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The Wandering Feast at Harwell

Date: 24.01.2018

Time: 1100 - 1400 hrs

Location: Ridgeway Car Park, Second Avenue, Harwell Campus

This week's traders at The Wandering Feast will be:

Gourdans -steak frites

Greenbox - vegetarian and vegan burgers

Deux chevaux espresso - Coffee and cake

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Date: 25.01.2018

Time: 9.00 - 16.00

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employers to undertake responsibility for first aid arrangements in areas where there is not a requirement for a qualified first aider e.g. lower risk environments such as offices.

Learning Hours: 6 hours

Price £108 + vat

 

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk/

Radiation and Ageing - Beyond Genes and Mutations 26 January 2018

Date: 26.01.2018

Time: 11:00 hrs

Location: The Lecture Theatre, Public Health England, Harwell Campus

The effects of radiation on human health have been attributed to mutations that result from mis-repair of damaged cellular DNA. Some of these mutations can indeed contribute to cancer development; a fact that has for decades, formed the basis of radiation protection; ranging from mechanism to risk assessment. There are however, other radiation effects that have been virtually ignored. As a case in point, little attention was given to the association of non-cancer diseases with exposure to radiation, even though this link was observed earlier than that between radiation and cancer. However, many of the non-cancer diseases associated with radiation are not primarily driven by mutations. Instead, they are diseases that are prevalent in old age. Hence their emergence could not be easily reconciled with the standard model described above. In the last few years, new and exciting understanding of numerous effects of radiation beyond that of mutation induction have come to fore. This is beginning to lift the veil on our understanding of aspects of radiation that are inconsistent with, and cannot be explained by the standard model of radiation-induced mutation. Even more importantly, these investigations have begun to reveal that perturbations to mechanisms of ageing underlie many, if not most, external factors that affect human health. This realisation ushers in the exciting prospect of shifting our perspective from addressing health issues in isolation to one which is unified, holistic and coherent; based on new and solid understanding of human development and ageing.

 

To reserve a place for this seminar, please visit the website below.

http://www.phe-protectionservices.org.uk/seminars/2018_1

Talking Science - Last day of the dinosaurs

Date: 26.01.2018

Time: 1330 and 1900

Location: Pickavance Lecture theatre, R22, RAL

Prof Phil Manning, Professor of Natural History, University of Manchester and STFC Public Engagement Fellow.

Dinosaurs dominated the earth for over 160 million years.  The cause behind the extinction of this remarkably successful group has been much debated, but often centres on an impact-triggered mass extinction event.  The global occurrence of a rare earth element, iridium, supports a comet/meterorite impact at the KPg (Cretaceous/Palaeogene) boundary.  A 180km diameter crater situated beneath the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) likely represents the main impact site.  However, unique evidence has surfaced that might shed new light on the last day of the dinosaurs.

 

Audience 8 yrs +

Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt (APMG)/Fundamentals of Green Belt Course (ILM) 29 January - 1 February (4 days)

Date: 29.01.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Lean Six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that has blended the two individual specialisms of Lean and Six Sigma.


The application of Lean Six Sigma allows quality and efficiency improvements to be effectively realized. The focus of Lean is about speed, efficiency and taking waste out of a process. Six Sigma focuses on effectiveness and removal of errors.

When combined and implemented properly it can be a powerful management tool that can greatly improve an organization’s performance, by providing a structured approach to resolving problems.

Certify your ability to:
•To work effectively with, or as a member of, a process improvement team working in an environment supporting Lean Six Sigma.
•To analyse and refine processes to improve efficiency and remove waste using Lean.
•Reduce process variation and improve quality and consistency.
•Add value for customers, employees and shareholders by minimising process variation and waste.
•Improve performance and reduce timescales for Lean Six Sigma projects.

Who is the Yellow Belt for?
This belt is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic Lean Six Sigma principles and the most important Lean Six Sigma instruments. Yellow Belts are experienced with the processes in daily practice and are therefore often involved in leading Kaizen projects or they are team member in a Green or Black Belt project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/lean-6-sigma-yellow-belt-fundamentals-of-green-belt

Project Planning & Control (PPC) Course (APMG) 5 - 9 February (5 days)

Date: 05.02.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Gain the tools needed to become an effective project planner.


Project Planning & Control supports the publication of the APM's guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’

The book is the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organizations against a common text to ensure that they can assure a set standard and aim for best practice as well as get value for money from their projects.

Above all the intention is to provide greater certainty over project delivery.                                                                                                            
Project Planning & Control guidance and training will:
•Give a step by step controls guide from project initiation to execution.
•Provide a holistic overview of the interdependencies between planning and controls functions.
•Be a practical and scalable companion to almost any project controls professional.
•Enable effective capability growth for delivery organizations. 

What are the key things you will learn?
The approaches and products used to gain a clear definition of a project.
The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project.
The selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques.
The practices used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project.
The basis for good record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle.

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-planning-and-control

Connect Harwell Workshops: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) From a People Perspective

Date: 06.02.2018

Time: 10:00 - 13:30

Location: Saturn/Jupiter Room, Satellite Applications Catapult

Join Databasix for this workshop, which will cover practical approaches to preparing your own organisation and workforce for GDPR, targeted at HR professionals and small business owners responsible for recruitment and staff. We’ll cover various aspects of GDPR relating to HR practices, from recruitment through to exit, understanding where employee data is and how to support staff in responding to individuals’ rights, (e.g. subject access requests), and how to enable flexible working without increasing risk of breaches.

