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Student Feedback - Course Leadership in Project Management


“The Leadership in Project Management was a great course and I would recommend it to anyone working within the international development who is interested or works in project management. It provided great insight into key concepts relevant to leadership and taught practical steps how to become a better leader and work successfully within and with the project team as well as key stakeholders.”


Michelle SzarazUnited Kingdom

“An educative, engaging, interactive and applicable course for persons leading humanitarian teams; wither it is your first time, or you already have loads of experience, you will find this course both interesting and challenging. I enjoyed it, i learned and grow within the course and will recommend this course to anyone wanting to make a difference in humanitarian leadership..”


James SenesieAction Contre La Faim - Sierra leone

“It was an excellent course. I learnt new leadership concepts in project management that will help me in my professional career.”


Rehema Batti, Henry Jackson  Foundation - Kenya

“Great course ! There are many topic that i could apply to improve my leadership style, like situational leadership, conflict management, and communication. Because when i reflected to my experience about these topic, i could feel that what i did was quite wrong. So for me, this course can be your leadership coach. ”


Marcell Sinay, Wahana Visi Indonesia - Indonesia

“I am fortunate to have enrolled for this course. The LPM  course provides me a spring board to effectively play leading roles as well as work better in project teams.I am particularly pleased with the materials which will serve reference purpose even after the course has come to an end. Thank you PM4DEV!“


Josephine ObinyanGlobal Affairs Canada - Nigeria

“The content of this course designed such that you will learn a lot from others knowledge and experience. This is a platform where you can explore new ideas and thoughts as well as to remove your confusion and misunderstanding. The moment you entered into the system you will enjoy to spend time here and respond to other friends comments and feedback. The course materials are designed properly which everybody can follow easily and smoothly. I am speechless about their offers and programs and I want to keep myself as one of the best follower of this e-course. ”


Hashem   Burhan, War Child Canada - Afghanistan  

“Leadership is a skill that all should acquire: it is not taught properly in the workplace or in project management, thus, causing unnecessary tensions and crisis in relations amongst employees and stakeholders. It has some theory that we should all apply as prevention measures. ”

Liliane  Kambirigi, FAO of the UN - Ghana

"An excellent course, delivered very professionally and supported by an excellent set of materials. The h interaction with the other learners has been very rewarding, stimulating and inspiring."


David Luigi Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd - UK

"LPM is quite an intensive but satisfying course even for the seasoned professional project leaders. It connects a lot of dots asserting what leadership in development projects is about compared to management per se and elaborates on the underlying theories, skills, and styles which does assist for you to develop , recognise and practice your particular leadership model. The team leadership dimensions are extensively discussed and the conflict management and resolution  lectures are exhaustive. Finally we would appreciate the heavy emphasis on communications skills and its leveraging to address stakeholder relations and negotiations from the angle of project leadership. I was able to connect the dots. "


Vikramdityasing Bissoonauthsing, Independent Senior Consultant on ACP EU Development Cooperation - Mauritius

“This course a providing the learners with a complete overview of both theoretical and practical approaches to effectively lead and manage a project. I have learnt a lot of new things that I have started applying in my current work. This is a must and I fully recommend it.”


Judicael Elidje,United Nations Population Fund -Senegal

“Another fantastic course that will for sure give me valuable tools to improve my work, Thank you.”


Dalila Dias, Impacto Ltda. - Mozambique


Read here reviews from our students

Leadership skills are perhaps the greatest determinant of project success. Project managers must demonstrate leadership effectiveness throughout each phase of the project life cycle. 
This course explains the challenges and issues concerning effective project leadership and how to best meet these challenges. It evaluates various leadership theories and will help project leaders assess their own personal styles; describes motivational approaches and barriers to team performance and the stages of team development. In this course, you will learn how to develop the necessary skills to get the maximum performance from every member of the team, know how to apply the methods of leadership that are most appropriate for achieving project success and discover which forms of leadership and communication are best suited to the various stakeholders.  You will learn techniques for resolving conflict and managing team issues and gain a solid understanding of analyzing the stages of team development and maximizing project team effectiveness.
This online course promotes and facilitates the collaborative learning approach in online courses. Students will participate in discussions as part of the assignments and receive feedback from the course instructor. The instructor provides materials, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students "learn by doing" through the class exercises while lecture points are reinforced with class discussions and videos and "hands-on" integrated exercises, which lead students through the project management processes. Students are given a timeframe during which they need to complete the assigned activities, participate in discussion forums, and submit their exercises in order to receive a grade.

About this Course

This is a three week course. Every week students will work on the activities and exercises required to meet the learning objectives. Students require an average of one hour per day to complete the assigned activities.  You will need an average of one hour per day to complete the required activities such as lectures, forum participation and case study exercises. Participants will use a case study to practice some of the tools and methods, will participate in engaging online conversations, and will learn from the experience of development professionals from around the world. During the course you will receive a constant guidance from the instructor.  


