Public Learning Events

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Upcoming events

 

People Deliver Projects at the Association for Project Management, North West Branch

From Project Manager to Leader

Tuesday the 10th October 2017 (09:00 - 18:15)

Do not register on this web-site.  To register go direct to https://www.apm.org.uk/event/project-manager-to-leader/

Topics to be explored include:

  • Tackling the leadership challenge of project delivery
  • Understanding and engaging project stakeholders
  • Building collaborative high-performing relationships across the project
  • Learning how authentic conversations build the trust needed for successful delivery 

Audience contributions will be welcomed, but no one will be asked to stand up and perform.  We will do that.  There will be debate, laughter, and serious learning.  No one will be bored, we promise.

 

 

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People Deliver Projects at the Association for Project Management London Branch

May 24th 2017 - 6pm

Do not register on this web-site.  To register go direct to https://www.apm.org.uk/event/leading-edge-2017/

Title: Sponsors – Can’t live with them, can’t live without them

It is easy to write down a definition of sponsorship, and there’s plenty of research which shows how important sponsorship is.  So why is it that so many sponsors seem to fall short of the mark in practice?  Do sponsors actually know how to be good sponsors?  And what about project managers and the PMO?  Do they know how to get the best from their sponsor?  One thing is certain – this relationship is critical to project success. 

In this experiential and interactive session, professional actors will play sponsor and project manager and interact with the audience on how to get this relationship right (and get it wrong).  We will baseline the sponsor role and we will also go beyond the theory to confront sponsor BEHAVIOUR, in the real action.  In the end we will make the case that project managers and PMOs get the sponsors they deserve. 

Audience contributions will be welcomed, but no one will be asked to stand up and perform.  We will do that.  There will be debate, laughter, and serious learning.  No one will be bored, we promise.

People Deliver Projects has worked with 18 organisations on sponsorship capability over the last five years.  We can share our learning on how to get sponsors in the room, and once there, how to engage them and facilitate real learning.

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Teams that Deliver

February 24th 2017, London Victoria

Start 10.45am - Finish 3.45pm 

  • Experience a FREE 'short-day' experiential learning event
  • Understand the nature of how team behaviour is linked to team results
  • Debate the hard and the soft. How positive team environments include tough mutual accountability
  • Learn how to grow high performing team relationships

Brought to life by professional actors in an improvised scenario introducing... '1984'

Our story is set in a fictitious insurance company, Biggs Brothers Mutual, during the year 1984. After a 100 year tradition of door-to-door collecting, new leadership rebrands BBM and introduces the new exciting concept of staff hubs in modern buildings called ‘Call Centres’. A crack team is formed to pioneer the change. George is plucked from his sales role to lead the project team, joined part time by Kate as Business Lead.  Kate is torn between her friendship with George and her loyalties to her front-line staff.  Technical Lead Derek is excited by PBX technology, but struggles to see beyond.  Divisional Director Kenneth tries to steer the ship, but has his own political battles to fight.Under the stress of the changes, team relationships splinter, and the friends become a team in name only.  As the project hits its low point, they are forced to face exactly what they are avoiding - each other.  Will they put their individual priorities first, or can they mutually commit to deliver the team outcome?  

At this event the audience will work live with the characters to help them get their relationships, and projects, back into gear.

Two FREE places per organisation. There is a charge if you require more; please call for information.

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Three months into her new change project role at OPAQUE, Alex Chambers finds herself pushing water uphill.  Promoted and drawn into the central change team she finds she is now a ‘change agent’ for her new US Parent Company, bringing difficult change to her own UK organisation and its stakeholders.  

Engagement - Enjoyment - Learning