Project Leadership: Planning Work to Influence People and Drive Results

Bob Voss
August 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MCLA Design Lab
49 Main St
North Adams, MA 01247
Liana Toscanini

A team needs to be able to assess the current state of their organization, the ideal future state and the primary constraints to both higher team performance and business growth. And then strategic initiatives for resolving these constraints need to be created and effectively implemented.

In this workshop, participants will be briefly introduced to the Seven Crucial Conversations for Leading Change. We will then focus on the last of these seven principles: implementation—how to successfully organize and lead change projects. In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn about the key components of the life cycle of leading a project:
    • Charter Project
    • Develop Plan
    • Negotiate Commitments
    • Manage
  • Learn how to use some project management tools.

Bob Voss, PhD, is skilled at helping organizations and their leaders identify and address those critical issues that stand in the way of a high level of shared vision, purpose and results-driven performance. He has extensive experience as a teacher, trainer, and technical writer, and has held senior operational, executive, and board-level roles in a global non-profit organization. With a proven ability to resolve diverse management challenges, he has unusual—and considerable—skills at helping leaders navigate the ‘tough people issues’ at the heart of creating the conditions for sustained success. His broad range of life skills include his training as a systems ecologist, many years working as a software trainer, consultant and co-author of several best-selling software books, and his executive and team leadership experience. Trained in whole-systems thinking, Bob earned his PhD in Insect Ecology from the University of Massachusetts—Amherst.

To register, go to the Workshop page.