Managing projects in health and social care (Birmingham)
Managing projects is about managing change. With the pressure to deliver more for less, effective project management is essential in the complex world of modern social and health care. The keynotes are quality and efficiency.
From large procurement and commissioning projects down to smaller-scale activities such as setting up local support centres or running well-being campaigns, we see project management in action every day. Project management is not some esoteric art but is now an essential part of the social sector professional tool kit.
This workshop will provide delegates with the practical techniques, skills and resources that they need to deliver high-quality projects of any size, on time and on budget.
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Project skills are in high demand and short supply across the world, so this is a great opportunity to strengthen your knowledge whilst boosting your career opportunities.
Practical examples and case studies will be used, based on real life projects.
Using practical examples and “real” projects, the training sessions explore the following topics: -
- What is project management?
- Challenges to managing projects in health and social care and in your particular organisational and operational context
- Why projects succeed and fail
- The project manager’s role
- “Jargon busting” - breaking down the language barrier of project management
- The tools of the trade
- Controlling your project – from start to finish
- Managing change and navigating the politics of change
- Leading project teams and effective project team working.
About the Trainer – Tony Newman
Tony is an independent project manager, consultant and trainer, specialising in the social sector.
A PRINCE2 qualified project manager, Tony brings over 30 years’ experience in managing significant projects and improvement planning in social care, health, housing, local government and the private sector. He has managed departments and projects that have delivered substantial improvement in performance and customer focus and has provided highly rated training for some of the Country’s top performing organisations.
A member of the Project Management Institute, Tony has a particular interest In improving quality and value for money through better integration of health, social care and housing services and more effective engagement with customers and communities. He acts as mentor for a number of projects, including development projects under the UN’s volunteer programme.
Tony helped to design an MSc blended learning project management module for the University of Salford.
Projects that Tony has managed include: -
- Procurement and implementation of major capital items such as building construction and IT systems;
- Design, procurement and implementation of care, support and housing services for vulnerable people.
- Process and procedural reviews, including application of “lean” systems approach;
- Organisational restructures, including implementation of specialist, functional departments;
- Strategy and policy development;
- Development of joint working protocols between agencies;
- Design and implementation of training and development programmes.
|09:30||Registration and coffee|
Introductions and housekeeping
Session one – Defining and planning your project
|11.45||Session two – Implementing and controlling your project (1)|
|13:45||Session three – Implementing and controlling your project (2) Includes workshop|
|15.15||Session four – Leadership and project team working|
|15.45||Session five – Completing and evaluating your project|
|16.15||Evaluation / Close|
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By the end of this course, delegates will be able to: -
- Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of project management
- Relate the principles to their own organisation and role
- Understand why projects succeed and fail
- Implement effective tools and techniques to plan, control and deliver successful projects
- Strengthen existing knowledge and experience
- Access on-going support and advice from a highly experienced project manager.
- The course is designed and led by a qualified and highly experienced project manager.
- The day will feature participative sessions and practical workshops
- Training resources, along with project document templates and other useful information will be shared as a “toolkit,” ensuring that every delegate will be equipped with everything they need to manage their projects.
- On-going support is offered as part of the follow-up to the training.
Who should attend?
The course focuses on the health and social care context and is ideal for specialists and those working in more generic roles, such as commissioning, service design, performance/quality management, administration, customer service and IT. It is also ideal for anyone involved in multi agency projects and partnership development.
This course is ideal for:
- Anyone involved in health and social care projects, whether as a team member or project manager, as well as senior managers or board members with an interest in projects.
- Anyone new to projects and project management who wants to develop an understanding of the key skills, tools and techniques of effective project management.
- Experienced project managers who want a practical refresher and some new tips and ideas.
- Anyone interested in introducing a practical, usable project management methodology to their organisation.
- Anyone who wants to strengthen their CV and career prospects.