5 March 2020
Airbus Defence & Space, Quadrant House Celtic Springs Coedkernew, Newport NP10 8FZ

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Project leadership: The power of empowerment

Airbus Defence & Space, Quadrant Campus, Celtic Springs, Coedkernew, Newport, NP10 8FZ

Good leadership is recognised as a critical for successful project delivery. A key part of good Leadership is to empower and inspire people to achieve success. So how do you empower people effectively?

Our speakers, Marion and Sarah will take a fun look at leadership and empowerment through a metaphor of dog walking and audience participation. At the end of the evening you will have some valuable insights into empowerment and some useful guidance to take away.

Sarah Walton and Marion Thomas, Extraordinary Project ManagementSarah Walton

Sarah (top image) and Marion (bottom image)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 90’s both Sarah and Marion 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 gave 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, and Sarah and Marion now balance project delivery with running training programmes, to help good project people stretch into becoming great or ‘Extraordinary’ project managers.

Empowering yourself first and then your colleagues and sponsors is at the heart of their programme; it’s like being on a plane, put your own oxygen mask on first, then you can empower others, and can also be empowered.

Employees of Airbus can attend the event for free. Please email to book your place.


18.00: Registration and refreshments
18.30: Presentations
20.30: Close

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This event is suitable for professionals with an intermediate and advanced level of experience.


APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference

Section Description
3.2.4 Leadership

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