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Clariden Leadership Institute
Masters in International Project Management [MIPM]™ (Sydney)
Matthew Harrison
Leading Authority in Project Management with more than 18 years of professional experience
Matthew Harrison, Leading Authority in Project Management with more than 18 years of professional experience
  • Business Strategy Expert with large scale transformation experience working with organizations such as Messier – Dowty Aerospace, BAE Systems, Aerospace and Defence, Royal and Sun Alliance, Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance and Homeserve
  • Engineering trained professional with extensive international project management and supply chain experience covering Singapore, China, Indonesia, Middle East and Africa
  • Among International Academy of Business and Financial Management’s most experienced and highly sought after speakers


Matthew Harrison is a highly experienced Project Management professional who comes with over 15 years of industry experience, having taken on large scale and transformational projects with well known organizations such as Messier – Dowty Aerospace, BAE Systems, Aerospace and Defence, Royal and Sun Alliance and Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance.


Trained in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Matthew has led a large number of major projects to successful completion. In addition, Matthew is the lead author on some of International Academy of Business and Financial Management (IABFM) and International Association of Project Managers (IAPM)’s key supply chain programs and has been instrumental in modifying and updating project management programs, drawing on his extensive knowledge as a project management practitioner.


Matthew is among the most popular IABFM trainers, known for his unique inclusive approach to the programs he facilitates.




“The program was very comprehensive and touched all essential aspects of project management. Concentrated learning in a friendly and open atmosphere”

- Drilling Manager, Wintershall Middle East GmbH


“The format and presentation material is very user friendly and good humored despite the complexity of the subject matter and allowed easy absorbing and learning!”

- Project Manager, PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia

Program Summary


Designed for Managers and Directors with over 5 years of regional project management, Masters in International Project Management (MIPM™) Executive Program will show you how to manage and execute complex projects effectively. You will learn how to use advanced tools and techniques to manage the scope and quality of multiple project teams concurrently - from using advanced financial management and capital budgeting to utilizing best practices in risk and change management in project management, this 3-day advanced program will help you manage complex deliverables, issue changes, assess risks, maintain communications, and live up to expectations by making the most of the latest technology and software — and by avoiding common problems that can trip up even the best project managers.


This comprehensive program is the world’s premier graduate master’s certification for project managers and is designed to advance your Project Management competencies to a new level, where you will be highly proficient and adept at running multinational, multi-million dollar projects. MIPM will equip you with strategic perspective in terms of managing projects skillfully, develop a bird’s eye view and cope with changes in the environment.


Upon completion of the program in 3 days, you will earn certification and charter as Masters in International Project Management (MIPM™). Globally demanded and recognized in 145 countries, MIPM™ demonstrates your competencies and credentials in having a body of knowledge to manage international projects successfully. This designation is awarded by the International Academy of Project Management (IAPM), one of the world's leading professional education and certification providers. In addition, participants will earn 35 PDUs (Professional Development Unit) for PMP Charter holders upon completion of this program.

Programs, dates and locations are subject to change. In accordance with Clariden Global policy, we do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national or disability in admission to our programs.


Project Management is growing exponentially. As the business world grows more competitive, organizations find it necessary to take on an increasing number of projects. With projects becoming more and more complex, the demand for the knowledge, skills, and expertise of the project manager has increased correspondingly. Effective project management is how organizations streamline in order to improve productivity. As businesses are restructuring, project managers take over many responsibilities. Expertise in project management is, therefore, a source of security, prosperity, and power.


Throughout this highly interactive, three-day program, you will enhance your project management capability by learning to utilize continuous improvement in your projects with LEAN to achieve the desired results. You will also uncover tips of managing international teams, global talent, and project organizational design to ensure accountability and ownership with your team members. You will be exposed to international human resource management where you will be taught to understand the different approaches being used in the organization. You will also learn about capital budgeting and cost controlling in order for you to maximize profits through project delivery in your organization.


At the end of this program, you will earn the certification as Masters in International Project Management (MIPM™) – a worldwide recognized credential which can be reflected on your CV and business cards. MIPM is certified by the International Academy of Project Management (IAPM), which is recognized in over 145 countries with over 200,000 members.

