Project Management Institute

Step up Your Influence – Step up Your Projects with Josef Martens


Topics: Leading Project Teams | Influencing | Leadership Development

The business world is moving from an environment of management to an environment of influence because we realize that there is something more important than juggling tasks, budgets and resources.  We must work with—and through—our stakeholder relationships.  In this course, we will take a behind-the-scenes look at how business relationships work and the essential components of influence.

Imagine that this is how you are seen by your key stakeholder: everyone trusts you as you manage your in-person and virtual teams. They know you have the finesse to handle the biggest challenges with grace and mastery. They know you are a reliable partner, even when the waves are high and you are against the wall, you are the go-to-person when things get tough.

Here is what got you there: you recognize that it’s not the technical issues, it’s the human side that sets you apart. And mastering the human side doesn’t just happen, it requires the same attention you have given your industry knowledge, your technical expertise and your PMP certification. This course focuses on just that: step up your influence and thereby step up your projects. 

In role-playing sessions, scenario discussions, quizzes and interactive games, you will practice key skills and start your journey toward influence mastery. You will apply yourself to real-world situations and cases; and in the process, transform your leadership and open new opportunities with customers, senior leaders, and your teams. This program combines advanced leadership skills with a practical how-to-guide to become more influential with all your stakeholders.

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What You Will Learn

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

  • Describe the cognitive, emotional, and social skills required to be an effective, trusted project manager
  • Recognize the factors that accelerate trust and identify specific ways to improve personal trustworthiness
  • Effectively engage with key stakeholders to reveal root cause issues and needs
  • Apply the dynamics of influence to achieve real results with the project team and others
  • Understand how to consistently elevate their role from service provider to partner to trusted adviser.

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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Seminar Instructor(s)


Josef Martens

A recovering scientist with a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge and several patents in high-tech, he has spent more than 20 years managing projects, working with clients and facilitating groups of all kinds and sizes. His focus for the last decade has been to help organizations dramatically improve their performance by accelerating the speed to innovate and supercharging the customer and employee experience. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, Josef addresses topics like the dynamics of innovation, customer experience, and the special leadership skills needed for expert-driven organizations.

Described by audiences as engaging, unconventional and extraordinary, he provides a toolkit to increase performance in any leadership or customer situation that is both practical and provocative. Josef is also the author of 50 Lessons on Innovation and the Creativity Fieldguide

Josef has conducted programs in over 30 countries across six continents. Josef has spoken for private sector companies, government agencies, associations and on the TEDx stage. His speaking skills have earned him the highest international designation of the National Speakers Association - and on rare occasions even his teenage children listen to him.

When Josef is not working, you can find him spending time with his two awesome sons, sailing the Chesapeake Bay or hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail.

Course Information

1 Day
13 October 2021


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