1 October 2020
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  • Add to Calendar 2020-10-01 12:30:00 2020-10-01 13:30:00 Europe/London Building support for sponsorship in the project profession webinar Please ensure you have booked to attend this webinar, from the APM event website page. Webinar

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Building support for sponsorship in the project profession webinar

Part 4 in this 4 part Enhancing Sponsorship within the project profession – webinar series

We will debate/discuss recommendations from our recent sponsor survey and past webinars in this series relating to the development of a competency framework, the approach to training and the need for accreditation for sponsors. We will hear views from senior leaders and practitioners involved in heading up sponsor units, training and development of sponsors from Financial Services, Postal, Oil and Gas, and Transport sectors.

This webinar is the last of an engagement series to present the results of the sponsor survey and discuss/debate the implications with project professionals with experience in these areas.

The series includes:


The APM Governance Specific Interest Group is engaged in improving investment outcomes through better governance of change, and promoting effective sponsorship is crucial in achieving this. We have a number of publications and support material available through the APM for sponsors to help them achieve more successful business outcomes from major change.


Presenters (confirmed to date)

Peter Wood is the capability lead for the delegated sponsors who deliver Shell’s major projects across the globe. With over 20 years of experience in Oil and Gas, he supports this group to develop the right leadership behaviours and skills that are essential to deliver project benefits in challenging locations. Previous to this role he ran an enterprise wide programme coaching senior leaders to improve project decision making. With a finance background Peter has a strong interest in delivering the benefits of projects, whilst balancing risks and uncertainties that can affect the project outcomes.

Baney Young is the head of sponsorship profession at Network Rail. APM Chartered Project Professional with an MSc in Project Management, she is also experienced in successfully leading strategic and transformational change. Having spent most of her career managing programmes and projects in the telecommunications industry, she joined Network Rail to transform requirements management in terms of governance and assurance as well as increase corporate competency. Passionate about supporting strategy, enabling benefits realisation, good practice and continuous improvement, Baney is now leading the development of Network Rail’s Sponsorship Profession capability, which underpins successful delivery.

Richard Zavitz
 is an experienced project professional working in the sponsorship of major capital investment projects.  He has worked through the full project life cycle and has experience leading teams in the following areas: defining strategy, business case development, securing consents, stakeholder management/communication, writing requirements, design development, delivery oversight, project integration and benefits evaluation.  



Carol Deveney is the managing director of See Change International Consulting Ltd. See Change specialise in project sponsorship, transport consultancy and training & coaching sponsors. 



This webinar is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience.

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