Influencing in Project Leadership Workshop

Our 2-day workshop will give you the tools and knowledge to advance your communication and influencing  
skills for project and team success.



About this course

Building on the learnings from the highly popular Foundations of Project Leadership, this two-day workshop does a deep dive into the influencing strategies needed when leading performance in a project team and managing crucial conversations with stakeholders.

Project managers are often faced with unclear lines of reporting and authority with team members, yet still need to delegate, follow up and give feedback on performance tasks. Effective skills to delegate, provide operational feedback and to lead performance will ensure a smoother path to achieving the high-performance in project teams.

This workshop also develops skills to manage difficult conversations, to work with approaches to hot and cold conflict, and to use emotional intelligence to build (or rebuild) rapport to achieve better outcomes. Whatever project management methodology or project type, leadership is the crucial component to success.


What you'll learn



Our 2 day workshop will give you the tools and knowledge to advance your communication and influencing skills for project and team success. 


  • Critical examination of your own leadership style by becoming aware of your strengths and the areas that need development
  • Understanding of human motivation and the fundamentals of influencing
  • Effectively delegating tasks when faced with a range of barriers and skills
  • Delivering feedback that enhances performance
  • Having high-stakes conversations and managing conflict
  • Creating a team culture that builds higher performance

See the full agenda in our Influencing in Project Leadership course guide.



‘Influencing and performance leadership are challenging parts of any people manager’s role, but even more so for Project Managers. Project environments create a perfect storm of dotted reporting lines, situations of influencing without formal authority, potentially transient people, and pressing deadlines.

While you might have concerns about managing challenging conversations, it’s a key part of bringing projects in on time and on budget. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to see immediate benefits.’



Workshop information


11 February and 18 February 2022



6 May and 13 May 2022



Time: 9.00am-5.00pm AEDT/AEST both days

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Price: Members $1460 | Non members $1750 (including GST)

AIPM CPD: 20 points 


Course delivery 

2-day virtual sessions

Our workshop allows attendees to share their experiences, ideas and questions with peers and our expert facilitator. Our facilitator will then personalise the program to meet the needs of the attendees through experiential learning.

lisa harrison

About our facilitator

Lisa is a talented and highly experienced Capability Consultant working with organisations to develop people-skills and create sustainable behaviour change. She specialises in building emotional intelligence in leaders – whether leading others, leading a class or leading themselves. Her passion for building people-skills capability has enabled her to work with a wide variety of organisations, including schools and universities, government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Lisa’s experience in Adult Learning spans 23 years, including as a Lecturer in Education at UTS Sydney, and several qualifications in leadership and learning.

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Please note: You may be contacted by an AIPM training advisor to discuss your training options.

Got questions? Give us a call Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (AEST/AEDT) at 02 8288 8700 or make an enquiry here.