Developing the Adaptive Leader with Daniel Peterson

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

Great instructor, content, pace, and group discussions.

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



Daniel Peterson PMP

Dan Peterson is an independent project management, training, and coaching professional. He has spent more than 38 years in hi-tech, health insurance, and hospitality industries where he has built and managed numerous organizations. He was instrumental in developing SAP’s technical financial teams, risk management programs and practices, project management educational strategies, and in the creation of SAP’s Project Management Office (PMO). Dan has also spent the last 10 years volunteering his services as an internal SAP coach and career counselor. 

Dan holds a BA in economics from Rutgers University, an MS in information technology from LaSalle University, and an MA in counseling psychology from Immaculata University. He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and also holds certifications Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII®).

Training Information

16 - 17 April 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 4 March)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 4 March)
Government Price
Student Price

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