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RISK, CHANGE & STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT IN PROJECTS Course

OFFER | RISK, CHANGE, AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT IN PROJECTS

During this 5 –day course, you will learn how to identify and respond to changes and risks in projects and how to build relationships with stakeholders to maximise the effect of your dissemination and exploitation strategies. After the course, you will be more empowered to take on the challenges associated with transnational cooperation.

This course is complementary to another M-Powered course, Successful team = Successful project, which we recommend you to take first. However, completion of Successful team = Successful project is not mandatory to participate in this course, and you can take each on a standalone basis if your interests are in one specific area of project management, e.g. human resources or risk management.

This course features:

  • Outdoor activities (such as hiking, cycling, and climbing) in the morning and project management workshops in the afternoon. We believe that physical activity opens up the mind and creativity!
  • Practical project management tools presented in the M-Powered box, which you will test through our workshops and bring home to share with your colleagues.
  • Networking with people from all over Europe who work on similar projects.
  • Relaxation and reflection in one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and Poland.

For whom?

This course is for anyone who is engaged in projects, whether you work in the social, education, or non-profit sector.

What do we expect from participants:

  • English level – communicative / intermediate 60% 60%
  • Physical fitness – you enjoy gentle physical activity, such as cycling and hiking 40% 40%
  • Good attitude and openness 🙂 90% 90%

RISK, CHANGE & STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT IN PROJECTS 

During this 5 –day course, you will learn how to identify and respond to changes and risks in projects and how to build relationships with stakeholders to maximise the effect of your dissemination and exploitation strategies. After the course, you will be more empowered to take on the challenges associated with transnational cooperation.

This course is complementary to another M-Powered course, Successful team = Successful project, which we recommend you to take first. However, completion of Successful team = Successful project is not mandatory to participate in this course, and you can take each on a standalone basis if your interests are in one specific area of project management, e.g. human resources or risk management.

This course features:

  • Outdoor activities (such as hiking, cycling, and climbing) in the morning and project management workshops in the afternoon. We believe that physical activity opens up the mind and creativity!
  • Practical project management tools presented in the M-Powered box, which you will test through our workshops and bring home to share with your colleagues.
  • Networking with people from all over Europe who work on similar projects.
  • Relaxation and reflection in one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and Poland.

For whom?

This course is for anyone who is engaged in projects, whether you work in the social, education, or non-profit sector.

What do we expect from participants:

  • English level – communicative / intermediate 60% 60%
  • Physical fitness – you enjoy gentle physical activity, such as cycling and hiking 40% 40%
  • Good attitude and openness 🙂 90% 90%

Location and dates

Killary Lodge, Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

Date: 21-25/03/2022

Course fee: €400

We run many of our courses in this amazing location on the west coast of Ireland. It’s called Killary Lodge. It is a brand-new villa, just 250 m from the waters of Killary Fjord, in the heart of Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way. Killary Lodge is situated in a nature lover’s paradise. There are numerous walks and hikes nearby, in the mountains, through forests, trails and beaches, as well as endless cycling routes and lots of swimming options, both in the fjord and at nearby beaches. Connemara National Park is just 15km away.

Erasmus+ client support

Erasmsus+ programme can cover all of the associated costs (travel, course fees) allowing your organisation to participate FOR FREE in this course!

Writing a successful project application is not easy. Our team of experienced project writers would like to support you. Completing the application process with our assistance is much easier than doing it on your own, guaranteeing you a higher success rate of being approved for funding.

Read about our SUPPORT here.

M-Powered PIC number: 915657982
OID code: E10172805

The course price includes

37 hours of project management workshops and teambuilding activities run by experienced trainers

Project management workbook (printed and pdf) “Empowered team management” worth 12.99

Welcome packageI’m M-Powered” worth €19,99  (a towel, notebook and a bag) + maps of the course place 

3 certificates: Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Obtained Competences & Europass Mobility Certificate

Course programme

The programme may change, according to the weather, participants’ requirements, or other issues. The participants will receive a detailed programme a month before the course.

 

Day 1 – Sunday
Duration of activities: 3 h

4:00 pm Arrival to Killary Lodge and room allocation
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Welcoming session
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sauna on the beach & a swim in the Killary fjord

 

Day 2 – Monday
Duration of activities: 8 h

7:30 am – 8:00 am Guided meditation (optional)
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
09:00 am – 1:00 pm Diamond Hill hike, Connemara National Park
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Project management workshop 1:
– Introduction to project management
– Project management processes.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Break
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Project management workshop 2:
– Introduction to project management handbook

 

Day 3 – Tuesday
Duration of activities: 8 h

8:30 am – 9:00 am Guided meditation (optional)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Teambuilding outdoor activity session: Killary High Ropes Course
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Project management workshop 3:
– Identifying stakeholders
–  Power and Interest Grid
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Break
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Project management workshop 4:
– Building relationships with stakeholders

 

Day 4 – Wednesday
Duration of activities: 8 h

8:30 am – 9:00 am Guided meditation (optional)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Teambuilding outdoor activity session: Bushcraft
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Project management workshop 5:
– Identifying risks
– Risk response strategies
– Impact and Probability Matrix and M-Powered cards
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Break
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Project management workshop 6:
– Risk management case studies

 

Day 5 – Thursday
Duration of activities: 8,5 h

8:00 am – 8:30 am Guided meditation (optional)
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 1:00 pm Teambuilding outdoor activity session: “Famine trail’ (hike along the Killary fjord)  & sheepdog demonstration
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Project management workshop 7:
– Change management in projects
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Break
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Project management workshop 8:
– How to apply change in projects and in organisations
Certificates ceremony and celebration!

