Project Manager to Leader: The what, why and how
Effective project leadership is recognised as an essential contributor to ensuring the successful delivery of projects and programmes.
The North East Branch and the APM’s People Specific Interest Group, have collaborated to present this short one-hour taster session as a pre-cursor to an available full-day seminar with several guest speakers on project leadership.
It is a great opportunity for you to learn more about leadership.
You will have the opportunity to get involved with the discussions on the night and take away some real insights into how you can develop your leadership skills.
Russel Jamieson will share extracts from the full-day seminar where folks share what they have learned about leadership over the years from working with, and developing the capabilities of, project managers on their first solo outing through to programme directors and sponsors on some of the most complex transformations in the world.
Russel will also address aspects of the leadership role of the sponsor. He will briefly cover the sponsor, their role, where they sit in relation to the Board and the Project Team, how they are appointed, the training they need, and their leadership responsibilities.
Finally, he will cover off Sarah Coleman’s published research Project leadership: skills, behaviours, knowledge and values which was co-authored with Professor Mike Bourne, Cranfield University, and funded by the APM.
An ideal overview to set the taste-buds off for holding a full-day seminar with several keynote speakers on the topic in the future.
Russel Jamieson ChPP FAPM
Russel is an experienced project and programme leader whose background has primarily been in Financial Services and Telecommunications. He is passionate about developing the future leadership and delivery capabilities of individuals and teams to deliver organisational success.
Russel is a long-time friend and mentor to the branch. He has volunteered across areas of APM since 2001, mostly in leadership roles. He is currently a member of the People SIG committee and is involved with the Stakeholder Engagement Focus Group (SEFG) stream.
He has previously spoken at Project Challenge, presented at various APM branch events including the North East, and provided upbeat and interactive sessions for the students at Bournemouth and Southampton Universities.
18.00: Registration and refreshments
This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.
APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference