“Jon has run numerous workshops for my contracts. The subsequent schemes have all been very successful and it is obvious to me that Jon’s workshops have been a critical factor.”

Donald Robinson
Project Team Manager, Environment Agency

Team Facilitation 

Through his unique facilitation style, Jon helps to rapidly build high performing project teams, typically while identifying tangible savings and addressing risks. Organisations typically use Jon early on in a project to help unite the entire team. 

What to expect in a workshop?

All Jon's workshops are engaging, highly interactive and bespoke. They are not wishy-washy 'huggy' workshops which avoid hard issues. Instead, the workshops are very ‘objective-orientated’ focussing upon the needs of the project, the required outcomes and the group whatever the size : Jon is equally happy working with a small group of five people up to  large groups of 100. He combines and develops hard project management processes and applied psychology techniques to deliver results.

This pragmatic approach is applied to all Jon's workshops. He has run the following workshops: 

  • Stakeholder / value management workshops to gain stakeholders commitment to the project and understand & prioritise their objectives
  • Procurement and contract strategy development workshops
  • At the start of each stage of a project
    • senior management / steering group workshops
    • design & development team workshops
    • construction start up workshops
  • Risk management workshops to increase certainty
  • Value engineering (VE) workshops to take out cost at design stage without detriment to function
  • Programming workshops utilising visual techniques which have helped reduced construction durations by up to 20%.
  • Mid-project and programme workshops to reinforce the team ethic and address emerging issues
  • Annual workshops within strategic alliances / frameworks for continuous improvement
  • 'Lessons learnt' workshops for improved performance on subsequent projects
  • Issue and conflict resolution workshops.

Any of these can be delivered on an ad-hoc basis or in a systematic planned way at various stages in a project’s development. Jon can also combine sessions in the same workshop to deliver multiple objectives.

An experienced faciliator 

Alongside his programmes of workshops Jon can also act as the host facilitator for conferences. If desired, Jon can include some NEC and project management training in the agenda, as a prelude to the team deciding what and how to implement the good practice.

Contact Jon, either by email on jon@leadingedgeprojects.co.uk or on +44(0)7970 428 929 for free discussion on how a workshop might well help deliver a better project or programme for you.

Case Studies

Saving £1m with a one day Workshop

Working with the delivery team to identify £1 million of savings and a 20% time reduction on a 2 year Inner Relief Road project by facilitating a Programming Workshop.

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Saving 19% on the Humber Package

Jon acted as Package facilitator, conducting 8 workshops, to help deliver seven flood alleviation projects for a 19% cost saving under an alliance type commercial arrangement.

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What our clients say:

“Jon has run numerous workshops for my contracts. The subsequent schemes have all been very successful and it is obvious to me that Jon’s workshops have been a critical factor. ”

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Contact

T: +44(0)7970 428 929
E: jon@leadingedgeprojects.co.uk

Leading Edge Project Consulting Ltd, 
39 Hill Grove, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4RG

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