The purpose of the, free of charge workshops is to provide quality, value-added business advice in an interactive setting for companies at Harwell and greater Oxfordshire. Delegates will increase their knowledge in key business areas such as marketing, networking, negotiating, legal, access to finance, data protection, accounting and more! These workshops will create a space for regular interaction with our Harwell Campus preferred business service providers who want to help your business grow and succeed.

Register to attend here: https://gdprfromapeopleperspective.eventbrite.co.uk.

Preferred business support suppliers who are running the workshops include Bluestream RecruitmentDatabasix, Explosive Learning SolutionsEYMSC R&DPlanet ITRichardsonsRoyds Withy KingSandler Training and Satellite Applications Catapult.

Future dates and workshop content providers for 2018:  

20 Mar: SME Accountancy 

24 Apr: Provisional date

22 May: Large Law Firm

19 Jun: Recruitment Agency

17 Jul: Project Management

Aug: Summer break

18 Sep: Relocation Agency

16 Oct: TBC

20 Nov: TBC

13 Dec: Christmas Networking

Contacts and Co-Leads for the Connect Harwell Workshops Programme:

Abigail Richings abigail.richings@harwellcampus.com T: 01235 250157

Stephen Ringler stephen.ringler@harwellcampus.com T: 01235 446070

Fiona Smart  fiona.smart@harwellcampus.com  T: 01235 250158

Connect Harwell Workshops are being delivered and hosted by Harwell Campus Management.

Preferred Business Support Providers

https://gdprfromapeopleperspective.eventbrite.co.uk

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner Course 12 - 16 February (5 days)

Date: 12.02.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

 

MSP Framework:
The MSP framework is based on three core concepts:
•MSP Principles. These are derived from positive and negative lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the common factors that underpin the success of any transformational change.
•MSP Governance Themes. These define an organization's approach to programme management. They allow an organization to put in place the right leadership, delivery team, organization structures and controls, giving the best chance for success.
•MSP Transformational Flow. This provides a route through the lifecycle of a programme from its conception through to the delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits.   

                   
What are the key things you will learn?
How to identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme.
Applying each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities.
The relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles.
How to produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents).

For further course information and booking information please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/managing-successful-programmes

Harwell Green Club

Date: 15.02.2018

Time: 1600 hrs

Location: R18 Visitor Centre

Matt Symonds, TBAT Innovation

 Not many people in the UK are as tuned in to availability of grant funding as TBAT Innovation [ http://www.tbat.co.uk/ ]  -  a consultancy specialising in innovation support for technology organisations, helping them access grant funding and R&D tax credits  -  making TBAT an organisation worth knowing for many Harwell Green Club Members  -  so we are pleased to start our 2018 meetings with a talk on ‘Green Grant Funding’ from Matt Symonds [http://www.tbat.co.uk/team/matt-symonds/], the Managing Director of TBAT, whose initials originally stood for ‘The Business Advice Team.’  Matt combines a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with an MBA and an early career with Rolls-Royce; his interest in practical things extends to music, red wine and outdoor pursuits.  We look forward to Matt’s visit.

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) for PRINCE2 Practitioners 19 - 21 February (3 days)

Date: 19.02.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Summary

APM develops your knowledge and understanding beyond your learning from PRINCE2® to help you grow into a committed and capable project professional. It prepares you to deliver project success in critical areas such as budgeting and cost management, conflict management and teamwork. This qualification builds and enhances your Project Management capability and credentials beyond that of PRINCE2®.

Why it’s important
The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in Project Management in the UK and Internationally.

What it covers
The APM syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of Project Management and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge including:
•Build on project management context and knowledge gained from PRINCE2®
•Understand the concepts, techniques and processes in APMP for PRINCE2®
•Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management
•Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts
•Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods
•Use a systematic approach to analysing and planning a project
•Consider and apply appropriate conflict management and negotiating techniques
•Appreciate the project context and actively manage the project stakeholders
•Apply work breakdown structures and map Responsibilities
•Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques

Who will benefit
Individuals will be able to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management by gaining The APM Project Management Qualification through a shorter route. The APM Project Management Qualification fills the knowledge gap beyond PRINCE2® Practitioner, further developing your organisation's project management function and increasing the likelihood of project success.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-management-qualification-for-prince2

Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ) Course 22 - 23 February (2 days)

Date: 22.02.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ)

Summary

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) - (SCQF Level 6) offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology.

The syllabus assesses the key elements of the project management lifecycle and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition, including:
•Planning and scheduling
•Communication
•Teamwork
•Resource management
•Project risk management
•Project reviews

Who is this qualification for?
It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification, which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-fundamentals

Agile Project Management (APMG) 26 February - 2 March (5 days)

Date: 26.02.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Why it’s important
The focus of agile project management is on developing solutions incrementally enabling project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

What it covers
The foundation certification provides users of the method with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. The practitioner level empowers, encourages and equips you with an in-depth knowledge of not just the certification, but also how to apply and implement these principles into the life of a project manager on a daily basis. The guidance is based on DSDM Consortium's Agile Project Framework and is underpinned by DSDM's eight principles for effective agile project delivery:
•Focuses on the Business Need
•Collaborate
•Build Incrementally Firm Foundations
•Communicate Continuously and Clearly
•Deliver on Time
•Never Compromise Quality
•Develop Iteratively
•Demonstrate Control

Who will benefit

With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry. Organisations and individuals benefit by delivering change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives. You will achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope.

