Are you responsible for recruiting and managing people, want to do it brilliantly but unsure of the employment law knowledge you need to do it well? If so, our new workshop will help you understand your responsibilities, fundamental UK legislation, and how to access up to date information. We look at good practice for engagement through the lifecycle of people’s time with your organisation, particular things to consider when managing in a hybrid environment, and frameworks to help you be a great people manager. We can deliver this session in house, and are currently running as an open course – details here: https://www.thehubevents.com/training-courses/hr-essentials-people-managers
Our latest course is aimed at people who work at a Senior Leadership level who want space to think about how they are leading.
The session will support you in considering the organisational culture you are creating, how to ensure people are collaborating and able to innovate effectively, and you will gain an understanding of how to motivate and engage teams after a period of huge uncertainty.
You will be given assessment tools to use following the session that will allow you to critique your approach and gain feedback from your teams to ensure the approach you are taking is motivating and challenging whilst supportive.
We are currently running this as an open course for The Hub Events, (details below) and can also run this in-house as a full day or two half day sessions
This half day session will help you look at the choices you are making and understand how to use projects to turn your organisational aims and objectives into successful outcomes. You will leave the session with practical information and techniques you can implement immediately. I can deliver or adapt this session for your organisation and there are also public sessions inOctober and December – details here: https://hqnetwork.co.uk/events/where-strategy-meets-projects-how-to-bridge-the-gap-4/
As we are settling into a new reality, three main risks are emerging from our different ways of working that can impact on how your team and organisation is operating:
An impact on organisational culture, in particular with people’s well being and silo working.
Inability to experiment effectively
Lack of effective strategic decision making
We are designing new interactive online sessions for 2022 to focus on these key challenges, the sessions can be delivered as a modular programme, or adapted according to your organisational needs. The programme will allow you to critique your approach to leading your teams well in a hybrid world and will address all of these risks. We will use very recent research that looks at best practice in this area and give you practical feedback tools to shape your thinking. It is aimed at leaders, or those who wish to develop as leaders. If you are interested in knowing more, we would love to hear from you.
Many conversations with clients and when delivering training have shown that people are finding it difficult to run projects remotely in terms of missing those informal or spontaneous opportunities to communicate – ask questions, get advice, work together on a plan or gain visibility of their project. So I have put together a three hour online session for project managers/leaders or project teams who would like to collaborate and communicate more effectively when not everyone is in the same place. The session will share best practice, tips and techniques to explore how you can utilise the skills and strengths of remote/hybrid teams to benefit your projects.
Identifying problems and challenges
Benefits of a remote or hybrid team
Getting it right from the start – best practice for remote project teams
Agreeing communication norms
Building trust in your project team – key strategies to improve collaboration
Increasing project visibility
Planning a Ways of Working Charter with your project team
Managing competing demands and maintaining your focus
The session can be adapted to suit your organisation’s needs and can be held in house.
We are all working in new ways and dealing with unpredictable situations, which makes managing our everyday work even more challenging. This half day virtual interactive session gives you space to explore where things are going wrong, gives practical information and offers techniques and best practice to help you manager your every day work. The session is for anyone who wants to improve the way they plan and prioritise work, and will help bring focus to make your day less overwhelming and more productive.
The session covers:
Six domains of resilience
Working out what is essential – defining priorities
Outlining the scope of your work
Producing a realistic plan
Linking tasks to resource – tips and tools
Contingency planning – and keeping a focus on core priorities when things change
Managing competing demands
Learning to say no – leaving space for innovation
The session can be delivered in house, and adapted for your needs, and it is also being run as a public session.
It has been quite a year for Causeway – from having to cancel all face to face training bookings from March, to adapting every course for online and writing new courses to fit the new ways we need to work. Thanks so much to our loyal clients, our business is surviving and thriving. It’s almost time to take a deep breath at the end of this turbulent year for everyone. Let us know if we can help your organisation choose and implement projects successfully in the new year. Thanks again and hope you get time to relax and reflect before the new year begins.
Extensive training of project managers has shown me that, however skilled an individual project manager is, there are often systemic reasons why projects fail. This new course is for organisational leaders – those who might sit on a project board or steering group, who are (or about to be) project sponsors.
The session looks at aligning projects with organisational strategy, and assessing them to make the right choices. It also clarifies project roles and responsibility, and looks at guidance, reporting and assurance through the phases of a project.
Take a look and please get in touch if you would like to discuss running this for a team in your organisation. Details here: Where Strategy meets Projects