Training & events

RICS & APM Project Leadership Conference

Conference London, 28 Mar 2017

The next conference will take place in February and the theme will be Collaboration in Project Leadership.

In 2016 the conference's programme outlined the solutions to people investment, talent and leadership in order for the project manager to operate effectively and efficiently. The adaption of these kind of strategies will not only enable the project manager to deliver, but also ensure project excellence resulting in competitive success for the business. Industry leading speakers from RICS and APM came together to ensuredelegates had the relevant information, strategies, case studies, models and tools for your daily practice.

Delegates joined with like-minded professionals to ensure they were up to speed on the biggest challenge facing project management.

Speakers included:

Rob Leslie Carter Rob Leslie-Carter is a Director in Arup London.  He has worked around the world with Arup for over 23 years, and specialises in the planning, procurement and delivery of complex projects and programmes both client side and through the leadership of multi-disciplinary teams.

Rob has a track record of leading landmark projects including the Stirling Prize winning Laban Building in Deptford, Beijing’s National Aquatics Centre (aka the Water Cube), and is currently leading the ‘Arup + Thomas Heatherwick Studio + Dan Pearson Studio’ team on London’s Garden Bridge.

A chartered Civil Engineer by background, Rob moved into Arup’s Project Management group in 1996.  He is a Member of APM, and Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD) with the Australian Institute of Project Management, a visiting lecturer in Construction Management at the University of New South Wales, and has an MBA from Imperial College specialising in Project Management and Entrepreneurship.

Our other expert speakers in 2016 included:

  • Amanda Clack, RICS President Elect, Partner & Head of Infrastructure, UK & Ireland, EY
  • Tim Fry, Project Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital, NHS & Chair, RICS Project Management Professional Group Board (Co-chair)
  • Joseph Lee, Director, JJL Consultancy & APM (Co-chair)
  • Eleri Evans, Leadership Development, Trans4m, APM People Special Interest Group
  • Joanna Barker, Leadership Coach and Inclusion Specialist, Full Potential Group
  • Tara Zutshi, Director, Full Potential Group
  • Donnie MacNicol, Director, Team Animation
  • Sarah Coleman, Director, Business Evolution
  • Shy Jackson, Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • Dr Teri Okoro, Director, Toca, Chair, APM Women in Project Management Specific Interest Group
  • Paul Chapman, Senior Fellow, Said Business School, Oxford University, Academy Director, UK Government's Major Project Leadership Academy, Chair, Professional Standards and Knowledge Committee and Board Member of the Association for Project Management

Find our more about our expert speakers

New this year: View our interactive brochure for this conference. We'll continue to update this flipbook with new content so make sure you bookmark the page.

APM 2016 flipbook cover

 

Sponsorship

RICS conferences are attended by senior decision makers from across the UK and provide a unique thought leadership and networking opportunity for your organisation. Our programmes are bespoke and offer the perfect environment to build and establish relationships. Opportunities range from exhibition stands to sponsored lunches, evening receptions, gala dinners and a host of informal social networking options.

For further information, contact Ian Christensen 

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2016 Programme

0845 Registration

0930 Chair’s welcome
Tim Fry, Project Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital, NHS
Chair, RICS Project Management Professional Group Board
Joseph Lee, Director, JJL Consultancy

APM

0940 Speed networking
During this 10 minute session, you will be have a structured networking time in order to help you link with link-minded professionals in a simple, collegial manner.

0950 Opening keynote session
People and talent investment: the vision for the future needs of the profession

  • RICS Futures: key research for the future requirements
  • Diversity and inclusion as a strategy
  • The change, vision and adaption needed in the profession to win the war for talent

Amanda Clack, Partner & Head of Infrastructure, UK & Ireland, EY
RICS President Elect

1020  Networking refreshment break

1040 Project case study: leadership to deliver for commercial success

  • Case study example of leadership success and the benefits to the project
  • Understanding the challenges: how leadership can reduce risk
  • Delivering on people investment as part of the culture

Rob Leslie-Carter, Director, ARUP

APM Award Winning Project Manager of the Year, 2003 & 'International Project of the Year' awards from both the Australian Institute of Project Management and the UK Association for Project Management, 2009

1120 Breakout session options: Case studies, interactive discussion and guided approaches to new leadership challenges

1-A
Emotional intelligence (EI): new leadership approaches for moving people to embrace the project’s tasks

  • A spotlight on the people dimension of projects
  • The emotional challenge
  • Increasing performance through focusing on EI behaviours
  • A guide for the project organisation to take advantage of the collective result of growth

Eleri Evans, Leadership Development, Trans4m
APM People Specific Interest Group

1-B
Unconscious bias: unleashing the full talent potential in your team for better project results

  • Understand how bias informs your culture
  • Investigate the implications of having ‘in groups’ and 'out groups' in the project profession
  • Recognise the business benefits that diverse groups bring
  • Case study examples

Joanna Barker, Inclusion Director, Full Potential Group
Tara Zutshi, Inclusion Director, Full Potential Group

1-C
Women in project management: maximising our diverse talent to drive project outcomes (PLEASE NOTE, THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT)

  • The case for diverse talent on projects
  • Advocate a strategic joined-up approach
  • Outline examples of good practice

Dr Teri Okoro, Director, Toca
Chair, APM Women in Project Management Specific Interest Group & APM’s Representative to the CIC Diversity Panel

12:10 Project management case law update

  • Key legal issues and update
  • Case law

Shy Jackson, Partner, Pinsent Masons

1245 Lunch

1345 Interactive team workshop challenges: leadership and the project
Delegates will be divided into four teams to work through specific leadership challenges. This interactive workshop session will be guided by Donnie MacNicol, Author, Project Leadership 3rd Edition. During this session delegate will be briefed on their challenge around the themes below in order to dovetail leadership and project management for optimum project performance.

The four workshop team will be challenged to an activity on one of the following:

  • Team 1 - Project Leadership and the project Leader: what is project leadership?; relationships and the project leader; the project and its impact on project leadership
  • Team 2 - Leading the project: phase A - shaping and scoping; phase B - start-up; phase C - delivery; phase D - closure
  • Team 3 - The Core: vision and the big picture; building key relationships; communication and engagement
  • Team 4 - Building personal and organisational capability

Donnie MacNicol, Author, Project Leadership 3rd Edition, Team Animation

1515 Networking refreshments

1535 Closing keynote session
Case studies and best practice examples for the project profession

  • The work of the UK Government’s Major Programmes Leadership Academy
  • Case studies of leadership and project management
  • Leadership models and personal attributes

Dr Paul Chapman, Senior Fellow, Said Business School, Oxford University
Academy Director, UK Government's Major Project Leadership Academy
Chair, Professional Standards and Knowledge Committee & Board Member, Association for Project Management (APM)

1620 Closing remarks

1630 Close of conference