Unique in North-America, this exclusive certificate is awarded to the participants who have successfully completed the Workshop Exemplary Team-Leadership & Management-Skills: Mastering the Competencies and Applying Harvard University Global System™
"Excellent workshop leader who concisely addressed concerns illustrating with real-world examples! Although I have been a manager for 18 years, I still found the seminar and course material useful."
CTH Systems Inc.
"World-class seminar covering a broad range of topics in a coherent, organized presentation of value to anyone working in/or considering a career in management. Bravo!"
Manager of Budget, H.R. Sector
"This is one of the best training courses I ever took. The practical cases, examples and skills of this program will help me improve the performance of my team and mine."
"Great course. Each day went more quickly than I expected. Dry? No Way!"
Assessment & Collections
"Excellent speaker and workshop. I will recommend the program."
Business Development Specialist
Veritaag Technology House
"An excellent course. Alain Martin was very dynamic and kept our attention every day."
General Chemistry and Organic Division
Canadian Intellectual Property Organization
"Exceptional course - well worth the time and money. I will recommend it to my peers and training coordinator."
Finance Resource Management
"In just three days of training, I am leaving with a full spectrum of new ideas, a complete toolset and course materials that will serve me for years!"
University of Ottawa
"I would highly recommend this course to any new manager or leader! The acquired skills will help immensely in improving your effectiveness."
Project Leader, Manufacturing Industries
"PDI Seminars and Mr. Martin's expertise combine to provide aspiring and accomplished executives with valuable information, strategies and instruments for managerial excellence. The Professional Development Institute is a priceless catalyst for personal and career advancement."
Director, Real Estate College
Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)
"Alain Martin has a vast experience and a great capacity to transfer learning to participants. Bravo!"
Danny Coveney, Specialist
Training Simulation, Technical Operations
"A very competent instructor; delivered an outstanding workshop... I plan to take further seminars with Mr. Alain Martin."
Web Technical Specialist
Information Technology Services (ITS)
"Alain's Workshop on Leadership Development clearly demonstrated his deep understanding across a wide spectrum of disciplines relevant to the challenges today's leaders face globally. He has developed leadership and management tools which he openly shared with his workshop participants. These concepts and techniques relevant for all levels leadership can be implemented immediately and continuously. His course material was thought provoking, delivered in an energetic, warm and caring manner. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended."
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
"Excellent workshop. I recommend it to every manager."
Manager, Sports Canada
"The workshop leader kept my undivided attention throughout the three days."
Senior Assessment Officer, Finance & Procurement
National Capital Commission
"This course takes complex scenarios and provides concrete strategies for achieving success."
Mary Ann Kane
"This course was extremely helpful filled with useful and practical information which I will use on a daily basis with each member of my team and my own manager."
Manager, Corporate communications
"I have been on many seminars over the last 13 years. I have never met anyone (until Alain) that was able to relate his training to real-life examples. Great job!"
Research Coordinator, Fire Safety
Institute for Research in Construction, Engineering
National Research Council
"This seminar was very insightful. I'm looking forward to applying the practical knowledge learned. Great "real life" business examples!"
Director, Network Promotion
"Great class involvement! The skills and tools acquired during this seminar should help us use our limited resources more effectively and effficiently."
Accident Investigator, Air Operations
Transportation Safety Board
"With a very experienced and captivating workshop leader, this course should be mandatory for all DND project managers and directors. It is grounded in the real practical world. It teaches you to keep the blinders off; and promotes thinking out of our sometimes self-centered box."
Sergeant T. Ernie-Parolin
Department of National Defense
"This workshop provided me with the fundamental tools to improve my skills ranging from leadership to time management."
Capt. Adele Boivin
Manager, Base Construction Engineering
Department of National Defense
"I was privileged to work with Alain Paul Martin at Harvard University, attend his lectures and provide technical support for his research on complexity reduction.
Alain cares deeply about the students he mentors, Harvard staff and his Advanced Leadership colleagues. He is passionate about social justice. His compassion for the less privileged is genuine. Candid to share his mistakes, he welcomes critical scrutiny of his work, listens, validates and acts on suggestions.
A model leader and educator with a touch of humility and captivating public speaker!"
Cochise Pearson, M.Ed.
Ivy Scholars Success
"Excellent colleague. Very dynamic. An asset in any team! Alain Paul is a plus!"
Josée Touchette, LLL, CPA-CMA, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
National Energy Board
"I have worked with Alain in many occasions to improve business strategy and execution, and coach my management team. I also attended his leadership and negotiation training program. A remarkable strategist with typical riguor and discipline of a professional engineer, he has helped me reframe et solidify positionning to deliver key business outcomes. Extremmely generous, committed to help and make a difference, he has part of the cream of the cream as business partner, collaborator and 'catalyst'. Great coach, I owe him a lot."
Export Development Canada
"Alain Paul Martin is a true authority on the subject of risk, complexity reduction and the transfer of universal skills. At some of the darkest hours in leading complex projects and managing global risks, I turn to Alains methodologies clearly laid out in his seminal book Harnessing the Power of Intelligence, Counter-Intelligence & Surprise Events. It is like the Physicians Desk Reference for strategists and practitioners alike. Alain is a masterful public speaker and he captivated an audience of fellow HBS alumni and guests when I hosted him at the French Embassy. Alain receives my highest praise."
