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SPRING 2018 PDD - From a Good Project Manager to a Great Leader
Tuesday 24 April 2018, 07:30am - 04:00pm
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2018 Spring Professional Development Day:

From a Good Project Manager to a Great Leader


Today’s organizations are looking for tomorrow’s leadership team.  As a good project manager, the next step in your career could very well take you to this next level: senior leadership. 

But how do you get there?   What will it take to get your career to this next level?   How can you move from a management position to one of a leader: a senior leader within your industry or elsewhere?

This interactive session will put aside the skills and knowledge you need to have to be a good project manager and focus on what you need to be a great leader.

Over the course of the day we will explore the gaps between our skills, knowledge and professional attributes and those of famous and local leaders.   In the process we will be develop our new professional strategic plan.  Topics, discussions and exercises will include: strategic planning, Key leadership attributes, leadership styles, how leaders think and work, understanding the business, communicating like a leader, messaging like a leader and more.   

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers of all levels who want to create a roadmap to the future
  • PMPs and want-to-be PMPs


  • The Foundation
    • What’s the Difference between Management and Leadership?
    • How do I get there?
    • What do Great Leaders Look Like?
      • Knowledge
      • Skills
      • Attributes
    • Where to I stand in these areas compared to the best?
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Styles
  • Decision Making
  • Communicating
  • Connecting with People

What other PMI members have said about this workshop:

“I attended David Barrett’s training “From A Good Project Manager To A Great Leader” and was very pleased with the material covered, his approach and the very relevant exercises presented.  Transitioning from PM to a great leader requires a choice and David’s training is a great first choice for any professional considering the move!” Ed Semmes, President Elect, PMI North Alabama Chapter

"I have been working with David Barrett for the past few years in my various roles within PMI New Brunswick. We had the pleasure of having David be the keynote speaker at our inaugural Professional Development event in New Brunswick, as well, David hosted a very interactive and intriguing full day workshop on Leadership skills and fundamentals for our group.
Donald E. Moore, MBA, PMP
Past President of PMI New Brunswick

I really got a lot out of your workshop today and enjoyed myself more than I have in a long time in such a forum.  Thanks so much for helping to reenergize me and “put the fire back into the belly. Henry Lesesne, PMP, Fulcrum Business Consulting

“One of the best leadership seminars I have ever attended”   Dan Ritter, Esco Communications Inc.

“I really loved the group interaction and the many real-life examples.  David was a great presenter with a good flow of information all day”   Vadhu Kandula, Fiserv

“Great content & great balance of presentations and breakout activities”  Rita Fronczaic, Whirlpool Corp.

 “I am excited to implement what I have learned about my leadership style and start planning for the future” Pal Ditlser, Elkhart Brass Manufacturing

“Very Engaging and thought provoking”  Timothy Brumbaugh

I loved all the real-life examples that David provided throughout the day. This was a just in time workshop that will change the way I approach both my professional and personal life. This will change the way I communicate with my peers, my customers and my leadership. Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Laurie Littleton, USAA, San Antonio Texas.

Thank you so much for the fantastic information on leadership. I especially valued your insight on creating a personal professional development plan. I also greatly appreciated your suggestions on ways to connect with teams, loved the walkabout idea. Thank you for growing our leadership ability through this course and your wisdom


Workshop Presenter

DBarrettDavid Barrett is a professional speaker specializing in project leadership, corporate leadership and strategy execution.  He is an author of 4 books, a weekly blogger and the author of ‘The Weekly One Minute Video Series”.  

David is the founder and National Program Director for the Centre of Excellence in Project Management at York University in Toronto, Canada.  He was the founder and Managing Director of ProjectWorld Canada, Business Analyst and Project Summit USA and the founder and Executive Editor of and

David currently working on his 5th book on strategy execution, a new project management event called PMTalks and a speakers’ bureau called Project Speakers Network.



Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Registration Time

7:30 - 8:00 AM (Continental Breakfast included)


Workshop Start Time

8:00 AM (Stretch breaks and a luncheon are included.)

Workshop End Time

4:00 PM


Classics V

2425 Niagara Falls Boulevard

Amherst, New York 14228




Time Frame



Member Group

Non-Member Group


2/5/18 to 2/21/18






2/23/18 to 3/23/18






3/24/18 to 4/20/18












 *** Notice:  Advance registration is available through 4/20/18. After that time, registration will be available at the door for any remaining spots on a first come basis.


7 PDUs will be available for attendees of the full 1 day session:  4 PDUs for Strategic and Business Management, 3 PDUs for Leadership. Based on PMI policy you will need to register for your own PDUs in each category separately. 

Provide #: C080 PMI Buffalo Chapter

PDU Code: C08020180424

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