Effective Leadership: Leading People, Teams and Projects

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

Our Effective Leadership program provides business leaders with the tools, strategies, and frameworks that will enable them to capitalize on their leadership strengths and enhance their ability to drive value through their organizations. Through interactive, action‐oriented team engagement, participants will examine their strengths as individual leaders, understand the needs of their followers, and develop strategies to garner influence and drive results throughout their organization.

In this program you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your leadership strengths and style
  • Develop methods to improve the dynamics and effectiveness of your team
  • Benefit from interaction with a peer network from a broad array of industries
  • Reinforce your learnings through highly interactive exercises and case studies to ensure that you are fully prepared to put your new skills into practice.

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

This program will help you become a more strategic and effective leader. It is designed for those 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 & yoursefl as a leader

  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Effective Traits of Leaders
  • Leadership Styles and Types
  • Situational Leadership

Day 2. Developing Personal Leadership

  • Fostering Trust and Candor
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strategies for Effective Followers

Day 3. Leading high performing teams

  • Factors that impede team performance
  • Proven models for leading teams
  • Characteristics of high performing teams
  • Team Development cycles
  • Team Management through change

Day 4. Leading Projects: Getting Things Done

  • Tools & Techniques to facilitate high performing teams
  • Identifying & Mitigating Rists
  • Managing Stakeholders
  • Conflict Management
  • Persuasion

Day 5. Pulling it all together

  • Capstone Team Simulation Exercise, where you have the opportunity to apply the new tools, strategies & skills that you have learned


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.

Elaine Walker

Elaine Walker has over 20 years of corporate and consulting experience in senior HR positions for high-performing multinational organizations. As tboth a lecturer and the chair of the Human Resources concentration at Bentley University, Elaine focuses on preparing HR specialists for the challenges of the future. Additionally she teaches in the Bentley MBA program in which she focuses on managing contingent workforce programs, improving global employee engagement and understanding the realitities of generational differences.

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
Fall 2019: September 30 - October 4, 2019
Cost:  $4950

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

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.

"This program provides the perfect mixture of practical techniques and theoretical knowledge for developing leaders"

- Samuel Bar
Implementation Business Team Lead, Azura Healthcare

Want more information or need help deciding if this is for you? Call us at 781.891.3458 or download brochure below.

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