This is the perfect course for those new to the role of project manager and also for team members who want to develop their leadership skills. Course participants include:  team members, program managers, project supervisors and project managers wishing to increase their skills and knowledge to lead team members. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums.


At the end of this course participants will understand leadership theories and learn the key leadership skills, evaluate different motivational approaches, identify the techniques for resolving conflict and managing team issues, understand the elements of stakeholder analysis, know the steps to develop a communication plan, and the techniques for effective negotiations.  


There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments. Good connectivity is required to watch some of the online videos. As a convenience to our remote students you can download most of the course material to read offline. A copy of the textbook will be available in pdf format.


The course fee is due before the start of the course, you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts. On the registration page, you can choose your preferred payment methods. We accept all major credit cards in a secure online payment system. We also accept payments via Western Union or Money Gram. If you have any questions or require more instructions to send your payment please contact us via email at info@pm4dev Reference: eCourse LPM. For group discounts please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Course Content: 

Module 1

  • Introduction to leadership theories
  • Understating your leadership style
  • Critical leadership skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Strategic thinking
  • Ethics and leadership
  • Problem solving process

Module 2

  • Leading teams
  • Effective teamwork
  • Team development stages
  • Team building techniques
  • Team motivation
  • Embracing diversity
  • Conflict management
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Types resolution styles

Module 3

  • Building communication skills
  • The communication process
  • Team communications
  • Building stakeholder relationships
  • Identifying your stakeholders
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Power, influence and persuasion
  • Negotiation skills
  • Managing the negotiating process

Course Information

  • Schedule. See the course schedule to select a date.
  • Fees. The course fee is USD$150 and is due before the start of the course.
  • Discount: Use code 20LPM to receive a 20% discount, only valid before the start of the course, for groups of three or more participants use the 30% discount code 30LPM.
  • Course Limit: The course is limited to 20 students per class.
  • Duration. The course is three weeks long and requires between 30-40 hours to complete it.
  • Materials. Course materials are available for download from the online course module page to allow for printing and review. 
  • Evaluation. It is required that participants complete the course evaluation after they take the final exam.
  • Credits. This course provides 35 PDUs (Professional Development Units)* or 35 contact hours.

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 Course Certificate
All students that successfully complete the course will receive a completion certificate. The certificate is a demonstration that you have learned the core principles of Leadership in Project Management; it is a valuable credential for your professional growth. Upon receiving your certificate, you will join a growing number of people who are building their competencies to increase their skills and knowledge to improve the quality of the projects they manage. The certificate is delivered worldwide via First Class airmail. This course is part of the CDPM® certification program
Student Feedback
“Leadership in Project Management is a comprehensive course that helped me polish my leadership skills and introduced some new ideas and models to me. I am an avid reader of leadership and management books and articles, and I listen to some great podcasts, but I always learn something I didn't already know in PM4DEV courses. The Leadership course did not disappoint. The engaging conversations with my peers in the forums is a huge value-added. There is a lot of collective expertise among the course participants and having the opportunity to hear a wide array of examples and thought processes was extremely valuable to me. I will definitely be taking another PM4DEV course in the near future.”  Susie Baker, QSQ Consulting - United States

“I am very much proud to be one of the participants of the online course  at the PM4DEV.  This is an opportunity, with the kind of experience and learning shared from the interactive forum discussions with people from various organizations and countries all over the world. The course content is rich and worth the money paid for. With no hesitation will recommend this e-learning institution to colleagues, friends and family members.  Keep up the great work particularly the course tutor who was enthusiastic and very much supportive to the team.  “ Rose Kamara, CARE International - Sierra Leone

“I deeply appreciate the way this course is designed because it gives me great leraning opportunity with very high motivation. I have seen the case studies practice, experienced and adapted to our daily realities in the organization. The experience from others countries and others organizations gives a particular and insight to this course approach.”  Kodjovi Gbekou, Compassion International Togo – Togo

“This was and excellent course and a revelation. Throughout the learning, i was actively thinking of how the concepts of leadership, especially communication relates to my ongoing project activities, and deployed better approaches based on recent knowledge to improve engagement with my team and stakeholder.”  Iguniwari Ekeu-wei, World Bank - Nigeria

PM4DEV is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.to issue professional development units (PDU's) for its project management training courses. Our instructors are experienced trainers and project managers who are PMP® certified. Our comprehensive courses in project management theory, fundamentals, principles and practices are designed around industry best practices and based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide). We are confident in our ability to provide comprehensive, practical courses that will enable you to further your project management education.

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