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Interpersonal Communication for Project Leaders

Successful Project Managers must be able to listen and communicate effectively with their teams and all levels of their organizations. It is important to understand communication needs across the project lifecycle, be able to assess a social situation, select an appropriate communication approach, and ultimately control the dialog to become effective at leading teams.

This course is part of the PMI Talent Triangle Fast Pass bundle and fulfills the Leadership segment (8 PDUs) of the PMI Talent Triangle for PMP credential holders.


  • Learn tactics and techniques to boost emotional intelligence
  • Understand different question types and when to use them effectively
  • Learn active listening approaches and various listening styles
  • Review the Merrill & Reid Social Styles for reference
  • Identify visual, auditory, and kinesthetic communication approaches
  • Learn how to use a problem-solving listening framework
  • Understand best practices around project communications

Length and Learning Modes

Live or Virtual Classes; 1 Day; Discounts available for teams and for private offerings.


Live Interpersonal Communication Course
Live: To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and team exercises throughout the course. Students can expect a high-level of participation
Virtual Interpersonal Communication Course
Virtual Classroom: 1 day of web-based eLearning with a live instructor.
In-House Interpersonal Communication Course
In-House: If you have 10 or more employees seeking training, we will deliver the course at your facility or in a private virtual session.

Development Units

This course has been approved by PMI for 8 PDUs.


This course is for any project manager looking to grow in their career by developing leadership and business acumen competencies in addition to their core project management skills.


  • Understand communications across the project lifecycle
    • Communicate B.E.F.O.R.E. your project begins
    • Set realistic expectations using the D.A.N.C.E. framework
    • Identify and assess organizational communication channels
    • Describe the stakeholder journey
  • Assess a social situation
    • Understand and use emotional intelligence
    • Practical application of the Merrill & Reid Social Styles
    • Determine the social status of participants
  • Select an appropriate communication approach
    • Identify stakeholder informational needs
    • Assess stakeholders as visual, auditory, or kinesthetic
    • Understand listening styles
    • Determine means of communications
  • Control the dialogue
    • Use correct question types
    • Actively listen
    • Interpret verbal, paraverbal, and nonverbal cues
    • Hermeneutics and Semiotics
Virtual PMI Talent Triangle Courses
Online - Central Standard Time (CST)
2022 PMI Talent Triangle Bundle
Aug 1,2,3
8:30am - 6:00pm CST
$795 USD/day or
$1,695 USD for all 3
$795 USD/day or
$1,695 USD for all 3
Oct 24,25,26
8:30am - 6:00pm CST
$795 USD/day or
$1,695 USD for all 3
$795 USD/day or
$1,695 USD for all 3
Virtual Classroom IC-TTWL Training
Online - Central Standard Time (CST)
2022 Virtual 1-Day Course
Aug 1
8:30am - 6:00pm
$395 USD
$795 USD
$395 USD   $795 USD
Oct 24
8:30am - 6:00pm
$395 USD
$795 USD
$395 USD   $795 USD

Are you unfamiliar with the PMI Talent Triangle? Here is a great article that talks through the PMI Talent Triangle in detail:

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