategy, this action-based hybrid program provides the theory and tools for modern project management, real-world practice, and a collaborative learning model that ensures deep understanding. Learn more here.

Graduates of the Modern Project Manager Professional Certificate Program will earn a Learning Tree Modern Project Manager Certificate and gain all the fundamental knowledge and experience to begin or continue a successful career as a manager of projects and people. They will learn how to:

  • Plan and manage projects.
  • Ensure clear communication.
  • Understand and apply Agile and Kanban approaches.
  • Visualize workflows.
  • Plan, strategize and manage schedules.
  • Manage conflict and stakeholders.
  • Lead a team with confidence.
  • Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value.
  • Support organizational initiatives.

  • Individuals who are new to project management or who have managed some projects and are looking for a lightweight PM methodology that emphasizes successful project execution.
  • PMP, PRINCE2, or CAPM certification holders whose PM knowledge is theoretical nature and are looking for a PM approach that is easy to apply on the job.

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI (Project Management Institute). To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU (Professional Development Units) Resources System.

  • Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System https://ccrs.pmi.org/
  • Log in with your username and password
  • Locate the claim code associated with your course in the table in this document
  • Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  • Fill in the date started and date completed
  • Click on the box agreeing that this claim is accurate and then submit

PDU Information for This Course:

  • Total PDUs: 7
  • Ways of Working PDUs: 1
  • Power Skills PDUs: 6
  • Business Acumen PDUs: 0
  • PMI Claim Code: 1154856WZJ
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