Training

Developed by Senior Consultants and Training Specialists, our practitioner-oriented courses focus on the skills required by functional specialists to handle their responsibilities. Each course includes realistic exercises / case studies to ensure that our learners apply skills to practical situations. We can also partner with your organization to customize our training curriculum to leverage your specific methodologies, processes and templates.

Our catalogue includes the following courses:

  • Project Management Standard
  • Project Management Advanced
  • Agile Software Management
  • IM/IT Service Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Business Analysis and Requirements Management
  • Benefits Realization
  • Stakeholders Management
  • Risks and Issues Management
  • Change Management
  • Financial Management
  • Capacity Management
Mentoring

Our Mentoring services provide a partnership between a former Government senior manager (the mentor) and a current Government employee (the mentee) who wishes to benefit from the experience of the mentor. Our mentors bring a diversified set of experience and mentees can benefit from the experience of multiple mentors. These services can be procured by Government organizations for their employees (please contact us at info@FlexEDGE.com).

The experience for mentees:

  • You can review the list of available mentors and express preferences to your Senior Management.
  • It is important to define at the beginning what success in the mentoring agreement means.
  • The first discussion with a mentor should always be about the parameters of the mentoring partnership so that there is mutual agreement about the goals and expectations of the partnership.
  • You need to make your availability known to your mentor and be available at agreed upon times.
  • You need to jointly define with your mentor, based on approved hours, how frequently you will meet and how (e.g. online meetings, email, phone, in person).

The experience for mentors:

  • You need to define with a mentee what the mentoring partnership means. Specifically a mentoring partnership is about career objectives of mentees, development of their competencies to consider moving to other positions, assistance with orienting themselves in the “bigger picture” of the work environment, etc.
  • You need to make your availability known to mentees and be available at agreed upon times.
  • You need to assign appropriate work to mentees, suggest other types of learning, and give honest feedback.
  • You must ensure confidentiality of your interaction with mentees: discussions between the mentor and the mentee are not to be discussed, except with explicit permission, with anyone outside the partnership (e.g. colleagues, supervisors, managers).

The experience for Government organizations:

  • Enrolling your employees in a mentoring program is important to provide them independent support and expertise with their career.
  • You need to define your expectations with the mentoring program (e.g. defined objectives, expected career paths for mentees, openness to mentees suggesting stretch assignments with or without the current organization).
  • You need to define what kinds of tasks are appropriate for a mentor to assign to a mentee from your organization (e.g. research, writing resume, drafting application letters, practice interviews, draft questions for interviews and many others).
  • Review your mentees’ preferences and approve choice of a mentor and number of mentoring hours for mentees (please keep in mind that not all the allocated time is spent face-to-face or online with a mentee as mentors need to prepare for sessions and review documents).