Category Archives: Management Skills

The Power to Lead and Govern

The Power to Lead and Govern is an in-house and custom-designed workshop for organizations that want to improve their management team’s ability to lead and to govern. Specifically, this workshop helps organizations:

  1. Surface innovation and train leaders to do better using tried & true (and new) leadership  techniques.
  2. Allow managers to practice and learn the habits of highly effective leaders through exercises and other participatory group work.
  3. Have participants create or update a personal development plan.
  4. Review their organization’s good-governance document and update as needed.

This 3-day workshop is custom-tailored to your organizational needs – to include the selection of a keynote speaker that exemplifies great leadership within your business or development community.

For example, if your organization is focused on improving Hotel Management, we will help you acquire and prep a leader from the Hotel Management community to be your keynote speaker, and who will first kick off the workshop, and then be available during the workshop to inspire others.

Workshop Goals

The Power to Lead and Govern Workshop goals are as follows:

  1. Provide an orientation on leadership & innovation within your organizational context.
  2. Allow for practice influencing others in a positive and effective way.
  3. Give great examples of innovative leadership, with a personal accounting of traits and behaviors needed to be successful (leadership-by-example).
  4. Deliver  knowledge and skills regarding leadership and good governance, to include the creation (or update) of a personal development plan (each participant) and the creation (or update) of a good-governance document (as a team).
  5. Allow participants to practice being a strong leader, through role-play and other group exercises.

Typical Daily Schedule

Typical 3-day Schedule – Click to Enlarge…

How We Deliver

The Power to Lead and Govern Workshop  is delivered in-house* or at a venue of your choosing. If your team is located in Kathmandu, Bangkok, London or Pretoria, we can even arrange the venue and help you with all the other logistics.

This participatory workshop includes the following unique features:

  1. A rapid assessment survey to poll participants online, before arriving at the workshop.
  2. An Pre/Post test of participants (optional) with an analysis of improvement after the workshop concludes.
  3. A comprehensive training report upon completion, that gives your executive management team a blow-by-blow accounting of the workshop as delivered.
  4. Other unique workshop materials, see below…

Our Workshop materials are all-digital in format, and provided to all registrants via this website (user registration required). Once your registration is confirmed, all materials can be downloaded at anytime – forever! Specifically included with this workshop:

  • Presentation Slides for workshop in PDF format.
  • Exercise files and Icebreaker instructions.
  • Related ebooks and audiobooks.
  • Software (mind-mapping tool).
  • Lifetime access to the workshop’s participant page, chocked full of resources.
  • Training Certificate (in both printed and digital form).

* Content and schedule of this workshop subject to change, and can be fully customized to meet your organization’s needs, for example, more or less time can be spent on developing your good governance protocols as a group, or can be developed offline as a form of technical assistance from Phoenix experts.

To find out more about this custom offering (pricing, logistics, etc.), please contact Jigs Gaton for personal assistance.

The Power to Train

The Power to Train Workshop is for organizational leaders, project managers and project officers who want to improve their training design and effective delivery skills using updated approaches and tools. In short, this workshop teaches you skills that help you assess any participant’s learning needs, design appropriate training courses, and prepare learner-friendly materials in order to deliver a state-of-the-art workshop or seminar.

This 5-day workshop is held publically, or can be custom-tailored to an organization’s needs. For example, if you need an entire team that is responsible to plan trainings and deliver training plans for a wide range of audience, this workshop is an ideal place to get that work started.

This workshop is for both the beginning professional as well as the experienced – anyone who wants to really dig deep into training design and delivery should plan on attending.

