Executive Education: a new CAS in Project Leadership will begin in March 2023. Prof. Stéphanie Missonier, who will lead the course, explains how it responds to market needs.
Why have you created this new CAS?
The first reason relates to the changes in our environment and their impact on the various project management roles. Project management is an area undergoing major changes and therefore prompting fundamental shifts in the project manager’s role. The latest change to have an impact is flexibility or “flow”, which means not only being adaptable and responsive but also resilient, inclusive, customer-oriented and value-focused. So, regardless of how your department or organisation is evolving, this change will affect you to a greater or lesser degree, either individually or collectively, since it implies either 1) as a minimum, adapting to the uncertain environment in which we work, or 2) transforming your role, or 3) in the extreme, reconsidering your role as a project manager.
The second reason is the importance of challenging ourselves, updating our knowledge and developing an open-minded attitude. We decided to create this CAS in this spirit, to enable key stakeholders to access the latest scientific developments around topics that lie at the heart of their current concerns and in doing so, update their thinking, reflect on their existing knowledge, arouse their curiosity and encourage them to challenge themselves to become open-minded project leaders.
The aim of this CAS is not just to build methodological or technical competencies, but key skills and a particular mindset. How?
We have identified five key pillars and translated them into five modules, with a logical progression between them. The first module starts with setting out the fundamentals of project leadership and then gradually helps the participants to learn how to navigate through an uncertain environment.
What are the strengths of this CAS?