Making Projects Work Training in Owensboro

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Making Projects Work class in Owensboro, Kentucky by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Making Projects Work may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Making Projects Work may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

This highly interactive, results-focused workshop is ideal for project team members, practicing project managers and project leaders who need to achieve consistent project success through people. Participants will acquire advanced interpersonal skillsand learn consensus-building techniques that help provide clarity and garner commitment from team members, customers and management. These influential skills are instilled in participants through real-world scenarios, which continually reinforce the skills, techniques and conceptsnecessary to improve project results immediately upon return to the workplace. PDUs = 16.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $790 (US)


Experience in project management.

Course Outline


1. Connected Listening


Baseline Considerations

Key Terms Definitions

When do we need to use connected listening?

Common Deficiencies and Problems in Conversations

Connected Listening – What is it?

Connected Listening and Creating Dialogue

How to – The Process of Listening, Dialogue Creating & Problem Definition

Apply – Practice Instruction for Connected Listening

2. Contracting for Commitment


Key Terms Definitions

When do we need contract commitments?

Common Deficiencies and Problems with Negotiating and Contracting Negotiation Considerations

Key Elements in Developing

Commitment Ownership to the Solution

Negotiation Principles

What Is It – the 8 Step Model

(Negotiating and Contracting)

How Do You Do It?

8 Step Model (Process Overview)

Apply – Practice Instructions (Negotiation and Contracting)

Observer Tips

Soliciting Feedback (Re-negotiation of Contracts)

3. Influence Through Selling Ideas


Baseline Considerations

When do we need to influence?

What Is It?

Opening Line

S = Solution

O = Opportunity

C = Competition

R = Relationship

Apply – Selling and Influence Practice Instructions

Simulation: Influencing an Individual

Influencing a Group

4. The Art of Managing Resistance


Baseline Considerations


What really happens?

Analyze Resistance Tool – ART

Apply – Practice Instructions for the

Analysis Resistance Tool



5. Group Facilitation


Baseline Considerations

Preparing for a Facilitation

How to Use GARP to Design the

Session & Set the Meeting

Contract with Participants

Summary of GARP Questions

Meeting Facilitation Design Worksheet – GARP

8 Step Model (Facilitation Process Overview)

Facilitating for Commitment

Facilitation Tips to Jump Start and Advance Discussion

6. Process Start-Up


Baseline Considerations

When do we need to use the Process Start Up Matrix?

What is it?

Process Start– Up Matrix

Using the Process Start-up Matrix

Process Start-Up Matrix Template

How do we get started?

Apply – Practice Instructions for Receiving the Charge

7. Scope Facilitation Technique


Baseline Considerations

Key Terms Definitions

When do we use it?

What is it?

Scope Facilitation Steps

Apply — Practice the Scope Facilitation Tool/Technique

8. Stakeholder Mapping and Analysis


Baseline Considerations

When do we need to use Stakeholder Mapping & Analysis?

What is it?

How to – Stakeholder Mapping & Analysis Facilitation Steps

Apply – Practice Instructions for Stakeholder Mapping and Analysis

9. Force Field Analysis


Baseline Considerations/Key Terms Definitions

Human Impact Conditions

When do we need to use Force Field Analysis?

What is it?

Project Characteristics

How to – Three Approaches Facilitation

Force Field Analysis to Determine

Project Strategy or Approach Facilitation Steps

Force Field Analysis to Assess a Problem and Create and Action Plan

Force Field Analysis to Sort Categories of Assumptions, Risk, and Constraints

Apply – Practice Instructions for Force Field Analysis

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