Power of Projects virtual conference 2021

Responding to the global pandemic, climate crisis and rapid technology change, the project profession is redefining what success means. From 7-11 June 2021, our Power of Projects flagship virtual conference will provide practical tools, discussion and learning that will help you become a better project professional, whatever your challenges.

Inspired by new research being released later this year, the conference will explore a number of factors that lead to project success, exploring the shift from time, cost and quality to legacy, impact and lasting benefit. The week-long virtual conference will include interactive sessions such as group discussions and facilitated networking providing stimulating debate, valuable insight and new connections.

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
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Members: £FREE

Student members: £FREE

Non-Members: £25

Corporate partner employees: £15

Corporate affiliate employees: £15 

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Reasons to book:

✔ 28 diverse sessions
✔ ​Over 30 expert speakers
✔ Live speaker Q&A
✔ Delegate group discussions
✔ On camera networking
✔ Exhibition rooms hosted by our sponsors


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Priya Lakhani OBE, Entrepreneur and Founder of CENTURY Tech

Priya is an entrepreneur who has founded a food business, a social enterprise, and now leads a company developing the latest artificial intelligence and big data technology to understand how the brain learns. Having trained as a barrister, Priya left the security of the legal profession to pursue her passion for business. She founded the Masala Masala food brand and built it from a kitchen table idea to a line of products stocked in major supermarkets. After this initial success she went on to establish a charity based on the model that for every unit of a product sold, a life-changing item was donated (for example, a meal, a vaccination) to those in need. 

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Plan your week

The conference will provide a different focus each day with presentations, workshops, group discussions and facilitated networking designed for project professionals of all career levels. 

Keynote speaker 
and Agile approaches

  • Opening keynote speaker Priya Lakhani OBE 
  • Agile myth busting
  • How to become more agile

 

Sponsored by QinetiQ

 

Interpersonal Skills and Training & Certification

  • Leading by listening presentation + workshop
  • Making the most of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Tapping into the people side of change
  • Emerging professionals networking 

 

Sustainability
and Contracts 

  • Collaborative contracting
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Long term thinking about projects and the planet
  • How to make your projects more sustainable

Sponsored by Tetra Tech

Tech & Data and 
Knowledge Management 

  • Getting started with data
  • Improve data maturity
  • Lessons learned models workshop
  • Recognising knowledge management in projects

Sponsored by The Oakland Group

Team Ethos
and Diversity

  • Inclusion in the workplace
  • Empowering diverse thinking
  • Building effective teams
  • Emerging project sectors facilitated networking


 


MEMBER BENEFITS 

 Individual members go FREE

✔ Exclusive access to on-demand sessions after the event

✔ Access to the APM Hub - the online community designed exclusively for individual members. 

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Full programme

 Facilitated networking and group discussion sessions

Facilitated networking and group discussion sessions in our 'Group Rooms' will provide opportunities for additional speaker Q&A, cameras-on* discussions around key topics of interest and a chance to network with like-minded delegates. 

*although access to the group rooms is unlimited, a limited number of delegates may put cameras and microphones on. This will be allocated on a first come, first served voluntary basis.

Monday 7 June: Opening keynote and Agile approaches

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:45

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Priya Lakhani OBE,
Entrepreneur and AI expert

11:45-12:30

  Open networking

Lobby

12:30-13:00

  Extra time: keynote speaker Q&A

Group Room
Priya Lakhani OBE, Entrepreneur and AI expert

13:00-13:45

Myth busting: understanding and applying agile ways of working

James Silk, Head of Q-Works solutions delivery, QinetiQ

Session sponsored by QinetiQ

13:45-14:15

  Group discussion: myth busting session follow up 

Group Room
James Silk, Head of Q-Works Solutions Delivery, QinetiQ

Session sponsored by QinetiQ

14:15-15:00

How to be more agile - integrating agile approaches into project management

Aga Gajownik, Director, Innovation and Integration


~ Programme subject to change ~

 

