Transition Manager Academy 

The first semester of the program is online ready. If necessary, classes can be delivered in a virtual environment.

 


 

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COORDINATOR OF THE PROGRAM  

Małgorzata Kusyk

certified Project Manager PMP(r)/PRINCE2P(r)/AgilePM(r), AgilePMO Founder/CEO, Kozminski Executive Business School Coordinator, Agility Scales Founders Club Founder, PMI Poland Chapter President 2014-2016. Mentor, business trainer, MBA lecturer and speaker worldwide.

Małgorzata is a project management expert with more than 16 years of experience of managing global projects and programmes across multiply industries. She is Agility and Teal ambassador, specializing in transition and transformation initiatives, where she combines Agile with traditional approaches. She is also the author of the innovative business solutions and training programs, including the first Transition Manager Academy. She is known for creativity and openness to experiments, so the solutions she proposes are unique and tailored to the needs of the Client. Like Michael Jordan, Małgorzata believes that "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships". In her free she writes an inspiring blog.

ADVANTAGES OF THE PROGRAM  

The aim of this programme is to prepare current and prospective project and programme managers for the management and coordination of transition and transformation projects and programmes. The delegates will gain core skills and competencies for managing global projects with a focus on organisational/service transition.

Apart from general project management modules the programme covers other key skills and competences such as organisational transition, leadership, virtual and multicultural team management, facilitation, coaching and mentoring, creative problem solving and visual thinking. Based on Project Management Institute® Talent Triangle which represents the skillset that organisations have deemed as critical for project practitioners the Transition Management Academy meets the expectations of today’s complex business environment.

Today to succeed just having the technical domain skills is not enough. To truly succeed we need technical project management skills, leadership capabilities and strategic and business management proficiency.

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TARGET AUDIENCE  

  • Current and prospective project and programme managers of transition and transformation projects and programmes.
  • This programme is also suitable for programme and project team members who wish to gain an understanding of the transition management roles they can assume and the contribution they can make towards transition/transformation success
  • Recommended for project managers and team members of Shared Services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)  sector or anyone involved in strategic projects and programmes

In order to benefit from the relevant exchange of knowledge between the participants of studies, the admission to studies is decided on the basis of the CV and in the order the applications for admission are received.

Why Transition Manager Academy is the best choice in these turbulent times? 

Because:

  • It is the only in Poland project management training program based on the PMI Talent Triangle®, where we teach not only how to run complex projects and programs in the most efficient way, but also help people to move through personal transition. I has been summarised by one of the students: "I joined the program to open the doors, but the Transition Manager Academy opened my eyes”.
  • It will guide you through an exploration of what it is to be a leader of others for processes of significant transitional change. Much of our focus is on the skills, capabilities, values and beliefs needed to be able to guide yourself as leader, and others, through our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.
  • Central to our teaching is a belief in the value of curiosity in a leader – the ability to be comfortable whilst being in, and actively demonstrating the behaviours, the come from a ‘not knowing’ state; a state of curiosity which we believe to be key to enabling the learning and adaptability needed to thrive during times of rapid change.

  • And least but not last we are ready to run the whole program virtually.

 

 

Our Alumni 



"Thank you for a wonderful journey called Transition Manager Academy, which has changed not only my professional life by giving it a new meaning - such as my inner 'why'. I also think that the Academy has made me a better person internally calm and again joyfully curious."

Konrad Łazarski, Application Development Manager.

"I would absolutely recommend the Transition Manager Academy at Kozminski University. As a foreigner who attended this track from another city, it was totally worth my time and effort. Top quality teaching squad and school, with a very interesting and well-designed subjects – based on PMBOK standards – ensure that you will be equipped and ready for the world of project management. If you are a seasoned project manager who is looking for networking and experience exchange with fellow project managers, or a person involved in projects and transitions, who is looking for more confidence for the next stage in your career, this is the program for you."

Gürkan Çerkez, Worldwide Supply Chain Project Manager

“Thank you once again for your effort and great opportunity to learn. I have noticed the change in me and it's evolving ever since I joined the Transition Manager Academy. I think people around me notice too - I have had 2 job offers in the last 2 months, and they are internal ones. All lectures were super interesting, the lecturers very knowledgeable and experienced, materials very well prepared and informative. Good balance of personalities too. Przemek’s and Gosia’s energy was amazing. Mike's mind-boggling sessions enabled some interesting journeys into inner selves.... if one were ready for it...The TRIZ and visual thinking sessions were great addition to give the Academy extra dimension that, for sure, makes the program really distinct in the market”.

Monika Niemczyk, Finance Transformations and Business Process Improvements Consultant

“Transition Management Academy (1st edition) in short. Very supportive, open-minded mentors and lecturers with international background, participants from five countries: Germany, Greece, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. Really well-structured program with a big share of practical exercises. And encouraging out-of-the-box-thinking. Great investment! Gosia & Team – amazing job, keep going! I wish I could continue it”.

Tomasz Gmurczyk, Head of Risk and Collection

LECTURERS  

Małgorzata Kusyk

project management expert, AgilePMO Founder/CEO,  certified Project Manager PMP® PRINCE2P®, mentor, business trainer, MBA lecturer and speaker worldwide.

Malgorzata has more than 15 years of experience of managing projects and leading multicultural high performance teams in Europe, America and Asia. She has also a few years of experience in implementing project management frameworks, optimizing processes and managing PMO, where she combines Agile with traditional approaches. She is the author of the innovative business solutions and training programmes, including the first Transition Manager Academy. In her free time she writes an inspiring blog and works as a volunteer for Project Management Institute (PMI). She is known for her practical solutions based on her experience from global projects across multiply industries.

