Any senior project manager or program manager will tell that mastering office politics is a core part of project management. Unfortunately many people either find it distasteful or get caught up in activities that are destroying rather than creating value on their projects.
In fact many project managers receive a lot of advice on "playing the game" from people who love to quote Machiavelli and The Sopranos. But it is possible to manage the politics in an organisation without losing your soul.
This course helps participants to understand and manage office politics. It introduces fundamental concepts and also provides an opportunity to share ideas and learn from peers.
This course will focus on the following related areas:
Understanding the connection between office politics, stress and your personal values;
Identifying and managing a personal brand that is both authentic and helpful in managing outcomes, reputations and careers;
Understanding some of the structural factors that create a politically charged environment in an organisation; and
Learning some basic (and ethical) techniques to predict and manage the politics involved in delivering projects (or anything of value) in an organisation.
The course will consist of content that can be applied right away and it will also provide an opportunity for the group to share their own experience and techniques for reducing or even harnessing political behaviour among stakeholders, project teams and even other project managers.
The course is aimed at project managers and others who:
Are involved in managing projects at a level where they need to deal with politics; and
Are seeking ethical ways to deal with politics that allow them to both feel comfortable with what they do and deliver their projects successfully.
Area of Focus:
Commercial parking stations are available in the area. Short walk from the North Sydney Train Station.
Cost: PMI Sydney Chapter Members $220 (50% discount). Non Members $440. (all prices are inclusive of GST)
Registrations are open until the Wednesday before the course or when participant capacity of 18 is reached.
PDUs:PDU Hours: 7
Provider No: C115
Program Number: C115-14-02
Further informationCourse logistics, registration and other:
The PMI Sydney Chapter recognises the important role PMI Registered Education Providers play in the advancement of the Project Management profession and will support these organisations in preference to organisations that are not registered with PMI. However, should Registered Education Providers be unavailable, the Sydney Chapter may engage other individuals or organisations to present relevant courses for the benefit of the Chapter members.