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ANR Master Class: Making Change Happen in a VUCA and Digital World

by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian

Price (from): €5,000 / day

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About the trainer:

Preeminent thought leader, author, and international champion of project management. One of the world’s top 50 leadership and management thinkers.

The World’s Champion in Project Management “My purpose is to help corporations, governments, and organizations to excel in their transformation projects and achieve a more profound impact on our society.”

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez ( is one of the world experts in project management and strategy execution. He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose featured by Harvard Business Review, or the Project Revolution; which argues that Projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.

Antonio’s work and concepts have been recently recognized by Thinkers50 with the exclusive award “Ideas into Practice”. He is part of Dr. Marshall Goldsmith 100 coaches.

He is the author of the “The Focused Organization” and a successful trainer supporting Executive Teams increasing their organizations project execution capabilities. Antonio is a visiting professor in leading business schools, including Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay Business School, Skolkovo, Ecole des Ponts and Vlerick.

“Antonio has a knack for breaking complex topics down into easy-to-grasp subjects. In addition, participants also appreciated his ability to apply management and strategy topics to real-life challenges, shedding light on quick yet effective ways to efficiently solve everyday problems” IBM Senior VP Strategy


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ANR Master Class: Making Change Happen in a VUCA and Digital World by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

About the training

#VUCA   #digital   #project management   #strategy implementation

Traditionally, the business has been run and structured hierarchically with management focused on how to run and optimize (efficiently) the business best. Today, due to the speed of change witnessed in recent years, this model has become obsolete. Change requires a different approach and Project Management is thus becoming an essential part of the way organizations (must) work. 

Research reveals that many organizations fail when implementing their strategic initiatives, wasting millions of dollars, and missing exceptional growth opportunities. Leading transversal projects successfully has become a critical skill for senior executives and middle management.

This day provides you with a structured framework for exploring leading-edge ideas in strategy implementation and project leadership to ensure change actually happens.

What is covered:

  • Gain real insights, from the world’s leading thinker, about the latest trends in strategy implementation, change initiatives and project management
  • Design a culture that drives execution and sustains change: Focus, Alignment, Discipline
  • Creating a roadmap for innovation and growth – translating ideas into value
  • We have defined carefully our strategy – what is next?
  • Select the right strategic projects that will help your organization compete in the future
  • Prioritization – an essential ingredient for successful execution
  • Aligning structure and incentives with implementation
  • Understanding the importance of capacity to optimize the number of projects
  • Making sense of complexity - becoming an agile organization 
  • Project Management Framework: a practical way to execute change projects successfully
  • Delivering transversal projects in a matrix – influencing without authority
  • Understand how to become an effective leader in today’s changing world
  • The essential role of the executive team in delivering successfully strategic initiatives
  • Transform your old PMO into the Strategy Implementation office

Learning outcomes

Understanding the Change

Understanding how and why the way we work is changing; Design a structure and culture driving and enabling execution and change

Challenge your role

Challenge your role to become an effective “change” leader

Agile Organization

Learn to work with complexity, incentives, and priorities – becoming an agile organization

A road-map creation

Create a road-map for change for you and your Management Team


  • 09.00 – 09.15 Welcome

  • 09.15 – 10.45 Evolution of Management – Setting the Scene; The Unnoticed Disruption – The Project Economy; Running versus Changing the Business in a VUCA World

  • 10.45 – 11.00 Networking Break

  • 11.00 – 12.30 Growth, Innovation and Digital Transformations; Understanding Change and where it comes from; Common pitfalls when implementing Change Projects

  • 12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

  • 13.30 – 15.15 Project Execution Framework; Assessing the Quality of your Strategic Initiatives; Overcoming Emotional Barriers to Change; Creating a Culture that will Sustain and Maintain Change

  • 15.15 – 15.30 Networking Break

  • 15.30 – 16.45 Becoming an Agile Organization; Aligning Organisational Structure and Incentives with Implementation and Change; Skills required to be a Leader in Today’s Changing World; Enabling the Strategic Project Management Office

  • 16.45 – 17.00 Final remarks

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