 

 

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/agilepm

Commercial Awareness 1 March (1 day)

Date: 01.03.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Commercial Awareness

01/04/2018

This course is aimed at those interested in protecting their market position, reducing project risk and increasing profit margins. It takes management theory and applies them to a broader Commercial environment. The learner will leave the course having explored these theories and with the knowledge to apply these directly into the next sales or procurement opportunity

Aim of the Course
Explore how Commercial awareness can harness and maintain a consistent trajectory of growth, while avoiding obstacles that arise from a constantly shifting market. Ensuring there is appropriate ownership of activities within cross-functional teams. Set boundaries and guidance to ensure all procurement and sales areas are undertaken in a timely and effective manner.

Objectives                                                                                              

 1.   Define and understand the context of a legal contract

 2.   Identify Risks and Mitigations before the contract is signed

 3.   Understanding 

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/change-management

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Date: 09.03.2018

Time: 9.00 - 16.00

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employers to undertake responsibility for first aid arrangements in areas where there is not a requirement for a qualified first aider e.g. lower risk environments such as offices.

Learning Hours: 6 hours

£108+VAT

 

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk/

First Aid at Work - 3 day Course

Date: 19.03.2018

Time: Please check timings

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employer to undertake the role of workplace first aider in compliance with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Learning Hours: 18 hours

£270+vat

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk/

First Aid At Work Requalification - 2 day course

Date: 20.03.2018

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Harwell

Description: Existing workplace first aiders who need to renew their qualifications in compliance with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Learning Hours: 12 hours

 

Cost: £190+VAT

 

 

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk

SME Accountancy

Date: 20.03.2018

Supplier - Richardsons Chartered Accountants

Details and Eventbrite booking links to follow 

for further information and to be added to the invitation list for Connect Harwell Workshops, please contact

abigail.richings@harwellcampus.com

Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt (APMG)/Fundamentals of Green Belt Course (ILM) 26 - 29 March (4 days)

Date: 26.03.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Lean Six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that has blended the two individual specialisms of Lean and Six Sigma.


The application of Lean Six Sigma allows quality and efficiency improvements to be effectively realized. The focus of Lean is about speed, efficiency and taking waste out of a process. Six Sigma focuses on effectiveness and removal of errors.

When combined and implemented properly it can be a powerful management tool that can greatly improve an organization’s performance, by providing a structured approach to resolving problems.

Certify your ability to:
•To work effectively with, or as a member of, a process improvement team working in an environment supporting Lean Six Sigma.
•To analyse and refine processes to improve efficiency and remove waste using Lean.
•Reduce process variation and improve quality and consistency.
•Add value for customers, employees and shareholders by minimising process variation and waste.
•Improve performance and reduce timescales for Lean Six Sigma projects.

Who is the Yellow Belt for?
This belt is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic Lean Six Sigma principles and the most important Lean Six Sigma instruments. Yellow Belts are experienced with the processes in daily practice and are therefore often involved in leading Kaizen projects or they are team member in a Green or Black Belt project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/lean-6-sigma-yellow-belt-fundamentals-of-green-belt

PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Course 9 - 13 April (5 days)

Date: 09.04.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:
•Manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognized project management method.
•Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives - rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.
•Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
•Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and Project Board, improving communication and control.
•Mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
•Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.   

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2.
•The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes.
•The PRINCE2 principles.
•The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/prince2-oxfordshire

Management of Risk (M_o_R) Foundation and Practitioner Course 16 - 20 April (5 days)

Date: 16.04.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:

•Influence and shape risk management across an organization.
•Encourage openness and discuss real business issues in a realistic manner to meet business objectives, improve service delivery and achieve value for money.
•Put an effective framework in place to make informed decisions about the risks that affect strategic, programme, project and operational objectives.
•Understand the nature and extent of risks facing a company and reduce the incidence and impact on the business.
•Continuously apply risk management to an organization and simplify the process of making information available when decisions need to be made.           

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The facts, terms, concepts and relationships between the four elements of the MoR framework.
•How the MoR principles, approach and processes are used.
•How to identify the MoR framework documents and understand their uses and differences.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/management-of-risk/

Project Planning & Control (PPC) Course (APMG) 23 - 27 April (5 days)

Date: 23.04.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Gain the tools needed to become an effective project planner.


Project Planning & Control supports the publication of the APM's guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’

The book is the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organizations against a common text to ensure that they can assure a set standard and aim for best practice as well as get value for money from their projects.

Above all the intention is to provide greater certainty over project delivery.                                                                                                            
Project Planning & Control guidance and training will:
•Give a step by step controls guide from project initiation to execution.
•Provide a holistic overview of the interdependencies between planning and controls functions.
•Be a practical and scalable companion to almost any project controls professional.
•Enable effective capability growth for delivery organizations. 

What are the key things you will learn?
The approaches and products used to gain a clear definition of a project.
The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project.
The selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques.
The practices used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project.
The basis for good record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle.

 For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-planning-and-control

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Date: 24.04.2018

Time: 9.00 - 16.00

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employers to undertake responsibility for first aid arrangements in areas where there is not a requirement for a qualified first aider e.g. lower risk environments such as offices.

Learning Hours: 6 hours

£108+VAT

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk/

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) for PRINCE2 Practitioners 30 April - 2 May (3 days)

Date: 30.04.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Summary

APM develops your knowledge and understanding beyond your learning from PRINCE2® to help you grow into a committed and capable project professional. It prepares you to deliver project success in critical areas such as budgeting and cost management, conflict management and teamwork. This qualification builds and enhances your Project Management capability and credentials beyond that of PRINCE2®.

Why it’s important
The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in Project Management in the UK and Internationally.

