The Professional Development InstituteTM
Harvard University Global System
Harvard® Planner Group

Advanced Workshop & Practical Seminar:
Exemplary Team-Leadership Skills II

Focus on Strength Deployment, More Leadership Skills and Career Growth
Applying Harvard University Global System Tools


Workshop Objectives

This intensive 2-day session provides new leadership skills, solid techniques and practical tools to make sound decisions, unleash your potential and accelerate your progress toward greater success. The objective is to fully utilize your potential, to excel as a coach and competent manager for individual and team success, and in the interest of your organization. By applying the newly acquired skills, you will be able to improve your performance, identify new strengths, prepare for the unexpected, gain more professional freedom, and chart your future, using a proven Gestalt approach.

The complete 4.5-day program provides, in an intensive week, the skills that require years of experience by learning management on the job.

Detailed Outline (2 days - 1.5 CEU)

1. Advanced Session on Strength Deployment

  • What are your strengths normal and crisis situations?
  • Psychometric exercise on strength deployment

2. How to Conduct 360° Performance Reviews

  • Two exercises: Sensitive performance reviews
  • How to praise, reward, and share negative feedback
  • Managing nine staff reactions: Current best practices

3. Sharing Resources in a Matrixed Organization

  • Matrixing employees to get results: Four perequisites
  • Exercise: Leading staff reporting to multiple bosses

4. Building on Experience since the First Seminar

  • Participants will discuss experience in teams:
    managing difficult people, team building, conflict
    resolution, motivation, delegation and decision value

5. Practical Lessons from Exemplary Leaders

  • How a front-line manager at Alcan turned diversity
    from a perceived threat into a productivity success story
  • More inspiring women and men
  • How Zero-tolerance of inequity improves teamwork

6. Road Map to Take Full Control of Your Career

  • How to set and validate your mission, vision, and
    a balanced portfolio of goals and priorities
  • Life and career planning: A step-by-step road map

Prerequisite for Attendance
This workshop is exclusively designed for the alumni of PDI's Exemplary Team-Leadership & Management-Skills Workshop I. Other candidates require a written permission from the workshop leader.

Faculty Leader & Chair, Innovation & Foresight Panels: Alain Paul MARTIN

Alain Paul Martin, Workshop Leader Alain Paul Martin's meta-innovation mission is twofold: advancing innovation quality to maximize user value and SDG/ESG impact; and democratizing the worldwide access, for all, to the best innovation education, practical instruments (framewors, roadmaps, algorithms) and strategic ecosystems. Alain leads the creation and scaling of groundbreaking products and organizations (banking, advanced technology, energy, mining, education, government); and chairs innovation and foresight panels.

Alain currently teaches courses and workshops in exemplary leadership and innovation ecosystems (contextual, strategic and deep/extended), idea generation and cross-pollination, structured creativity, leadership and management of change for scientists, engineers, policy makers, team leaders and graduate students, in English, French and via simultaneous translation in other languages.

In this program, Alain will demonstrate game-changing cases, including the invention of a multinationally patented and Harvard-University's branded product, and several innovations where he was a lead strategist, in transforming lagging businesses (banking & finance, large-scale manufacturing) and government agencies into long-lasting leaders in their respective sectors and the best performers by SDG/ESG impact (thousands of lives saved, over 25 millions metric-ton reduction in carbon dioxde footprint per annum) and financial metrics (in $billions). The case studies include a highly-profitable groundbreaking innovation with a lasting worldwide carbon-footprint reduction impact — the first award-winning business innovation earning the prestigious United Nations' Environment Programme (UNEP).

Alain taught graduate courses in management of change; and delivered leadership workshops (Bertelsmann, Cap-Gemini, EON, Framingham State University, France Loisirs, GE (Canada, France, U.S.), Harvard and the Ivy-League's Leadership Summit, Japan's METI and Engineering Advancement Association (ENNA), MD Robotics, Morocco's OCP Group and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Ontario's OPG Nuclear Power, operations-research societies, the Project Management Institute (PMI), Teck Resources, Textron's Bell Helicopter, United Nations' University (Tokyo) and governments (Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Mexico, U.S.).

Concurrently, Alain is the CEO of PDI ( www.eharvard.org/pdi), a catalyst in principled leadership and innovation, and Chief Architect, Harvard University Global System (for which PDI is Harvard University's licensee), comprising cutting-edge innovation and performance-improvement instruments. He led the discovery, design and scaling of this system, first used by Skanska (Sweden; U.K., Germany, Finland and Saudi Arabia) to manage $1M to multi-billion dollar projects.

