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In-house Trainings

A toolkit for managers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a disruptive trend with the potential to impact our future businesses and societies. This course will reveal the latest knowledge on AI, its possible applications to a variety of business (and government) sectors and its potential fit to your strategies. Furthermore, we will apply AI concepts to practical cases which you may replicate into your current businesses or departments.

 

AGENDA

Day 1

KEY CONCEPTS AND TOOLS

  • Horizon/environmental scanning

  • Future thinking and scenario planning

  • Creativity and ideation

  • Strategic decision-making under uncertainty​

 

Day 2

SIMULATION

  • Definition of focal issue and time horizon

  • The “Unstoppables” – major driving forces we cannot
    escape from

  • Strategic environmental scanning, key trends,
    uncertainties, and wild cards identification

  • Identification of strategic gaps and areas of interest /
    opportunities

  • Understanding implications, options and the opportunities’
    potential

  • Brainstorming and definition of pictures of the future
    (micro-scenarios)

 

BENEFITS

  1. ​Develop your understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications to business strategies.

  2. Learn about the different types of AI and its impact through examples.

  3. Understand the current AI business applications to a variety of sector examples.

  4. Build your credentials, enhance your CV, and improve your professional capital.

  5. Hands-on / case-based approach that can be applied or taken back to the workplace.

 

Price: 2,200 USD - 2-day training
This course is also offered in-house

Level 3

3rd level of innovation management certification accredited by the global innovation management institute

​The 3rd Level of this Innovation Certification course is offered for the first time in the GCC countries and represents a unique opportunity to get access to the prestigious Innovation Management Certification, accredited by the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI). Following the Level 1 (Associate) and Level
2 (Master), this Level 3 (Manager) training will help you Master the tools – from ideas to commercialization using globally recognized standards of excellence and prepare you to achieve the 4th and final level of certification (Leader).

Master the tools – from ideas to commercialization using globally recognized standards of excellence.

Level 1: Associate

...is designed to teach you about the use of idea generation tools and to apply them in creating more, and better, ideas

Level 2: Master

...will apply your learning to solve real-life challenges

Level 3: Manager

Understand the innovation management  techniques of an innovation practitioner

Level 4: Leader

...will apply your learning to solve real life challenges

 

BENEFITS

  1. ​Innovation Strategy
    Develop strategic innovation imperatives and targets, balanced and robust innovation portfolios, and a high-value innovation pipeline.

  2. Innovation Capacity
    Build an innovation process from concept to customer, innovation teams and networks across the value chain, and innovation assets and resources.
  3. ​Innovation Discipline
    Create a supportive and effective innovation organization through behavior and culture, metrics and monitoring, and rewards and recognition.

Contact us for a quote. Offered in-house.

By Jeroen De Flander

Join Jeroen De Flander, author of the international bestsellers Strategy Execution Heroes and The Execution Shortcut, in his twoday Master Class. He is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on strategy execution and a highly regarded keynote speaker. He has shared the stage with prominent strategists like Michael Porter and reached out to 26,000+ leaders in 40+ countries.

His first book Strategy Execution Heroes reached the Amazon bestseller list in 5 countries & his second book The Execution Shortcut reached the #3 spot in its category on Amazon.

 

  • THE STRATEGY EXECUTION CANVAS

Measure your strategy progress

  • TEST YOUR STRATEGY

Set objectives/choose projects

  • COMMUNICATE YOUR STRATEGY

Create awesome habits

  • CASCADE YOUR STRATEGY

Motivate people to reach the finish line

 

BENEFITS

  1. Learn how to detect and avoid common strategy execution pitfalls.

  2. Master new skills needed to execute your strategy effectively.

  3. Learn about powerful strategy execution best practices used by Fortune 500 companies, startups and SMEs.

  4. Share ideas and network with like-minded individuals.

  5. Receive a certificate and join a 3000+ global strategy execution community.

 

2-3 day training
Contact us for quote.
Offered in-house

An intensive immersion into the world of Strategy Execution

This certified course is the only Strategy Execution training in the GCC endorsed by the Institute for Strategy Execution. It will help you to start your journey through the Strategy Execution world and to enhance your achievements in developing a Strategy Management Framework (including key concepts such as Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard). The program will provide you with an intensive immersion into the world of Strategy, preparing you to get certified by the Strategy Execution Institute.

