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Date:
26 June 2018
Time:
18:30-20:30
Venue:
59 Mount Ephraim TUNBRIDGE WELLS KENT TN4 8BB
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  • 2018-06-26 18:30:00 2018-06-26 20:30:00 Europe/London Understanding leadership in the context of transformation projects and branch AGM Don't forget to book your place on the APM website Royal Wells Hotel, 59 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8BE Royal Wells Hotel

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Understanding leadership in the context of transformation projects and branch AGM

Royal Wells Hotel, 59 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8BE

The challenges facing transformation projects are growing in scale, scope and complexity. Understanding how to develop effective leadership capabilities by confronting broader, systemic aspects of leadership can be a powerful response to these challenges. The study currently being conducted by Dicle Kortantamer, University of Brighton, aims to advance understandings of individual, team and organisation-wide leadership capabilities for successfully delivering transformation projects, and ways in which they can be fostered.

Research activities constitute of two case studies: one conducted in the public sector (a UK central government department) and one in the private sector (a large UK financial services institution). This study, supported by the APM Research Fund, is part of the Infrastructure and Project Authority’s Project X research initiative – theme E on capability, leadership and knowledge management. 

The presentation draws upon the latest thinking in the academic literature and early findings from the research being conducted, to examine leadership in the context of transformation projects. This presentation intends to confront the broader, systemic issues of leadership, by focusing on challenges and opportunities emerging from:

  • Distribution of leadership: Leadership involves the concerted effort of many individuals: some formally appointed to different levels of leadership positions within the organisation, some across organisational boundaries, and others who may informally engage in leadership activities;
  • Mind-sets of leadership: Taken-for-granted ways of understanding leadership shape how various actors view, act and evaluate leadership. Leaders often have to operate within these mind-sets, and in the case of transformation projects, involving complex changes to mind-sets, relationships and ways of working, leaders often have to work towards shifting these established mind-sets;
  • Process of leadership: Leadership is a dynamic and contextually embedded process (e.g. evolving during the life of a project, subject to sector specific challenges).

Dicle is a doctoral student at the University of Brighton, researching leadership in the context of organisational transformation projects. This research is supported by the APM Research Fund. Dicle holds an MSc in Information Systems degree from London School of Economics and Political Science. She has previously held various leadership roles in major IT-enabled transformation programmes and portfolios in the financial services industry in the UK.

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

Future events and branch information can be found on the branch community page. 

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

The South East branch is always seeking new talent and volunteers to join their committee. If you would like to take an active part of the branch, please ensure that you complete the nominations survey.

 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the South East branch will take place 7.00pm - 7:30pm.   

Agenda                                                                         

  • Welcome/apologies                                            
  • Minutes from the previous AGM
  • Chair's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Election of committee (The officer posts of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected at the first committee meeting following the AGM) 

 

Any member wishing to add an item to the above agenda, or wishing to nominate themselves for the committee should submit details in writing by no later than 23:59hrs Monday 18 June 2018.

 

Please note the eligibility requirements below for membership of the branch committee.

 

If you are in doubt or have any questions, please email chairman@apm-southeast.org.uk.

                                                             

Role

Eligibility

Chair

Associate, Full or Fellow member with at least one year's APM membership and membership of the branch committee

Secretary

Associate, Full or Fellow member with at least one year's APM membership and membership of the branch committee

Treasurer

Associate, Full or Fellow member with at least one year's APM membership and membership of the branch committee

Committee

Student, Associate, Full or Fellow member only 

                                                                                                    

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APM Body of Knowledge reference

Section Description
2.1.5 Leadership

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