8 January 2019
The Ageas Bowl Botley Road West End SOUTHAMPTON HAMPSHIRE SO30 3XH
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Wessex branch

It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it

The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 3XH

As well as the many traditional tools and techniques for managing scope, time, resource, risk and quality, projects need project managers with great leadership and people-skills able to motivate and influence people to deliver for them. This seminar will be led by Marion Thomas, MD of Extraordinary Project Management which runs training programmes for project people, to help them develop and implement the extraordinary leadership and people skills required for success in the project world. This event aims to give you a taster of how to put into action simple changes that will inspire those around you.

Following on from the 2018 APM National Conference for Women in Project Management, where delegates were inspired by a strong line up of speakers that both educated and evoked in-depth discussion around the 2018 theme of Empowerment, Wessex Branch are very pleased to have two of these speakers, Marion Thomas and Sarah Walton, to present at our event.

Marion and Sarah are both hands on project/programme managers who also run transformational training for project people who want to enhance their leadership and people skills. Since the early '90s, both Marion and Sarah have been working as freelance contractors across a huge variety of industry sectors and projects, ranging from business re-engineering to system implementation, regulatory change, new product development, cost management/reduction and business efficiency. This variety has given them the perfect opportunity to observe what makes a project really successful, and the impact good leadership and people skills has in engaging teams to get things done.

They both invested in their own personal development in these areas and brought those skills into their delivery work. One senior sponsor noted that they seem to get 20% more from their teams, and so they realised that their approach to project leadership was certainly working. As they continued to encounter failing projects and programmes and overly stretched project teams, they decided they could really help their fellow project people through sharing what they had learnt during their careers. And so, Extraordinary Project Management was born. Sarah and Marion now balance project delivery with running training programmes to help good project people to stretch into becoming great or extraordinary project managers. Empowering yourself first and then your colleagues and sponsors is at the heart of the programme. It’s like being on a plane: put your own oxygen mask on first, then you can empower others and also be empowered yourself.


                                Marion Thomas                                    Sarah Walton

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.


APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition reference

Section Description
2.1.4 Influencing
2.1.5 Leadership
2.1.7 Teamwork

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