What it covers
The APM syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of Project Management and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge including:
•Build on project management context and knowledge gained from PRINCE2®
•Understand the concepts, techniques and processes in APMP for PRINCE2®
•Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management
•Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts
•Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods
•Use a systematic approach to analysing and planning a project
•Consider and apply appropriate conflict management and negotiating techniques
•Appreciate the project context and actively manage the project stakeholders
•Apply work breakdown structures and map Responsibilities
•Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques

Who will benefit
Individuals will be able to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management by gaining The APM Project Management Qualification through a shorter route. The APM Project Management Qualification fills the knowledge gap beyond PRINCE2® Practitioner, further developing your organisation's project management function and increasing the likelihood of project success.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-management-qualification-for-prince2

Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ) Course 3 - 4 May (2 days)

Date: 03.05.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ)

Summary

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) - (SCQF Level 6) offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology. 

The syllabus assesses the key elements of the project management lifecycle and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition, including:
•Planning and scheduling
•Communication
•Teamwork
•Resource management
•Project risk management
•Project reviews

Who is this qualification for? 
It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification, which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-fundamentals

Agile Project Management (APMG) 14 May - 18 May (5 days)

Date: 14.05.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Why it’s important
The focus of agile project management is on developing solutions incrementally enabling project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

What it covers
The foundation certification provides users of the method with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. The practitioner level empowers, encourages and equips you with an in-depth knowledge of not just the certification, but also how to apply and implement these principles into the life of a project manager on a daily basis. The guidance is based on DSDM Consortium's Agile Project Framework and is underpinned by DSDM's eight principles for effective agile project delivery:
•Focuses on the Business Need
•Collaborate
•Build Incrementally Firm Foundations
•Communicate Continuously and Clearly
•Deliver on Time
•Never Compromise Quality
•Develop Iteratively
•Demonstrate Control

Who will benefit

With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry. Organisations and individuals benefit by delivering change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives. You will achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope.

 

 

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/agilepm

Change Management Foundation and Practitioner Course (APMG) 21 May - 25 May (5 days)

Date: 21.05.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Developed in partnership with the Change Management Institute (CMI) – this is the definitive certification to distinguish effective change managers.

Get recognized for possessing the knowledge needed to contribute constructively to teams specifying, developing, implementing and sustaining change initiatives.

Certify your ability to:
•Draw on a range of professional approaches to enable an organization to implement change effectively.
•Help people adjust to organizational change.
•Maintain stakeholder engagement during a change initiative.
•Minimize the risk associated with failed change initiatives.
•Establish effective change teams and address resistance to change.
•Increase the probability of successful business change or transformation.
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Who is Foundation for?
Anyone involved in change initiatives who require a working knowledge of the key principles of change management.
Professionals pursuing the Change Management Practitioner certification – the Foundation certificate is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.                          

What are the key things you will learn?
•How individuals are impacted by and react to change.
•How the process of organizational change occurs and the roles that collaborate to deliver it successfully.
•How to build and improve an effective change team.
•Developing strategies to help and motivate individuals through change.
•How to build an effective change team and to contribute to discussions about how to improve the effectiveness of a team.

Who is Practitioner for?
Change managers and aspiring change managers.
Key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of change programmes – such as Senior Responsible Owners, Business Change Managers, Programme Managers and operational line managers.
Change Management Foundation certified individuals. Foundation is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner level certification.

What are the key things you will learn?
How to identify the organizational drivers of a change initiative and how they link with any governance structures.
A range of organization paradigms to understand, support and sustain change processes.
Effective preparation for a change initiative including building the change team, offering insights which improve team effectiveness.
How to establish a clear framework of roles, skills and activities through which leaders can support and sustain the change process.

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/change-management/

Large Law Firm

Date: 22.05.2018

Supplier - Royds Withy King

Details and Eventbrite booking links to follow 

for further information and to be added to the invitation list for Connect Harwell Workshops, please contact

abigail.richings@harwellcampus.com

Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt (APMG)/Fundamentals of Green Belt Course (ILM) 29 May - 1 June (4 days)

Date: 29.05.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Lean Six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that has blended the two individual specialisms of Lean and Six Sigma.


The application of Lean Six Sigma allows quality and efficiency improvements to be effectively realized. The focus of Lean is about speed, efficiency and taking waste out of a process. Six Sigma focuses on effectiveness and removal of errors.

When combined and implemented properly it can be a powerful management tool that can greatly improve an organization’s performance, by providing a structured approach to resolving problems.

Certify your ability to:
•To work effectively with, or as a member of, a process improvement team working in an environment supporting Lean Six Sigma.
•To analyse and refine processes to improve efficiency and remove waste using Lean.
•Reduce process variation and improve quality and consistency.
•Add value for customers, employees and shareholders by minimising process variation and waste.
•Improve performance and reduce timescales for Lean Six Sigma projects.

Who is the Yellow Belt for?
This belt is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic Lean Six Sigma principles and the most important Lean Six Sigma instruments. Yellow Belts are experienced with the processes in daily practice and are therefore often involved in leading Kaizen projects or they are team member in a Green or Black Belt project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/lean-6-sigma-yellow-belt-fundamentals-of-green-belt

PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Course 4 - 8 June (5 days)

Date: 04.06.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:
•Manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognized project management method.
•Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives - rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.
•Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
•Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and Project Board, improving communication and control.
•Mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
•Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.   

