Institute of Advanced Management

Human capital lies at the heart of the success of all projects

​Failure is too often the inevitable outcome of major projects.  Failure, however, needs not be an option and can indeed be through proficient teams, potent execution strategies, and powerful management methodologies.

The Institute of Advanced Management (IAM for short) addresses the shortcoming of traditional management practices which are too often rooted in the past and unable or unwilling to adapt to the business realities of a globalized economy. IAM’s mission is simple: to forge the next generation of business, project, and institutional leaders wherever they may be. IAM’s key role is to enable people, businesses, and government institutions to achieve genuine sovereignty over their infrastructure potential.  This role extent to the build-up of a region’s aggregate capacities and capabilities, from regulatory frameworks and program management practices to skills acquisition and knowledge transfer, to world-class vendor qualifications and integration in to a project’s overall execution strategy.

Nations understand the imperative of investing in the development of their resources, human capital, and regulatory frameworks, without which their wealth cannot grow.  Great, sensible ideas abound in rich and emerging economies alike but face the daunting challenge of bridging the gap between what is needed by a project and what is available locally. This is implementation gap that IAM aims to overcome via its training, development, and advisory expertise.

The Knowledge Hub

The Institute operates as a hub for state-of-the-art knowledge in leadership, management &entrepreneurship, project management, and innovation & digitalization. This wealth of knowledge addresses the need for relevant, practical training; it is a need that is everywhere pressing, and more so in emerging markets wishing to tap the potential of capital projects as engines of socio-economic development.  IAM helps individuals, businesses, and institutions to overcome the gap between the needs of a capital investment and the resources required to see it to fruition. Access to this quintessential knowledge is available from IAM in three categories: training, development, and advisory.

Aim: To forge the next generation of business, project, and institutional leaders. As the name indicates, training targets the transfer of knowledge from world-class experts, battle-hardened in the trenches of hands-on execution, to professionals, leaders and managers, businesses, and governmental institutions. The portfolio of training courses are divided into Leadership, Management & Entrepreneurship, Project Management, and Innovation & Digitalization.


L01 Leadership in economic and financial diplomacy

L02 Leadership in development and international trade

L03 Leadership and governance of public institutions

L04 Leadership and governance of private organizations

L05 Leadership, democracy, and the rule of law

L06 Parliamentary Leadership: Democracy and Parliamentary Institutions

L07 Leadership in Management and Public Administration

L08 Leadership in Public Financial Management and Financial Innovation

L09 Leadership in Finance and Strategic Investment

L10 Leadership and Management of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

L11 Leadership and Management of Build-Work-Transfer (BOT) Projects

L12 Leadership and Management of Major Crown Projects

L13 Leadership in Natural Resource Development

L14 Leadership in humanitarian action and development assistance

L15 Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

L16 Leadership in international trade and market globalization

L17 Strategic Supply Chain Leadership

L18 Strategic Logistics Leadership

L19 Strategic Risk and Corruption Management

Management & Entrepreneurship

M01 Leadership and accountability

M02 Investment-centric management

M03 Master planning

M04 Knowledge management

M05 Growth strategies

M06 Human capital

M07 Strategic Risk and Corruption Management

M08 Digital strategy

E01 The business of start-up

E02 Financing and bankability

E03 The art of presentation

E04 Growth and exit strategies

E05 Self-sabotage: the enemy within

Project Management

P01 Understanding project success

P02 Capital Projects I – Strategy

P03 Capital Projects II – Execution

P04 Capital Projects III – Risks

P05 Supply Chain I – Strategy

P06 Supply Chain II – Logistics

P07 Modularization

P08 Datum strategy

P09 Capital Programs & Portfolios

S01 Program & Project Managers

S02 Engineering Manager

S03 Supply Chain Manager

S04 Construction Manager

S05 Modularization Manager

S06 Interface Manager

S07 Progress Manager

S08 Digital Manager             

Innovation & Digitalization

I01 The business of innovation
I02 The innovation process
I03 Funding and bankability
I04 Digital management transformations
I05 Digitalization processes



These courses are designed for executives from the private and public sectors seeking to acquire the knowledge and competencies to conceive, plan, evaluate and direct large or national capital projects commanding international investments.  The courses are tailored to finance, banking, government, engineering, and construction professionals.

Management and Entrepreneurship

These courses are designed for line and senior managers the private and public sectors seeking to achieve professional efficiencies in the management of organizations and businesses at all stages of their lifecycles including start-up, growth, market expansions, product differentiation, and exist stage.

Project management

These courses are designed for professionals who are new or already acquainted with the management of capital projects.  These courses introduce participants to the state of art in project management practices in the project and specialization domains.

Innovation and Digitalization

These courses are intended for business professionals seeking to understand the process of the innovation and implement strategies for their technology development programs. Digitalization and digital management transformations form a common thread to these courses.