Quest for Project Excellence
skiing experience powered by professional ski instructors
indoor learning experience powered by global experts
in project management and
a Management Worlds simulation
in this 24-hour x 5-day "Quest" will develop long lasting,
best theories on managing and leading project organizations through
an engaging mix of indoor and outdoor learning experiences.
coaches are globally respected experts in project management and skiing
and include Dr. Lynn Crawford, University of Management and Technology,
Australia, Larry Suda, President, Managment Worlds, USA; Mike Katagiri,
President Center for Project Excellence, USA; Bob McGinnis, McGinnis
Quest for Project Excellence PROJECTLAB was
first offered by the Center's Mike Katagiri
and Dr. Lynn Crawford on the
snow fields of Turoa, New Zealand. The participants developed their
coaching, influencing, and facilitating skills on and off snow and developed
best theories for creating a project learning organization.
this is for
This PROJECTLAB is designed for project managers and managers of project
management with the ability to ski or sno-board on intermediate (blue)
ski area trails.
will develop their skills to
- Coach subordinates for
- Influence others more effectively
- Facilitate groups using
group facilitation methods
- Develop a project learning
- Align project strategies
with organizational strategies
Participants are coached by experts on-snow and off-snow in a
highly-charged, hands-on accelerated learning environment. The PROJECTLAB
includes a well balanced combination of rapid learning techniques including:
on-snow experiences, computer simulation, self assessment instrument,
coaching, group discussions, reflection, and lectures. During the 4 day
experience, participants will work individually and in teams to "Develop
Best Theories TM" associated with leading
customers, staff, vendors, contractors, to meet quality requirements,
schedule commitments, customer satisfaction, and organizational capability.
Participants will use the Center's signature EDGEFAST learning
and innovation method to reflect and learn deeply. They will: "Explore
best practices TM", "Develop best theories
TM", "Guide people TM" with
new skills and behaviors in their workplace, and "Evolve organizationally
TM." With a critical mass of like thinking colleagues, they
will evolve their organization towards project excellence. Many participants
will also exclaim:
is the best learning experience I've ever attended ...
... well worth my time"