five day virtual event featuring the
APM Women in Project Management Virtual Conference


Today's world demands a project profession that can adapt. At APM, we recognise that change provides challenges, and we’re with you all the way. That’s why we're proud to present Think Differently, a week long virtual event aiming to redefine diversity in projects from 21 to 25 September.
 
APM members go FREE.

Sponsored by Fujitsu, the event aims to look at what ‘thinking differently’ means for organisations, individuals and projects. It will explore new ways of working that embrace difference and celebrate diverse thinking ultimately resulting in greater project success and better outcomes for society.

Whether responding to the global pandemic or the climate change crisis, it’s essential for organisations and individuals to embrace new ways of working, new people and new thinking to deliver ever better benefits to society through projects. Now is the time for change. 

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
ATTEND FREE

Members: £FREE

Student members: £FREE

Non-Members: £25

Corporate partner employees: £15

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Register now to access more than 20 live sessions as well as these other activities:

✔ Virtual exhibition area where delegates can interact with sponsors 
✔ Online resources such as blogs and articles to offer real depth around the subject   
✔ Participate in in-depth discussions with the project community on the APM Hub (individual members only)
✔ On-demand content available for individual members 12 October.
(Non members from 9 November)

Missed a session?

🔃 Catch up sessions will be available from 11am the following day after the session has finished.

Simply visit the events platform and you will be able to access your session of choice. 

Please note you must be registered to access the catch up sessions. 

FEATURED KEYNOTE

Pete Cohen - Expert in Human Behaviour and Performance

Pete is a leading inspirational speaker and coach, specialising in leadership, maximising human potential and performance. It is Pete’s passion and mission to “inspire people to accomplish far more than they ever thought possible.” He firmly believes that when people are inspired, they are much more likely to give and be more.

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FEATURED KEYNOTE

Crystal Richards - Principal and Owner of Mosaic Resource Group

Crystal is the Principal and Owner of Mosaic Resource Group, a talent development consulting firm with a focus on helping overwhelmed teams improve their project management skills so they can lead projects with clarity, courage, and confidence. 

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WHAT TO EXPECT


Think differently about ...

Organisations

Hear how project organisations are developing to embrace a more diverse culture and be inspired about how you can influence positive change in your organisation.


Think differently about ...

People

Understand how approaching team diversity from a different perspective contributes to greater project success, learn how to build your own skill set and improve well-being in your project teams.


Think differently about ...

Projects

Learn how challenging traditional thinking on project processes means better and longer lasting benefits for the end user – and how you can adapt your own thinking to improve project outcomes.


Think differently about ...

Women in project management

Embrace difference, be inspired to forge a new path and create your own adventure through the profession at this virtual APM women in project management conference day.


Think differently


Take away day

Don’t miss a thing with our digestible summary sessions delivered by our outstanding hosts, clarifying key takeaways and messages from the week.

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

Friday 25 September: Think differently Take-away day

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:30

Dee Tamlin Head of client and legal project management, Pinsent Masons 
Summary session day 1: Organisations

11:30-11:45

Networking break

11:45-12:15

Christina Brooks Co-Founder and CEO, Ruebik
Summary session day 2: People

12:15-12:45

Networking break

12:45-13:15

Ewelina Kruk Capital programme manager
Summary session day 3: Projects

13:15-13:30

Networking break

13:30-14:00

Briony Bragg Sub project manager, Sellafield Ltd
Summary session day 4: Women in Project Management


~ Programme subject to change ~

 

Monday 21 September: Think differently about organisations

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:15

Debbie Dore CEO APM
🔃 Scene setting

11:15-12:15

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Pete Cohen
Expert in human behaviour and performance
🔃 The ultimate Brain warm up: The new revolution in thinking

12:15-12:30

Networking break

12:30-13:15

Nichola Clark NWE Head of Project and Programme Services and Global P&PS Community Lead, Fujitsu
🔃 Creating a safe space to be our very best

13:15-14:00

Kicki Frisch Agile development manager at Arup
🔃 Shaping a better world - one team, one year challenging unconscious bias

14:00-14:15

Networking break

14:15-15:00

Adrian Green Founder and Managing Director of pressurepoint GB
🔃 How PMs can affect the thinking of organisations effectively


~ Programme subject to change ~

 

Tuesday 22 September: Think differently about people

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:45

James Lea Consulting project and programme manager
🔃 How a diverse project team can bring extra benefits (and how to get them)

11:45-12:00

Networking break

12:00-12:45

Kay Sanders CEO CITI Limited
 🔃 Diversity of thought in project teams 

12:45-13:15

Networking break

13:15-14:00

Sophie Coulthard Principal consultant, Judgement Index
🔃 How wellbeing is the key to unlocking performance

13:45-14:30

Elizabeth Harrin Director, Otobos Consultants Ltd
🔃 Think differently about stakeholder engagement: Five skills to boost your relationships at work

14:15-15:00

Paul Avins CEO-head of team transformation, Team Dynamics Global
🔃 How to tap into team diversity to deliver successful projects


~ Programme subject to change ~

 

Wednesday 23 September: Think differently about projects

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:45

Patricia Schwerzel Account leader global health, Mott MacDonald
 🔃 Adaptable management during COVID-19 in fragile settings

11:45-12:00

Networking break

12:00-12:45

Ian Heptinstall Lecturer in project management, University of Birmingham
John Dyson Professor human enterprise,  University of Birmingham
🔃  Do projects need sponsors?…and other questions

12:45-13:15

Networking break

13:15-14:00

Jenny McLaughlin Project manager, Heathrow Airport
🔃 Systematic inclusion - design no barriers 

14:00-14:15

Networking break

14:15-15:00

Helen Garcia Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Director of Maykit Ltd
🔃 Agile reality


~ Programme subject to change ~

 

Thursday 24 September: Think differently about Women in Project Management

TIME (BST)

CONTENT

11:00-11:45

Amy Morley PMO director, Hs2
Getting into Chartership

11:00-12:00

Lisa Street Associate Director, Infrastructure Katie Harrison Senior project manager Louise Benwell Associate Director and Harriet Clark Assistant Project Manager, Turner and Townsend
How to approach your career with a growth mindset

11:45-12:00

Networking break

12:00-12:45

Alix Craig Project manager, Everton Football Club
From Spreadsheets to Building Sites: My Story So Far

12:45-13:00

Networking break

13:00-13:45

Anita Phagura Fierce project manager, Fierce Project Management
Embracing the misfit to make a difference: How we can switch the message to create cultures of belonging 

13:45-14:00

Networking break

14:00-15:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Crystal Richards Principal and owner, Mosaic Resource Group
Choose your own adventure: You're the star of your career journey


~ Programme subject to change ~

 

MEMBERS ATTEND FREE

Members £FREE | Non-Members £25 | Corporate partner employees £15

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