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Cross-functional management training

Motivate people without any hierarchical authority

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Encourage cooperation in your projects

You will adopt a communication and leadership style that will allow you to secure the engagement and collaboration of everyone involved.

You will develop appropriate motivational tools without any hierarchical authority.

You will learn how to overcome the obstacles and the traps of cross-functional management.

Responding to your needs

Before we do anything else, we start by listening to you. We want to understand what you find challenging and what holds you back so that we can offer the solution that actually meets your needs.

We make sure that each participant gains practical skills that they can use in real-life situations. 

Our ambition is to be a partner that is easy to work with, and that offers excellent value for money.

That is what we have been doing for over 20 years.

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The goals of our cross-functional management training

Our training will teach you how to:

  • Create the perfect conditions to make your cross-functional management a success.
  • Establish yourself in such a way as to guarantee your credibility as a cross-functional manager.

Communicate in a way that motivates people without any hierarchical authority

What you will learn

Understand the specific features of cross-functional management:

  • Understand the restrictions and traps of a management style without any hierarchy.
  • Identify the conditions that will make a cross-functional approach a success.

 

Define a clear framework:

  • Talk to your superiors to clarify your role, the limits of your position and your authority, the right channels to go through to manage issues etc..
  • Define the collaborative approach to use with your cross-functional team.

 

Identify the key factors that motivate and secure engagement with your projects:

  • Identify the tools that boost motivation when you have no hierarchical authority.
  • Understand the group dynamics and what makes individuals feel engaged with a project.

 

Establish yourself to maximise engagement and collaboration:

  • Take a constructive approach to hearing about frustration or criticism relating to your role.
  • Adopt behaviours that encourage a sustainable relationship of trust with your colleagues.
  • Develop your network by mapping out your relationships with different levels of leadership.

 

Communicate in a way that nurtures cooperation:

  • Develop a proactive way of listening to avoid things being left unsaid and encourage a transparent way of working together.
  • Communicate in a way that makes it easier to look for solutions.
  • Give constructive feedback to consolidate the relationship of trust.
  • Manage organisational conflict and “resistance”.

 

Lead a cross-functional team:

  • Create a shared vision and ambition for your projects.
  • Conduct project meetings effectively.
  • Nurture a positive group dynamic. 
  • Make sure everybody makes a real contribution.
  • Establish a delegation process that works.

Learning transfer:

  • Looking for solutions to your practical examples.
  • Role play exercises.

 

Your action plan.

The benefits for your organisation

  • Your teams will become more engaged. You will not be held back by your lack of hierarchical authority.
  • Your organisation’s projects will come across far fewer obstacles and waste less time.
  • Your organisation will respond faster to the needs of your environment / market.

Practical information

Target audience

The training is aimed at managers and project leaders who need to manage colleagues without any hierarchical authority.

It does not have any prerequisites.

Intra-company training groups

Languages: French, Dutch, English.
Recommended duration: 2 days of training.
Dates: to be decided by mutual agreement.
Locations: France, Belgium, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, Canada.
Budget: please ask.

One-to-one training

Languages: French, Dutch, English.
Recommended duration: 4 half-days.
Locations: remote training.
Dates: to be decided by mutual agreement.
Budget: please ask.

Trainer

One of our senior trainers.

Educational coordination:  Jean-Luc Dupont, partner - founder of Métamorphoses, trainer. 

Get the most out of your training

We will build the training around your specific needs:

  • Beforehand: we will talk to you to identify your own needs as well as those of your participants.
  • During the training: we will focus on your real-life case studies.
  • Afterwards: we will provide a debrief with our suggestions to support your employees in the long term.
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Why put your faith in us?

A reliable partner

We have been there for you for over 20 years. We know our tools inside out. We work with expert trainers.

A comfortable working relationship

We strive to be a partner that is easy to work with.

A response to your needs

We start by listening to you. We recommend a solution that specifically responds to YOUR needs.

Savings

We offer excellent value for money.