Workshop Goals

During The Power to Train Workshop, participants will work in teams (and individually) to achieve the following:

  • Brainstorm existing capacity for training design & delivery within your organization
  • Understand the key qualities of a successful training
  • Explore how your training design skills can be improved by following best-practice techniques & tools
  • Improving your skills in choosing and using appropriate training methods, and adapt these methods and tools in several different training  contexts
  • Improve your skills in designing appropriate audio-visuals while taking the learning styles of adults into consideration
  • Plan how to ensure that any training delivered can achieve preconceived learning objectives
  •  Improve your overall communication skills as a facilitator (presentation, oral delivery and written)

Typical Daily Schedule

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The Power to Train Outline (5-day) – Click to enlarge…

How We Deliver

The Power to Train Workshop is most often delivered in the form of a public workshop, where people interested in training design & delivery from many different organizations can gather and learn – you can go here to sign-up up for that now, or check our schedule to see when the next workshop will run. In addition, this workshop can also be custom-tailored as an in-house training – just send us an info request, and then we’ll talk.

All of our workshops are participatory in nature, and our trainers allow time for experience sharing and reflection, as well as a pre-flight expectation gathering to ensure most of the individual expectations can best be addressed within the scope of course.  Our trainers are also skilled at gauging how the workshop is progressing, and can adjust both the pace and content accordingly (we leave no participant behind).

Every workshop includes a comprehensive training report upon completion that gives your management team a blow-by-blow accounting using daily feedback results from each participant.

Workshop materials are all-digital in format, and provided to all registrants via this website (user registration required). Once your registration is confirmed, all materials can be downloaded at anytime – forever! Specifically included with this workshop are:

  • Workshop slides in PDF format
  •  Access to a special workshop page on this website – chocked full of resources
  • A copy of the video session where you were critiqued
  • Trial versions of any software used during the workshop
  • Certificates of Training  printed on certificate paper and in digital format

 

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The Power of M&E

The Power of M&E Workshop is for project managers and M&E professionals who want to improve their program-management skills using updated approaches and monitoring methodologies that conform to a results-based management best-practice. In short, this workshop teaches you skills that help you monitor & evaluate (M&E) both projects and programmes – and will also help you achieve better results.

This 5-day workshop is held publically, or can be custom-tailored to an organization’s needs. For example, if you need your entire team working on an M&E plan for your organization or project, this workshop is an ideal place to get that work started.

This workshop is for both the beginning manager, as well as the experienced – anyone who wants to really dig deep into M&E should plan on attending.

Workshop Goals

In this workshop, participants will work in teams to achieve the following:

  • Brainstorm your org’s current state of M&E and discuss how to do better
  • Understand the basic concepts behind functional M&E
  • See how your Value for Money (VfM) can be improved by following proper M&E
  • Actually plan how to ensure a project results-chain is logically presented in logframe, as well as how to set realistic indicators for better results
  • Learn how to link project/programme logframe while preparing a Results-based M&E Framework
  • Learn how to gather data efficiently and how to roll out an Results-based M&E system within your organization
  •  Practice breaking down the work like a pro – using a Work Breakdown Structure and a mind-mapping tool
  •  Prepare your data for reporting that, in the end, will make your M&E work shine

Typical Daily Schedule

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The Power of M&E Outline (5-day) – Click to enlarge…

How We Deliver this Workshop

The Power of M&E Workshop is most often delivered in the form of a public workshop, where people interested in M&E from many different organizations can gather and learn – you can go here to sign-up up for that now, or check our schedule to see when the next workshop will run. In addition, this workshop can also be custom-tailored as an in-house training –  just send us an info request, and then we’ll talk.

You should also know that all of our workshops are participatory in nature, and our trainers allow time for experience sharing, reflection as well as a pre-flight expectation gathering to ensure most of the individual expectations can best be addressed within the scope of course.  Our trainers are also skilled at gauging how the workshop is progressing, and can adjust both the pace and content accordingly (we leave no participant behind).

Participants will have ample opportunity learning various participatory tools alongside the learning content. Every workshop includes a comprehensive training report upon completion that gives your management team a blow-by-blow accounting using daily feedback results from each participant.

Workshop materials are all-digital in format, and provided to all registrants via this website (user registration required). Once your registration is confirmed, all materials can be downloaded at anytime – forever! Specifically included with this workshop are:

  • Workshop slides in PDF format
  • Access to a special workshop page on this website – chocked full of resources
  • Trial versions of any software used during the workshop
  • Certificates of Training delivered at the end of the course on printed certificate paper and in digital format

Check Training Schedule

Book-a-Seat