Value Management (VM) facilitators work seamlessly with client teams to lead VM studies against tight deadlines, often across multiple geographies and timezones. This course builds your skills as an expert professional VM facilitator working to BS EN 12973:2020. The methods covered work well in any culture / country and environment, including face-to-face, online and hybrid.
Although we focus on the high end challenges faced by VM facilitators working on complex projects and programmes, the skills covered work well for any VM study. During the course we provide a practical toolkit as well as opportunities to practice VM facilitation skills in a safe environment with other participants using real world case studies.

The focus of VM2 is to transform participants into effective VM practitioners with the skills to:

  • Design VM studies
  • Lead / facilitate VM studies => face-to-face, virtual and hybrid
  • Use VM to help clients specify and procure complex products, services, projects and systems
  • Prepare for professional value management qualifications (QVA & PVM).
Participants are required by Value for Europe to participate in two Value Studies before attending an approved VM2 course which enables you to work towards professional qualifications in VM. Please note that the PVM requires participation in the VM1, VM2 & VM3 courses along with suitable professional VM experience.

Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.

Laura Robertson, Course Director

Course content

1. Team building

The professional VM facilitator is an expert in talent selection & team building:

  • Developing the client brief
  • Specialist knowledge requirements
  • Specialist expertise
  • Team resources required
  • Team performance tips

2. Workshop preparation

The professional VM facilitator meticulously prepares client workshops:

  • Using client expertise & knowledge
  • Workshop location & scheduling
  • Setting the workshop agenda
  • Desigining workshop workflows
  • Working across timezones

3. Face-to-face workshops

How to optimise traditional face-to-face VM workshops:

  • The facilitator’s tool box
  • Workshop resources required
  • Setting the workshop agenda
  • Getting the team involved
  • Dealing with difficult participants

4. Online & hybrid workshops

How to leverage the use of Zoom, MS Teams and other online technologies:

  • Choice of workshop technologies
  • Core requirements
  • Use of breakout rooms
  • Involving remote partipants
  • Presenting workshop findings

Key benefits

Comprehensive delegate pack

  • Complete set of course notes
  • Consulting process templates
  • Copy of interactive workshop records
  • Real world consulting case studies
  • Professional networking

Client management skills

  • Techniques to rapidly build credibility
  • How to win business
  • Dealing with difficult clients
  • How to run problem solving workshops
  • Marketing professional VM services

Tools and techniques

  • World-class VM process models
  • Approaches to consultancy fact finding
  • Strategy & policy development
  • Organisational development
  • Methods to boost productivity & quality
  • Creative problem solving techniques
  • Change management frameworks

Real world consultancy cases, e.g.

  • Competitive strategy
  • Corporate strategy
  • Feasibility studies
  • Lean process improvement
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Strategic marketing
  • Major IT / IS projects
  • Asset investigations
  • Outsourcing
  • Service reviews
  • Financial analysis
  • Accommodation reviews
  • DIP / workflow
  • Mobile working
  • Start-ups
  • Option appraisals
  • Venture capital
  • Joint ventures
  • Social enterprises
  • Project rescue
  • Turnarounds

Course fees

Course fee per participant is £1,500 + VAT = £1,800.00

2nd of 3 x Live Online VM courses leading to the Professional in Value Management (PVM) Qualification

NB Course structure and content are subject to ongoing improvement and change.