 

You will learn that Strategy Execution is much more than having a BSC…it is about managing change.

  • Strategy definition: how to dedine a robust strategy
  • Mapping Stratégique: comment retranscrire votre stratégie
  • Les performances managériales: tableau de bord prospectif, et bien au-delà…
  • Alignement stratégique: comment harmoniser votre entreprise avec votre stratégie
  • Un parcours en 8 étapes: une marche à suivre pour la réalisation

 

BENEFITS

  1. Learn the foundations for successful Strategy Execution, getting your strategy into action.

  2. Understand the relevance of sound objectives, KPIs and initiatives to provide clear direction for your organization.

  3. Learn what is the Balanced Scorecard...Understand how to go beyond the tools and how to create a comprehensive management system.

  4. Build your credentials and enhance your CV, drastically increasing your professional capital.

  5. Develop unparalleled levels of strategy knowledge through a hands-on approach that can be taken back to the workplace and comprehensively applied.

 

Price: 2,100 USD - 2-day training
This course is also offered in-house

 

This course is certified by The Institute for Strategy Execution and Jeroen De Flander. Upon successful completion and assessment, participants will receive a certification from the Institute and signed by JDF. This course is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

 

AGENDA

DAY 1

KEY CONCEPTS AND TOOLS
  • Horizon/environmental scanning
  • Future thinking and scenario planning
  • Creativity and ideation
  • Strategic decision-making under uncertainty​

 

DAY 2

 SIMULATION
  • Definition of focal issue and time horizon
  • The “Unstoppables” – major driving forces we cannot
    escape from
  • Strategic environmental scanning, key trends,
    uncertainties, and wild cards identification
  • Identification of strategic gaps and areas of interest /
    opportunities
  • Understanding implications, options and the opportunities’
    potential
  • Brainstorming and definition of pictures of the future
    (micro-scenarios)

 

BENEFITS

  1. ​Develop your understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications to business strategies.
  2. Learn about the different types of AI and its impact through examples.
  3. Understand the current AI business applications to a variety of sector examples.
  4. Build your credentials, enhance your CV, and improve your professional capital.
  5. Hands-on / case-based approach that can be applied or taken back to the workplace.

 

Price: 2,200 USD - 2-day training

This course is also offered in-house

 

How to innovate, re-think your Business Model and gain a competitive advantage

While many organisations in the GCC have had a stable model for a number of years, the dynamics of the marketplace have shifted significantly making their current business models unsuitable if not obsolete.

This workshop covers the use of the “Business Model Canvas” to innovate, develop new models, and gain a competitive advantage. The canvas is a systematic and practical tool to think about strategy and to innovate. It will also help to break away from existing misconceptions and design new business models that can tap into “blue oceans”.

 

  • Introduction to Business Model Thinking
     
  • The Business  Model Canvas
     
  • Business Model Samples
  • Design your own Business Model

  • Business Model Challenges & Patterns

  • Design Thinking

 

BENEFITS​

  1. ​Learn the foundations for successful Strategy Execution, getting your strategy into action.

  2. Understand the relevance of sound objectives, KPIs and initiatives to provide clear direction for your organization.

  3. Learn what is the Balanced Scorecard...Understand how to go beyond the tools and how to create a comprehensive management system.

  4. Build your credentials and enhance your CV, drastically increasing your professional capital.

  5. Develop unparalleled levels of strategy knowledge through a hands-on approach that can be taken back to the workplace and comprehensively applied.

