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Communication Skills for Project Managers

Become a better communicator | Est. Length: 2hrs

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Better Project Management through Better Communication is a short, one-hour course that takes a unique look at communication, at what causes communication to break down and how project managers can use communication to more effectively and efficiently move their projects along and more comfortably and confidently work with their project teams and stakeholders.

The course takes managers through a series of stories and scenarios to remind them of what makes managers strong, consistent and dependable communicators and provides them with exercises to help them better assess their individual communication strengths and weaknesses.

Course content:

Part 1: Why Project Managers don’t communicate

  • Communication Deficiency Syndrome (CDS)
  • Understanding CDS
  • 12 Steps to eliminating CDS

Part 2: What Project Managers can do to better handle communication breakdowns

  • Connectivity – the communication cycle (with workplace examples and exercise)
  • Connectivity – communication ‘disruptive interferences’ (noises)
  • 3 ways to reduce or eliminate noise

Part 3: What Project Managers can do to better communicate

  • 6+ tools to better control and monitor the flow of communication between Project Managers and their teams
  • What makes Project Managers outstanding communicators, part 1 – 3 things they do that others don’t (with workplace examples and exercises)
  • What makes Project Managers outstanding communicators, part 2 – definition

Who should take this course:

Project Managers

Estimated Course Length:

1hr video course

1hr exercises

Course Objective:

Once the course has been viewed and notes and exercises have been taken, project managers will have a much clearer idea of how they now communicate and what they’ll need to do to more wisely communicate in the future.


Your Instructor


Dr. David Pelton
Dr. David Pelton

Dr. David Pelton has been a professional communicator for over 40 years and has taught courses in communication and communication-related subjects for a number of national and international training/development organizations including PetroSkills, Energy Delta Institute (The Netherlands), The Learning Tree (Malaysia), Integrative Learning & Consulting, Ltd. (Singapore), and the Oxford Management Centre (UK/UAE), He is currently the Director of the Demosthenese Initiative and holds degrees from Cornell University, The New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Cincinnati, and has performed for – and spoken to – audiences in the United States, Central and Western Europe, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, The Ukraine, Africa, The Middle East, and Southeast Asia. He has taught at major colleges and universities and has been an active seminar/workshop trainer/facilitator for businesses in California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and in Angola, Canada, Australia, England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Wales, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Benin, and Nigeria.Today he is a member of numerous training institutes and societies and enjoys a national and international reputation as a communications consultant, lecturer, trainer, and coach.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does 12-month access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months as often as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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