Festival of Education and Research

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We’re committed to recognising excellence in project management academia, education and research.

That’s why we created the Festival of Education and Research, an educational conference and celebratory awards ceremony rolled into one big day for the project community. It’s an opportunity for students, academics and early career project professionals to meet prospective employers, network with each other and develop skills and knowledge.

REASONS TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL:

✔ Develop your skill set   ✔ Discuss future PM research   ✔ Become more employable   
✔ Learn how to get your research published   ✔ Education & Research awards ceremony

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9 February 2022

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AWARD CATEGORIES & THE FINALISTS

 
Project Management

Graduate

of the year

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Project Management

Postgraduate
Dissertation

of the year

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Project Management

Apprentice

of the year

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Project Management

Educator

of the year

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Project Management

Doctorate

of the year

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Project Management

Research paper 

of the year

sponsored by IJPM

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Project Management

Developmental programme

of the year

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Project Management

Student

of the year

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PROGRAMME

09:30

Welcome and Introduction

Dr Christine Unterhitzenberger, Associate professor in project management at University of Leeds, and APM Research Advisory Group chair.

🕑 15 mins

09:45

Opening keynote speaker: Global trends facing project management education and research

Professor Jennifer Whyte Professor Jennifer Whyte, head of the school of project management for the faculty of engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia.

In this session Jennifer, one of the world's leading scholars in project management, will be giving her thoughts on the latest global trends facing project management education and research.

🕑 30 mins

Networking break

10:30

What skills do you need to thrive as a future project professional?

Dr Emma JohnsonDr Emma A C Johnson, principal project manager

 

Project management is a career of significance now more than ever - but what skills do you need to develop to be relevant in the future of the profession? This session is ideal for anyone at the beginning of their project management career who wants to identify key areas of development to give them the best chance of success in the future.

🕑 45 mins

11:15

Open discussion: How to make yourself more employable

Josh Chana, project manager at Faithful+Gould

This interactive session will provide a great opportunity for project management students and early careers to hear about what key attributes employers are looking for and how you can present yourself as the ideal candidate for a career in the profession. The session will be delivered by an early careers professional in a project management employer, and a project professional who is early in their career.

This is an open discussion where all audience members are encouraged to take part in the conversation by asking questions and sharing experiences.

🕑 30 mins

Networking break

12:00

Panel discussion: What are the priorities in project education?

Dr Muhammad Mazhar Dr Muhammad Mazhar, senior lecturer in sustainability, Nottingham Business School

 

Dr John Israilidis Dr John Israilidis, principal lecturer in project management, Nottingham Business School

 

Bronte van der Hoorn Bronte van der Hoorn, senior lecturer of project management at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Project management educators, lecturers and academics are encouraged to attend this session, which aims to define and discuss what are the current priorities in the education of future project professionals to ensure they are fully equipped for a career in the profession.

🕑 45 mins

12:45

Open discussion: Ideas sharing and best practice in educating PM students

Dr Muhammad Mazhar Dr Muhammad Mazhar, senior lecturer in sustainability, Nottingham Business School

 

Dr John Israilidis Dr John Israilidis, principal lecturer in project management, Nottingham Business School

 

Delegates are encouraged to take part in this open, 'cameras-on' discussion, led by panellists from the previous session, and share their experiences about best practice in educating students of project management.

🕑 30 mins

13:15-13:45

Lunchtime discussion: The benefits of mentoring

Ewelina Kruk Ewelina Kruk, APM mentor

 

Eliane Pony Eliane Pony, Mentee

 

All delegates are welcome to join this virtual round table discussion where APM mentor Ewelina and her mentee Eliane will talk about the benefits of mentoring, how the APM mentoring programme works and how to get involved.

🕑 30 mins

13:45

Panel discussion: Rigour vs. relevance debate: What's the usefulness of recent PM research? What are we not doing that we should be?

Michael Lewis Michael Lewis, professor, University of Bath

 

Justine Cothill Justine Cothill, P3M community and standards lead, National Highways

 

Dr Dicle KortantamerDr Dicle Kortantamer, research fellow, University of Brighton

 

Dr Jas KalraDr Jas Kalra, assistant professor in supply chain management, Newcastle University

 

In this session the panel will look at examples of recent project management research, assessing it's practical application and 'usefulness' in the profession, as well as discussing what gaps exist for future project research projects. Existing project management researchers as well as academics looking for ideas for future research are encouraged to attend this session.

🕑 45 mins

14:30

Open discussion: Becoming a project professional - the journey

Rochelle Sampson-ClarkeRochelle Sampson-Clarke, estates project officer at Solent NHS Trust

 

Daniel PollittDaniel Pollitt, associate at Mott MacDonald

 

Project management students and early careers will find this session invaluable in getting advice and guidance in the essentials for a successful career in the project profession. This interactive, 'cameras-on' session will be led by a project management apprentice alongside a more experienced project professional with valuable experience under their belt. Delegates are encouraged to attend armed with questions.

🕑 30 mins

Networking break

15:15

Open discussion: Publishing Research and Education in Project Management

Session sponsored by the International Journal of Project Management (IJPM)

Martina HuemannMartina Huemann, Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

 

Simon JonesSimon Jones, Senior Publisher, Elsevier

 

Join Professor Martina Huemann (Editor in Chief) and Simon Jones (Publisher) as they talk about ‘Publishing research and education in project management’ in project management journals. Topics include ‘Which journal fits your paper?’, ‘tips and tricks on case studies’, ‘how to write a great paper’, ‘common mistakes when writing a paper’ and ‘journal processes in project management journals’ such as the International Journal of Project Management (currently celebrating its 40th anniversary issue) and Project Leadership & Society.

This session will be interactive and we encourage you to come with any questions you may have about the publishing process to help you get as much out of this sessions as possible.

🕑 45 mins

16:00

Your dissertation journey: learning from larger research projects: Dynamic Conditions for Project Success case study

Daniel Nicholls Daniel Nicholls, Research manager, APM

 

Dr David Eggleton Dr David Eggleton, Lecturer in project management at University of Sussex

 

Nicholas Dacre Nicholas Dacre, Associate professor of project management at Southampton Business School

 

Zainab MalikZainab Malik, Student at University of Sussex

 

In this open discussion session we’ll be discussing how the recent APM Dynamic Conditions for Project Success research can be utilised as a framework for further research. We’ll hear from one student who has done just this. This ‘cameras-on’ discussion will appeal to students looking for ideas for project management research to deliver as their dissertation.

🕑 45 mins

Networking break

17:00

Education and Research Awards Ceremony

Be the first to hear the 2022 winners of the APM Education and Research Awards in this virtual ceremony.

🕑 30 mins

Programme may be subject to change

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Reasons to sponsor include:

✓ Association with the only chartered body for the project profession  ✓ Packages to suit a range of budgets  ✓ Engage with APM’s audiences   
✓ Generate leads   ✓ Increase brand awareness  ✓ Increase network   ✓ Showcase expertise

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