Role of Authenticity and Transparency

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Event Date
Start At : Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 8:00am
End At : Friday, April 29, 2011 - 5:00pm

A Contemporary View of Leadership
The Role of Authenticity and Transparency

Advanced Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
A PMIWDC Strategic Partner

Please register early if you would like to attend.
This seminar series is extremely popular, and often sells out many weeks in advance.

14 PDUs for Certified PMs


This seminar provides 14 PDUs for certified PMs.

Dates and Location

Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2011
Course Length: 14 hours – 2 class days from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 14 PDUs

NOVA Community College
Reston 2 Center, Room 307
1831 Wiehle Ave
Reston, Virginia 20190
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Registration and Costs

$565.00 per person

Register online or by phone at calling 703-450-2551. Reference course code BUSC 1610 70L #60261

About the Course

Leadership as a concept has many different definitions and approaches - all of which describe an individual’s ability to motivate and inspire other people to action.  Effective leadership is best measured by the productivity of the participants, which equates to the results of the project work.  The traditional definition of the leader is transforming in our multi-generational, multi-cultural, and increasingly global workplace. From a contemporary view, leadership encompasses personal skill sets that develop within the context of brain style, gender, and culture. Transparency, defined as the sharing of information and decision-making among team members, is accelerating this changing face of leadership to accommodate new ways of motivating individuals to their best performance.

In this workshop, participants focus on the strengths they bring to the job of project manager and how exercising leadership behavior increases the effectiveness of their management style.  By analyzing how choices such as “crowd sourcing” (involving more people in decision-making) affect the traditional role of “leader”, participants will select the leadership behaviors that fit their style (are the most authentic) to bring their best to the project work.  Authentic leadership becomes the model for the behavior and commitment desired and needed from the rest of the project team to meet the project standards: on time, on budget, within scope, and at the quality level desired.

Through lecture, discussion, and activities, participants will review and expand their expertise in the following areas:

  • Recognizing individual leadership strengths
  • Enhancing communication openness across the project
  • Examining the effect of transparent processes on leadership and results
  • Developing strategies to increase gender intelligence to minimize conflicts
  • Leveraging age (generational) difference as part of the strength of the project resources
  • Examining the fit of personal authentic style with one’s current project and organization

By the end of the workshop, participants will develop individual action plans to implement more effective leadership strategies on their project.

About the Instructor

Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP CEO

After working for 25 years as a project manager for theater, music, and dance productions, Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP, is president of Serengeti Enterprises, Inc. His company provides training, and workforce development services to business teams and individuals. He is a certified coach (NCC) through the Newfield Network and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He has been on the faculty at Yale University, Dartmouth College, and Amherst College.

In addition to customized training, Mr. Van Dyke offers open enrollment seminars through the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), including in the Project Management Certificate Program, and has presented several popular courses in the PMIWDC-NOVA educational alliance.

Mr. Van Dyke received a master’s degree from Yale University and was recognized with the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Workforce Trainer/Instructor.


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