I’ve wanted to do something around facilitation for ages so we’re really pleased to welcome back firm PMO Flashmob friend Ranjit Sidhu with a London Mini-Masterclass on the PMO as a Facilitator.
We’ve put our thinking caps on to see what we could do in an evening session that only lasts a few hours so in this session we’ll be focusing on the part all good PMO professionals should be thinking about – the planning bit! I think we’d all agree that facilitation skills are a great asset to any PMO professional so hopefully you’ll be able to come along and take part in the evening.
The session takes place in the City of London on Thursday 26th April:
20 Gracechurch Street,
London, EC3V 0BG
Many thanks to Kerry and the team at XL Catlin for hosting the session!
The PMO as a Facilitator
In this Mini-Masterclass event we’ll be focusing on the planning side of facilitation.
The planning is an incredibly important part of facilitation, as that’s where the thinking has to go into exactly how we will achieve the outcomes of the task. How to break a task down into sub-tasks; decide what processes/techniques are to be used for each step; how to split the groups to make it effective, and take into account the nature of the task in terms of level of uncertainty, who will be involved and the time available.
Not enough time and thought is put into planning a session, so if we, as PMO professionals can be disciplined about doing this, it can make a huge difference in getting more successful outcomes from sessions, and better results for the project teams.
Ranjit will kick off by introducing a high-level framework which she uses as part of the Facilitation Skills course which she regularly delivers.
With that learning plus insights into guidelines to ensure smooth communications and techniques to help data collection, categorisation and prioritisation – will give us the opportunity to practice planning facilitated sessions during the evening event.
Doors open at 6pm and we finish at 8.15pm
Ranjit has run a number of sessions for us at PMO Flashmob. Ranjit is a great trainer, facilitator, project and change management consultant with over 20 years’ experience gained on a variety of projects spanning Europe, North America and Africa. She’s an accredited trainer for APMG-International’s Change Management, AgilePM, and Facilitation qualifications, and the AXELOS PRINCE2® certification. Ranjit is also a certified SCRUM trainer, a coach and certified trainer of NLP, and an Assessor for the APM Practitioner.
She is a contributing author for the Gower Handbook of People in Project Management, The Effective Change Manager (CMBoK) from the Change Management Institute, and The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook, published by Kogan Page. Her book Titanic Lessons in Project Leadership uses that tragic case study to highlight guidelines for effective communication and team building, and is the accompanying text for ChangeQuest’s Project Leadership course.