Mike Rawlins

accredited Executive and Life Coach, author and Programme Management Consultant specialising in coaching and leadership development for project sponsors, managers and team members.

As a business coach, Mike Rawlins aims to help individuals and organisations improve operational performance through the creation of a coaching culture in teams and the development of a capability for deep self and situational awareness in leaders and managers.  For project sponsors, managers and team members, Mike has produced a range of development material focusing on the practical application of leadership behaviours, tools and techniques as a means to delivering sustainable value through projects and programmes.  Mike aims to help executives, managers, programme sponsors and project managers work with their teams, or with key individuals, to develop high performing leadership skills.

Michał Rączka

MBA, PMI-ACP, PMP, PSPO, AgilePM, CISA, is a project management expert, experienced in new technologies & digital leadership fields. Currently, he is the IT Strategy and Project Management Vice Director at mBank S.A. He is also a project management lecturer at the Executive MBA programs.

He has conducted several organisational changes involving the optimisation of project management methods and agile transformations. Always keeps Team in the centre.

Value and results focused with lean and agile approach. Individual with proven achievements in project & business management, process improvement and team leadership. Experienced in managing geographically distributed, multi-disciplinary projects and customer teams. Experienced in project excellence awards assessments. Conference speaker. Strategic Advisor. Lecturer. Volunteer. Mentor.

Przemysław Kotecki

Global Program and Project Manager (PMP®, P2P®, PSM®), consultant, certified trainer and coach in project management and soft skills. Managing Director at Project Management Institute® Gdansk Branch.

For many years working with Growth & Development Consulting Group. Currently Managing Partner at Effective Consulting. Managing Director at Project Management Institute Gdańsk Branch. Active community free service worker. Practitioner. Joins and manages projects at all stages to maximize effects and optimize work. Recently realized number of projects and managed programs in fields such as renewable energy sources, IT, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and other. Right now involved in global business transformation programs. At free time - sailing, mountains and fantasy.

Dr Sergey Yatsunenko

Doctor of physics in NOVISMO.
The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) consultant.

Doctor of physics in Institute of High Pressure Physics Polish Academy of Science:

  • Terahertz (THz) application material research, microwave-active elements design: Gunn diode, IMPATT resonators, waveguide elements, measurement microwave systems based on HFSS and Microwave Studio software.
  • Nano-scale optic properties of objects research: quantum dots, nanoparticles, nanopowders, carbon nanotubes, thin layers composites.
  • Participant of UE Project: PhotonicRoadSME. Author of 3 R&D reports: “Nanoparticles in photonics application”; “Quantum dots in photonics application”; „Nanotubes in photonics application”.
  • Co-author of: “Photonics in Environment & Energy, A Technology Roadmap for SMEs on new photonic devices and materials”.


Scientific consultant in inventive projects and Pragmatic Innovation (based on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving – TRIZ) expert.


Management of inventive projects basing on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.  
The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving trainings.
Scientific and manufacturing consultant in inventive projects.

Author and co-author of 47 scientific publications. Hi-index – 13.
Author and co-author of 6 patents.
MA TRIZ Level III certified specialist.
President of Science-Industry Association TRIZ Poland.
Member of scientific board of TRIZ-Poland Foundation.
Co-founder of NOVISMO.

Natalia Klonowska

visual thinking trainer, graphic recorder, facilitator and sketch scribe specializing in visual thinking techniques and creativity development. 

Natalia designs and delivers training and workshops for every age group proving that everyone can draw. She shows how to improve everyday life with simple drawing and teaches how to use drawing in unleashing the creative potential, ideas presentation, effective work or learning. Her unique graphic records can be used to summarize a meeting, a conference or a discussion. She creates handwritten illustrations to simplify the processes, diagrams or procedures. Natalia uses visual thinking in practice by putting on paper everything what matters.

Agnieszka Kaczmarek-Kacprzak

Couch of soft skills, lecturer at Gdańsk University of Technology, educator of nuclear power generation at Polish Ministry of Economy, couch in Effective-Consulting

Her adventure with couching started in NGO’s organisations e.g. AISEC and still continues. She has gained knowledge in Trainee Academy (Pomeranian Agency of Regional Development) and Postgraduate Studies of Social Psychology at University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Since eight years she joins work with passion during workshops and seminaries with students at University. Currently, her main areas of interests cover topics: developing human competences, project management, all directly connected to engineering world but not only.  

Hanna Buze

Project manager with 8+ years of experience in market research, providing support and guidance for the biggest FMCG brands on their way to innovation & innovative products. Working as a member of the virtual & cross cultural teams based in Europe, Asia & America.

As a student of College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Humanities Hanna graduated from Applied Social Science Faculty (MA, Summa cum laude) and Cultural Anthropology (MA) at the Warsaw University. She also graduated from the first edition of Transition Manager Academy at Leon Kozminski Academy (2017/2018).

Professionally & personally interested in high quality design & effective communication.

TERMS OF COMPLETION 

A condition of graduation is to prepare and present the written assignment (final thesis), pass the final exam and pass the classes for the following subjects:

  • Team assignments: Project Management by PMBOK® Guide - processes, techniques and tools, Agile Project Management, Project Risk Management, Project Communication and Team Management, Facilitation Skills, Visual Thinking


Kontakt:
Małgorzata Cybulska