Building and Leading a High-Performing Team: Honing Your Communication and Motivation Strategies with Kristy Tan Neckowicz

What You Will Learn

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

  • Identify their motivators and communication styles, why they do what they do, and how this affects their team and their potential for professional advancement.
  • Distinguish and develop their emotional intelligence at work as the foundation for high performance.
  • Demonstrate key tools to successfully coach, develop and retain highly talented and productive teams. 


This training is for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to be a more effective manager or leader and get the best out of their employees. You will learn the secrets to better communication, better motivating strategies, and ultimately, better teamwork. Whether you coach, hire, build, and/or need to collaborate with highly talented and productive teams, this training teaches you how to speak so you can be heard and how to inspire so others will follow.

This is a highly participative learning experience for those who want to accelerate their own leadership and team-building effectiveness. Talent managers, leaders, internal coaches, and professionals committed to developing star performers and high-performing teams say this training was a significant turning point.

If you want to develop yourself as a star performer or build a high-performing team, this training is right for you. Building and Leading a High-Performing Team will give you valuable tools for your management toolkit. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition Domains covered include: Stakeholder Performance Domain and Team Performance Domain. Topics covered in this training also apply to project management principles related to team members and stakeholders according to The Standard for Project Management.

Please note that this training's cost will show as US$100 higher at checkout due to the Training Self-Assessment Fee.



    • Introduce Characteristics of Star Performers and High-Performing Teams
    • Learn to Identify Different Communication Styles
    • Understand Strengths and Blind Spots of Communication Styles
    • Review and Discuss Communication Styles Report From Self-Assessments
    • Introduce Workplace Motivators and 12 Driving Forces
    • Understand Strengths and Blind Spots of Different Motivators
    • Review and Discuss Driving Forces Report From Self-Assessments
    • Review Potential Conflicts From Self-Assessments
    • Introduce Competencies of Emotional Intelligence
    • Review Emotional Intelligence Report From Self-Assessments
    • Introduce 12 Conversations for the Workplace
    • Role-Play Conversations for Change
    • Understand Team Dynamics
    • Prepare Checklist and Approach for Communications and Motivations

Kristy was so professional, and her demeanor was so pleasant. Her high level of knowledge and experience was evident in the lessons. I am very impressed!

The course was so engaging and everyone came from different backgrounds and cultures, which made everyone more open to other views and communication styles. I'm already putting Kristy’s solutions to use!

Learned a lot about my style of communication, motivating factors, and EQ that I will be able to apply to my work going forward.

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® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-RMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PfMP® 0 14 0 14.00
PMI-PBA® 0 14 0 14.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Kristy Tan Neckowicz PMP

With 20+ years of experience in executive management, Kristy Tan Neckowicz has an extensive background in leadership development, strategic planning, project portfolio management and execution, and customer relationship management. Ms. Neckowicz has held various executive positions in business software companies, including president, senior vice president of operations, vice president of product strategy, vice president of new market development, and vice president of customer support. She excels in developing people and strategy, and leading the execution of transformation projects to help organizations sustain growth. She is known for her effective team collaboration, intense customer focus, perseverance to achieve goals, and analytical and ethical approach to decision making. She is a frequent speaker on topics of strategic portfolio planning, team collaboration, and leadership development.

Training Information

4 - 5 December 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 21 October)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 21 October)
Government Price
Student Price
Please note that this training's cost will have a built-in $100 Course Assessment Fee on the registration platform.

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