Project manager to leader - North West branch conference 2017

Collaborating, Influencing and Conflict Management

This year’s conference will:

  • provide a range of learning experiences, both in terms of topic and format
  • provide practical learning that will help delegates improve project work
  • provide excellent networking opportunities with other like-minded project professionals

The North West branch will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the conference with a free drinks reception following the conference.

Join us for what will be a fun, informative and collaborative conference!

Venue and information

Alderley Park conference centre, Alderley Edge, Macclesfield SK10 4TG

Date: 10 October 2017

Time: 09:00 - 18:15

Clicking on the speaker profiles at the bottom of the page will allow you to see more information about the speaker session and their background.

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Start Time End Time Activity
 9.00 9.20 Registration, coffee and networking
 9.20 9.30 Introduction and welcome
 9.30 10.30 Keynote lecture
Stephen Carver
Apollo 13 - Leadership under stress
 10.30 11.00 Coffee and networking
 11.00 12.15 Experiential learning session
People Deliver Projects

Project manager to leader
 12.15 13.15 

North West branch - 30 years celebration hot buffet lunch


Important Information:

After lunch there will be a choice of workshops to attend (speakers are listed below).
Tickets for each workshop will be available upon your arrival and registration. Tickets to each workshop are unfortunately limited and are available on a first come first serve basis.
Please take the time to decide which workshop you would like to attend prior to your arrival.
Tickets are not available in advance of the conference.

 13.15 14.45 

Collaboration seminar 
Dr. Andrew Bell
What do people on projects do?
Or rather – What do we do to the people working on our projects?

Influencing seminar
Sarah Coleman & Ingrid Facius
Influencing without Authority: developing organizational
intelligence and identifying influencers
Conflict management seminar
David Liddle
Resolving conflicts and  disputes
 14.45  15.15 Coffee and networking 
 15.15 17.00  Experiential learning session
People Deliver Projects

Project manager to leader
 17.00 17.15   Conference close: summary of the key themes and messages from the day
 17.15 18.15   North West branch 30 years celebration free drinks reception 
 18.15     -   END


The North West branch and People SIG have put together an interactive one day conference that looks to assist turning project managers into leaders. This year's excellent speaker line-up includes plenty of experience who know how to get get you thinking and involved! Find out more about each session below.

“The quality of the speakers that APM assembled for this event was excellent” - 2016 delegate

Stephen Carver
Keynote speaker

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David Liddle
Conflict management seminar  

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Sarah Coleman and Ingrid Facius
Influencing seminar 

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Dr. Andrew Bell
Collaboration Seminar

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People Deliver projects
Experiential learning

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