Managing Projects and Leading Change

for Creative Organisation and Project Leaders

Course Description

This 1-day Managing Projects and Leading Change Workshop aims to increase the ability and success of an organisation to implement change through successful project & change management.

We will introduce key concepts such as the PMBOK Standard for Project Management, technical and adaptive change, business model innovation and benchmarking that help to promote change.

By looking at a number of techniques, challenges and pitfalls we will see how you can make sure that your organisation or project is set up for success by getting organisational and co-worker buy-in.

The programme will provide a framework and tools that allow for successful change to happen.

Training Structure

The training programme is structured and delivered with the focus on five elements that are critical for lasting successful organisational change:

Leading Projects – helping leaders to understand how a project works and how to manage them.

Leading Self – helping to change behaviours and move from a feeling of burnout or “treading water” to peak personal performance.

Leading Others – explaining how an effective leader can bring this level of engagement to their team and organisation, enabling them to create an environment open to change but also happiness and support.

Leading Teams – understanding the conditions for effective team collaboration, smarter goal setting and effective communication.

Leading Change – analysing why we struggle to change and how to go about adapting and changing.


The programme encompasses a wide range of engaging and practical tools including Role-playing, Assessment techniques, Inspirations, Case Studies, Empowerment, Team Building, Evaluation and Feedback Methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to manage projects and successfully manage change. They will be able to identify potential challenges and solutions that enable them to effect change. They will be able to help their students to develop their own roles within the team by understanding the concept of leading yourself, leading others and leading tasks. Participants will understand what makes an effective team and how teams can lead sustainable change.

Participants will also understand the concept of leading yourself, leading others and leading tasks. Participants will learn what are the enabling conditions that lead to effective team development and collaboration.

Programme & Timetable
9.00 – 10.00 am Why Change?

  • Why, what and who are driving the change?
  • What are the expected outcomes?
  • How you can build a framework around which you can develop your strategy for change.
 11.00 – 1.00 pm Managing the Project, Creating Change

  • What is project management?
  • How to manage projects
  • PMBOK Standard
  • Getting Organisational Buy-in
 1.30 – 3.30 pm Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Tasks

  • How effective you are by identifying your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Your ability to lead through: Leading Self / Leading Others / Leading the Task.
 3.30 – 5.30 pm Implementing Change  & Benchmarking

How will you implement the change?

  • Running the project
  • Setting Benchmarks against which change can be measured.
  • Gathering, monitor and review data sets
Who is it for?

The Managing Projects and Leading Change Workshophas beenspecifically designed for all who work asorganisationor project leaders looking to improve their organisations or teams impact andperformance.

On-Site Price for Organisations

Based on the number of participants


Up to 10 people

10 – 20 people

20 – 30 people

Managing Projects and Leading Change €750 €1,200 N/A

Max 20 participants

Prices include participants fee, materials, tutors travel and accommodation
Prices exclude meals and refreshments for participants



Monika Sapielak

Centre for Creative Practices & ArtConnected

Entrepreneur and Innovator with 25 years of work experience as CEO, Manager, Mentor, Educator and Cultural Leader. Regular guest speaker and lecturer at conferences, in higher education institutions and for the media in Europe and in Ireland that include University Business Forum in San Sebastian; Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, University of Pecs, Hungary, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology.

Co-Founder and CEO of Centre for Creative Practices and Creative Entrepreneurs Academy. Founder & CEO of ArtConnected – a SaaS that matches European Creative Opportunities with Talent. Main Awardee of the Arthur Guinness Fund for Social Entrepreneurs in 2012 and recipient of the Merit to Polish Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

Monika has studied various aspects of organisational, community and embodied leadership since 2007 and has completed renowned Leadership training with INSEAD and Potentialife.

Ian Oliver

Head of Creative Entrepreneurship, Creative Entrepreneurs Academy

Senior manager and entrepreneur and social entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the Creative and Technology Sectors; working with Local Government, Local Enterprise Offices, Universities, Businesses and Community Groups throughout Irelandauditing and engaging the artistic and creative community within specific geographic regions. Keynote speaker at European conferences including University-Business Forum.

Currently, Ian is working on advising and designing sustainable projects that utilise art and creativity as the main driver to effect sustainable economic and social change.  He also teaches and mentors artistic and creative entrepreneurship training to adult learners and undergraduate students.

Ian teaches Creative Thinking, Global Business Development, International Management, International Relations, Team Development and Entrepreneurship at Postgraduate and undergraduate level at The Innovation Academy, TCD; NorthEastern University, US; Champlain College, Dublin; and CIEE, Dublin.  He regularly teaches on the Creative Entrepreneurs Academy Workshop and Erasmus+ programmes.

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At the Centre for Creative Practices

The Old Milking Parlour
Ballymurrin Lower
Co Wicklow

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On-Site Training Programme for Organisations & Groups

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy
at the Centre For Creative Practices

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy has been delivering on-site, tailor-made, instructor-led business training for Cultural and Creative Professionals, Businesses and Organisations since 2013. We have worked with many organisations in Ireland, UK, Poland and Hungary.

We believe that tailored business training is a critical element of every successful and sustainable career or project. Thus, we provide SMEs in Ireland and Europe with access to world-class business training and support in a way that they understand and that helps them to succeed.

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Ballymurrin Lower, Kilbride
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