Unique in North-America, this exclusive certificate is awarded to the participants who have successfully completed this Hands-on Project-Management Workshop.
"I found the course content, your presentation and the group-interaction discussions stimulating real-life cases very enlightening. The learning of a new material surprised me because I have 28 years of industrial experience and held a corporate position for 8 years... Your course, because of its thorough analysis of the issues, will be useful to researchers considering entrepreneurship."
Noel P. Mailvaganam
Principal Research Officer
National Research Council
"Companies like PDI... set the highest standards of quality in product and services. I am sure I speak for others at Boeing when I say it is good to have you as an ally."
"Alain Paul Martin is a true authority on the subject of risk, complexity reduction and the transfer of universal skills. At some of the darkest hours in leading complex projects and managing global risks, I turn to Alains methodologies clearly laid out in his seminal book Harnessing the Power of Intelligence, Counter-Intelligence & Surprise Events. It is like the Physicians Desk Reference for strategists and practitioners alike.
Alain is a masterful public speaker and he captivated an audience of fellow HBS alumni and guests when I hosted him at the French Embassy in Washington. Alain receives my highest praise."
Dante A. Disparte
Founder and CEO at Risk Cooperative
Co-Author Global Risk Agility and Decision Making
President, Harvard Business School Club, Washington (DC)
"I enjoyed acquiring new ideas in strategy formulation, negotiation skills and leadership. The exercises and simulations gave a good hands-on practice."
Director General, Space Systems
Canadian Space Agency
Note: Mr. Sachdev took Strategy, Negotiation, Leadership and 4 out of the 5-day Advanced Project-Management Workshop
"The tools and strategies provided by this course will be of practical use in all aspects of my work! Powerful tools delivered by a leading-edge instructor! Many thanks!"
Carl Finniss, Project Manager
Customs & Revenue Agency
"I found this to be a content-rich course with a real-world focus. It has changed the way I approach strategic thinking and has significantly added to my risk and negotiation tool chest."
Mark Maltais, Manager
Risk Assessment, CDIC
"Excellent value for a senior manager."
Col. Tom Lawson
Department of National Defence
"Alain Martin's real-life examples and experience add so much value to the learning experience that it made the learning material much easier to understand."
IT Project Manager
"Project Management was the first seminar I took with Alain Martin. I have since participated in five workshops led by Alain who has, for over 10 years in two companies I have presided (Desjardins and SAAQ), delivered excellent in-house executive-development seminars applying Harvard University Global System™ tools in risk and project management, strategy formulation, principled-negotiation skills, management of change and exemplary leadership.
Our senior executives and their teams have acquired invaluable competitive skills and instruments for project leadership, planning, progress control and impact evaluation. I strongly recommend Alain's workshops. Because of their immediate relevance to the real world, Alain's in-house sessions were a resounding success."
President, Desjardins and SAAQ (ret'd)
"Very focused seminar on practical and innovative tools that are of great value and are uniquely delivered."
Wassim Labaki, President & Chief Engineer
Advanced Manufacturing Processes
"The most thought-provoking and insightful sessions on management issues I have seen in 25 years of military and public service experience."
Sr. Project Manager
Aircraft Certification, Transport Canada
"As a new supervisor, this workshop gave me more practical tools to achieve my mission."
Supervisor, Technical Training
"Very interesting and fast paced! Not a dull moment."
Team Leader, Financial Planning, EDC
"All managers should take this seminar. Everything we touched on will be great help to me."
Roger Provost, Ice Services Specialist
Weather and Environmental Prediction Services
"An extremely unique and valuable course with great new tools that can be broadly applied."
Chief, NHQ Computing Facilities, CIC
"Excellent program; good use of examples. Alain uses his very diverse knowledge base to focus the principles of this risk and project-management seminar."
Dr. Keith Garel
Senior Project Manager
Nuclear Feeder Integrity Project
Ontario Power Generation
"Mr. Martin tirelessly invests his energy to leverage his successes and networks into solutions that have a direct, positive impact on the poor
Mr. Martins management background and extensive experience in advising global leaders, alongside his motivation to eradicate poverty and its ill effects, qualify him to make a uniquely valuable contribution to addressing inequity on a societal level. With demonstrated skills in entrepreneurship, negotiation, and issue analysis, he is precisely the sort of thoughtful, versatile leader we need to advocate on behalf of the poor and underserved."
