Construction Project Leadership and Organizational Management

Course description

This course presents a state-of-the-practice of leadership in construction project management. The course covers the overview of construction industry in particular to developing countries, leadership: a definition, principles of leadership, leadership theories, leadership styles; leader versus manager; attributes of a leader, leadership competencies in the construction industry; leadership and team building, characteristics of effective teams; ethical leadership; leading within the field of construction and design; considerations for creating a new organization; project organizational structure: organization charts, clients, contractors, and consultants. The primary objective of this training is to provide a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to improve each participant’s leadership and managerial skills in construction industry.

Course outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Explain why leadership is crucial in construction projects
• Recognize the differences between management and leadership attitudes
• Appreciate values and ethical issues relevant to leadership
• Identify construction project team and learn how to motivate them
• Identify ways of gaining leadership experience and skills to be an effective construction project leader
• Learn how to effectively lead and manage construction projects
• Learn how to avoid mistakes that construction project managers commonly committing in a leadership role
• Learn features of construction industry and legislative framework in particular to developing countries

Course contents

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🔽 1 h 02 min | Construction Industry
  • Major stakeholders in construction sector
  • Leadership style impacts on construction project success/failure
  • Construction industry landscape and evolutionary process
  • Factors for corruption in the construction sector value chain
🔽 0 h 59 min | Conceptual Definition and Basics of Leadership
  • Leadership and leadership effectiveness
  • Leadership defined in many different ways
  • Compare and contrast leadership and management
  • Roles and functions of leaders and managers
🔽 1 h 02 min | Leadership Theories and Applications to Construction Projects
  • Major eras in the study of leadership and their contributions to modern leadership
  • Leadership as an aspect of behavior and different styles of leadership
  • Fundamental aspects of managing and leading organizations
  • Common mistakes in project management
🔽 0 h 27 min | Case Study of Leadership in Mega Construction Projects
  • Principles of leadership in mega construction projects
  • Lessons learned in mega construction projects


This course includes:

    3 h 30 min recorded video

    Downloadable resources (books and articles)

    One year access

    Access on mobile and TV

    Advanced Level

    Certificate of completion


1 year of access
This course does not have any sections.
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