Online Workshops and Webinars

ICCPM Online Workshops and Webinars provide you with an easily accessible and engaging option to continue your training from anywhere in the world. To help you sharpen your knowledge and help keep you up to date, ICCPM has teamed up with industry leading project professionals, senior leaders and recognised academics, to share their knowledge and experiences.


  • Learn from globally recognised project experts across different fields and specialisations.

  • An interactive experience – This is your opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts.

  • Flexibility to access learning from anywhere in the world.

  • Online workshops provide you with a conducive learning environment for your project team. Certificates of completion included.


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Be recognised as an industry expert in complex projects. See your webinar promoted as an official event across the ICCPM website and online media. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and connect with the ICCPM global community of project leaders and senior academics.


Realising the Power of Systems Thinking in Project Management
By Gary Smith, Senior Expert Systems Engineer, Airbus Group UK
President Elect, International Society for Systems Sciences

We know that there is a direct relationship between complexity challenge and the likelihood of project success. We also believe that our traditional project management capabilities, whilst essential to success, need to be enriched through the application of systems thinking. But what do we mean by this and when do we need to apply it? What is systems thinking – nice phrases like ‘see the big picture’? system modelling tools? and in what context are they applicable or should be applied? What really is the problem, the pathologies we experience in projects that need to be addressed? What are the root causes, and what can the project manager do to promote solutions? These questions and more will be considered in this webinar that attempts to bridge system science, systems thinking and project management.

Recent Trends in Research on Governance of Projects
by Shankar Sankaran, Nathalie Drouin, and Ralf Muller

Network governance or metagovernance – Ralf Muller
Interorganizational networks for project delivery grow in popularity and need their specific forms of governance. The book addresses this through specific chapters on the various layers of these networks, such as network governance for the individual network for a particular project, but also the governance of several of these networks as a network of networks, and finally, metagovernance, which lays the ground-rules to steer inter-organizational coordination and interaction. Each of these layers is described in detail, and real-life examples from industry and government provide observed practices. A chapter on these networks’ resilience provides insights into how to make these networks less susceptible to external and internal disturbances.

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) – Nathalie Drouin
Major infrastructure projects (MIPs) are common goods that are too often unsuited to the needs of populations. They are complex to manage and their implementation requires high capital, the involvement of multiple stakeholders and the consideration of environmental, social and governance challenges. Conventional governance practices of MIPs are no longer sufficient to ensure their success. The performance and success of MIPs are more based on the creation of social value, non-financial benefits that promote the economic development of societies and the well-being of their populations. Thus, a Chapter looks at Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria to highlight where these principles come from and the relationship with the governance of major infrastructure projects. It examines practical cases of MIPs to see how ESG is considered.

Organizational Project Management as a governance model – Shankar Sankaran
Models used to govern projects in practice fall under three categories – process, functional and layered. The speakers of this webinar developed organizational project management (OPM) based on organizational theories as a seven-layer model to integrate all project management related activities in of an organization into a cohesive network of activities to deliver benefits to its stakeholders. OPM can also be used as a governance model for projects. The speakers have also used cybernetic principles from systems theory to develop a viable governance model based on the viable systems model developed by Stafford Beer. The application of both these models will be discussed at the webinar.

Reducing Avoidable Failures in Complex Projects: A Breakthrough Approach to Risk Governance that is Practical, Cost-Effective, and Powerful
by Dr Richard Barber

This webinar will introduce “systemic risk governance oversight” as a breakthrough approach to lift the rates of success of highly complex projects.

Richard is the author of numerous practical tools to help project leaders deal with complex project uncertainties and to make effective decisions.  For some time, he has been investigating the very real problem of (apparently) emergent, systemic risks that are at the root of most major project failures.

An Introduction to Computational Complexity Theory Applied to Human Decision Making
by Karlo Doroc and Dr Pablo Franco

This webinar will introduce fundamental academic research on the application of computational complexity theory (CCT) to human decision-making.

CCT studies the computational resource requirements of solving computational problems. This webinar will present a brief introduction to the theory followed by the results of a series of laboratory experiments investigating the effects of computational complexity on human decision-making. This includes its effect on decision-making under stress, as well as when given tools to help solve the problem.