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2.
•The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes.
•The PRINCE2 principles.
•The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/prince2-oxfordshire

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner Course 18 - 22 June (5 days)

Date: 18.06.2018

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

 

MSP Framework:
The MSP framework is based on three core concepts:
•MSP Principles. These are derived from positive and negative lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the common factors that underpin the success of any transformational change.
•MSP Governance Themes. These define an organization's approach to programme management. They allow an organization to put in place the right leadership, delivery team, organization structures and controls, giving the best chance for success.
•MSP Transformational Flow. This provides a route through the lifecycle of a programme from its conception through to the delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits. 

                      
What are the key things you will learn?
How to identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme.
Applying each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities.
The relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles.
How to produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents).

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/managing-successful-programmes

Recruitment Agency

Date: 19.06.2018

Supplier - Bluestream Recruitment

Details and Eventbrite booking links to follow 

for further information and to be added to the invitation list for Connect Harwell Workshops, please contact

abigail.richings@harwellcampus.com

Project Planning & Control (PPC) Course (APMG) 25 - 29 June (5 days)

Date: 25.06.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Gain the tools needed to become an effective project planner.


Project Planning & Control supports the publication of the APM's guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’

The book is the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organizations against a common text to ensure that they can assure a set standard and aim for best practice as well as get value for money from their projects.

Above all the intention is to provide greater certainty over project delivery.                                                                                                            
Project Planning & Control guidance and training will:
•Give a step by step controls guide from project initiation to execution.
•Provide a holistic overview of the interdependencies between planning and controls functions.
•Be a practical and scalable companion to almost any project controls professional.
•Enable effective capability growth for delivery organizations. 

What are the key things you will learn?
The approaches and products used to gain a clear definition of a project.
The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project.
The selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques.
The practices used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project.
The basis for good record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle.

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-planning-and-control

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Date: 27.06.2018

Time: 9.00 - 16.00

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employers to undertake responsibility for first aid arrangements in areas where there is not a requirement for a qualified first aider e.g. lower risk environments such as offices.

Learning Hours: 6 hours

£108+VAT

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk/

First Aid at Work - 3 day course

Date: 02.07.2018

Time: Please check timings

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employer to undertake the role of workplace first aider in compliance with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Learning Hours: 18 hours

£270+vat

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk/

PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Course 2 - 6 July (5 days)

Date: 02.07.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:
•Manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognized project management method.
•Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives - rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.
•Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
•Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and Project Board, improving communication and control.
•Mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
•Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.   

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2.
•The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes.
•The PRINCE2 principles.
•The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/prince2-oxfordshire

First Aid at Work Requalification - 2 day course

Date: 03.07.2018

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Harwell

Description: Existing workplace first aiders who need to renew their qualifications in compliance with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Learning Hours: 12 hours

 

Cost: £190+VAT

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk

Agile Project Management (APMG) 9 July - 13 July (5 days)

Date: 09.07.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Why it’s important
The focus of agile project management is on developing solutions incrementally enabling project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

What it covers
The foundation certification provides users of the method with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. The practitioner level empowers, encourages and equips you with an in-depth knowledge of not just the certification, but also how to apply and implement these principles into the life of a project manager on a daily basis. The guidance is based on DSDM Consortium's Agile Project Framework and is underpinned by DSDM's eight principles for effective agile project delivery:
•Focuses on the Business Need
•Collaborate
•Build Incrementally Firm Foundations
•Communicate Continuously and Clearly
•Deliver on Time
•Never Compromise Quality
•Develop Iteratively
•Demonstrate Control

Who will benefit

With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry. Organisations and individuals benefit by delivering change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives. You will achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope.

 

 

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/agilepm

Project Management

Date: 17.07.2018

Supplier - Explosive Learning Solutions

Details and Eventbrite booking links to follow 

for further information and to be added to the invitation list for Connect Harwell Workshops, please contact

abigail.richings@harwellcampus.com

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner Course 23 - 27 July (5 days)

Date: 23.07.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

MSP Framework:
The MSP framework is based on three core concepts:
•MSP Principles. These are derived from positive and negative lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the common factors that underpin the success of any transformational change.
•MSP Governance Themes. These define an organization's approach to programme management. They allow an organization to put in place the right leadership, delivery team, organization structures and controls, giving the best chance for success.
•MSP Transformational Flow. This provides a route through the lifecycle of a programme from its conception through to the delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits. 

                      
What are the key things you will learn?
How to identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme.
Applying each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities.
The relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles.
How to produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents).

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/managing-successful-programmes

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) for PRINCE2 Practitioners 30 July - 1 August (3 days)

Date: 30.07.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Summary

APM develops your knowledge and understanding beyond your learning from PRINCE2® to help you grow into a committed and capable project professional. It prepares you to deliver project success in critical areas such as budgeting and cost management, conflict management and teamwork. This qualification builds and enhances your Project Management capability and credentials beyond that of PRINCE2®.

Why it’s important
The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in Project Management in the UK and Internationally.

What it covers
The APM syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of Project Management and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge including:
•Build on project management context and knowledge gained from PRINCE2®
•Understand the concepts, techniques and processes in APMP for PRINCE2®
•Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management
•Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts
•Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods
•Use a systematic approach to analysing and planning a project
•Consider and apply appropriate conflict management and negotiating techniques
•Appreciate the project context and actively manage the project stakeholders
•Apply work breakdown structures and map Responsibilities
•Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques

Who will benefit
Individuals will be able to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management by gaining The APM Project Management Qualification through a shorter route. The APM Project Management Qualification fills the knowledge gap beyond PRINCE2® Practitioner, further developing your organisation's project management function and increasing the likelihood of project success.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-management-qualification-for-prince2

Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ) Course 2 - 3 August (2 days)

Date: 02.08.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ)

Summary

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) - (SCQF Level 6) offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology. 

