Making Good Project Managers into Great Leaders

Making Good Project Managers into Great Leaders


David Barrett

National Program Director
Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Seminar

While today’s organizations want to be agile, they are also looking for tomorrow’s leaders. You may not see the signs that the next step in your career will elevate you to this next level of senior leadership.

But how do you get there? What will it take to get your career to this next level? How can you move from a management position to one of a leader: a senior leader within your industry or elsewhere? This interactive session puts aside the skills and knowledge you need to have to be a good project manager and focus on what you need to be a great leader.

Over the course of the day we explore the gaps between our skills, knowledge and professional attributes and those of famous and local leaders. In the process we help you develop a new professional strategic plan. Topics, discussions and exercises include: strategic planning, Key leadership attributes, leadership styles, how leaders think and work, understanding the business, communicating like a leader, messaging like a leader and more.

Intended Audience:

  • Project Managers
  • PMP candidates

Course Objectives: At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Better understand the skills, knowledge and attributes of great leaders
  • Understand your own strength and weaknesses around leading
  • Create your own professional strategic plan

Event Location

Virginia Tech
900 N Glebe Road
Arlington, VA, 22203

Agenda and Cost:

8:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - Seminar Begins
4:30 PM - Seminar Ends

(Fee includes seminar, materials, breakfast, and lunch)
$315.00 - Member Registration
$340.00 - Nonmember Registration

PDUs Available: 
7.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

About the Speakers

David Barrett

Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University
National Program Director

David is a professional speaker specializing in the project leadership field.

David has been in the business of project management since 1997. He is the founder and past Managing Director of ProjectWorld, ProjectSummit and BusinessAnalystWorld conferences held around the world.

He is the National Program Director for all Project Management training out of the Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada and in partnership with nine other universities across Canada.

He is the founder and past Executive Director of

He published two books in 2013 - The Power of the Plan – Empowering the Leader in You! – PM Light for everyday Projects and The Keys to Our Success – Lessons learned for 25 Professional PMs – a compilation of 25 chapters from 25 PMs on what makes them successful.
David has been a member in good standing of the PMI since 1997. Although it risks showing his age, he is proud of his ‘relatively’ low membership number of 61472!

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