Project Management – Team Training

What?

In cooperation with the Latvian National Project Management Association, Saliedēt.lv has created an innovative team training programme that strengthens team cohesion through the learning and applying in practice of effective project management principles.

Latvijas Nacionālo projektu vadīšanas asociācija

Kalendārs

Duration

1.5 days

Dalībnieki

Number of Participants

up to 30

Vieta

Place

By the Gauja River, in the forest, or in a guest house

Valoda

Language

Latvian and/or English

For Whom?

  • Organisations that want to improve their employees' project management competences.
  • Project teams that want to work on their skills in a safe environment – because it is “better to get a bloody nose in the courtyard, not in real life”.
  • Companies that want to invest in their managers' competencies or want to identify potential leaders.

Where?

We offer three prepared scenarios, but if you have special requests, we will gladly tailor a solution to your organisation's needs.

Forest survival

Forest survival

­A training event with bushcraft elements in the Gauja National Park. Project objectives are to create a shelter, to gather food, and other survival-related tasks.

This scenario targets teams that want to leave their comfort zone in order to practise their project management skills in more unusual circumstances.

Raft building

Raft building

A training event on the banks of the Gauja River. Project objectives are to build a raft and to organise the night's festivities.

At the core of this scenario is a challenging task that requires coordination and strong project management, while the evening's celebrations promote team cohesion in an informal setting.

Guest house challenge

Guest house challenge

The training takes place in a guest house and its surroundings. The project objective is to build a complex construction. To accomplish this task, teams have to plan and coordinate their work, gather resources, and deal with unforeseen challenges.

Participants are taken out of their usual environment. In safe surroundings they learn and practise their project management skills

How?

Before the training

Before the training participants fill in an online questionnaire, providing information about their experience and attitudes regarding project work. The results help to determine training priorities and to prepare for the training event.

Day 1

09.00

Morning coffee and introduction

Learning about the training objectives, principles, and programme..

09.30

Briefing

  • Input: guidelines for effective project management.
  • Receiving the project task.
  • Splitting into project teams, developing a strategy, and setting individual learning objectives.

11.00

Team work

Teams work towards the common goal by solving a series of tasks. We have incorporated into this phase a number of elements that differentiate this training from traditional learning settings and reflect actual project work:

A self-organised process – the participants are responsible for planning their resources, creating teams, and planning their work.

Teams work in parallel while working towards a common goal. Teams are regrouped during this part of the training.

Review - review sessions allow project managers to reflect and improve their performance.

Changing environment – trainers can “change the game” in order to make the task easier or more difficult, for example, by handing out additional resources or by replacing project managers.

Openness of results – the teams' performance determines the final outcome.

Each project team is accommodated by a trainer/observer, who provides constructive feedback about the participants' performance.

17.00

Review

Feedback from participants and trainers about the day's experiences.

19.00

DINNER and celebrating the day's achievements

Informal team bonding by a campfire (1st scenario), in a picnic area (2nd scenario), or in a seminar hall (3rd scenario).

Day 2

09.00

Analysis

Connecting the gained experiences to project management theory, for example, addressing the relevance of strategic thinking, adequate planning of resources, and the role of the project manager and team members in achieving goals.

11.00

Establishing links to real-life situations

Moderated group work in which participants create guidelines for improving their project work.

13.00

Closing

Conclusions and personal commitments.

Contact

Toms Urdze

Toms Urdze
+371 29495565
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