Steering, not Rowing
As the name suggests, a Steering Committee helps to steer a project through from start to completion.
Although in practice the role is complex, its principle purpose is to ensure the project and any changes that need to be made stay true to the objectives of the performing organisation.
What will I learn?
The role of project governance is to provide a decision making framework that is logical, robust and repeatable to govern an organisation’s capital investments. In this way, an organisation will have a structured approach to conducting both its business as usual activities and its business change, or project, activities.
This course addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to strategically lead projects, including how to:
- clarify the roles and responsibilities of the project’s sponsor and steering committee
- provide direction and support to projects as an executive and/or sponsor
- represent and engage with stakeholders throughout, managing expectations
- manage the intersections between business as usual and project culture in delivering innovation
- identify and proactively respond to conflict, and
- critically analyse complex issues and make optimal decisions.
What are the benefits?
This workshop is highly interactive, and our semi-structured approach is dynamically responsive to the experience, needs and operating environment of the participants.
Participants are therefore encouraged to share complex, ‘real life’ examples from their professional experience that can be resolved using the best-practice principles of project management.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- develop steering committee terms of reference
- triangulate multiple, complex sources of information
- critically analyse and interpret data
- apply problem-solving skills to new initiatives in the project management context
- manage conflicts of interest, and
- perform governance duties in accordance with organisational constitution, codes of conduct, legislation and internal policies and procedures
What is included?
Every Masterclass includes:
- Pre-workshop stakeholder meeting
- Contextualisation of resources
- Integration of corporate assets
- Course delivery
- Certificates of Attendance
- Comprehensive feedback
Additional services that may be quoted include:
- Learner resources (eg notes, folders etc)
- Venue hire (including AV) and catering
- Travel and accommodation
- International guest presenters
- Extended workplace mentoring
How much does it cost?
We work with our clients in a number of capacities including on a negotiated hourly, daily or a fixed rate basis.
Corporate clients are usually charged a fixed fee, as opposed to a per participant rate; although a cap may be placed on participant numbers (usually 25 people per workshop) to guarantee optimum levels of interaction.
At present, we do not offer individual (public) seats on our corporate Masterclasses.
Upon finishing this masterclass, you might like to extend your knowledge with one of our certifications or qualifications in project management.
A Certified Project Master (CPM) is a project leader and innovator. They have been independently assessed against a broad range of project management competencies, and can apply a suite of specialised technical and managerial skills to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own project work and the work of others.Certifications
Certified Project Master (CPM)
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge.
They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors.
They have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives.
They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.Qualifications
BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management
A Certified Project Director (CPD) has the proven ability to lead multiple, complex projects, programs and portfolios of work. They make high-level autonomous decisions and use initiative and judgement to navigate a diverse range of activities that span functions, organisations, regions and cultures.Certifications
Certified Project Director (CPD)
12 months unlimited, on-demand mentor support for YOUR projects, programs and events.
Do you work as a sports administrator / manager?
Are you good at what you do, but would like to get better at how you do it?
The Institute of Project Management has a limited number of opportunities for aspiring and innovative industry professionals to sharpen their project, program and event leadership skills through a bespoke mentoring program.
Mentoring for Sports Administrators, Managers & Leaders
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply advanced knowledge and skills in a range of strategic portfolio management roles.
Individuals at this level make high-level autonomous decisions and use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of project, program and portfolio management functions in varied contexts.
They have full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and for the work or function of others.
They use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.Qualifications
BSB80415 Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management
If it does nothing else, proactive risk management allows projects and organisations to build resilience to events without becoming defensive or static.
Here's a ‘thought bubble’ on how – through adaptive resilience – project managers can balance the tension between the needs to simultaneously take and avoid risk.Qualifications
Deakin University, through Deakin Digital, provide independently verified, evidence-based employability credentials for the development of high performing organisations.
IPM's certifications align to Deakin Digital's credentials and may, in some circumstances, be co-awarded.
Deakin Digital Partnership