From spring 2021, our “Open Seminar Program” will be available in full with numerous live online seminars. From the basics of project management to successfully managing projects and leading teams, you can choose from a wide range of continuing education courses.
All live online seminars at a glance
04. Oct 2021 and 07. Oct 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This seminar shows how to use MS Project properly for project planning and control. The specific application of MS Project for project planning and project control of small to medium-sized projects in mechanical and plant engineering is content of the seminar. We are happy to develop special templates and blueprints for your customer projects with the seminar group within the framework of the seminar, so that a direct benefit for the further project handling arises. More information
03. Dec 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In this seminar you learn how to force the understanding that the whole acceptance process and procedures are also a strong part in the contract definition, and finishing in the end phase of the project life cycle to get the confirmation and acceptance from the end customer. We have to fulfillment the contractual of our obligations, related to the technical parameters of the machine or plant. More information
27. Sep 2021 and 28. Sep 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This seminar explains how to prepare the negotiation carefully, act professionally and thus maximize the success of a negotiation. There is no patent remedy for successful claims enforcement and defense. The starting point is always a negotiating position derived from the contract. Based on claim substantiation, the negotiation represents the final step of a successful claim enforcement. More information
01. Nov 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Get to know project start processes, definition, objectives and main statements. Learn how to avoid faults and errors in the start process. In one 3 hour session, the participants will review the meeting mehtods and tasks, roles and aids of a kick-off meeting. Additionally practial examples of kick-off, follow-up or owner meetings are demonstrated. More information
08. Nov 2021 and 09. Nov 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Participants learn decision making behavior and error management. They get to know the causes of wrong decisions and how to make decisions in critical situations. This program teaches a systematic approach to making decisions and solving problems in the workplace. Participants will consider the qualities and tendencies of effective decision makers and problem solvers, both according to research and based on their own personal experience. Participants will also examine various decision styles and reflect on the effectiveness of their own preferred styles. Straightforward models and time-tested problem-solving tools are reviewed and applied to both case studies and personal situations. More information
15. Nov 2021 and 16. Nov 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Leading Virtual Teams addresses the challenges and opportunities presented to managers, teams, and organizations when direct reports and other colleagues are spread across disparate work locations. Participants will learn to leverage the dynamics and characteristics of high-performing teams in the context of remote-worker situations. This training program considers a range of factors, including culture, company policies, and leadership styles and preferences, and incorporates situational and scenario-based learning activities that allow participants to apply best practices. Participants will leave the training program with an action plan they can apply immediately to improve their effectiveness by optimizing team relationships and the productivity of all workers, whether they are in the next cube, the next county, or the next time zone. More information
02. Nov 2021 and 03. Nov 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
In this Live Online Seminar participants get to know burnout prevention measures. The seminar contains information about the effects of stress at work, long time effects of over-working on an introduction of burnout. Furthermore, the types of fatigue and how to handle them are mentioned. More information
14. May 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
04. Nov 2021 and 05. Nov 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Although the range of competencies that define an effective leader is broad and varied, at the core is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and manage your feelings and respond to the feelings and behaviors of others. This training program explores how the elements of emotional intelligence—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—are demonstrated in the workplace and how those competencies can be practiced and developed to increase a leader’s effectiveness. More information
14. May 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
02. Nov 2021 and 03. Nov 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Participants know how to work with the 4 different personality styles. The two sessions contain an introduction of the 4 different DISC styles ad their typical behavior under stress. Also corner stones like vision, alignment, execution in ordert o develop high-performance teams are part of this seminar. More information
04. Nov 2021 and 05. Nov 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The ability to change is key to survival. Change is in every new project, every new customer, and every improvement in products or services. This change management training program teaches the skills that individuals need to navigate and lead others through times of change. Participants will take the Change Style Indicator assessment to learn their personal change readiness style. They will also learn reasons people resist change and explore the stages people go through when moving through change. Finally, participants will learn techniques to secure commitment for change when leading a project or a team. The full-day version of this change management training program includes a business simulation that provides an opportunity to apply change management skills. More information
30. Sep 2021 and 01. Oct 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Based on the powerful Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ model, this course will position leaders to focus on and foster the behaviors that will make the team more cohesive and improve its performance. Participants will learn the role of a team leader in enabling their team to build trust, master conflict, achieve commitment, embrace accountability, and focus on results. This unique take on the Five Behaviors model presents strategies and practices that support a leader’s efforts to build these behaviors and allows for reflection and planning according to each participant’s needs. More information
20. May 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
22. Oct 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
05. Nov 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The project start process which follow the handover process is one of the most important process steps in the project. Especially in the EPC Projects many decisions have to be done in this process step, and ends up in the “Project Execution Plan” (PEG) or as defined in the IPMA – Standard, as PM Baseline. This seminar contains activities, events and results of the start process. Project management baseline is the major result. More information
11. Jun 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
15. Oct 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
29. Oct 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Through this online seminar you will gain a better understanding of the importance of progress monitoring within EPC projects in the plant building industry, for both parties (buyer and seller) with the needs to implement progress measuring systems for evaluation. You will learn how to implement measures for every process phase from engineering to commissioning. Additionally you will receive information about handover the plant to the customer / end user and to monitor the “physical progress” in a project. More information
17. Dec 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