The syllabus assesses the key elements of the project management lifecycle and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition, including:
•Planning and scheduling
•Communication
•Teamwork
•Resource management
•Project risk management
•Project reviews

Who is this qualification for? 
It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification, which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-fundamentals

PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Course 6 - 10 August (5 days)

Date: 06.08.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:
•Manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognized project management method.
•Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives - rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.
•Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
•Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and Project Board, improving communication and control.
•Mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
•Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.   

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2.
•The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes.
•The PRINCE2 principles.
•The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/prince2-oxfordshire

Management of Risk (M_o_R) Foundation and Practitioner Course 13 - 17 August (5 days)

Date: 13.08.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:

•Influence and shape risk management across an organization.
•Encourage openness and discuss real business issues in a realistic manner to meet business objectives, improve service delivery and achieve value for money.
•Put an effective framework in place to make informed decisions about the risks that affect strategic, programme, project and operational objectives.
•Understand the nature and extent of risks facing a company and reduce the incidence and impact on the business.
•Continuously apply risk management to an organization and simplify the process of making information available when decisions need to be made.           

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The facts, terms, concepts and relationships between the four elements of the MoR framework.
•How the MoR principles, approach and processes are used.
•How to identify the MoR framework documents and understand their uses and differences.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/management-of-risk

Change Management Foundation and Practitioner Course (APMG) 20 August - 24 August (5 days)

Date: 20.08.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Developed in partnership with the Change Management Institute (CMI) – this is the definitive certification to distinguish effective change managers.

Get recognized for possessing the knowledge needed to contribute constructively to teams specifying, developing, implementing and sustaining change initiatives. 

Certify your ability to:
•Draw on a range of professional approaches to enable an organization to implement change effectively.
•Help people adjust to organizational change.
•Maintain stakeholder engagement during a change initiative.
•Minimize the risk associated with failed change initiatives.
•Establish effective change teams and address resistance to change.
•Increase the probability of successful business change or transformation.
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Who is Foundation for?
Anyone involved in change initiatives who require a working knowledge of the key principles of change management.
Professionals pursuing the Change Management Practitioner certification – the Foundation certificate is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.                          

What are the key things you will learn?
•How individuals are impacted by and react to change.
•How the process of organizational change occurs and the roles that collaborate to deliver it successfully.
•How to build and improve an effective change team.
•Developing strategies to help and motivate individuals through change.
•How to build an effective change team and to contribute to discussions about how to improve the effectiveness of a team.

Who is Practitioner for?
Change managers and aspiring change managers.
Key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of change programmes – such as Senior Responsible Owners, Business Change Managers, Programme Managers and operational line managers.
Change Management Foundation certified individuals. Foundation is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner level certification.

What are the key things you will learn?
How to identify the organizational drivers of a change initiative and how they link with any governance structures.
A range of organization paradigms to understand, support and sustain change processes.
Effective preparation for a change initiative including building the change team, offering insights which improve team effectiveness.
How to establish a clear framework of roles, skills and activities through which leaders can support and sustain the change process.

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/change-management/

Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt (APMG)/Fundamentals of Green Belt Course (ILM) 28 - 31 August (4 days)

Date: 28.08.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Lean Six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that has blended the two individual specialisms of Lean and Six Sigma.


The application of Lean Six Sigma allows quality and efficiency improvements to be effectively realized. The focus of Lean is about speed, efficiency and taking waste out of a process. Six Sigma focuses on effectiveness and removal of errors.

When combined and implemented properly it can be a powerful management tool that can greatly improve an organization’s performance, by providing a structured approach to resolving problems.

Certify your ability to:
•To work effectively with, or as a member of, a process improvement team working in an environment supporting Lean Six Sigma.
•To analyse and refine processes to improve efficiency and remove waste using Lean.
•Reduce process variation and improve quality and consistency.
•Add value for customers, employees and shareholders by minimising process variation and waste.
•Improve performance and reduce timescales for Lean Six Sigma projects.

Who is the Yellow Belt for?
This belt is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic Lean Six Sigma principles and the most important Lean Six Sigma instruments. Yellow Belts are experienced with the processes in daily practice and are therefore often involved in leading Kaizen projects or they are team member in a Green or Black Belt project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/lean-6-sigma-yellow-belt-fundamentals-of-green-belt

PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Course 3 - 7 September (5 days)

Date: 03.09.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:
•Manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognized project management method.
•Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives - rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.
•Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
•Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and Project Board, improving communication and control.
•Mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
•Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.   

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2.
•The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes.
•The PRINCE2 principles.
•The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/prince2-oxfordshire

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner Course 10 - 14 September (5 days)

Date: 10.09.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

MSP Framework:
The MSP framework is based on three core concepts:
•MSP Principles. These are derived from positive and negative lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the common factors that underpin the success of any transformational change.
•MSP Governance Themes. These define an organization's approach to programme management. They allow an organization to put in place the right leadership, delivery team, organization structures and controls, giving the best chance for success.
•MSP Transformational Flow. This provides a route through the lifecycle of a programme from its conception through to the delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits. 

                      
What are the key things you will learn?
How to identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme.
Applying each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities.
The relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles.
How to produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents).

