Synergizing Teams for Project Success: Empowering Engagement and Alignment Across the Organization with Carlene Szostak

What You Will Learn

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

  • Communicate effectively with team members at all levels of the organization to build alignment and trust to create a collaborative work environment.
  • Identify techniques for setting clear goals and expectations that inspire team members to take ownership and strive for success.
  • Recognize best practices for creating a culture of feedback and recognition that drives continuous improvement and growth.


Are you tired of feeling like your team is not fully engaged with their work and the company’s mission? Do you wish you could create a culture where everyone is aligned and working towards the same goals? This training will empower you to enhance relationships throughout your organization.

Organizations are complex, and as a project manager, you play a crucial role in driving success. To thrive in this role, you must motivate and lead individuals beyond your immediate control. By creating a sphere of influence, you will be able to identify key internal clients, understand their work approach and personal aspirations, and foster open communication. This strategy allows you to effectively manage projects and cultivate collaborative opportunities that drive transformational results. In this training, you will witness the effects of increased team engagement in improved productivity, higher employee retention rates, and better overall team morale. You will transform your team and achieve new levels of success.



    • Welcome, Introductions, and Learning Objectives
    • Overview: The Project Manager and the Project
      • The role of a project manager
      • How projects link to organizational success
      • Tools to manage projects and for communication
    • Linking Projects to Organizational Success
    • Leading the Project Team—Part 1
      • Leading through influence
      • Communicating expectations
      • Developing accountability in others
    • Motivating Strategies
    • Welcome and Objectives
    • Leading the Project Team—Part 2
      • Accountability
      • Motivation
    • Managing Stakeholder Expectations
      • Influencing your stakeholders
      • Communications planning
    • Assessing Stakeholder Satisfaction: Lessons Learned
    • Wrap-Up and Next Steps

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



Carlene Szostak

Carlene Szostak is a noted speaker, educator, author and business leader. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her goal is simple – to empower individuals to differentiate themselves and drive measurable results through game-changing actions. Throughout her career, Carlene has worked with organizations across a wide range of industries, from cyber security and manufacturing, to government and professional sports teams. Currently a principal of Quintina Solutions LLC, a global strategic organization, she helps organizations develop succession plans, manage projects effectively and build strategies for the future. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Carlene researching her next book, walking her dog and hunting down the perfect wave while sipping wine at sunset.


Training Information

24 - 25 June 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 13 May)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 13 May)
Government Price
Student Price

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