Why Systems Thinking is Critical to Complex Project & Program Delivery
by Dr Nam Nguyen

This session by Dr. Nam Nguyen, based on his book Systems Thinking for Everyone: The journey from theory to making an impact, will look at the roles of systems thinking and complexity management in successfully delivering complex projects and programs. It also highlights their implications and importance in making decisions, identifying leverage points, effective and systemic strategies for individuals, companies and organizations. Application examples in several complex projects (in different countries and industries) will also be given.

The Complex Project Toolkit: A Design Driven Approach to Complex Projects
by Kieran Duck

This session by Kieran Duck, based on his book The Complex Project Toolkit, will look at the role of a design thinking based approach to complex projects. It will highlight the shortfalls of scientific, control-focused methods in projects that are emergent, and the resulting ineffective responses. It will show how the patterns of design thinking are aligned with the characteristics of complexity, which then informs a range of mindsets, practices and skills that are more effective in complexity.

Complexity 101

This webinar aims to build on the skills and knowledge of people working within the field of people management or project/program management, raising awareness of the types of complexities faced by organisations. You will be introduced to some basic terminology and concepts around the work environment and how best to respond: Learn more »

Practical Lessons in Applying Complex Systems Theory
to Complex Project Risk Management

by Warren Black

This ICCPM webinar with Warren Black will discuss practical, case-tested methods for applying Complex Systems Theory to modern Project Risk Management. This is an excellent opportunity to explore Warren’s academic findings from his 7-year PhD research conducted at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) titled, Investigating a Complex Systems Theory Approach to Complex Project Risk Management. The collected lessons include an extensive academic literature review combined with sample population testing across numerous high-profile, mega programs within natural resources, transport and general engineering infrastructure. Learn more »

AI Based Approaches for Supply Chain Embedded Project Scheduling Problems
by Dr Ripon Chakrabortty

While scheduling the activities of multiple projects in dynamic environments, project managers face challenges that are typically due to the lack of timely, accurate, and consistent information; finite resource transfer times, and interdependencies among activities of different projects; and uncertain activity interruptions. Therefore, to avoid such shortcomings, an integrated framework considers both project management features and supply chain drivers; advanced solution approaches and better ways of dealing with uncertainties (e.g. artificial intelligence-based) can lead to an optimal decision support system for the whole business. Learn more »

What Makes a Project Complex?
by Collin Smith

Research, as well as practitioner experience, indicates that traditional, linear project management methods, tools and techniques, while still necessary, are often insufficient to manage the complexities of 21st century projects. We must ask, however, what exactly makes a project complex, and if all projects are complex. Learn more »

Getting Governance Right Matters
by Ian Mack

The aim of this webinar is to present perspectives on important governance model elements when addressing complex projects that, while common sense, are easily dismissed as no different from existing organisational oversight. They are presented as a set of expectations that should be embraced as priorities because while most are not unique to complex projects, they are on occasion critical to achieving better outcomes in complexity. Learn more »

Enabling Better Risk Management as Part of “Business as Usual”
for Complex Projects

by Dr Richard Barber, Davin Shellshear and Dr Stephen Grey

Worldwide, complex projects struggle. It is widely recognised that current risk management thinking and practice are not effective in such environments. This webinar will provide participants with practical risk management insights from the Managing Risk in Complexity Special Interest Group (MRC SIG). Learn more »

Complex Project Systems of Systems Emergent Behaviour Phenomenon
by Aleksandar Seizovic

This webinar aims to investigate various theories and elements that are and can be relevant to system emergent behaviour in complex systems of systems (SoS). It explores the reduction/elimination of negative emergent behaviour in systems of systems used to minimise the occurrence of failure in complex engineering projects. Learn more »

Project Management Re-Imagined:
Taking a People-Centric Approach to Improving Project Controllability and Success

by Paul Myers

This webinar was designed to introduce participants to some of the concepts and challenges of researching projects when taking a people-centric approach in a real world setting. It was about harnessing project team people on projects in a much more productive manner in order to assert collaborative control over the execution of the project to improve project controllability and success. Learn more »

