Effective Leadership: Leading People, Teams and Projects

Gain "Must Have" Skills for Emerging Leaders During a 5-Day Program

Effective Leadership examines the complex role of a leader as a person, thought leader, problem solver, change agent, ethical leader and role model. Through interactive, action‐oriented team engagement, participants will examine their strengths as individual leaders, develop necessary management communication skills and spend a day pulling all of the pieces together in a simulation exercise designed to put the new competencies into practice.

In this program you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which leadership differs from management
  • Strengthen your communication skills
  • Develop methods to improve the dynamics and effectiveness of your team
  • Benefit from interaction with a peer network from a broad array of industries
  • Practice applicable skills which you can implement immediately

Participants receive a Professional Certificate upon completion of this program.

Who Attends

Who Attends the Effective Leadership: Leading People, Teams and Projects Program

Effective Leadership combines the key elements of advanced study in leadership and strategy with engaging team learning and the development of a peer network. It has been developed to improve and enhance the skills of those charged with managing a team or group, including:

  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors
  • High-potential mid-level managers
  • Engineers
  • Analysts

This program will help you become a more strategic and effective leader. It is designed for those who are emerging leaders,  and others who want to:

  • Develop their leadership abilities
  • Learn to manage through complex and changing situations
  • Understand their strengths as well as areas for development
  • Benefit from advancing their professional presence internally and externally
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” - Peter Drucker


Topics of the Effective Leadership: Leading People, Teams and Projects Program

Day 1. Understanding Leadership

  • Are Leaders Born or Made?
  • Effective Traits of Leaders
  • Leadership Styles and Types
  • Understanding Follower and Leader Needs

Day 2. Developing Personal Leadership

  • Fostering Trust and Candor
  • Leading through Change
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Personal Framework for Ethical Decisions

Day 3. Communicating as a Leader

  • Internal Communication
  • Effective Meetings
  • Discipline and Performance Feedback
  • Communicating Change
  • Resolving Conflict
  • External Communication

Day 4. Leading Projects: Getting Things Done

  • What is the Goal?
  • Who are the Stakeholders?
  • What Critical Support is Required?
  • Which Skill Sets are Needed?
  • Where is Cross‐functional Cooperation Helpful?
  • Setting Expectations
  • What is Needed to Communicate Progress?
  • How Will You Manage and Communicate Change?

Day 5. Acting as a Leader

  • Group Interactive Simulation Exercise
  • Managing and Promoting Change
  • Engaging Followers and Stakeholders
  • Measuring and Communicating Results
  • Developing Professional Presence
  • Representing Yourself and Your Organization Well


Participants in our executive education programs benefit from instruction by our leading graduate faculty members who specialize in interactive learning for applied business. In addition, during the course of the program and beyond, you can access an ongoing learning environment reinforced with relevant articles, podcasts and other resources to foster extended learning and incorporation of new ideas and skills.

Priscilla Glidden

Dr. Priscilla Glidden (PhD M.I.T. Sloan School of Management) has been a professor at Bentley University in Waltham, MA since 1982 and with The MIT Group since its inception in 1979. Dr. Glidden teaches and consults in the areas of negotiation/conflict management and strategic alliances, leadership, team development, innovation, organizational strategy, structure and change, and project management (including PMP certification exam prep). Her extensive consulting client roster include Fortune 500, small and medium-sized private businesses, and non-profit and government organizations in the USA and abroad.

Mary Marcel

Mary Marcel is a Senior Lecturer of Information Design and Corporate Communication at Bentley University. Ms. Marcel has extensive consulting experience in public health and public health research.  She teaches Advanced Managerial Communication and topics including persuasion, analyzing and addressing specific audiences, motivating teams and directing projects.  

William Starner

William Starner spent over 25 years in executive management roles including general management, marketing, customer service and human resources. He has extensive international business experience and possesses in-depth knowledge of a variety of industries.  Mr. Starner is an Adjunct Professor of Management at Bentley University where he teaches courses in Leadership, Negotiation and Interpersonal Relations in Management.

Learn from recognized experts in their respective fields.

Days, Time & Registration

5 Day Program    
Session Times : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Spring 2019: May 6 - May 10, 2019
Cost:  $4950

Register 30 days prior to session start date to receive an early registration discount of 10%

Special Group Pricing: Organizations sending 3 or more participants to this program will receive discount pricing consideration. For information please contact Debra Kennedy, the Director of Executive Education at 781-891-3458 or email ldinsmore@bentley.edu

Offer this Program at your Location: This program can be tailored for a group at your organization and delivered at your site or on our campus. Please contact us for details.

The pace of change in today’s business environment requires that working professionals continually enhance critical management skills to creatively improve business performance in all areas.  With state-of-the-art technology and highly accomplished faculty who have real-world experience, Bentley University is fully engaged in the world of business practice.

“I’ve never learned as much immediately useful information – and in only 5 days.”

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