January 9, 2021


Name 2 Half Days (2021-01-09, 2021-01-16) Phone +852 2784 1880 Email admin@pmi.org.hk



Blindspot for Project Professionals, Be a problem solver (2 Half Days)


Online Registration & Payment


Date: 9 January 2021 (Day 1)
16 January 2021 (Day 2)
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Venue: Nil (Online Training)
PDU: 7
Instructor: Dr. Kelvin Wan
Language: Cantonese
Fee: PMI HK Member: HKD 1,800
Non-PMI HK Member: HKD 2,100
Remarks: As a prevention measure against the spread of COVID-19, The training will be delivered online with Zoom (Guideline). Please contact PMI HK admin at admin@pmi.org.hk or 2784 1880



This course includes demo, practicing exercises, discussion and presentations inside which attendees apply the latest findings from researches on Cognitive Thinking Flexibility in order to exploit the existing resources to enhance the life quality including work performance, family relationship and social interactions through options creations The approach is to facilitate experience sharing, skills transfer and attitude shaping in a highly engaged way to ensure that attendees could apply Cognitive Thinking Methods effectively in different situations and scenarios encountered daily.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Cognitive Thinking & Flexibility
  • Identify Self Thinking Pattern
  • Stand at 3rd person view to assess self-performance and options creation process (Thinking trails)
  • Apply “Divergent Thinking” and “Convergent Thinking” in different stages of business change process
  • Confirm the change of business environment by AI, Robotics and RPA (Robotic Process Automation)
  • Explore and select the best practices on identifying thinking blindspots for Self
  • Develop the top 10 skills for future leader
  • Aware and point out the top 10 thinking traps of self and team members
  • Create business and/or office environment for exploiting the “brain power of team”
  • Practice, experience and apply the latest thinking skills

Detailed Course Outline

  • Cognitive Thinking
    • Identify your thinking pattern
    • Thinking Pattern is a habit: Good or bad?
    • World Paradigm Today: We need to think flexibly
  • Top 10 Future Competence
    • Recent Research Findings on Future Competence
    • Commonality and Difference of Future Competence versus Equipped ones
  • Thinking Flexibility and Widening
    • Blindspots Identification
    • The Strongest Enemy of yourself
    • Psychological Cycle of Thinking Pattern
  • 10 Thinking Traps
    • Characteristics of Our Thinking Traps
    • Outcome of each Thinking Traps
    • Research Findings: Optimal Performance of our Brains
  • Practice Session
    • Help self to identify thinking limitations, blindspots
    • Actions for breaking Cognitive Thinking limitations and clear out blindspots
    • Feedback and Improvement areas from trainer and participants


This course is intended for experienced leaders who would like to expand, widen, enhance the self, staff and business opportunities by creating more options based on existing resources.

This course is intended for team leaders/ people managers/ project managers/ program managers/ individual contributors who want to hone their thinking, mindset, mentality, personality, behavioral performance, skills, attitude, and knowledge to maximize the intended benefits (such as satisfied customers, happy upper management, higher teamwork, higher quality life, faster delivery, strong boding with people) by exploiting all possible opportunities through embedding a new ways of thinking – Cognitive Thinking Flexibility.


Before attending this course, project leaders are preferable to have:

  • Some Business/ Entrepreneur mindset
  • Some knowledge of project management
  • Basic terms of psychology e.g. cognitive thinking, beliefs, unconscious mind
  • Some people management skills and organization behavior best practices
  • Ability to openly share, articulate and present knowledge, experience and information in a systematic and clear way
  • Willingness to join the class activities and learn from each other

Instructor’s Profile

Dr. Kelvin WAN, Global Master Trainer and Corporate Coach of a Listed MNC
Mentor, MPhil Graduate, HKU
Mentor, MBA Student, CityU HK
Advisor, SCOPE, CityU HK
Master Trainer and Founding ExCo, iLEAP, Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)
Ex-VP Certification of PMI HK, PMI
Trainer of the Year (Champion), HKMA
Distinguished Trainer, HKMA

Dr. WAN is a “3H” High-touch, High-energy & Highly engaged Live Trainer and Corporate Coach. He has been providing “live” training and coaching to 7000+ executives in last 20 years coming from US, UK, Middle East, Asia Pacific regions and GBA on psychological resilience, stress management, coaching, happiness, soft skills, methodologies and company strategies. The average project experience of participating leaders is 15 years. He is also a practitioner-scholar. His recent research paper about Soft Competence for executives has been accepted by a renowned US forum and published on major search engines.

Kelvin is an experienced project professional. He has been the global PMO Lead in HSBC to rollout a multi-million USD e-learning platform to 330,000 staff members in 78 countries. In his current role, his main responsibilities are overseeing the project professionals upskilling, individual life/career coaching, positivity (positive thinking), staff’s level of happiness, stress management, talent (HiPo) management, capability assessment and curriculum development for the listed company.