Introduction George Diakonikolaou, Project Management Coach
10.00 – 11.45
Everyone needs to be a leader and provide safety to people we care for. As parents, peers, co-workers, customers or company executives look toward us to guide them, protect them and show them the future. Becoming a leader is a life-long journey, which can start in Kindergarten and is supported by understanding some basic principles of human interaction and reflection.
We will see a framework to develop our mindsets and behaviors towards becoming better leaders. Emotional Intelligence plays a big role as it looks to help to understand and influence ourselves and also others. For example, understanding others, or empathy, requires honing our listening skills. Listening in a conversation is leading the conversation. You can improve your listening skills by practicing simple behaviors.
The workshop is intended to give you a glimpse, desire and idea to read, learn and develop yourself for the challenge to lead others when it is required. Thomas Walenta, Project Management Mentor
11.45 – 12.00
Future Trends in Project Management and How to Use Them for Career Success
Where is project management going? And how can we prepare for what that means for the future of our jobs?
In this workshop, you’ll learn about 3 of the big trends in project management and how you can harness these in your projects. You’ll take away a plan for how to adapt and succeed as a project manager for years to come.
Elizabeth Harrin has been talking about the future of project management since 2008, and she’ll share insights and research about why current trends matter to you and give you a roadmap for making a plan to future-proof your career.
You’ll leave this interactive session knowing:
How to take tailoring approaches to the next level for better stakeholder engagement
Why video is the best thing to happen to project comms since the intranet
The one thing you need to do to future-proof your career
Plus a live Q&A!
Elizabeth Harrin, Project Management author & mentor
13.45 – 14.00
14.00 – 16.00
Personal Success Workshop – Creating Personal Resilience at Work
Programmes and Projects across all professions and industries have one common denominator, people. People are the key success factors that make the difference between success and a challenging learning experience. An excellent and highly effective Project Manager MUST have a detailed insight into what drives people within projects and know how to communicate with them in a way that works. To understand others, any Project Manager must first understand their own psychology at work and how to be resilient of mind.
The ability to cope with whatever our work life brings us is a mind-set, a way of thinking created by personal attitudes, the way we represent our experiences in our minds and our behaviours. When we are able to cope all the time, then we are ‘resilient’. Resilience is accompanied by personal empowerment and excellence as a habit rather than an act.
This workshop will guide you towards building your own personal resilience, with tools and learning that you can easily apply to your everyday working practices. We will examine the beliefs that motivate you and offer simple recovery strategies for those moments when your resilience is low.
Understanding the psychology of communication and response is something that has been excluded from Project Management competencies for many years. Now is the time to create excellence through understanding. Christine Dawson, Master Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Master Coach
16.00 – 16.15
16.15 – 17.45
Influence by Design
Living in a matrix environment offers you maximum flexibility for project delivery but it also has its challenges for the project manager. It means you can no longer use the old style of command and control but you must now lead and manage by influence. So how can a project manager, who may have very little authority, develop the influencing skills required to deliver his/her project successfully? This workshop will look at how to design the roadmap to influence and the techniques to influence change in your work environment. Norma Lynch, PMP, Project & Change Management Trainer & Consultant