 

Price: 2,100 USD - 2-day training
This course is also offered in-house

Kick off your Data Analytics initiative within your organization

Data is the ‘new currency’ in the global economy. In this workshop executives will learn “What data is telling us about their businesses”. In this age anything we do generates data, whether you make a phone call, use your card for payment, book a ticket, or even use social media. Tons of data is being stored and analyzed to get better insights into customer behavior. Today, data analytics is no longer just an experimental tool. In this workshop we will present the benefits for data analytics and how organisations can get the real value out of it.

 

AGENDA

DAY 1

  • Introduction to data analytics

  • Data strategy roadmap

  • How to use and implement data analytics

  • Data analytics landscape (leaders, vendors, suppliers)

  • Big data "Next big thing"

DAY 2

  • Active intelligence methodology

  • Data analytics maturity model

  • Active intelligence plan and action

  • Exercise: data analytics in business (examples and workshop)

DAY 3

  • Business intelligence competency center
     
  • Data analytics and team building
     
  • Intro to performance management and balance scorecard
     
  • Case samples: data analytics
     
  • Exercise: data analytics

 

BENEFITS

  1. Learn the business basics of Data Analytics, how to manage in the age of Data Analytics.

  2. How to find the insights to apply strategic business decisions.

  3. Understand how Data Analytics can be the building foundation for growth.

  4. How Data Analytics can define the metrics to manage your business.

  5. How to develop an Analytics culture in your organization

 

2-3 day training
Contact us for quote. Offered in-house.

How to start and succeed in this journey

Digitalization is a global trend. By the year 2020, an entire generation will have grown up in a digital world. The impact that digital revolution has brought about to business cannot be underestimated. Senior Executives and Managers, regardless of the sector that they work in, should be fully prepared to adjust their strategies and operations to make the most out of it. 

This training course aims to provide you with the elements of understanding these major questions:

  1. How can digital transformation impact your firm’s business model?
  2. Why should you jump towards digital transformation?
  3. What are the benefits provided by such an evolution?

 

AGENDA

DAY 1

Why Jump Into Digital Transformation?
  • Digital transformation benefits

  • Digital transformation case studies

DAY 2

Set Up A “digital Ready” Company
  • Go digital internally

  • Cybersecurity role

DAY 3

How To Launch And Succed In Your Digital Transformation?
  • Strategic Roadmap vs. Pragmatic Approach

  • Key elements to implement and drive digital transformation

 

BENEFITS​

  1. Identify how digitalization impacts your organization.

  2. Define why you should be prepared to undertake a Digital Transformation.

  3. Learn how to be a digitally ready organization.

  4. Identify the capabilities that you will be required to develop in order to support your digital journey.

  5. Be at the forefront of knowledge, having better understanding of this global trend

 

2-3 day training
Contact us for a quote. Offered in-house.

A Strategic view of the Project Management World

In today’s business environment the number of projects is steadily increasing. Every manager is usually directly or indirectly responsible for the successful completion of several projects at any given point of time. However, the skills required to manage a variety of projects, allocate resources efficiently and effectively among them, and decide which ones require prioritization or are at risk, are often not available. 

This training course approaches Project Management from a Strategic and Program level and enables managers to lead a number of projects to completion, identify, and resolve risks, delays, and team issues.

  • Managing multiple projects 
  • Program management vs. Project management
  • Prioritisation and control
  • Linking projects to the strategy
  • Managing project managers and project teams
  • Designing a customised strategic project and program management structure that works

 

BENEFITS

  1. Learn how to identify which projects are important and require prioritization.

  2. Learn how to keep track of multiple projects within the organization.

  3. Learn how to initiate and delegate a project efficiently and effectively within the organization.

  4. Learn how to select project managers and structure project teams for maximum success.

  5. Learn how to identify projects that are at risk and what to do about it.

 

2-3 day training
Contact us for a quote. Offered in-house.