Risk Management: The Past, Present and Future to Assessing Risk Systemicity
by Shree Lakshmi Ramesh Babu

This presentation demonstrated software that is being developed to assist project managers in effectively evaluating risks by considering their interactions and studying their nature as three-dimensional networks. Learn more »

Mitigating Outrage-related Risks and Building a Social Licence
by Katherine Teh

The social licence experts, Futureye, will provide practical insights to its long experience in de-risking project approvals and implementation by developing sound social licence strategies that reduce political risk through either eliminating or mitigating activism risk. Learn more »

Investigating a Complex Systems Thinking Approach to Improving Project Risk Management
by Warren Black

This webinar discussed some of the challenges of conventional risk management methods in project environments of advanced complexity, and specifically how adopting a systems thinking approach to project risk management may help to better address such challenges. Learn more »

Collaborative Contracting for Better Complex Project Outcomes
by Owen Hayford

In this webinar, Owen Hayford, a leading major projects lawyer with over 25 years of experience advising on the procurement, delivery and operation of major infrastructure projects will discuss the advantages of collaborative contracting. Learn more »

Back to the Future – Optimising Benefits Realisation in Times of Uncertainty
by Stephen Jenner

In this webinar, Speaker Steve Jenner will argue that too often the approaches adopted to manage benefits have only made matters worse. The answer lies in a ‘back to the future’ approach, integrating more disciplined but flexible and adaptive approaches to investment management, linking benefits more closely to strategic intent, with an enhanced focus on continuous participative stakeholder engagement. Learn more »

Creating a New Relationship between Leaders and Risk –
Strategic Risk Policy™ – for Informed Decision Making

by Tony Charge

This webinar by ARPI President Tony Charge teaches lessons in Strategic Risk Policy™ (SRP). Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI) in developing SRP has introduced a more contemporary definition of risk and moved to where informed decision-making is most urgently required. Learn more »

The COVID-19 Leadership Challenge: Circle the wagons for survival or lead the charge to win?
by Dr Richard Barber

This webinar challenges leaders to do better. It will show that strong, effective leadership when faced with complexity and uncertainty requires us to dive deep into that complexity from the outset. Dr Richard Barber will draw on his extensive experience working with complex programs, projects and organisations to show how this is achieved in practice to enable better business decisions in complexity. Learn more »

The COVID-19 Leadership Challenge: Driving complex project management transformation
by Dr Richard Barber

Facilitated by Dr Richard Barber, this webinar challenges program and project leaders to face up to this reality and the opportunity that COVID-19 presents. With participants, he will explore how COVID-19 provides a moment in time to learn, adapt and transform project management. Learn more »

The Influence of Virtual Teams on Complex Project Effectiveness
by Dr Francis Norman

Virtual teams, while becoming increasingly common in major projects, are still an area where the project management profession is working to understand and optimise. This emerging understanding is resulting in highly variable project outcomes and, in many instances, unanticipated risks impacting progress and quality. Learn more »

Reducing Project Risk in a Rapidly Changing Project World
by Grant Avery

You cannot solve complexity with more processes. So how do you create the new risk culture that you need? This webinar by Award-winning Author Grant Avery will walk us through lessons on the reduction of risk in high-risk projects explored in his book “Project Management, Denial, and the Death Zone”. Learn more. »

Approaches to Risk Management and Mission Assurance
by Dr Phil Crosby

Dr Phil Crosby is an ICCPM Fellow and major project specialist, with experience in long range strategic planning and risk management of large-scale complex projects. As an experienced business strategist, Phil has supported the delivery of major projects in industry and government, including the ongoing Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega-science project. Learn more. »

Project Leaders as Humble Iconoclasts
by Dr. Kaye Remington

In preparation for her book Leading Complex Projects, Kaye and her research team interviewed over 100 successful senior project leaders. These highly successful project leaders consistently exhibited certain key characteristics and behaviours. In this webinar Kaye discusses some of the outstanding characteristics that  distinguished those leaders. Learn more. »


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