 

Day 6 – Friday
Duration of activities: 2 h

9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am – 12:00 noon Project management workshop 9:
Reflection & evaluation
12:30 noon Departure Killary Lodge
2:00 pm Galway

 

Course details – travel, food, accommodation and outdoor activities

TRAVEL

The best way to get to Killary Lodge is to fly to Dublin Airport (ideally on Sunday morning). From the airport, you can take one of the buses to Galway: Citylink or GoBus. The journey takes around 2.5 to 3 hours.

We organise transport from Galway to Killary Lodge. It takes around 1.5 hours and costs approx €15.00 one way (you can pay the driver or he can send you an invoice). We’ll book a driver when all the participants confirm the time of their arrival.So, please, let us know as soon as you book your flights.

The course starts on Sunday evening with a welcoming dinner and finishes on Friday around noon.

You will leave Killary Lodge on Friday afternoon. The best option is to book a flight home on Saturday. You can also stay an extra night in Galway (which we recommend!) or in Dublin. If you would like to do some sightseeing, we recommend visiting the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. You can book a bus day trip from Galway.

 

ACCOMMODATION

The course is organised in Killary Lodge. All participants and trainers will stay in this villa.

The lodge features a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen with a large dining area. There is also a stylish lounge, which opens out onto an extensive outdoor area. The lounge has 3 large couches and plenty of comfortable chairs so there is plenty of space for everyone to sit and socialise. Further seating is available in the adjacent reception room.

Each of the 10 spacious bedrooms are individually designed with bespoke features. All bedrooms are en-suite with bathrooms equipped with rainforest showers. Most bedrooms are very flexible in their configuration; some can be set up as twin or king rooms, others have bespoke fold down beds or wooden bed pods. These pods give great privacy and some of them are bunk pods, which are always a huge hit with kids and adults alike!

Price (5 nights’ accommodation + food + outdoor activities):

  • € 490 if sharing a room with 2-4 other participants
  • € 560 for single room allocation

 

FOOD

Nutrition is essential for our bodies and minds to work properly. In Connemara, you’ll eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, and fish. Our delicious dinners will be cooked by Kim and Reinaldo, a couple who run a food truck called Misunderstood Heron, which was recently named one of the 10 Coolest Food Trucks in the World by the Lonely Planet travel guides!

The price of meals (3 meals per day) is included in the accommodation price.

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

We always combine physical activity into our courses. We adapt outdoor activities to participants’ fitness level. Proposed activities are:

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Warm and waterproof clothing for hiking, cycling, and other outdoor activities
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Hair dryer (if you need one)
  • Favourite snacks and a bottle of wine if you like (the nearest shop is 5 km from the Lodge!)
  • Swimwear (On the first evening, we organise a sauna session on the beach with a swim in the fjord. This activity is optional.)

 

You can read more about the venue, environment, and our approach in one of our blog articles. You can also find photographs of previous workshops on our blog.

Trainers

Marzena Wieczorek

Marzena Wieczorek

Project Management and Design Thinking Trainer

Marzena is a qualified Project Management Professional® with more than ten years’ experience leading full project lifecycles and motivational programmes for a wide range of international organisations. She creates original project management course materials and educational games.
Kasia Piecuch

Kasia Piecuch

Design Thinking Certified Moderator

Kasia specialises in project development and management. Her main ambition is to translate innovative ideas into real actions. Kasia accumulated her knowledge and skills while working in the business and public sectors in Poland and abroad. Twenty years’ professional experience has given her the opportunity to coordinate projects she is passionate about, to fundraise for actions she believes in, and to train those who are open to change and challenges.

Methodology:  minimum PowerPoint presentation – maximum practice 

“Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience”

David A. Kolb

We truly believe in this statement and we design our courses based on a methodology called the Kolb’s cycle. According to Kolb, effective learning happens when a person progresses through a cycle of four stages:

  1. having a concrete experience followed by
  2. observation of and reflection on that experience which leads to
  3. the formation of abstract concepts (analysis) and generalisations (conclusions) which are then
  4. used to test hypothesis in future situations, resulting in new experiences

Benefits

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and respond to risks in an international project environment
  • Ensure high quality of project processes and results
  • Respond to changes in your projects
  • Identify and manage stakeholders

Other benefits include, more confidence, enjoyment and satisfaction from your work and improved English language competences.

What others say

During the project management workshop, you get tools and tips that you can implement immediately in your work. The combination of project management workshops and outdoor activities is a great idea, and an additional advantage is a well-chosen place – Killary Adventure in Connemara! The trainer has super energy and is extremely open and committed.

Joanna Gulczynska

Lesson Plan Director, Children’s University

Covid-19

A month before the course is set to commence, we will let you know if it can be held in person or if it will have to take place online. We endeavour to hold all our courses as planned, but the safety of our participants is paramount. If it is necessary according to the COVID-19 safety guidelines, we can deliver our training over Zoom instead.

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