How to add the dimension of Risk Management to your Balanced Scorecard

Since the wake of the credit crunch in 2008/09, and the on-going difficulties within the world economy, shareholders, boards, and regulators have been demanding that organizations and their executive teams develop greater understanding and insight into the organizational risk-taking. In this course participants will learn the Risk-based Performance Management methodology that builds upon and integrates the Balanced Scorecard, COSO and ISO31000 framework. 

This course provides a proven approach to managing and monitoring strategic objectives, their risk appetite and risk exposure.

AGENDA

DAY 1

  • Introduction to risk-based performance management
  • DISCIPLINE 1 - Strategy Management

  • DISCIPLINE 2 - Performance management

DAY 2

  • DISCIPLINE 2 - Performance management (continued)

  • DISCIPLINE 3 - Risk management

  • DISCIPLINE 4 - Aligning risk taking to strategy

DAY 3

  • DISCIPLINE 2 - Performance management (continued)

  • DISCIPLINE 3 - Risk management

  • DISCIPLINE 4 - Aligning risk taking to strategy

 

BENEFITS

  1. Learn how to set your risk appetite.

  2. Gain detailed knowledge of enterprise and operational risk management.

  3. Learn how to develop an actual strategy and risk framework.

  4. Develop an initial strategy.

  5. Experience hands-on learning. You will walk out with the first version of a risk framework for your organization

 

2-3 day training
Contact us for a quote. Offered in-house.

 

    Executive Seminar

    The Leadership Challenge® Workshop is a unique, intensive, and highly interactive experience that has served as a catalyst for profound leadership transformations in organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Immensely practical and hands-on. The core curriculum is structured around seven components, including five independent modules that focus specifically on each of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. With a plan of action in-hand for taking the key learnings from the workshop back to the workplace, leaders will be prepared to implement these new leadership practices back on the job.

    The Leadership Challenge® Workshop is designed to inspire, engage, and help your leaders develop the skills needed to meet leadership challenges that lay ahead.

     

    AGENDA

    DAY 1

    • Orienteering 

    • Model the Way

    • Inspire a Shared Vision

    ​DAY 2

    • Orienteering 

    • Model the Way

    • Inspire a Shared Vision

     

    BENEFITS

    1. A unique and highly interactive two-day program that focuses on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®

    2. The Leadership Practices Inventory Online 360 Assessment.

    3. Experiential activities (indoor).

    4. A truly memorable experience with lessons that last.

    5. The Leadership Challenge Participants Package.

     

    Price: 2,600 USD - 2-day training
    This course is also offered in-house

    Our highly innovative and ground breaking  “NEXT LEADER” Development Program explores the neural basis of leadership and management practices, interfacing the tools of the neuroscience domain and leadership sciences.

    We understand how to develop and implement a comprehensive and practical leadership habit and behavior creating solutions for effective leadership outcomes. The core curriculum is structured around seven modules:

     

    1. THE SHIFTING EARTH

    ​How leadership needs to constantly evolve amidst volatility, uncertainly, complexity and ambiguity.

    2. ORGANISATIONAL CLIMATE

    ​How effective leaders impact organisational climate and in turnbusiness performance.

    3. LEADERSHIP STYLES

    ​How different styles motivate direct reports, make decisions, manage change initiatives, and handle crisis.

    4. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

    ​Truly effective leaders, apart from IQ. Are distinguished by emotional intelligence.

    5. LEADING WITH MIND

    Neuroscience has discovered that the brain is highly elastic, where even the most entrenched behaviours can be modified.

    6. TRANSFORMING LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

    ​Leadership is a set of behaviours that can be achieved through leadership practices.

    7. MEASURING LEADERSHIP IMPACT

    Evaluating leadership outcomes.

     

    BENEFITS

    1. ​Understand ‘The Leadership Shifting Earth’ required agility.