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/managing-successful-programmes

Agile Project Management (APMG) 17 September - 21 September (5 days)

Date: 17.09.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Why it’s important
The focus of agile project management is on developing solutions incrementally enabling project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

What it covers
The foundation certification provides users of the method with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. The practitioner level empowers, encourages and equips you with an in-depth knowledge of not just the certification, but also how to apply and implement these principles into the life of a project manager on a daily basis. The guidance is based on DSDM Consortium's Agile Project Framework and is underpinned by DSDM's eight principles for effective agile project delivery:
•Focuses on the Business Need
•Collaborate
•Build Incrementally Firm Foundations
•Communicate Continuously and Clearly
•Deliver on Time
•Never Compromise Quality
•Develop Iteratively
•Demonstrate Control

Who will benefit

With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry. Organisations and individuals benefit by delivering change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives. You will achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope.

 

 

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/agilepm

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Date: 20.09.2018

Time: 9.00 - 16.00

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employers to undertake responsibility for first aid arrangements in areas where there is not a requirement for a qualified first aider e.g. lower risk environments such as offices.

Learning Hours: 6 hours

£108+VAT

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk/

First Aid at Work - 3 day course

Date: 26.09.2018

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employer to undertake the role of workplace first aider in compliance with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Learning Hours: 18 hours

£270+vat

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk

First Aid at Work Requalification - 2 day course

Date: 27.09.2018

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Harwell

Description: Existing workplace first aiders who need to renew their qualifications in compliance with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Learning Hours: 12 hours

 

Cost: £190+VAT

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk

PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Course 1 - 5 October (5 days)

Date: 01.10.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:
•Manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognized project management method.
•Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives - rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.
•Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
•Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and Project Board, improving communication and control.
•Mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
•Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.   

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2.
•The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes.
•The PRINCE2 principles.
•The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/prince2-oxfordshire

Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt (APMG)/Fundamentals of Green Belt Course (ILM) 9 - 12 October (4 days)

Date: 09.10.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Lean Six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that has blended the two individual specialisms of Lean and Six Sigma.


The application of Lean Six Sigma allows quality and efficiency improvements to be effectively realized. The focus of Lean is about speed, efficiency and taking waste out of a process. Six Sigma focuses on effectiveness and removal of errors.

When combined and implemented properly it can be a powerful management tool that can greatly improve an organization’s performance, by providing a structured approach to resolving problems.

Certify your ability to:
•To work effectively with, or as a member of, a process improvement team working in an environment supporting Lean Six Sigma.
•To analyse and refine processes to improve efficiency and remove waste using Lean.
•Reduce process variation and improve quality and consistency.
•Add value for customers, employees and shareholders by minimising process variation and waste.
•Improve performance and reduce timescales for Lean Six Sigma projects.

Who is the Yellow Belt for?
This belt is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic Lean Six Sigma principles and the most important Lean Six Sigma instruments. Yellow Belts are experienced with the processes in daily practice and are therefore often involved in leading Kaizen projects or they are team member in a Green or Black Belt project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/lean-6-sigma-yellow-belt-fundamentals-of-green-belt

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) for PRINCE2 Practitioners 15 - 17 October (3 days)

Date: 15.10.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Summary

APM develops your knowledge and understanding beyond your learning from PRINCE2® to help you grow into a committed and capable project professional. It prepares you to deliver project success in critical areas such as budgeting and cost management, conflict management and teamwork. This qualification builds and enhances your Project Management capability and credentials beyond that of PRINCE2®.

Why it’s important
The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in Project Management in the UK and Internationally.

What it covers
The APM syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of Project Management and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge including:
•Build on project management context and knowledge gained from PRINCE2®
•Understand the concepts, techniques and processes in APMP for PRINCE2®
•Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management
•Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts
•Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods
•Use a systematic approach to analysing and planning a project
•Consider and apply appropriate conflict management and negotiating techniques
•Appreciate the project context and actively manage the project stakeholders
•Apply work breakdown structures and map Responsibilities
•Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques

Who will benefit
Individuals will be able to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management by gaining The APM Project Management Qualification through a shorter route. The APM Project Management Qualification fills the knowledge gap beyond PRINCE2® Practitioner, further developing your organisation's project management function and increasing the likelihood of project success.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-management-qualification-for-prince2

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Date: 17.10.2018

Time: 9.00 - 16.00

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employers to undertake responsibility for first aid arrangements in areas where there is not a requirement for a qualified first aider e.g. lower risk environments such as offices.

Learning Hours: 6 hours

£108+VAT

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk/

Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ) Course 18 - 19 October (2 days)

Date: 18.10.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ)

Summary

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) - (SCQF Level 6) offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology. 

The syllabus assesses the key elements of the project management lifecycle and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition, including:
•Planning and scheduling
•Communication
•Teamwork
•Resource management
•Project risk management
•Project reviews

Who is this qualification for? 
It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification, which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-fundamentals

Project Planning & Control (PPC) Course (APMG) 29 October - 2 November (5 days)

Date: 29.10.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Gain the tools needed to become an effective project planner.


Project Planning & Control supports the publication of the APM's guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’

The book is the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organizations against a common text to ensure that they can assure a set standard and aim for best practice as well as get value for money from their projects.

Above all the intention is to provide greater certainty over project delivery.                                                                                                            
Project Planning & Control guidance and training will:
•Give a step by step controls guide from project initiation to execution.
•Provide a holistic overview of the interdependencies between planning and controls functions.
•Be a practical and scalable companion to almost any project controls professional.
•Enable effective capability growth for delivery organizations. 

What are the key things you will learn?
The approaches and products used to gain a clear definition of a project.
The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project.
The selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques.
The practices used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project.
The basis for good record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle.

