NEW! Developing the Adaptive Leader with Alan Geiss

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to: 

  • Refresh understanding of Relationship Awareness Theory® and Strength Deployment Inventory® and establish awareness of emotional intelligence capabilities and how these can help a leader evolve their ability to adapt to different social interactions and leadership scenarios. 
  • Reinforce breadth and depth of conflict management fundamentals and discuss effective communication techniques in the project environment.
  • Share stakeholder engagement and communication best practices. 


Being a leader requires a variety of skills, tools, and talents. But today’s leaders are tasked with challenges above and beyond just possessing a tailored skill set. An adaptive leader is faced with complex challenges that shift and evolve over time. Transition, changes, and difficult decision-making are all par for the course,  and an adaptive leader must aid an organization and its individuals with breaking down the standards and achieving organizational success through change. This training provides a highly engaging and interactive learning environment for true adaptive leaders to develop and hone their skills.

Module 1:  Introduction

  • Refresh understanding of Relationship Awareness® Theory and Strength Deployment Inventory®
  • Establish awareness of Emotional Intelligence capabilities
  • Reinforce breadth and depth of conflict management fundamentals
  • Reinforce breadth and depth of conflict management fundamentals
  • Share stakeholder engagement and communications best practices

Module 2:  Relationship Awareness® Theory and Strength Deployment Inventory®

  • Review of motivational value system and recognize the associated behaviors
  • Review of Relationship Awareness® Theory concepts
  • Review of Strength Deployment Inventory ® Theory
  • Define what effective leaders do in contrast to what poor leaders do

Module 3:  Emotional Intelligence

  • Understand the relationship of Emotional Intelligence to leadership agility
  • Understand Emotional Intelligence Framework's domains and capabilities
  • Manage your evolution of Emotional Intelligence capabilities
  • Recognize Emotional Intelligence capabilities in others as a method to enable impactful relationships

Module 4:  Conflict Management

  • Identify when personal strengths become weaknesses
  • Identify behaviors under conditions of conflict
  • Identify conflict resolution techniques and when to use them
  • Effectively identify and manage difficult stakeholders
  • Develop a plan for holding a difficult conversation

Module 5: Communications Within the Team Environment

  • Create plans for better communication
  • Identify how we set and manage expectations 
  • Describe the Ladder of Inference and its application
  • Understand how to interpret and use body language
  • Understand the importance of using both verbal and non-verbal conversations
  • Understand how to better prepare for and conduct difficult conversations

Module 6:  Effective Stakeholder Engagement

  • Identify, analyze, and prioritize stakeholders
  • Recognize the need for a stakeholder register
  • Develop questions to ask key stakeholders to better manage and influence their engagement
  • Recognize the types of power you have
  • Identify the principles of influence and determine an influence strategy
  • Identify principles of negotiation and determine a negotiation strategy

Module 7:  Wrap-up

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMP® / PgMP® 0 109 4 113.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 10 4 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 10 4 14.00
PMI-RMP® 0 10 4 14.00
PfMP® 0 10 4 14.00
PMI-PBA® 0 10 4 14.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Alan Geiss PMP

Alan is a highly successful business/IT consultant with extensive agriculture industry experience. A versatile leader, Alan has a passion for people development, is accountable for delivering results, and has an exceptional ability to build cross-functional, high-performance teams. He is experienced in managing large, complex programs/projects and people, directly and indirectly, from all parts of the world. Alan has excellent stakeholder management and change management skills. His additional key skills include business/IT strategy development, portfolio management, consulting / trusted advisor, change leadership, IT business partnering, and culture transformation. His career highlights include leading large-scale business integrations, maturing project management during his time at Bayer, and in demonstrating disruptive innovation resulting in eliminating others' exposure to harmful chemicals. Alan has written extensively and holds 4 US patents.

Training Information

16 - 17 August 2023
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 3 July)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 3 July)
Government Price
Student Price

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