Project Management Institute

NEW - Coach Your Project Team to Greatness! with Maria Fafard


Topics: Leadership Development | Motivation

Coaching skills are essential for motivating and engaging your project team and therefore vital for your success as a project manager. Your ability to inspire and empower your team members are especially important today, as we are wrestling with the challenges of our collective new reality amidst the pandemic. 

Join us for this highly interactive, in-depth seminar and learn how to empower and inspire your team members and boost your team’s productivity by using coaching mindset and skills. The course engages you in deep, experiential exploration of coaching competencies and their application in project management context. Our focus will be on enabling you to develop and practice active listening, powerful questioning, direct communication, and designing actions.   

The session relies on extensive use of hands-on exercises and storytelling; you will have ample opportunity to practice your newly acquired skills via individual and group exercises, simulations, role play, and case studies.  Your learning experience is gamified and uses competitions, quizzes, and surveys to maximize interactivity and learning.  Upon completion of this course you will leverage coaching skills to make a greater impact in your organization, increase productivity, engagement, and communication on your project team. What might be even more exciting and valuable, applying these competencies will help you to empower transformation of individuals, teams, and organizations as well as facilitate your own personal growth, development, and career advancement.

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What You Will Learn

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

  • Coach project team members using coaching skills such as active listening, powerful questioning, direct communication, and designing actions
  • Understand the distinction between coaching, mentoring, and training; and enrich your leadership toolkit by adding coaching module to it
  • Recognize relevance and power of coaching to create business impact in project management context

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 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-SP 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-RMP 0 7 0 7.00
PfMP 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-PBA 0 7 0 7.00
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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)


Maria Fafard PMP

Maria Fafard is an executive coach, facilitator and speaker who is passionate about helping leaders, teams and organizations reach their full potential. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a graduate of a Leadership Coaching program at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Drawing on two decades of experience in Technology, Finance, and Consulting, including Fortune 100 experience, she coaches executives and high potential employees and delivers coaching in cohort-based leadership development programs.

Maria sees coaching as a powerful tool of transformation, and works with leaders to co-create a reality of fulfillment, meaning, and growth for them and the people they lead. Maria specializes in transformational coaching, partnering with clients to discern their core values and reorient their life and career around them; to uncover blind spots; and to find new perspectives. Typical engagements address executive development in the areas of self-awareness, servant leadership, executive presence, mindfulness, articulating an authentic personal brand, building relationships, and accelerating personal growth.

Maria holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics and certifications including ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching and Team Facilitation (ICP-ACC and -ATF), Leadership Circle Profile, Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Steps I and II, Personalysis, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SPM/PO, and PMP®. She is passionate about her work and frequently speaks on topics of coaching, facilitation, thought leadership, and personal branding at conferences and events.

Course Information

1 Day
11 October 2021


Member Price
(US$721.00 before 30 August)
Non-Member Price
(US$773.00 before 30 August)
Government Pricing

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