Prof. Paul E. Farmer, MD, PhD
Chair, Global Health & Social Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Global Health Equity, Brigham and
Co-founder, Partners In Health
"I was privileged to work with Alain Paul Martin at Harvard University, attend his lectures and provide technical support for his research on complexity reduction.
Alain cares deeply about the students he mentors, Harvard staff and his Advanced Leadership colleagues. He is passionate about social justice. His compassion for the less privileged is genuine. Candid to share his mistakes, he welcomes critical scrutiny of his work, listens, validates and acts on suggestions.
A model leader and educator with a touch of humility and captivating public speaker!"
Cochise Pearson, M.Ed.
President, Ivy Scholars Success
Senior Consultant, Harvard University
Executives who completed Negotiation Excellence, Team Leadership and Project Management
Vice-President, global IT company: Participated in 4 workshops. Applied HUGS for 6 years
Director of Engineering (global mining company): Participated incProject Management and Negotiation Excellence Seminars: Used HUGS for 9 years
CEO, Large banking conglomerate (Staff: 48,000): Participated in 5 workshops. Used HUGS for 8 years
Planned in Boston, New York and Canada
and Mandarin Shipped Worldwide
Road Maps, Checklists & Posters for executives, negotiators, team leaders and executive assistants on Strategy, Risk, Negotiation, Project & Time Management
Resources, Risks, Cost, Changes and Close-Out with Harvard University Global System™
The objectives of this intensive workshop are to provide you with the competencies, best practices, proven techniques and tools to set realistic goals and deliverables, allocate scarce resources; estimate time and costs (budget, commitment and cash-flow); select review milestones based on risk and context rather than a chronological control frequency. You will hone your skills to integrate the plan and validate current performance with earned-value management (EVM). Thus, you can prudently predict the trend and firmly control progress by recognizing early warning signs of delays and cost overruns, exploring corrective actions, managing change and delivering excellent results (final deliverables’ quality, time, cost, net value, team commitment, client trust) or seeking a graceful exit, when it is in the client's best interest.
WHY IS THIS WORKSHOP UNIQUE?
This workshop is practical by virtue of three unique features:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Project management is a team endeavor, the more competencies in the art and science of project management within a team, the higher the synergy and the competitive advantage for the organization. That is why the greatest project managers empower their team with the proven skills and best practices in project management. We, therefore garantee, that project leaders and every member of your project team, including functional managers, client representatives and executive assistants, can immensely benefit from this hands-on workshop.
Participants come from business, trade associations, foundations and governments. Candidates seeking the Project-Management Professional’s certification or already possess a PMP designation will discover new ways to improve their planning and progress-control performance. Guaranteed!
WORKSHOP LEADER: Alain Paul MARTIN
A Harvard Fellow (Advanced Leadership) educated in the science and practice of strategy, negotiation and team leadership (Harvard Business and Law Schools, Concordia, MIT), Alain Martin is a board member in the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. He works mostly behind the scene to improve innovation quality, capacity and velocity by coaching executives, team leaders, scientists, negotiators, marketers, lawyers, intelligence analysts and executive assistants. An inventor who held patents (USA, Canada, Japan), Alain is the Chief Architect of Harvard University Global System™, the innovative framework and toolkit applied in strategy formulation, project management and products/service incubation, design, prototyping, development, production, value extraction and client retention.
Alain has advised two prime ministers of Canada (4 years), the UNESCO's Director General, the CEOs of biotechnology
firms (BiokPlus), financial institutions (Desjardins community bank and casualty-insurance subsidiary for 10 years)
and progressive unions (APOC-AOPC). He held risk- and IT-management positions at Du Pont, Bombardier, Domtar and
CBC-SRC and Agriculture Canada where he worked with Dr. Brian Morrissey on the incubation of the Canadian Food
Inspection Agency. He led international capital projects (CIDA, World Bank) and was twice a faculty
member at the University of Quebec where he taught negotiation and change management in the M.Sc. and MGP
Alain graduated in Commerce (Quantitative Methods) from Concordia University and is a Harvard Business Schools
alumnus in entrepreneurship (OPM, 1997-1999). He fine-tuned his skills in management of change and social psychology
at MIT and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He is also certified to teach negotiation in the corporation by Harvard
Law School where he was privileged to learn from Robert Mnookin,
Lawrence Suskind, Bill Ury, Bruce Patten and the late Roger Fisher.
