Cours Advanced Leadership Development

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Leaders face unique challenges to keeping their team members motivated and aligned to the organisational or project’s strategy. This difficulty is often due to the difference between Leadership and Authority, Power and Influence. Also, as Leaders, we are confronted to a cruel dilemma: we can’t always force people to drive their actions in a certain way, we don’t necessarily hold the appropriate authority. Yet, we still need them to deliver, follow a certain path and some rules, and report on their progress.

We have then to find smoother ways to convince, lead and influence in order to move forward and make things happen.

If a direct authoritarian approach doesn’t work, a Leader has to use specific techniques to communicate, convince and lead her/his team members.

Leadership starts of course by one-self. Defining a strategy for yourself, with clear objectives and verify if your aims, resources and environment contribute effectively to your strategic personal objectives. Being clear about your own objectives and strategy will foster your Leadership position and give you the means to give sense and inspiration for others to follow you.

Learning Objectives

Develop and enhance the contributions you make to your organization by being able to:

  • Define objectives in order to empower and motivate their team members
  • Identify individual drivers to lead their team members
  • Use these individual drivers to commit and engage their team members
  • Identify resistance factors
  • Apply effective techniques to overcome any potential resistance.


Target group

This seminar is aimed to project, program, portfolio and lien or functional managers who want to fully contribute to their organization’s governance process by taking the responsibilities and shouldering the accountability expected from them.  It is tailored for participants who have some experience but want to achieve more in terms of the delivery of significant benefits and outcomes and improved stakeholder relationship management.


Seminar Leader

Olivier Lazar is an Organizational Governance consultant, coach and trainer, based in Geneva and New York and working globally. Graduate with a Master’s degree and an Executive MBA in Strategy, Project and Program Management from the Lille Graduate School of Management, and as well from the PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class 2013. Committed to the advancement of the profession, he’s Managing Partner at the ValensePalatine Group, Past President at the PMI® Switzerland Chapter, and currently sitting at the Chapter Members Advisory Group at PMI®.

With more than 15 years of Project and Program Management experience, both on the operational and consulting perspective, Olivier has worked in a large scope of industries, from Corporate Finance to Aerospace or from E-business to Pharmaceutical and Energy. He has been regularly published in professional press and has presented in number of PM conferences around the world, including PMI® Global Congresses in EMEA and North America, and is as well a Seminar Leader for PMI SeminarsWorld®.
He’s also one of the very few to hold five credentials from PMI®: PMP®, PgMP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP® and PMI-SP®.

Olivier’s leitmotiv lies in his conviction that sharing Knowledge is a major factor for global performance and common development, organizational and personal, as such, Olivier is also a member of the PMI® Educational Foundation Leadership Society, promoting Project Management as a Skill for Life. 

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