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Hands-on Workshop & Practical Seminar

Advanced Workshop:
New Manager & Team Leader (Part II)

Focusing on Strength Deployment, Leadership Opportunities, and Career Growth

Ottawa-Gatineau Campus (Canada)
May 28-29, 2015
15-minute drive from Ottawa-Centre
An hour flight from LaGuardia, NYC

Président Desjardins
R & D, Leader en Sciences et en technologie
(témoignages en anglais)
Nouveaux gestionnaires et chefs d'équipe en technologie, défense, petites entreprises et gouvernements
(témoignages en anglais)
Adjoints administratifs, secrétaires exécutifs et adjoints à la haute direction
(témoignages en anglais)

"Practical Tools and skills to enhance work relationships (teamwork, managing) and raise awareness of how individuals can affect each other, impact goals, enhance efficiency and secure positive change."
Zoë McPherson, Project Team Leader
Redesign & Business Process Development, CRA

The Growing Demands

This intensive 2-day program takes you beyond the skills acquired in the first seminar, with further tools solid techniques and practical knowledge to make sound decisions, unleash your potential and accelerate your progress toward a greater success. The objective is to fully utilize your potential to excel as a coach and competent manager for individual and team success, and in the interest of your organization.

By applying the newly acquired skills, you will be able to improve your performance, identify new strengths, prepare for the unexpected, take reasonable risks, gain more professional freedom, and systematically chart your future, using a proven Gestalt approach. You will also learn to get the information and intelligence you need to make important decisions quickly and in a fraction of the time it takes with widely used search techniques. This 2-day workshop and its 3-day prerequisite (New Manager &Team Leader Workshop) provide, in five intensive days, the skills that require years of experience by learning management on the job.

Important: This program is in high demand. Please register early.

Message from the Workshop Leader
Detailed Outline for Part II - 2 days - 1.5 CEU
1. How to Create Better Value and Prompt Decisions
  • How to get the external information you need faster
  • Three instruments to successfully manage change
  • Applications to personal growth

2. Advanced Session on Strength Deployment

  • How to find and capitalize on your competencies both in normal and under-crisis situations
  • Strength deployment exercise; instructor feedback

3. Sharing Experience from the First Seminar

  • Participants who had the opportunity to apply the competencies and tools learned in the first session will share and discuss in teams their experience related to managing difficult people, team building, conflict resolution, motivation and delegation

4. Effective Coaching for Peak Performance

  • Critical success factors for managers & team leaders
  • How to coach your team to get exceptional results

5. Practical Lessons from Exemplary Leaders

  • Carly Fiorina's journey from invoicing clerk to president (12 years):
    • Challenges, learning journey, initiatives, failures and practical lessons for team leaders and aspiring counterparts
  • How a front-line team leader in B.C. turned diversity from a major perceived threat into productive force and a success story
  • How to build a high-performing team in a strongly unionized workplace
    • Exemplary leadership in Gander: Review and update
  • Issues facing women and minorities: Sarina Russo

6. Road Map to Take Full Control of Your Career

  • How to set and validate your mission, vision, and a balanced portfolio of goals and priorities
  • Life and career planning: A step-by-step road map

7. Best Sources for Ongoing Improvement

Books, Hand-outs & Other Course Materials of Exceptional Value

As a participant, you will receive cutting-edge practical course materials, most of which are not available elsewhere. These include

  • A. P. Martin's book: Harnessing the Power of Intelligence (247 pages)
  • Herbert Shepard's book: Essence of a Proactive Life: 2 Practical essays on Life & Career Planning (32 pages);
  • A practical workbook with comprehensive chapters on the topics discussed in the class;
  • SDI tool to help you capitalize on your strengths under normal and difficult situations negotiate better and effectively manage conflicts;
  • Management Road Maps (Harvard University Global System)
  • An advanced essay on risk management
  • The latest Harvard&erg; Planner and Harvard Wall Planner.
Prerequisite to Admission

This workshop is exclusively designed for the alumni of PDI New Manager &amo; Team Leader - Part I.
Other candidates require a graduate degree in business administration (MBA) and a written permission from the workshop leader.

Workshop Leader: A. P. Martin

Alain Paul Martin coaches team leaders, and executives and teaches strategy, risk management, principled negotiation, project management, and leadership. Prior to presiding over PDI, he held managerial positions in operations research and systems development at Du Pont (petrochemicals), Domtar (construction and pulp & paper)and Bombardier Aerospace. He has also managed a variety of international projects including telecommunications, airport security, R&D, mergers & acquisitions, CBC news-coverage evaluation, and the strategic turnaround of a national financial institution.

Alain is also a former Faculty Member of the Graduate Business School of the University of Quebec where he taught Strategy, Risk and Management of Change in the Project Management Master's Degree Program. He has advised the Director General of UNESCO on restructuring and renewal, and has served as executive member of the non-partisan Committee of the Prime Minister of Canada on Government Reform. His presentation titled "Building a Great Nation and Governing in a World of Surprise Events" was attended by the Prime Minister of Canada, Cabinet ministers and legislators, among others.

In 2003 and 2004, he developed and delivered an advanced risk management workshop for senior managers, team leaders and senior engineers assigned to nuclear-power projects. He has also advised a task force integrating into a single organization five agencies mandated to protect investors, maintain the integrity of the securities markets, and regulate financial institutions.

Mr. Martin is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School where he studied entrepreneurship. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Concordia University. His training background includes eBusiness and management of change at MIT, team building and people skills at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and principle-based negotiation and mediation at the Harvard Law School.

Alain has invented the Harvard Business Planner and developed Harvard University Global System - a practical framework comprising management tools and road maps on human intelligence, issue analysis, strategy, risk and project management. He has coached trainers in advanced time management. He has also been recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for ""his outstanding contribution to the state-of-the-art of project management".

More about the workshop leader

Duration, Locations, Fees and CEU Value
  • Duration: 2 days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
  • Value in Continuing Education Units: 1.5 CEU
  • Locations:
    • Canada: PDI Conference Center in Ottawa-Gatineau National Capital area. Free parking. Directions available at www.executive.org/directions
    • Call us for U.S. locations in Cambridge (MA) and New York (NY).
  • Tuition Fees:
    • Fees include books, hand-outs, road maps and other course materials of exceptional value (see above), a daily continental breakfast, a light luncheon plus hot and soft drinks twice a day.
    • Regular fees: Regular fees: $1095; Government: $1045. Add taxes for non tax-exempted participants
    • Group fees for 3 or more delegates registering for the same session at the same time:
      $995 per participant. Add taxes for non tax-exempted participants
Hotel Accommodation for Out-of-Town Participants

For overnight accommodation, several hotels are located within 10 to 20-minute drive including Hilton, Ramada Inn, Westin, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Marriott, Sheraton, Delta, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, Cartier Place Suite Hotel, Lord Elgin Hotel, and Minto Place Suite Hotel. Click here for detailed information about hotels.

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 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.

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 uniform.

You will be reminded the first day to dress the way you feel most comfortable for a photo session the next morning.

Although every effort will be made to ensure a pleasant learning environment including a suitable temperature, we recommend you bring a sweater or a jacket to the classroom as individual comfort zones differ and sudden variations in the weather can temporarily affect air conditioning.

Also please kindly refrain from using strong fragrances during the session in order to accommodate your fellow participants who suffer from asthma.

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