Glasgow 2014 and CH2MHill speakers join Women SIG event
Posted by APM on 6th Aug 2014
Senior figures from Commonwealth Games 2014 and CH2MHill join an impressive speaker line up for the national conference celebrating 21 years of the Women in Project Management SIG.
Now is the best time to book your place at the event on Thursday 25th September as the discounted delegate rate ends Wednesday 13th August - saving you up to 105.
Joining key note speakers Baroness Susan Greenfield and Dame Stephanie Shirely will be Valerie Mitchell, head of games workforce for the Commonwealth Games 2014.
In her role Valerie oversaw the recruitment and management of almost 15,000 volunteers from more than 50,000 applicants. She also held the ultimate responsibility for the delivery of workforce planning for paid staff, contractors and volunteers, workforce services, recruitment, training and uniforms.
Valerie's varied background includes, education, sports management with sportscotland, marketing, corporate communications and project management.
Senior Vice President of the North America and Asia Nuclear Sector for CH2MHills Environmental and Nuclear Market, Dyan Foss, has over 24 years experience of programme management, predominantly related to the environment and sustainability. Her most recent role has been as CH2M Hills programme director on the Dounreay Decommissioning Programme, leading nuclear and hazardous waste cleanup.
She says that her field of work is constantly challenging and gives her an opportunity to make an impact for the betterment of the environment. Dyan will be presenting one of the workshops for the Listening, Learning, Leading development stream.
The celebration follows on after the conference at the evening dinner where you can enjoy an introduction to networking session held by recognised expert in person-to-person business networking Vanessa Vallely. The Funny Women Players will also take you on a comedy journey about being a woman in the world of project management.
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