Project Management Institute

NEW - Agility in Leadership: Core Skills in Volatile Times with Steven Martin


Topics: Leadership Development | Project Management | Leading Project Teams | Influencing

A solid foundation of leadership skills is essential, especially in today’s fast-paced environment. Not only do things change quickly, but the magnitude of the changes’ impact can wildly shift as well. In this hands-on seminar, we will review what’s different in today’s turbulent world and how project and program managers are needed to help lead successful initiatives in organizations. We’ll discuss the differences between transactional and transformational leadership, and how each style can influence the outcomes of your projects.  We’ll then dive deeper into the five levels of leadership agility, so that you can gain an understanding of how to lead in a fast-changing environment. Next, we’ll talk about how leadership styles shift depending on the situation—sometimes even within the same meeting with the same person. We’ll wrap up by applying the concepts to a real-world case study, learning from how others led high performing project teams. 

This is the leadership seminar your instructor wishes he had when he was early in his project management career. As a newer project and program manager, he felt he was vastly unprepared to lead others, especially during large fluctuations in change. This interactive seminar is intended to help participants in their leadership journey by setting a strong leadership foundation in these volatile times.

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What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the current turbulent environment influences leadership
  • Understand how transactional and transformational leadership styles impact followers
  • Identify their level of leadership agility
  • Be able to apply an appropriate leadership style given the situation

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®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 2 5 0 7.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 2 5 0 7.00
PMI-SP 0 5 0 5.00
PMI-RMP 0 5 0 5.00
PfMP 0 5 0 5.00
PMI-PBA 0 5 0 5.00
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*Please note that the asterisked row above applies to all PMI Agile certifications, this includes DASM, DASSM, DAVSC and DAC.

Seminar Instructor(s)


Steven Martin

Steve is a popular, engaging trainer, facilitator, coach, and consultant known for helping all levels of organizations, from executives to managers to teams, effectively apply Agile and Lean Startup approaches. Steve brings a calmness and focus during turbulent times, aligning and guiding diverse technical and business groups to deliver exceptional outcomes and solutions.

Over the past 20+ years, Steve has worked in a wide range of industries such as healthcare IT, finance, insurance, biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, publishing and communications. An active member in PMI since 2005, Steve graduated the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) of 2012.

Course Information

1 Day
21 June 2021


Member Price
(US$721.00 before 10 May)
Non-Member Price
(US$773.00 before 10 May)
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