What You Can Expect

  • Acquire an in-depth financial management and cost discipline to capital budgeting in managing regional and international project scopes
  • Develop an appreciation for advanced project scope management - from managing scope creep to overcoming project variations and deliverables 
  • Utilize advanced techniques in stakeholder management - from influencing tactics to establishing different bases of power
  • Ensure projects are delivered with the highest quality with advanced techniques in LEAN, Total Quality Management (TQM) and Six Sigma
  • Negotiation - Understand how to negotiate, different phases of negotiation and internal and external considerations
  • Change Management - Understand how to overcome resistance to change and adapt across the emotional life cycle of change
  • Hear the best practices in project closeout, audit, and review

Who Will Benefit Most

This highly practical qualification has been specifically designed for:

  • Project Directors / Project Managers / Project Leaders
  • Program Manager
  • PMO Managers and Directors
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Executive Directors
  • Research and Development Officers
  • Team Leaders
  • Senior Analysts
  • Management Consultants and Other Contractors

Program Outline




What is Project Management?


  • History of Project Management
  • Stages of a Project
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Globalization
  • Business Ethics


Project Framework and Elements


  • Project Components
  • Framework Elements
  • Key Knowledge Areas
  • Why Projects Fail


Planning and Scheduling


  • Project Goals
  • Objectives Deliverables and Worksteps (O.D.W)
  • Project Phases
  • Types of Planning
  • Means – Ends Chain of Objectives
  • Planning and Control Cycles
  • A-B-C Priority System
  • Work Breakdown Structures (W.B.S)


Estimating and Scheduling Resources


  • Seven Steps to Building an Estimate
  • Estimating Methods
  • Planning, Scheduling and Control Tools
  • The Critical Path


Stakeholder Management


  • Definition of a Stakeholder
  • Stakeholder Identification
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Influencing Tactics
  • Five Bases of Power
  • Empowerment
  • Mentoring


Financial and Cost Management


  • Direct and Indirect Costs
  • Opportunity Costs
  • Sunk Costs
  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Estimating Processes
  • Performance Management
  • NPV and IRR


Risk Management


  • Risk Definition
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Categorization and Assessment
  • Options for Dealing with Risks





Project Management Toolbox


  • Brainstorming
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Delphi Method
  • Gap Analysis
  • McKinsey 7S Model
  • Cause and Effect Analysis
  • Utility Theory
  • S.W.O.T Analysis
  • P.E.S.T.L.E Analysis
  • Porters 5 Forces
  • V MOST Analysis
  • Implementing Strategy


Quality Management


  • Quality Criteria
  • Quality Control Tools
  • QA Methods
  • LEAN Principles
  • Push and Pull Systems
  • Quality Responsibilities
  • Evidence of Compliance
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Continuous Improvement


Scope Management


  • Milestones
  • Deliverables
  • Scope Creep
  • Change Control
  • Tolerance


The Project Managers Role


  • Characteristics of a Good Project Manager
  • Changing Environment of Management
  • Top Ten Qualities
  • Leadership ‘v’ Management
  • Outsourcing
  • Leader Traits
  • Manager Traits
  • Employee Engagement
  • 5 P’s of Strategy
  • Defining Corporate Strategy




Change Management


  • Organization Perspectives
  • Why do Employees Resist Change
  • Overcoming Resistance to Change
  • The Facilitator
  • Emotional Cycle of Change
  • Communication


Human Resource Strategy


  • Human Capital
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Still’s P.R.O.C.E.E.D Model
  • Recruitment and Selection Tests
  • Effective Interviewing
  • Management by Objectives (M.B.O)
  • Building Trust in the Team




  • Communication Strategies
  • Organizational Communication
  • Non Verbal Communication
  • Feedback




  • Phases of Negotiation
  • Internal and External Considerations
  • The Bargaining Zone
  • The Negotiating Team
  • Do and Never Do’s in Negotiation
  • Negotiation Close Out


Project Close Out, Audit and Review


  • Final Status Report
  • Project Audit
  • Post Implementation Review (P.I.R)
  • Continuous Improvement

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Venue: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Date: 19 - 21 August 2019
Faculty: Matthew Harrison
Early Bird 1: AU$2,995 (by 19 June 2019)
Early Bird 2: AU$3,195 (by 17 July 2019)
Regular Fee: AU$3,295
Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat
(1 discount scheme applies)
Contact: [email protected]
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