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Why is learning from failure so difficult?

One of the great mysteries is why is it we keep making the same mistakes or doing blindingly stupid things. The P3M industry is just a reflection of wider society, as programmes and projects fail repeatedly for  the same reasons, yet each time it seems to come as a complete surprise.

TSO asked Aspire Europe to write the guest article for their website, so we decided to focus on this topic and share our insights. We hope you find the article useful

If just one word from this article triggers a thought or an idea that improves your performance at any time in the future, then it will have been worthwhile.

 

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Paul Mansell accepts role as Chair of Aspire Europe

As part of the continuing development of Aspire Europe, we are very pleased to announce that Paul Mansell has accepted the offer to take on the role of Chairman in a non executive capacity.

Rod Sowden, founder and Managing Director said “I am so please that Paul has accepted this role. He has a fantastic track record in our industry with numerous major assignments during his career that our team can benefit from; he was one of the driving forces behind the growth of Moorhouse and we hope we can benefit from that insight. He has been great support over the last few years in an informal capacity so I am really pleased that we have found a way to formalise this”

For more information on Paul, please check out his LinkedIn profile

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Change Management and Prosci® – Which one is right for you?

Both APMG Change Management and Prosci offer certification programmes for people seeking to know more about change management. In the recent times, these are increasingly seen as alternatives or competitors and many potential candidates want to know how these offers differ. This white paper written by Chris Moore (Aspire Accelerate Director) and Robert Cole (Managing Director for C4CM), should help you decide which one is right for you.

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Aspire Europe appoint Ed Brown as Aspire Assess Director

We are very pleased to announce that Ed Brown has joined us from HKA (Hill International). 

He is taking responsibility for our Aspire Assess brand, which incorporates our P3M3® assessments, assurance and advisory services, including the supporting  frameworks, methods and tools that go with them.

Rod Sowden, Managing Director of Aspire Europe explains “Having Ed onboard is great news, he brings a completely different view, skillset and perspective on the world with a buildings and physical infrastructure background and a track record in very large consultancies such as Aecom, which is invaluable to us at this stage of our growth”.

Ed completes the new Aspire Europe management team for the time being after the appointment of  Chris Moore as the Aspire Accelerate director in May this year, and the arrival of Penny Lister and Neil Kay to manage the Aspire Academy services.

If you would like to find out a bit more about  Ed, check out his LinkedIn profile, where he has written an open letter about why he is joining the Aspire Europe.

P3M3® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

 

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“What’s your problem?” A guide to the benefits of Investment Logic Mapping

This guide by Ed Brown (Aspire Assess Director) outlines why you should use Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) and the good value the use of ILM will bring to your investments. They’re a powerful and extremely cost-effective way to bring shape and structure to your investment before you head off into expensive blind alleys.

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Our new PRINCE2 2017 Courses are here

Last week we announced that the Aspire Academy is now accredited to offer the PRINCE2 2007  qualification at both Foundation and Practitioner level.

We have various iterations of PRINCE2 2017 available, so have a look at the course profiles below, and if you would like more information, please contact theacademyteam@aspireeurope.com or call 01275 848099

PRINCE2® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Penny Lester joins Aspire Academy

Welcome to the Aspire Academy for Penny Lester who has just joined us to take over from Alice Martin, who has moved back to London and a wonderful career opportunity.

We are very excited about having Penny as the public face of Aspire Europe training, she has been involved with learning and development for over 16 years and has extensive range of experience in managing the ongoing, long-term improvement of client employees’ skills, enabling them to fulfil their potential within their organisation and embed their learning.

Penny has been involved the full cycle of training, including programme design, course delivery and impact assessments during her career. Please follow this link to find out more about Penny.

 

 

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