In this seminar you will receive information about QM & HSE in plant building projects. You will improve your “how-to” skills and practice in quality management for a typical EPC project in different industries. Additionally you will gain an understanding that Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is an integrated part of project management and the overall responsibility is in the hand of the project manager supported by the individual specialist in the EPC Project. Also you will gain an understanding, that health, safety and environment (HSE) is an integrated part of project management. More information
30. Sep 2021 and 01. Oct 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Many EP and EPC projects have a complex set-up of the project organization: Multi location set-up, different project partners and sub-suppliers around the globe, different cultures and languages. This creates for a project manager an enormous complexity in the set-up of the project organization. In this live online training, you will learn along a case study how to set-up a complex project organization and what to consider by doing this. More information
10. Nov 2021 and 11. Nov 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A key element of performance management involves holding employees accountable for results. Effective project managers expect accountability in all aspects of employee performance, from day-to-day project activities and decisions to the achievement of long-term project goals. In this course, participants will examine their current attitudes toward and approaches to accountability, beginning with their ability to model it. They will also explore the dynamics of accountability and learn the behaviors and practices that set the foundation for a culture of accountability on a team or in an organization. More information
23. Nov 2021 and 24. Nov 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Adequate contract management is one of the key elements for a successful project in a more and more legalized global business environment. The essentials of Contract Management, legal principles and short cases will be presented, exchanged and discussed in this programme. More information
09. Sep 2021 and 10. Sep 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Managing project risks is for sure one of the key elements of project management and must have a strong focus by the project manager and his team. In this live online training, you learn how to identify project risks and how to eliminate or mitigate them. A strong emphasis will be put on defining risk response measures for plant building projects in general and construction sites in specific. More information
18. Oct 2021 and 19. Oct 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This course combines the framework of Peter Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ model with the teachings of Charlie Green, the author of three best-selling books about trust. Lencioni emphasizes trust as the first and foundational of the Five Behaviors; Green’s research, as outlined in Trust-Based Selling and The Trusted Advisor, examines trust as a fundamental element of the manager/employee relationship. The course includes a detailed self-assessment used as a diagnostic tool for leaders to understand their natural styles and how they align with the critical behaviors that build trust. It also prepares leaders to build upon trust to facilitate other key team behaviors. More information
06. Sep 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn: ‘How you can do what you do better’ (Jeff Sutherland). The seminar shows, why you should use a retrospect in your projects, what exactly is the purpose of a retrospect and when to use it during a project. It also shows how to run a retrospect, ist prerequisites and how to distinguish between review and retrospect. More information
07. Sep 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn: How to minimize non-essential work. In this course, participants get to know why time boxing will increases efficiency, how it can be used by a project and by individuals and how time boxing is used in SCRUM. More information
08. Sep 2021 and 09. Sep 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The learning objective is when and how to use Kanban Boards, Scrum Boards and Burndown Charts for planning and monitoring. In this seminar, participants learn how to optimize their Kanban when to use a Scrum Board and what the benefit of a burndown chart is. Also the historical perspective – where do these boards come from – is part of this course. More information
21. Jun 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
18. Oct 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
21. Oct 2021 and 22. Oct 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Get to know one of the most useful project controlling method in plant engineering – cash flow management in projects. In this seminar you learn how to set up and control a project cash flow. Besides you will hear how to optimize the project cash flow and how other parameter within the triple constraints influence the project cash flow. More information
29. Nov 2021 and 30. Nov 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In this live online training, you will learn how important good and frequent feedback is for everyone within your organization. You will explore different models and ways to give feedback and understand the importance of feedback for leading your project team. More information
09. Sep 2021 and 10. Sep 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The success of a project is not only depending on the quality you deliver, but also to a high extend on how you treat key stakeholders and how they perceive the project success. In this live online training, you will learn how to improve your stakeholder management skills during a typical EPC project. Mehr Information
16. Sep 2021 and 17. Sep 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
No project without deviation. Thus, the client can demand changes to the subject matter of the contract at any time. It is also common and normal in projects that changes are requested and carried out. But are the effects of a change on scope, deadlines, quality, costs,… addressed and considered in time? In this event, measures for the individual project phases will be shown that enable a structured implementation of changes and avoid frictional losses between the project partners. More information
27. Sep 2021 and 28. Sep 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The ability to influence others is an essential skill for both established and emerging leaders in the workplace. This program explores two primary influence orientations and five unique influencing styles that allow leaders to make connections, gain buy-in and support, promote ideas, maximize opportunities for collaboration and cooperation, and get results. More information
21. Oct 2021 and 22. Oct 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In two sessions you will learn the theoretical concept of earned value and practice it. The used terms and methods in this course are compliant to the PMI® Standard for Earned Value Management. More information
20. Sep 2021 and 21. Sep 2021, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Every leader faces the challenge of achieving results through others. The ability to effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities is a key part of meeting that challenge. In this course, participants will examine their current attitudes toward and approaches to delegation. They will learn a process for delegating tasks and responsibilities that positions employees for success and will practice utilizing that process in a real-work situation. They will also explore the dynamics of accountability and learn the behaviors and practices that set the foundation for a culture of accountability on a team or in an organization. More information
Claims management is nothing “immoral”. The cost and competitive pressure in plant construction is constantly increasing. In the project business, structured claims management is one of the tools for successful project management. Due to desired but also unconscious deviations from the original order, changes in costs and deadlines occur in every project. This event will show you how to prepare and substantiate your own justified claims in a structured way in order to assert them against the project partner or to effectively ward off passive, unjustified claims. More information
Understanding that the Project handover as one of the very important process steps to transfer all important issue from the sales phase to the project execution phase. Furthermore it’s an important precondition to execute an professional project start process. This seminar helps to improve the handover process in the projects to optimize the knowhow transfer between both processes. More information