NEW! The Wonderful World of Power Skills: Achieving Exceptional Performance with Neal Whitten

What You Will Learn

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

  • Identify Power Skills that can take your performance to a higher level.
  • Think and act effectively for success.
  • Build a Power Skills foundation for an organization that can result in continuously and holistically evolving.


This training identifies the most important Power Skills to master on projects and in the workplace to promote accountability and to learn how to think and act to achieve the success you most desire. Your personal limitations at work and across your life are directly impacted by your willingness and tenacity to deliberately embrace and execute these Power Skills.

But this training does far more. It describes Power Skills that, if taught and nurtured to all employees of an organization or company, can result in the organization continuously and holistically evolving. Adopting these Power Skills can lead to exceptional performance both for individuals and for their organizations.

This training is for leaders, those who aspire to be leaders, and all employees who desire to take their performance to a higher level. The Power Skills include those that are day-to-day foundational, for team building, and for interacting with your leaders.

The Power Skills discussed include manage daily to your top three priorities, break the rules occasionally, never avoid necessary confrontation, think for yourself, routinely practice boldness and courage, make decisions as if you own the business, be a good actor, and so much more. Implementing some of these Power Skills may initially cause your palms to sweat and your heart to race.

Neal welcomes you to come along for a potentially transformative and game-changing ride in your personal pursuit of success. Don’t be surprised if this training has the effect of changing your life trajectory. This stuff really works!




  • Introduction

    • What are Power Skills?
    • What does exceptional performance look like for an individual?
    • What does exceptional performance look like for an organization?
    • What’s in it for you?

    Foundational Power Skills (24)

    • Be your own bold self
    • Take care of current business
    • Be a role model by your leadership
    • Use constructive interactions to improve
    • Be your best whole person
    • Exercise: Self-assessment questionnaire
    • Exercise: Deciding top three Power Skills to focus
    • Exercise: Creating Performance Improvement Plan
  • Power Skills for a team (shared values) (15)

    • Take accountability for your responsibilities
    • Support the team by your personal behaviors

    Identify a set of shared values Power Skills for interacting with your leaders (17)

    • Communicate with your leaders
    • Take ownership of your performance
    • Build a reputation

    Course quiz

    Identify your top three takeaways from the class

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



Neal Whitten PMP

Neal Whitten, PMP, is a consultant, trainer, mentor, speaker, and author in the areas of power skills and leadership, project management, team building, and employee development. He is the author of eight books, has written over 150 articles for professional magazines, and was a contributing editor of PMI’s PM Network® magazine for more than 15 years. He has presented to thousands of people from hundreds of companies, institutions, and public organizations worldwide. Neal has held the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification since 1992.

Training Information

26 - 27 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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