Alain is a 2012 Harvard Fellow, Advanced Leadership, a Harvard Business School's entrepreneurship alumnus (OPM 1997-99) and a 6-year president (10-year director) of two Harvard clubs. He is recognized by Harvard University's president for his "Leadership, Vision and Service" and PMI for "outstanding contribution to the state-of-the-art of project management". He is a patent recipient (U.S., Canada and Japan) for the Harvard University Planner and is also an aerospace-award's recipient for a manufacturing innovation at Bombardier (Canadair), now Airbus.

Alain graduated in Commerce (Quantitative Methods) from Concordia University (Montréal) and studied advanced technology in Lille (France) with internships at Peugeot, ARD National TV Network (Berlin), the University of Ottawa (Particle Physics) and Carleton University (Hydrodynamics Lab). He acquired skills in system thinking and change management (MIT Sloan School, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland), and mediation and advanced negotiation for lawyers, at Harvard Law School from which he is certified to teach negotiation in corporations. Lifetime learning is part of his mission (see C.V. page 4 on Education and Continuous Learning)

Volume II Deep Dive into VALUE INCUBATION & Stakeholders' Interests & Ecosystems by Alain-Paul-Martin 
		Foresight His current research centers on contributing to innovation science (concepts, principles, frameworks and tools) to maximize both user value and SDG/ESG impact. He focuses on harnessing the opportunities of the strategic, contextual and deep ecosystems and improving value-incubation, idea-generation and cross-pollination practices, upstream in the innovation funnel to imagine, design and deliver economically viable, ecologically sustainable and socially beneficial user-centered innovations (products, services, policies and organizations). Alain builds on the current knowledge of cognitive neuroscience to raise innovation foresight and capability; reduce cognitive-fixation bias; practice mindfulness and understand stakeholders' dynamics. These developments are making inroads into creativity practices (idea generation, cross-pollination and structured design) and sustainable value delivery. They are seamless but ubiquitous, across the entire tech and non-tech spectra of groundbreaking economic and social innovations, from life sciences, robotics and infrastructure to safety, education, social justice and policy development.

Democratizing leadership, by empowering high-school educated users with cutting-edge innovation and decision-making tools, is a worldwide priority. Alain's contribution is to make Harvard® innovation and project-management tools (incl. Harvard® Innovation Funnel, ecosystems and roadmaps), accessible to this constituency. Moreover, inspired by the groundbreaking inventions of Louis Braille (Braille Code), Joseph D. Becker (Unicode) and music notations, he developped a simplified coding structure for international project teams to share project plans and progress reports, across language boundaries. The approach was applied successfully in multi-billion dollar projects.

Alain's upcoming book "Deep Dive into Value Incubation and the Stakeholders' Interests and Ecosystems" is the second in five-volume eBook series titled "The Art & Science of Innovation". It builds on the intelligence and novelty lessons learned from opportunity and failure seeds, frequently unseen or overlooked, during the issue-incubation cycle, including the underlying stakeholders' dynamics and broader implications in business, government and geopolitics. The book features practical instruments and a framework to probe each party's interests (expectations, unsatisfied needs and fears); detect early signs of opportunities and threats before appearing on the scientists' and executives' radars; build the critical mass for change, in order to harness the full strategic value of an innovation. When these tasks are aptly accomplished, the value of idea generation, structured creativity and design do improve by a quantum leap. No important project or policy can be planned without a deep dive into stakeholders' dynamics and value incubation.

For more on Alain's innovative work in finance & banking, energy & mining, education, the public service and civil society, please refer to : 4-page C.V. in PDF format and detailed C.V.


Tuition Fees
Tuition Fees    Regular    Govt.    Groups of 3
Seminar I (2.5 days, Page 5) $1395 $1345 $1295 each
Adv. Seminar (2 days) $1095 $1045 $995 each
Complete 4.5-day program $2395 $2345 $2295 each


Registration and Cancellation Procedures

To register, please contact us either by:
  • email at rsvp@eharvard.org. Specify your name, position, organization, phone number(s) and the webinar you wish to attend.
    or
  • call us toll free in the USA and Canada: 1-800-HARVARD; international: +1 819-772-7777. voicemail: 24/7.
Please pay in advance by credit card.

Cancellation Policy
Participants registering as a group must send substitutes in lieu of canceling. For other clients, cancellations are accepted if made at least 10 working days prior to the course, and are subject to a $150 service charge per person. Full fees are payable by anyone who fails to attend or cancels less than 10 working days prior to the session. One substitution or transfer to a later course of the same duration is accepted.

Workshop Locations and Hotel Accomodation

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