Now in its 8th year, this practical 2-day Workshop is unique, in that it’s designed to serve participants’ specific requirements, with an immediate impact back at work. The Workshop is also part of the Practical Certification Programme in Project Management, and serves as a gateway for career development and organisational change.
In Gauteng, the Intensive Weekend Workshop in Project Management is held at the Accolades Conference Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. Accommodation for out-of-town participants is available at the Accodes Boutique Hotel, or within quick driving distance.
At 07:45 you’re introduced to your team.
The learning facilitator sets out the teams in advance, based on the questionnaire which you and other participants submitted prior to the Workshop. (If you are new to projects, we’ll place you in a suitable team based on your industry or other criteria.)
At the start of the Workshop, we summarise the goals of the participants, and translate them into a brief for the Workshop.
Intensive learning sessions take place throughout the day at our uniquely designed Collaboration Tables, with discussions and exercises based on your actual work. (You won’t be sleeping through some PowerPoint presentation—this is real learning!)
The goals of the previous day may be reviewed and adjusted based on new insights and needs identified as a result of the previous day’s learning.
Revision exercises entrench methods and techniques learned the day before.
During lunch, you may want to share a table with the learning facilitator, Tania Melnyczuk, to discuss your career. Or perhaps you’d like to chat to our Director of Organisational Learning, Marius Cloete, about the important first steps for implementing Project Management in your organisation.
By the afternoon, you’ll start to analyse and plan your own real project, based on your learning.
You’ll be encouraged to consider your next steps before your departure. These will depend on your unique goals and needs, but could include
- Project Management Concepts, an online course that will allow you to entrenchment and deepen your understanding of what you’ve encountered in the Workshop,
- Consultative Tutoring in Microsoft Project, or
- a serious conversation with key people back on the job!
The afternoon finishes shortly after 17:00.