The government has signed a contract (April 5, 2022) to launch the next version of the Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) and Orchestrate Major Projects (PKO), as part of the ongoing desire to transform the delivery of major government projects.
Oxford Said Business School has been awarded the contract to update and deliver the Major Projects Leadership Academy, which provides mandatory training for leaders of major projects, and its complementary program, Orchestrating Major Projects, which provides training for senior officials who sponsor and are responsible for major projects. delivery.
The contract will see program content refreshed to meet future major government project challenges, including training on modern construction and digital methods, managing costs and carbon impacts, and delivering government projects better. , faster and greener for the people of Britain.
Together, the programs, which will welcome participants from the summer of 2022, are expected to improve the standards for delivering major projects, while generating cost savings to deliver better value to ratepayers.
Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Effectiveness, Jacob Rees Mogg, said:
It is important that we launch the latest version of the Major Project Leadership Academy (MPLA). It is an example of Her Majesty’s Government’s determination to develop professional expertise and capacity that will ensure that taxpayers’ money is well spent so that infrastructure is built efficiently.
As we build back better after the pandemic while facing an uncertain world, it is fundamental to our success that projects are managed to the highest standards common in the commercial world.
Success will boost productivity and strengthen economic growth: this is the challenge of our time.
Nick Smallwood, chief executive of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority and head of the government’s project delivery function, said:
It is essential that all project professionals and SRO have access to world-class training that enables them to deliver the UK’s critical and ambitious projects and programs – that’s why we invest in the future of our leaders so that they are equipped with the skills and experience needed to make a real difference.
The Major Projects Academy is just one example and I look forward to continuing to work with Oxford Said Business School on this program.
Dr. Paul Chapman, program director of the MPLA and PKO at Oxford Said Business School said:
Major Project Managers in the UK Government are responsible for the most complex and impactful projects that shape the social and economic fabric of the country and deliver benefits that impact the lives of millions of people.
Oxford Said Business School, supported by major contractors Atkins Limited and Edgecumbe Consulting Group Limited, looks forward to continuing to work with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority to ensure major project managers benefit from rigorous insights and personal and professional development that will equip them with the right skills. to discharge their responsibilities effectively and vigorously in a constantly changing world.
More than 500 senior leaders from more than 50 public sector organizations have successfully completed the previous Major Projects Leadership Academy, while more than 70 senior officials have enrolled in the Orchestrating Major Projects program.
Notes to Editors
The contract award was made following fair and open competition.
The current Major Projects Leadership Academy program has been run by Oxford Said Business School since 2012. This program will be refreshed and relaunched in the second quarter of 2022.
The current Orchestrating Major Projects program has been managed by Oxford Saïd Business School since 2016. This program will be refreshed and relaunched between the third and fourth quarters of 2022.