    2. How effective leaders impact organizational climate and in turn improve business performance.

    3. How leaders can use different styles in varying business contexts.

    4. How Emotional Intelligence capabilities and competencies can be built.

    5. How leadership thinking can be transformed and new behaviors created.

     

    2-3 day training
    Contact us for a quote. Offered in-house.

    Learn how to align employees to Corporate Strategy

    Top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields, all set goals. Regardless of the sector, defining objectives, measuring them, providing feedback, and coaching are all required skills of every manager in today’s world. Unfortunately, many employees nowadays feel they work hard, but receive very little direction, and thus do not seem to get anywhere worthwhile their efforts. Personal objectives should neither be too easy nor too difficult; however, they should take some effort and at the same time be realistic to achieve. 

    Personal objective setting is a powerful process for thinking about the ideal future as well as the motivation to turn that vision into reality.

     

    COURSE CONTENT

    SET OBJECTIVES/CHOOSE PROJECTS

    • The importance of objective setting in strategy execution

    • The ‘eight’ – a simple yet powerful framework for execution

    • The 7 ‘bad guys’ that hinder strategy execution

    CREATE AWESOME HABITS​

    • Communicate your strategy

    • The 3 H’s framework: Head, Heart and Hands

    • The strategy execution canvas

    MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO REACH THE FINISH LIN

    • The GROW model for coaching

    • How to motivate individuals

    • Governance cycle

     

    BENEFITS​

    1. Learn how to detect and avoid common pitfalls when setting individual objectives.

    2. Master the skills that every manager needs to set up objectives.

    3. Learn about powerful strategy execution best practices used by Fortune 500 companies, successful start-ups, and SMEs

    4. Exchange ideas and network with like-minded individuals.

    5. Get certified by the Institute for Strategy Execution and join a +3000 global strategy execution community.

     

    2-3 day training
    Contact us for a quote. Offered in-house.

    An advanced training program for professionals focusing exclusively on strategy and reporting.

    This certified course is designed to address the needs and expectations of demanding and experienced professionals. The two-day training focuses on the strategy components and the core structures which enable participants to embed Sustainability into their organizations strategically and effectively.

    After the course participants will be able to integrate Sustainability into corporate strategy; apply internationally recognized Sustainability frameworks, avoid unnecessary Sustainability complexities, and articulate and build the business case for Sustainability.

     

    AGENDA

    DAY 1

    • Practical sustainability and csr concepts
    • Stakeholder management
    • Sustainable supply chains
    • Sustainability assessmen

    DAY 2

    • Discipline 2 - Performance management (continued)
    • Discipline 3 - Risk management
    • Discipline 4 - Aligning risk-taking to strategy

     

    BENEFITS

    1. Maximize impacts of Sustainability & CSR initiatives and Improve sustainability performance against best practices.

    2. Communicate sustainability outcomes to stakeholders to build brand value and increase competitiveness.

    3. Learn to identify and assess Sustainability risk and opportunity with benchmarking activities.

    4. Develop effective Sustainability strategies and implementation of those strategies through effective road maps.

     

    1,790 USD 3-day training as of 2019.
    This course is also offered inhouse.

    1. Sustainability aspects following international standards.

    APPLYING THE DESIGN THINKING PROCESS TO INNOVATE

    This 2-day training program will help you in understanding the process and techniques of applying Design Thinking to innovate. In order to grow as an organization, positive change and forward thinking are important.

    Design thinking helps you in becoming more successful with change by designing for and with the people we create our products, services, and programs, as well as our customers and users!

     

    AGENDA

    DAY 1

    Focuses on learning key methods and techniques of applying design thinking to solve problems and innovate.

    DAY 2

    Applies the design thinking process to solve a case study. 

     

    BENEFITS

    1. Get an in-depth understanding of the principals of design thinking and how to implement it.
    2. Get access to best in class methodologies and tools.
    3. Build 'Design Thinking' capabilities at all levels of your organization.
    4. Understand how to use design thinking as a tool for problem solving, innovation, enhancing customer experience and tackling multiple challenges.
    5. Take action and learn to be more creative, agile and efficient in your projects and processes. 