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/project-planning-and-control

Agile Project Management (APMG) 5 November - 9 November (5 days)

Date: 05.11.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Why it’s important
The focus of agile project management is on developing solutions incrementally enabling project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

What it covers
The foundation certification provides users of the method with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. The practitioner level empowers, encourages and equips you with an in-depth knowledge of not just the certification, but also how to apply and implement these principles into the life of a project manager on a daily basis. The guidance is based on DSDM Consortium's Agile Project Framework and is underpinned by DSDM's eight principles for effective agile project delivery:
•Focuses on the Business Need
•Collaborate
•Build Incrementally Firm Foundations
•Communicate Continuously and Clearly
•Deliver on Time
•Never Compromise Quality
•Develop Iteratively
•Demonstrate Control

Who will benefit

With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry. Organisations and individuals benefit by delivering change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives. You will achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope.

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website 

 

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/agilepm

Change Management Foundation and Practitioner Course (APMG) 26 - 30 November (5 days)

Date: 11.11.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Developed in partnership with the Change Management Institute (CMI) – this is the definitive certification to distinguish effective change managers.

Get recognized for possessing the knowledge needed to contribute constructively to teams specifying, developing, implementing and sustaining change initiatives. 

Certify your ability to:
•Draw on a range of professional approaches to enable an organization to implement change effectively.
•Help people adjust to organizational change.
•Maintain stakeholder engagement during a change initiative.
•Minimize the risk associated with failed change initiatives.
•Establish effective change teams and address resistance to change.
•Increase the probability of successful business change or transformation.
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Who is Foundation for?
Anyone involved in change initiatives who require a working knowledge of the key principles of change management.
Professionals pursuing the Change Management Practitioner certification – the Foundation certificate is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.                          

What are the key things you will learn?
•How individuals are impacted by and react to change.
•How the process of organizational change occurs and the roles that collaborate to deliver it successfully.
•How to build and improve an effective change team.
•Developing strategies to help and motivate individuals through change.
•How to build an effective change team and to contribute to discussions about how to improve the effectiveness of a team.

Who is Practitioner for?
Change managers and aspiring change managers.
Key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of change programmes – such as Senior Responsible Owners, Business Change Managers, Programme Managers and operational line managers.
Change Management Foundation certified individuals. Foundation is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner level certification.

What are the key things you will learn?
How to identify the organizational drivers of a change initiative and how they link with any governance structures.
A range of organization paradigms to understand, support and sustain change processes.
Effective preparation for a change initiative including building the change team, offering insights which improve team effectiveness.
How to establish a clear framework of roles, skills and activities through which leaders can support and sustain the change process.

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

 

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/change-management

Management of Risk (M_o_R) Foundation and Practitioner Course 19 - 23 November (5 days)

Date: 19.11.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:

•Influence and shape risk management across an organization.
•Encourage openness and discuss real business issues in a realistic manner to meet business objectives, improve service delivery and achieve value for money.
•Put an effective framework in place to make informed decisions about the risks that affect strategic, programme, project and operational objectives.
•Understand the nature and extent of risks facing a company and reduce the incidence and impact on the business.
•Continuously apply risk management to an organization and simplify the process of making information available when decisions need to be made.           

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The facts, terms, concepts and relationships between the four elements of the MoR framework.
•How the MoR principles, approach and processes are used.
•How to identify the MoR framework documents and understand their uses and differences.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/management-of-risk

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Date: 29.11.2018

Time: 9.00 - 16.00

Location: Harwell

Description: Individuals required by their employers to undertake responsibility for first aid arrangements in areas where there is not a requirement for a qualified first aider e.g. lower risk environments such as offices.

Learning Hours: 6 hours

£108+VAT

http://www.oxfordcollegefirstaid.co.uk/

PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner Course 3 - 7 December (5 days)

Date: 03.12.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

Certify your ability to:
•Manage projects or to work in a project environment using the most internationally recognized project management method.
•Ensure that team members focus on the viability of the project in relation to its business case objectives - rather than simply seeing the completion of the project as an end in itself.
•Promote consistency of project work and the ability to reuse project assets while facilitating staff mobility and reducing the impact of personnel changes/handovers.
•Design plans and reports to meet the needs of each level in the project team and Project Board, improving communication and control.
•Mitigate perceived problems and issues and focus on the viability of the project throughout.
•Evaluate the project portfolio to bring clarity and allow improvements in reviewing projects.   

 What are the key things you will learn?
•The characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2.
•The purpose of the PRINCE2 roles, management products and themes.
•The PRINCE2 principles.
•The purpose, objectives and context of the PRINCE2 processes.

 

For further course information and booking details please visit the Explosive Learning website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/prince2-oxfordshire

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner Course 10 - 14 December (5 days)

Date: 10.12.2018

Time: TBC

Location: Explosive Learning Soulutions, 4 The Terraces, Harwell Campus

MSP Framework:
The MSP framework is based on three core concepts:
•MSP Principles. These are derived from positive and negative lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the common factors that underpin the success of any transformational change.
•MSP Governance Themes. These define an organization's approach to programme management. They allow an organization to put in place the right leadership, delivery team, organization structures and controls, giving the best chance for success.
•MSP Transformational Flow. This provides a route through the lifecycle of a programme from its conception through to the delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits. 

                      
What are the key things you will learn?
How to identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme.
Applying each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities.
The relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles.
How to produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents).

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

http://www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/managing-successful-programmes

Sponsorship Celebration Event

Date: 13.12.2018

Supplier - all preferred business support service providers

Details and Eventbrite booking links to follow 

for further information and to be added to the invitation list for Connect Harwell Workshops, please contact

abigail.richings@harwellcampus.com