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Earlybird offer Ends 12 January

RICS Project Leadership Conference

Conference London, 21 Feb 2018

Remaining ‘lean’ and ‘agile’ in a changing work environment

The projects and programmes of today within the construction and infrastructure sectors continue to grow in both size and complexity and at a rapid rate. Organisations are demanding more for less as pressures to deliver improved efficiencies and greater benefits drive the project management profession to utilise new technology and embrace increasing digitisation, while simultaneously managing a challenging skills shortage. It is clear that the landscape in which project managers are now operating is changing.

This established event brings together project managers and leaders from both large and smaller-scale construction projects to examine the future of the profession in light of these new developments, offering a vital platform to debate and discuss the new challenges and potential opportunities presented by this evolving work environment and learn how to adapt to in order to continue delivering world class projects across the globe.

Join with like-minded professionals to examine how the profession is transforming and ensure your team’s best chance of achieving successful outcomes for their projects.

The benefits of attending

  • Hear from our expert speaker line-up as they address the challenges currently facing project managers and discuss their impact on the future of the profession. 
  • Take away lessons learned from successful project portfolios involving both large and small-scale schemes which can be applied in your own working practices.
  • The opportunity to hear practical case studies and technical updates whilst contributing to cutting edge thought leadership in the project management sector. 

It’s about more than just project leadership

Networking is a critical part of working in this sector, but as a busy professional it can be a struggle to find the time to do this effectively.

With this in mind, we set aside time in the day to give you a chance to catch up with your peers and network with our expert panel of speakers.

One of these is a networking lunch (which is included in the price of your ticket) where you can enjoy a selection of tasty food while catching up with colleagues old and new.

On top of that, attending the event also gives you 5 hours of formal CPD to tick off against your annual 20-hour requirement.

Here’s what to do next

The price of this conference is £235+VAT for RICS Professionals. However, if you book before 12 January you will benefit from the special early bird discount, so your ticket is just £210, a saving of £25.

For non-RICS Professionals the conference is £317.25, and you can also enjoy an early bird discount.

We’ve also got some great group discounts when you book together with your colleagues:

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off.

As soon as you’ve placed your booking you’ll get an email from us confirming your place with further details on what happens next.

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RICS member Early Bird price* £210 + VAT
RICS non-member Early Bird price* £283.50 + VAT
RICS member standard price £235 + VAT
Non-member price £317.25 + VAT

*Bookings before 12 January benefit from Early Bird pricing



show full programme

08:30 Registration and coffee

 09:10 Chair’s opening remarks 

Tim Fry, Director of Capital Investment & Development, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

09:20 Speed networking

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

09:30 Opening keynote address: Examining the future of project management

  • Addressing the skills shortage and the need for succession planning in the sector
  • Impact of digitization on project management work practice
  • Maintaining clear and consistent communication in an increasing global workplace

10:00 Implementation of digital technologies to improve collaboration and information exchange

  • Examining the need for human-machine collaboration

Adrian Malone, Group Head of Knowledge Management and Collaboration, Atkins Global

10:40 Networking refreshment break

11:10 Remaining agile and responsive to change in project leadership 

  • Adapting to project change 

Rod Nathan, Commercial Manager, Crossrail

11:50 The importance of collaborative leadership in project management

  • Enhancing performance in complex projects through collaborations
  • Examining human behaviours in project management
  • The psychology of collaboration• Programme challenges for collaboration
  • Project strategy
  • Risks and relationships
  • Critical success factors
  • The importance of cultures and behaviours

David Hawkins, Operations Director & Knowledge Architect, Institute for Collaborative Working

12:30 Networking lunch

13:30 Delivering the world’s largest projects

As the projects and programmes of today continue to grow in size and complexity this session looks at best practice in the organisational and leadership elements of project delivery

14:10 Stakeholder management

  • Challenges when leading a project remotely
  • What role does social media play?

Nick Gray, Principal Programme Sponsor (Thameslink Programme), Network Rail

14:50 Networking refreshment break

15:20 Project leadership in the world of big data

Rob Leslie-Carter, Director, Arup

16:00 Managing a portfolio of smaller projects

Nathan Cornish, Group Director, Urban Splash 

16:40 Chair’s closing remarks

Price excl. VAT

£210.00 for RICS members

£283.50 for non-members

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