Dante A. Disparte
Founder and CEO at Risk Cooperative
Co-Author Global Risk Agility and Decision Making
The leadership role has never been an easy one and today it seems more difficult than ever, especially for new managers and team leaders who must deliver a high performance with limited authority. The leader's job is to get work done through others. Those “others”, then, in a very real sense, affect their leader's effectiveness. It becomes critical, in terms of each leader's career, to ascertain that the team members, peers and other stakeholders are working together at peak effectiveness. The focus of this workshop is how to motivate and deliver such peak performance while preserving the dignity and self-esteem of all involved.
This workshop is for new managers, team leaders and other professionals aspiring to management and who wish to gain practical skills and cutting-edge knowledge in leadership, team-building and managerial decision-making. As a participant, you will learn to mobilize, inspire and nurture talent; build allies and high-performing teams and set a gold standard for exemplary conduct through a resilient culture of quality excellence, innovation, on-going improvement, accountability, integrity, compassion, selfless courage and genuine self-leadership.
At the end of this workshop, you will acquire the proven skills to attract, empower, reward and retain talent, get commitment to a shared vision, delegate, bring out the best in others and lead your team to success. You will learn to recognize true priorities; assume responsibility and accountability; manage risks; diagnose and improve your ability to address problems and conflicts; value diversity; build a culture based on trust and mutual respect; inspire; mentor and act as a role model for others. You will take home new ideas, proven Harvard® tools and sound timesaving skills, most of which are unavailable elsewhere.
DETAILED OUTLINE (2.5 DAYS - 2 CEU)
1. Neglected Issues in Managing and Leading Teams
2. Profession Team Builder: Key Success Factors
3. Prepare Your Team to Succeed Beyond Measure
4. How to Motivate, Delegate and Empower Teams
5. Management of Change for Top Performance
6. Conflict Prevention, Diagnosis and Resolution
7. Managing Difficult Situations and Hostile People
8. Managing Time and Organizing Your Team
9. How to Conduct 360° Performance Reviews
10. Inspiring Models of Exemplary Team Leaders
WORKSHOP LEADER: Alain Paul MARTIN
A Harvard Fellow (Advanced Leadership) educated in the science and practice of strategy,
negotiation and team leadership (Harvard Business and Law Schools, Concordia, MIT),
Alain Martin is a multilingual professional speaker on exemplary leadership, negotiation and
skills to boost innovation quality, capacity, velocity and usability.
Alain has advised two prime ministers of Canada (4 years), the UNESCOs
Director General, the CEOs of biotechnology firms (BiokPlus), APOCs CEO, Desjardins
(the world's second strongest bank according to Bloomberg) for 10 years. He held risk- and
IT-management positions at Du Pont, Bombardier, Domtar and
CBC-SRC. He was twice a faculty member at the University of Quebec
where he taught negotiation and change management
in the M.Sc. and MGP Project-Management programs.
A current member of Harvard Faculty Club,
Alain graduated in Commerce (Quantitative Methods) from
Concordia University and is a Harvard Business Schools
alumnus in entrepreneurship (OPM, 1997-1999). He fine-tuned
his skills in management of change and social psychology
at MIT and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He is also
certified to teach negotiation in the corporation by Harvard
Law School where he was privileged to learn from Robert Mnookin,
Lawrence Suskind, Bill Ury, Bruce Patten and the late Roger Fisher.
Alains pro-bono work focuses on funding and providing advice to advance health, education and poverty reduction. He is a founding sponsor of Roger Fisher House, a conflict-resolution catalyst that is now part of Mercy Corps. He is an Advisory Board Member of both Social Hearts (Japan) and New Yorks Build Academy for global education in architecture, engineering and construction. Inspired by Drs. Jim Kim and Paul Farmer, Alain led the creation of Partners in Health Canada by mobilizing resources to (a) incorporate PIH as a charitable organization; (b) link PIH to strategic allies and philanthropies; (c) host funding events and (d) manufacture and deliver a fuel truck for PIH clinics in Haiti. He led funding projects for the victims of Haitis earthquake, Japans Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and Hurricane Sandy (with the support of French Embassy in Washington). He also orchestrated initiatives for CHEO Childrens Hospital, Food Banks, Canada Without Poverty and led three times Harvards Global Month of Service.
TUITION FEES AND HOW TO REGISTER
Fees include books, hand-outs, road maps and other course materials of exceptional value (see above), and a daily continental breakfast plus hot and soft drinks during the morning and afternoon pauses, but exclude hotel accommodation (if required).
WORKSHOP LOCATIONS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
BRING THIS WORKSHOP TO YOUR ORGANIZATION
We deliver in-house versions of this workshop worldwide to business and governments, NGOs and bar
associations and other societies. We would be delighted to work together with your team anywhere. Ask us
for a proposal based on the number of participants, the seminar duration and a selection of cutting-edge
course materials and case studies most applicable to your environment.
PERSONAL COMFORT, DRESS CODE and PHOTO SESSION
The dress code is business casual at your discretion. Trust your judgment. When
unsure, err on the side of caution. If overdressed, you can remove a tie or a
jacket and roll up your sleeves. Members of the Canadian Forces and the U.S.
defense community can, at their discretion, either dress casually or keep the