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Highly skilled and dynamic project managers are essential to the facilitation of long-term partnerships, productivity, tenable working and built environments. They are fundamental to the success of the construction and built environment industry and therefore to the UK’s economy, generating billions in output and sustaining the employment of an estimated 3.1 million workers.
Salford Professional Development is proud to present the Mini MBA in Construction Project Management and Contracts. An intensive 5-day programme designed for professionals working within construction, built environment and civil engineering who are eager to innovate their working practice, broaden their impact and lead more complex projects. Tackling timely sector challenges through a highly interactive and collaborative manner; delegates will cover a variety of highly relevant topics to the end-to-end management and delivery of projects.
The Mini MBA is an intensive and comprehensive programme encompassing the fundamentals of projects management - without requiring a long-term time commitment. Including topics from various points within the project lifespan including procurement, contract negotiation, operational excellence and project appraisal. Delegates will engage with a thought-provoking and subversive agenda, devised to produce the maximum benefit to their professional practice, whilst taking the minimum time away from work.
This programme will inform and inspire individuals with the resilience to progress their career and further the positive impact of their organisation.
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About the Mini MBA in Construction Project Management and Contracts
The Mini MBA programme has been developed by Salford Professional Development in collaboration with our award-winning training partner, Chapel House to respond to the unique and complex challenges currently facing the UK built environment sector. This programme is mapped to a highly strategic and industry-aligned curriculum to equip professionals with a refreshed, pragmatic approach to managing projects from initiation to completion.
How will I benefit?
This programme is suitable for professionals in construction, built environment and engineering. Contemplating timely sector challenges, the project lifespan, and implementing adaptive leadership methodologies to overcome them. This programme is designed for experienced mid-level professionals who are keen to upskill and innovate their practice to successfully lead more complex projects and negotiations.
Course themes and topics
The course is designed to explore the journey of a project from start to finish. From challenges that arise from initiation, to risk management, change and negotiating contracts.
The Mini MBA is an interactive and participatory programme, focused on overcoming live industry issues. Formulated to give you a comprehensive and critical understanding of what it means to be an efficient and proactive construction project manager – enabling you to make more informed and strategic decisions to ensure of your projects and organisation.
Day 1 – Leading Complex Projects Rebecca Collins
Exploring the challenges of leading and managing complex projects. This session assumes an fundamental understanding of traditional waterfall project management methodologies, and goes ‘beyond method’ to analyse the leadership challenges faced at every stage of the project management lifecycle.
Reflecting on experience from the cohort collected via pre-course delegate onboarding questionnaire; and complemented by case studies relating to well publicised sector wide challenges, we identify a range of projects delivery strategies and the differing management obstacles they can pose. Delegates will be challenged to consider variances in requirements, benefits positioning and timescales to predict and overcome complexity factors; and develop a critical awareness of the value of effective stakeholder management, planning, governance and communication.
Day 2 – Procurement and Contract Negotiations Rebecca Collins
Designed to cover the key competencies associated with all projects, the session will take delegates through:
Day 3 – Driving Sustained Operational Excellence John Palfreyman
Delegates will be challenged to consider how Operational Excellence can be achieved in Construction, by setting clear and co-ordinated goals and applying strategy when managing day-to-day, problem solving, ensuring operational resilience and process discipline. Key topics will include:
Day 4 –Fiscal & Process Management Janet Grant
On day 4 delegates will develop a deeper and more pragmatic understanding of:
Delegates will be introduced to the effective use of process maps in the evaluation of construction projects. The fiscal considerations associated to projects will also be covered to achieve:
Day 5 – Continued Business Development – BIM & TechnologyTutor tbc
Day 5 is a forward-looking session, that is designed to assist delegates in exploring and embracing new technologies, that can ultimately ensure the future success of the organisation by maintaining a competitive edge.
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For Project and Contracts Managers in the Built Environment sectors, this programme offers a provocative and stimulating perspective on leadership and the application of both traditional, and more innovative project management methodologies. Whilst the programme can be considered accessible for new Managers, it is designed to provide an opportunity for reflection for experienced practitioners, passionate about continuing to innovate their practice, and advancing their organisation ahead of the status quo. The content will encourage delegates to develop the ability to both lead and engage in more agile, and successful projects, that derive more effective outcomes for the benefit of their organisations and their own career development.
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