Alains pro-bono work focuses on funding and providing advice to advance health, education and poverty reduction. He is a founding sponsor of Roger Fisher House, a conflict-resolution catalyst that is now part of Mercy Corps. He is an Advisory Board Member of both Social Hearts (Japan) and New Yorks Build Academy (formerly Open Online Academy) for global education in architecture, engineering and construction. Inspired by Drs. Jim Kim and Paul Farmer, Alain led the creation of Partners in Health Canada by mobilizing resources to (a) incorporate PIH as a charitable organization; (b) link PIH to strategic allies and philanthropies; (c) host funding events and (d) manufacture and deliver a fuel truck for PIH clinics in Haiti. He led funding projects for the victims of Haiti's earthquake, Japan's Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and Hurricane Sandy (with the support of French Embassy in Washington). He also orchestrated initiatives for CHEO Childrens Hospital, Food Banks, Canada Without Poverty and led three times Harvards Global Month of Service.
WORKSHOP OUTLINE (2 CEU)
1. Project-Scope Definition: Project Charter
2. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
3. Who Is Doing What: Harvard® Responsibility Chart
4. The Complete Risk-Management Cycle
5. Scheduling, Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6. Implementation: 360° Tools and Best Practices
7. Synthesis and Conclusion: Exemplary project leadership
OUTSTANDING COURSE MATERIALS OF LASTING VALUE
A total attention to quality is featured in the versatile course materials from the success stories, the pre-readings, the exercises and case studies to the most practical toolkit and attractive and durable Harvard® road maps. The following is a list of the course materials and practical instruments that are invaluable in accelerating the learning process and the acquisition of lasting project-management skills.
Fees include books, hand-outs, road maps and other course materials of exceptional value (see above), and a daily continental breakfast plus hot and soft drinks during the morning and afternoon pauses, but exclude hotel accommodation (if required).
REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION PROCEDURES
How to Register: Please register, online, call us weekdays (9 AM - 4:30 PM EDT) at +1 819-772-7777; toll free in the USA and Canada: 1-800-HARVARD or send a fax and pay in advance by cheque or credit card.
Send your cheque payable to: The Professional Development Institute PDI Inc.
Cancellation Policy: Participants registering as a group must send substitutes in lieu of cancelling. For other clients, cancellations are accepted if made at least 10 working days prior to the course, and are subject to a $150 service charge per person. Full fees are payable by anyone who fails to attend or cancels less than 10 working days prior to the session. One substitution or transfer to a later course of the same duration is accepted.
WORKSHOP LOCATIONS AND HOTEL ACCOMODATION
BRING THIS WORKSHOP YOUR ORGANIZATION
We deliver in-house versions of this workshop worldwide to business and governments, NGOs and bar
associations and other societies. We would be delighted to work together with your team anywhere. Ask us
for a proposal based on the number of participants, the seminar duration and a selection of cutting-edge
course materials and case studies most applicable to your environment.
HOW TO LIST THIS WORKSHOP ON YOUR RESUME
Participants certified to have successfully meet the workshop pre-requisites and have completed every learning module of this professional-development program can include it in their resume providing they list it exactly as indicated below in multiple lines or in a single contiguous string.
Hands-on Project-Management Workshop
Practical Skills, Best Practices, Proven Techniques
and Harvard University Global System™ Tools
Led by Alain Paul Martin
The provider: The Professional Development Institute
City and date, e.g. Cambridge (MA), May 14-16, 2018
PERSONAL COMFORT, DRESS CODE and PHOTO SESSION
The dress code is business casual at your discretion. Trust your judgment. When
unsure, err on the side of caution. If overdressed, you can remove a tie or a
jacket and roll up your sleeves. Members of the Canadian Forces and the U.S.
defense community can, at their discretion, either dress casually or keep the
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