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Essential Communication Skills for All Project Managers

Managers and leaders at all levels of our organizations need to be great communicators. In fact, poor communication skills is one of the top factors that can hold you back from a senior promotion within your organization. Project managers and project leaders need to be great communicators.  This session will address 5 key best practices for essential communications skills for all project managers.

Key Learning points:

  • Learn the key 5 ingredients to great communications
  • Discover your own communication strengths and weaknesses
  • Pick up best practices for better communicating in any project environment


Speaker Biography

David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author and education advisor.

David’s career includes the creation and directing of a project management conference business: ProjectWorld and Project Summit, a training company, a software development firm, a speaker bureau, and a project management portal called and most recently, a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America.

He is currently the National Program Director for the Centres of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis with the Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University and the founder of the Masters Certificate in Project Management.

He is the author, co-author or ‘compiler’ of 7 books including: ‘The Power of The Plan’, two versions of ‘The Keys to Our Success’, ‘Leadership Perspectives’ and ‘7 Elements of Strategy Execution’.

About the Schulich-Lassonde Project Management Certificate for Engineers at York University

This unique nine-day course, designed by the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University, is based on SEEC’s highly regarded Masters Certificate in Project Management but is designed specifically for engineers and technologists. The tools and techniques shared in the course will help technology entrepreneurs, project managers, participants and technology leaders develop the knowledge and skills they need to ensure that small and large-scale projects are delivered on time, on budget and in line with stakeholder expectations. The course complies with the requirements of engineering professional development hours (90), and prepares participants for PMP certification (if they wish).

About Lassonde PD

Lassonde Professional Development (Lassonde PD) is integral to the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. Its mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities to Engineers, Technology Professionals and Entrepreneurs, to assist their careers and impact on society.

About SEEC

Schulich Executive Education Centre is a strategic business unit of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Our role within the school is to provide lifelong learning for the development of professionals and executives long after their full-time education has been completed and they are in the workforce.




Jun 28 2022


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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