TfL knowledge manager and HR specialist join 'World Class' APM Conference

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Posted by APM on 13th Jan 2016

Adding to our mix of world-class experts at the APM Project Management Conference sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight, will be former head of HR at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Michele Owens and knowledge management functional lead at Transport for London (TfL) Liz Hobbs.

Taking place on Thursday 21st April, the award-winning APM Conference aims to explore how we can transform our mind-set in order to become a world-class individual, organisation and profession. 

Managing director for Owens Consulting Ltd and former head of HR at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Michele Owens will be focusing her presentation on the all-important people aspects of organisations such as:

  • How to create leadership and belief cultures that demonstrate high performance and concern for people which go hand in glove.
  • Why building manager capability through tailored learning, coaching and mentoring really can build commitment, engage people and transform organisations.
  • How small things can make a big difference to people – some quick wins!
  • What people strategies and tools were used by the ODA to deliver the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

With over 30 years’ experience in human resources and business transformation, Michele works with organisations on the whole spectrum of people related challenges to achieve successful outcomes.  

As former head of HR and organisation effectiveness at the ODA, Michele led on driving the widely respected high performance culture, organisational values and behaviours. 

Presenting alongside Michelle will be TfL’s knowledge management functional lead Liz Hobbs.

Liz is an experienced project manager and certified knowledge manager with over 15 years’ experience in the transport industry.

She has been involved in the design and roll-out of the TfL Integrated Project and Programme methodology and built the strategy to transform the systems, processes and behaviours required to implement knowledge management within TfL. 

TfL is on a journey of embedding a knowledge sharing culture to create a ‘world -class’ learning organisation and as such Liz will be sharing this journey in her presentation discussing the challenges to becoming a true learning organisation.

Some of the questions that Liz will be exploring will be:

  • How do we achieve the cultural change required to become this learning organisation? and
  • Building on the latest work of 2015 APM Conference keynote speaker Matthew Syed (Black Box Thinking), how do we change our relationship with mistakes and see them as powerful learning opportunities?

APM Project Management Conference 2016Also joining the world-class team at the APM Project Management Conference will be:

Find out more information and to stay up to date with the latest APM Project Management Conference news follow @APMProjectMgmt on Twitter and search #apmconf

 

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