Leading the Project Team

Working across the matrix requires a special set of skills. Project Leaders typically have accountability for delivery of work without having direct line authority of the members of the team–making the Project Leader role more difficult than most. The dotted line structure requires skills in influencing, communication at multiple levels, and engagement.

We will work with a group of Project Leaders to build their skills in the essential elements of leading effective project teams in a cross-functional environment.

Below is an example of the steps we would take–in partnership with you–to provide skill building opportunities for Project Leaders.  We do not provide off-the-shelf programs; each one is designed to meet the needs of our client organization.

Skill Building for Project Leaders

  • Assess the need, interview Project Leaders and key stakeholders.
  • Review related documents and materials related to org culture, strategy
  • Develop framework for training:  program objectives, approach, timing
  • Develop agendas, materials,  interactive workshops for group of Project Leaders
  • Facilitate interactive training sessions
  • Provide coaching for participants
  • Debrief client, recommend next steps - internal

What Our Clients Say

June quickly translated her valuable corporate experience to our non-profit situation. She effectively lead us every step of the way in the development of a Strategic Plan, so that now we have a shared sense of organizational direction. June's broad skill set - ranging from the technical rigor in designing and interpreting a stakeholder survey to the professionalism and compassion she showed in coaching our staff through the resulting organizational change - positions her as a unique consultant for a small, dynamic organization.

-Dan McLellan, Leader, Durham non-profit organization

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When this large organization recognized the need to lead in a whole new way, they worked with GOFORWARD to figure out a plan–and deliver results. We worked together to design the leadership strategy, set the goals, deliver the program, and assess the results. Now, there are better supervisors and most importantly, more productive, focused employees.

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