     

    2-3-day training
    Contact us for a quote. Offered in-house.

    How to implement this technology within your organization

    This 2-day training designed for any professional who is looking to understand blockchain and how it can be implemented within their organization. Delivered by industry experts, this course will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of blockchain technology using clear terms and the latest case studies.

     

    AGENDA

    DAY 1

    • History of blockchain 
    • Overview of cryptocurrencies.
    • Blockchain basics
    • Readiness assessment for your organization

    DAY 2

    • How to implement blockchain in your organization.
    • Develop a roadmap for blockchain implementation.
    • Cost and benefit analysis
    • Future trends

     

    BENEFITS

    1. Identify how digitalization impacts your organization. 
    2. Define why you should be prepared to undertake a Digital Transformation.
    3. Lean how to be a digitally ready organization.
    4. Identify the capablities that you will be required to develop in order to support your digital journey.
    5. Be at the forefront of knowledge and develop a better understanding of this global trend. 

     

    2 day training
    Contact us for a quote. Offered in-house.

    Certified by KM Institute

    The “CKM” is the flagship certification from the KM Institute, the top choice for Practitioners, Leaders and Managers of KM Initiatives.

    Whether public or private sector, large or small – the CKM is the international standard for all KM professionals.

     

    AGENDA

    DAY 1

    • Introduction to knowledge-Age learning.
    • Basic KM fundamentals.

    DAY 2

    • Understand knowledge-Age roles - Define a Knowledge Worker.
    • Advances KM Methodology.

    DAY 3

    • Early KM Frameworks - Unified KM Framework™.
    • Knowledge Maturity Model.

    DAY 4

    • Transformational Leadership and strategy.
    • Culture and communication.

    DAY 5

    • Knowledge-embedded Business Operations
    • What's Next? MCKM™ and beyond. 

     

    BENEFITS

    1. The CKM program teaches not just the foundation but the bestknown practices delivered by top organizations.

    2. The methods teach the most successful knowledge management practices.​

    3. Get certified by the prestigious Knowledge Management Institute.

    4. Have access to the “Knowledge Hub” with a wide range of tools and materials.

    5.  In addition to the in-class room training, participants will have access to the entire program online in order to go back and review the critical knowledge.

     

    5-day training.Contact us for a quote.
    Offered In-house.

    Open Trainings

    Capacity Building and Tools for Future Thinking

    Shaping the Future training results from a combination of creativity and ideas generation, scenario planning, trend analysis, and horizon/environmental scanning methodological tools, as well as strategic decision-making processes. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity to share knowledge and structure information in an inclusive way.

    You will gain insights around a practical methodology that promotes new strategic thinking regarding current and future challenges with direct impact on your competitiveness and on the way you envision, plan, and manage your organization, businesses, and teams.

     

    AGENDA

    Day 1

    Key concepts and tools
    • Horizon/environmental scanning

    • Future thinking and scenario planning

    • Creativity and ideation

    • Strategic decision-making under uncertainty​

     

    Day 2

    Simulation
    • Definition of focal issue and time horizon

    • The “Unstoppables” – major driving forces we cannot escape from

    • Strategic environmental scanning, key trends, uncertainties, and wild cards identification

    • Identification of strategic gaps and areas of interest / opportunities

    • Understanding implications, options and the opportunities’ potential

    • Brainstorming and definition of pictures of the future (micro-scenarios)

     

    BENEFITS

    1. Contributes to collective and individual strategic thinking.  

    2. Builds the capacity and mindset in the participant to respond to current and future challenges.

    3. Provides awareness to the organization and its businesses of the external changing forces.

    4. Creates the ability within the organization to start designing its own future.

    5. Promotes alignment at both organizational and team level by defining a common understanding of possible futures.

     

    Price: 2,100 USD - 2-day training
    This course is also offered in-house