'Project manager to leader' seminar: The what, why and how 24244
'Project manager to leader' seminar: The what, why and how
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Effective project leadership is recognised as an essential contributor to ensuring the successful delivery of projects and programmes.

It is a great opportunity for you to learn more about leadership from a wide range of respected and experienced experts. 

You will have the opportunity to get involved with the workshops, and take away some real insights into how you can develop your leadership skills.

Donnie MacNicol will share what he has learned about leadership over the last 35 years from working with, and developing the capabilities of, project managers on their first solo outing through to programme directors and sponsors on some of the most complex transformations in the world. The four topics he will cover at breakneck speed are:
  • What is it - how can you spot it and what is the difference between managing and leading
  • Why it is important – sharing stories of how leadership has made a difference in the real world
  • How do you develop it – identifying what you can do to enhance your own leadership capability
  • Who exhibits it – identifying the leaders in our own profession who exhibit traits that make them who they are
The talk will be interactive, humorous and full of hope with Donnie planning to come back in 2054 to share what he will have learned in the subsequent 35 years!

Andy Taylor and his team from People Deliver Projects, will lead two sessions titled manager to leader which will take the audience on a highly interactive journey which will start in the morning, Episode 1, and conclude in the afternoon with Episode 2. 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
Actors will bring the content to life with an improvised project story – ‘Step-Up’. We will involve you in debates and you get a chance to talk to the characters, change their behaviour and so determine the outcome of the story, all from where you sit. There will be little PowerPoint. (sorry if you will miss that). By putting out the issues in a meaningful way, and giving you the audience control of the action, we will engage everybody in a valuable and enjoyable learning experience.

More information can be found on the main event pages.

This event is being organised by APM South West and West of England Branch
Date & time
Wednesday 27 November 2019
End date & time
Wednesday 27 November 2019
589 Southmead Road
Bristol, BS34 7RG
United Kingdom
Category Workshop


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Date & time: 27/11/19