Haydn Thomas


Chief Mindavator, Mindavation

Using pragmatic approaches to leadership, facilitation, coaching, portfolio, program and project management, training and strategic business analysis, Haydn has over 25 years of delivering on successful outcomes across the globe. He has worked extensively in Federal, State and Local government organisations, large international and domestic banks, solution providers and start-up companies, defining, facilitating and implementing organisational design structures, business solutions, risk, competency and coaching frameworks. He has a proven ability to provide strategic advice with a passion for quality. His pragmatic approach is coupled with exceptional communication and facilitation skills and the ability to positively influence outcomes for his clients.

Presentation: Relationship Dynamics: leading with and capitalising on status– in any project environment

This is an interactive workshop to address a key factor in any successful project – relationships. It describes how to expand and redefine leadership to include the recognition, understanding and harnessing of dynamics. It will provide new and advantageous under-the-surface modes of communication and positive influence. Foremost, learning a new definition: Status is something we do, not something we are. As leaders, anyone with whom we interact (be it a fellow project manager, a stakeholder, a sponsor, a vendor), and the dynamics of that interaction, impacts the success of the project.

Exploring proven experiential learning techniques and principles, participants will discover how to optimise their relationships to generate desired results and a successfully executed project. The learning is practiced, modified, and individualized in real-time making it relevant and applicable.

Presentation Value/Learning Points:

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Understand relationship dynamics and what influences status
2. Adjust the dynamics to influence others, and ultimately the success of the project
3. Equalise status and build trust with stakeholders, sponsors, and the project team
4. Use relationship dynamics to empower their team

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