Tuesday 8 June: Interpersonal Skills and Training & Certification

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:45

Leading by listening - how to better understand your team's motivations 

Trish Thurley, Director, Sims4Training.com

11:45-12:15

  Facilitated networking: emerging professionals half hour

Group Room
Nukey Proctor, Principal consultant, Methods
 Ltd

12:15-13:00

CPD self-directed learning – how to maximise informal L&D opportunities 

Lucy Finney MBE, Head of leadership development, Underscore Group

13:00-13:30

  Group discussion: leading by listening follow up exercise 

Group Room
Trish Thurley, Director, Sims4Training.com

13:30-13:45

  Open networking

Lobby

13:45-14:30

How to tap into the people side of change to get better benefits

Katie McConochie, Managing director, Learn Change

14:30-15:00

  Group discussion: CPD session follow up exercise

Group Room
Lucy Finney MBE
, Head of leadership development, Underscore Group


~ Programme subject to change ~

 

Wednesday 9 June: Sustainability and Contracts

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:45

How to improve supply chains through collaborative contracting 

Ben Hooper, Programme and project manager C-UAS, Heathrow
Mark Legh-Smith MBE, CEO, Operational Solutions Ltd

11:45-12:30

  Group discussion: sustainable supply chains - are they possible?

Group Rooms

Mhairi Creanor, Circular economy education and skills project manager, Zero Waste Scotland
Stephen Boyle, Strategic programme manager, Zero Waste Scotland

12:30-13:30

Panel discussion: Triple Bottom Line vs. Time Cost Quality - exploring long term thinking around projects and the planet and sustainability in policy 

Dr Mark Reeson, Director of project management services, M R Project Solutions Limited
Andy MacIntosh, Portfolio director, Zero Waste Scotland

13:30-13:45

  Open networking

Lobby

13:45-14:15

  Extra time: panelist Q&A

Group Rooms

14:15-15:00

How to make your project processes more sustainable

Sam McCloskeyDirector of sustainability and climate resilience, Tetra Tech

Sponsored by Tetra Tech


~ Programme subject to change ~

 

Thursday 10 June: Tech & Data and Knowledge Management

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:45

Panel discussion: getting started with data - a project professional's guide 

Gareth Parkes, Head of data and analytics, Sir Robert McAlpine
Naomi Brookes, Professor of complex programme management, WMG, University of Warwick 
Simon Lawrence, Director strategy, performance & assurance (interim),
Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA)
Chair: John McGlynn, Project delivery director, Atkins

11:45-12:30

  Group Discussion: your data experience

Group Room

12:30-13:30

Building your data maturity - the practicalities of data strategy

Richard Corderoy, Managing director, The Oakland Group

Session sponsored by The Oakland Group

13:30-14:00

  Group Discussion: lesson learned models that actually work

Group Room
Ewelina Kruk, Associate director
 

14:00-14:45

How recognising knowledge management can help you deliver better projects

David Pearce,
Project director, Gleeds and Knowledge SIG Chair
Dr Judy Payne, Director, Hemdean Consulting Ltd

14:45-15:00

  Group Discussion: follow up from knowledge management session

Group Room


~ Programme subject to change ~

 

Friday 11 June: Team Ethos and Diversity

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:45

The forgotten dimension of inclusion: LGBTQ+ in the project workplace

Dr Ammar Azzouz, Architect, Arup

11:45-12:15

  Group discussion with speaker: your experience of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Dr Ammar Azzouz,
Architect, Arup

Group Room

12:15-13:00

Supporting innovation: how to empower diverse ways of thinking in your team

13:00-13:45

  Facilitated networking: emerging project sectors 

Group Room
Dee Tamlin, Head of client and legal project management, Pinsent Masons LLP

13:45-14:15

  Group discussion: how to become an ambassador for diversity

Group Room
Hollie Cregan, Head of equality, diversity and inclusion, VolkerWessels UK

14:15-15:00

How to build effective teams that get results 

Susan Ferry, PM practice people manager, Allianz Insurance plc


~ Programme subject to change ~

 


Could your organisation benefit from sponsorship of Power of Projects?

There are sponsorship opportunities for thought leadership, increasing brand awareness and networking. We attract a wide range of project professionals from student to CHPP, university to multinational corporation and social care to aerospace. Our attendees are keen to learn, engage with others and expand their networks.

To discuss how event sponsorship opportunities can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact Kate Ferrier, Sponsorship Manager.

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