This is not a Training program, it is coaching designed to deliver a transformation and cultural change – a mind-shift experience. The Project Professionals and Transformation Leaders who embark on this journey will come away with more than simply new skills, they will come away with a different mindset.
In Martial Arts, the principle of Shu-Ha-Ri is well established. This translates to “first learn, then detach, and finally, transcend”. The participants in this course will be selected because they already know the rules, and how to apply the rules. This program will empower them to achieve mastery of the rules – to transcend the rules and positively disrupt by knowing when to break the mould when the mould is not good enough for the challenge they face. This program, will inspire your team to learn, challenge, and explore – not just regurgitate the content.
Project Management is constantly evolving. The Program Provider (Aspira) plays a leadership role in the Project Management Institute (PMI®) internationally. Aspira is also part of the largest Entrepreneurial community worldwide – the International Entrepreneur of the Year Alumni. With this unique insight into both PM and the Entrepreneur world, Aspira has developed a range of offerings to promote the Entrepreneurial Project Management mindset.
We plan to deliver a thoughtful, enjoyable, productive, challenging, rewarding, and memorable program, that will deliver huge value to the participants.
Module: Leading a customer-centric culture – To be able to apply 3 tools with customers, project teams, and stakeholders:
- Conduct empathy interviews.
- Create rich Personas of customers.
- Develop a customer journey of their experience.
- Customer Journey – User Stories, exploration of a Case Study that sets out the Critical Success Factors that ultimately drive customer centricity in a transformation program.
Ownership and Commitment
Module: Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives.
- To be able to critically review and assess one’s own ability to develop and lead teams to achieve organizational goals and objectives and to assess the effectiveness of one’s own organisation in measuring team performance against organisational goals and objectives.
- To be able to evaluate the role of leadership in helping teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives.
- To implement changes to one’s own leadership style to more effectively develop and lead project and program teams.
Module 1: Understanding Risk Appetite & Tolerance.
- For the individual to identify if their proposed actions are within the risk appetite and risk tolerance parameters of the organisation.
- To be able to know how to deal with scenarios where the level of risk threatens to exceed those parameters.
Module 2: Seeing the Future – The Pre-Mortem
- To learn to gain perspective hindsight for the project
- To be able to catch challenges before they become bigger problems
Module: Prioritisation – Making Tough Choices.
- To be able to identify the set of analytical thinking competencies required to reach an objectively justifiable priority decision.
- To be able to communicate the priority call in a positive manner so that the net performance of the organisation improves, and value is created rather than depleted.
Module: Influence without Authority.
- To successfully influence key stakeholders, using a constellation of capabilities from networking and coalition building to persuading and negotiating.
- To cooperate in the successful delivery of projects and programs.
Module: Developing Trust – How to Build Trust in Others and in Yourself.
- To become self-aware and recognise the inherent biases that determine how we develop trust and earn the trust of others.
- To be able to consciously behave in a manner that will build authentic trust across the team.
Module 1: “Myers-Briggs Exploration of Individual and Group dynamics.”
- Understand your own MBTI type and what this means in both your private and professional life.
- Discover different approaches in people relating to where you focus your attention, absorb information, make decisions and deal with the outside world.
Module 2: Emotional Intelligence (Empathetic Leadership & Psychological Safety)
- To be able to define the four domains of Emotional Intelligence and to identify personal strengths and weaknesses in these domains.
- To understand the value of fostering psychological safety in teams as a key factor in successful teamwork.
Module 1: Recovering a Troubled Project.
- To be able to examine the factors that differentiate a project that should be recovered from a project that should be canceled.
- To provide the toolset that enables the Recovery Project manager to reset the project team’s performance in a way that will satisfy stakeholders.
Module 2: Working in Global Teams – Culture.
- To become self-aware of one’s own biases, and to become aware and sensitive as to how to interpret others’ behaviours, with a view to improving communication and collaboration when working in global teams.
Module 3: Business Model Innovation – The Power of New Models to Deliver Transformation.
- To be able to identify, plan, measure and track benefits from the start of a Program or project investment until realisation of the last projected benefit, ensuring alignment with the strategic goals and objectives of the organisation’s strategic goals.
Module: Leader as a Coach – How to Coach Others.
- Understand the benefits and purpose of coaching, and how questions trigger different brain responses.
- Know the difference between using coaching questions versus being a coach, and when a coaching stance is useful or not.
- Appreciate the importance of listening, silence, and non-verbal cues in a coaching stance.
- Experience and apply a simple coaching framework such as awareness/choice / trust (Timothy Gallwey) with related questions.
Module: Learning to Learn – Developing Intellectual Curiosity.
- Cultivating curiosity.
- Using qualitative insights in projects.
- Cultivating this mindset within team members.
Module: Mentorship / Coaching Sessions.
- The goal is to be of service to the PMs as they pinpoint some key areas for their Professional Development.