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25 November 2019 - 13 December 2019

Adaptive Management

25 November 2019 - 13 December 2019

Adaptive Management

Adaptive Management
Enrolment deadline: 22 November 2019
English
A9711982
Cours mixte
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Course Information

25 November 2019 - 13 December 2019

English

Cours mixte

Code: A9711982

Enrolment deadline: 22 November 2019

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Phases

Phases

Distance: 25 November 2019 - 06 December 2019

Turin centre: 09 December 2019 - 13 December 2019

Description

Description

This blended course reviews the findings from recent research on complex social systems, adaptive management and agile management approaches, and how to factor non-linear cause effect relationships, emergent behaviour and other patterns into programming and project management processes. The course has been designed on the back of growing acknowledgement among development cooperation practitioners and senior public sector managers about the shortcomings of the standard waterfall or predictive programming and project management approach particularly when applied to soft projects or programmes subject to high degrees of uncertainty. For example, the theory of change underpinning programmes and projects typically assumes linear cause-effect relationships in actor interaction (where inputs lead to outputs lead to outcomes and eventually result in impact) when in practice these relationships often take the character of feedback loops, and can any time trigger unexpected dynamics and behaviours. The training programme rooted in the system thinking paradigm will provide participants with adaptive-management and agile approaches, tools and techniques to cope, to plan and control programmes and projects complexity and offer a platform to exchange knowledge on emerging good practice in more systemic programme and project management.

Target audience

Target audience

Practitioners in the field of international development cooperation and senior public sector managers working in social sectors.

Objectives

Objectives

The objective of this training is to provide senior and mid-level managers with the methods and tools necessary to successfully lead and manage “change” within their organizations.

Content

Content

The training is based on the “Eight Steps” model for institutional “change” with adaptation into the context of public organizations. The course material and handouts, besides exploring the essential pillars for successful organizational performance, are focused on imparting to the participants the managerial competencies needed for conceptualisation of fundamental and incremental “change” including the associated attitudinal and interpersonal skills.

The workshop contents include the following subjects:

Introduction to management theory and practice:
  • what is management;
  • 7- S organization;
  • balanced score card system;
Analysis of organizational mandate and context:
  • SWOT analysis;
  • establishing the case for “change”;
Formation of the guiding coalition:
  • vision and mission statement;
  • business process analysis;
  • setting performance targets;
Team building and team work:
  •  group exercise on team work;
  •  motivation skills;
  •  communication skills;
  •  innovation and creativity;
  •  problem solving and conflict-management skills;
Implementation of the “change”:
  • short-term wins;
  • monitoring and evaluation;
  • dealing with “change” as a project;
  • institutionalisation of the new “changes” into the organizational culture.

How to apply

How to apply

All open courses are available to interested candidates, particularly those involved in the implementation of public sector reform programmes or development projects funded by the UN, EU and/or multilateral banks as well as bilateral technical assistance programmes which normally have budgetary allocations earmarked for training expenses. 

In order to receive further information on the technical contents of a specific course, please contact: sdp@itcilo.org

Participation in our open courses is processed by filling an on-line application form accompanied by a commitment letter duly signed (with institutional stamp) by the participant’s sponsoring institution.

Contact us

sdp@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 1680

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2315

 

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10127 Turin - Italy

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