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Date Venue Fees
22 - 26 Apr 2024 London - UK $5,950
29 Jul - 02 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
02 - 06 Dec 2024 Amsterdam - The Netherlands $5,950
Course Description


This GLOMACS Building Collaboration Skills & Strategies for Projects’ training course addresses two fundamental challenges that face the project manager. Firstly, to build a collaborative environment in which all functions supporting the project are aligned towards achieving common project goals. Secondly, to align project goals with the long-range intention and strategies of the organization itself. To be successful, organizations must devise an effective strategy, and then effectively execute that strategy. Successful execution of strategy is achieved by great projects and great project managers in a collaborative environment.

This training course equips project professionals with a practical and widely used framework which can be used to optimally align projects and programs with organizational strategic objectives. Success is no longer achieved by ‘command and control’ but by collaboration across and outside the organization, often navigating and negotiating conflicting priorities. The training course takes a practical look at the critical collaborative tools necessary to deliver in this modern business environment. This will be achieved with a mixture of short theory blocks, backed up by many interactive exercises and role plays, to help you practice your newly learned skills in a safe learning environment.

This Building Collaboration Skills & Strategies for Projects Training Course will highlight:

  • Using a practical model to align projects with organizational vision
  • How to build an effective cross-functional collaborative team
  • The key communication skills necessary to build and maintain cross-functional relationships
  • Collaborative tools including Agile and Design-Thinking approaches
  • Leadership skills to navigate and negotiate cross-functional priorities


At the end of this Building Collaboration Skills & Strategies for Projects Training Course, you will learn to:

  • Develop a framework to align your project with organization strategy
  • Develop a collaborative environment for the project team
  • Use critical communication skills to build cross-functional collaboration
  • Apply the latest collaborative approaches, including Design Thinking and Agile
  • Use key leadership skills to negotiate collaborative relationships

Training Methodology

This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes many examples, case studies, interactive activities, exercises, Q&A sessions and learning from other participants. The aim is to learn practical tools, tips, methodologies and frameworks, as well as their underlying basis in good practice. The training course ends with practical planning as to application of the tools and skills learned

Organisational Impact

After the participants return from this Building Collaboration Skills & Strategies for Projects Training Course, typical benefits to the organization include:

  • Alignment of projects and programs with organizational strategic objectives
  • Collaborative teams working across the organization
  • Creation of team environments that both motivate and encourage innovation
  • Alignment of teams who may have conflicting objectives and priorities
  • Use of the most effective collaboration approaches, including Design Thinking and Agile
  • Project professionals able to apply the critical leadership and communication skills needed to build and maintain collaborative culture

Personal Impact

After attending the Building Collaboration Skills & Strategies for Projects Training Course, participants will be able to:

  • Align their projects with the objectives and goals of the organization
  • Work effectively with internal and external project contributors who may have conflicting objectives and priorities
  • Build an effective and collaborative team environment
  • Apply widely used approaches to innovation and design such as Design Thinking and Agile
  • Confidently apply key leadership skills such as negotiation and conflict resolution


The most successful organisations deliver results through cross-functional collaboration whether through projects or other transformation initiatives. This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will especially benefit:

  • Program, project and PMO personnel
  • Executives responsible for execution of organizational strategy
  • Any professional who needs to create and maintain cross-functional teams
  • People involved in transformation initiatives
Course Outline


Aligning Projects with Organizational Strategy

  • The importance of strategic execution
  • Overview of strategy
  • Mapping projects for alignment
  • Why collaborative approaches are necessary
  • Building a collaborative project environment


Building a Cross-Functional Collaborative Team

  • What is a high-performing team?
  • Structure and elements of a high performing team
  • The most important drivers of collaborative teams
  • Working with knowledge workers
  • Improving performance through leadership


Building Essential Communication Skills for Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • How to build great business relationships
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders
  • The skills of the expert communicator
  • How personality factors affect communications
  • Influencing and persuading
  • Building and maintaining trust


Collaborative Approaches

  • The importance of a customer-centric approach
  • Using collaborative tools to ensure a broad diversity of viewpoints and inputs
  • Using Design Thinking to innovate and rapidly prototype
  • Applying Agile approaches
  • Solving problems through collaborative approaches
  • Other tools for collaboration


Leadership Skills and Collaboration

  • Building strong cross-functional networks
  • Negotiating priorities
  • Resolving conflicts for a positive outcome
  • Influencing without authority
  • Building credibility
  • Organizational politics
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate with eligible Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) from National Registry of CPE Sponsor and Professional Development Units (PDUs) / Contact Hours from Project Management Institute (PMI®), will be awarded to the delegates
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