Project leadership involves the understanding and alignment to organizational strategy and vision. This course will discuss the strategic planning process at both the oranizational and project level. In today's matrix and cross-functional environments, project managers and team members often face the challenge of gaining commitment and cooperation of individuals outside their authority. You will gain knowledge about your own influencing style and how to improve your influence skills, especially in situations where you have no positional authority. You may also be required to frequently cooperate and communicate across functions, distance and cultures. Core skills for accomplishing this, and all the other topics, will be taught with case studies, exercises and discussion. Terminology, processes and definitions, where appropriate follow the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This is a virtual class. Within 5 days of registration, you will receive an email from the instructor containing links to the virtual classroom. You will need a stable internet connection, and will log in at the same time each week, and receive live instruction.