Leadership and Soft Skills in projects

Are you still working in a group or are you part of a team? Projects are social systems. Understanding and shaping this system is crucial for the project’s success. Role clarification is a key success factor for project teams. In successful teams all participants have a high level of social competence in terms of communication, giving feedback, shaping (virtual and intercultural) cooperation, motivation or conflict management. The positive leadership for projects model offers a tool to help develop a team into a high-performance team.

You want to

  • Optimally define and enforce your role in the project
  • Increase your success rate in challenging projects

You need

  • Procedures to create a working environment that enables motivation, creativity and personal responsibility

You bring

  • Experience as a specialist or leader in a project
  • A completed training such as "Project Management Methodology and Instruments" at BWI or equivalent previous training
  • A case study from your own practice, which can be worked on in the seminar
  • Openness to discuss even challenging situations
  • Willingness to actively participate and discuss situations on both the factual and personal level

You learn to:

  • Apply the appropriate management style
  • Give constructive feedback
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your project organization using the Belbin® Team Role Model and you will receive personally structured feedback
  • Recognize resistance and conflict and be able to deal with them effectively
  • Develop your team into a high-performance team using the Positive Leadership for projects model

Topics covered by the seminar

  • Stakeholder management and force field analysis
  • Clarification of roles
  • Management models, situational management style, motivation and power factors
  • Positive leadership in projects
  • Personal communication
  • Team development
  • High Performance Teams
  • Effective design of project roles
  • Belbin® Team roles
  • Constructive feedback methods: difference between evaluation and impact
  • Conflict management: conflict diagnosis and conflict resolution
  • Dealing with change

Methods used

  • The seminar conveys the contents by using short presentations on the theory and practical examples to show it in practice
  • The important topics are worked on, with deeper analysis done in small groups
  • The seminar is conducted in classroom training, which allows an interactive exchange between the participants

Coaching included in the seminar price

It is easier to transfer what has been learnt into everyday life if you have someone to reflect on a topic of interest. Therefore, we include one hour of coaching in the seminar. The coaching must be used within two months after the seminar.

Qualification IPMA Certification

The internationally recognised certifications in project management according to the IPMA® guidelines demonstrate mastery of the three areas of competence practices, context and people. Attending the two seminars "Methodology and Instruments" and "Leadership and Team" provides an ideal basis for successful certification according to the current IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB4). The textbook "Handbook Projectmanagement - agile, classical and hybrid", used in the training, covers all topics relevant for IPMA certification. The selection and combination of the topics in the seminar is based on the requirements of IPMA®.


You will receive documents in digital form, which can be accessed in your personal login area on the BWI homepage.

Christian Bachmann
Patrick Schneider
Max. Teilnehmer
3 days
2950 CHF
Since it is easier to learn with a familiar face: Bring your best colleague from the company and benefit from a 10% discount from the second participant onwards.

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