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NLP4PM event held at Thales, Crawley
Posted by APM on 25th Oct 2011
On the 12th of October the Thames Valley Branch of the Association of Project Management proudly hosted the NLP4PM event, in association with Thales UK. The event took place at Thales' Crawley site, organised by Thales' graduate project management community.
The event covered Neuro Linguistic Programming for project managers. NLP itself is an approach to psychotherapy and organisational change based on "a model of interpersonal communication". Starting with refreshments the evening gave some current and aspiring project managers the opportunity to network, and discuss varying past NLP experience.
Leading the event was Peter Parkes - a Fellow of the Association of Project Management and a 'master practitioner' of NLP. Peter is a self-professed 'people person' who has worked in a diverse range of industries as a project manager, and cites as his personal passion 'getting the best out of the team'.
Topics covered within the lecture were improving self-awareness, rapport building, and changing behaviours. Peter argued that when used effectively NLP techniques can improve communication and understanding within a team, and can help project managers achieve peak performance by improving dialogue within their project team.
The event was a clear success, and APM can look forward to hosting such successful events with Thales again in the future.