THINK DIFFERENTLY: redefining diversity in projects
APM’s virtual event Think Differently: redefining diversity in projects has now concluded. Thank you to those who joined us live, our excellent speakers for their incredibly insightful sessions, and our headline sponsors, Fujitsu, for their support of this event.
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Organisations are the sum of the individuals that work there – we all have a role in Diversity and Inclusion.
It is possible for a small team to make a difference and drive change, but be prepared for it to take time.
Relationships in business are key - get the right conditions in place to maximise your influence.
The most powerful argument for having diverse teams is that it represents a cross section of society.
Diverse teams are ‘antifragile’ meaning they become stronger as a result of challenge.
We need to make time to reflect and be ‘conscious of our unconscious bias’
Get to know your team members’ balance of natural energies and give them roles that play to their strengths.
Could milestones actually result in projects taking longer and costing more than they should do?
Diversity is not only about who is in your project team, but also in the thinking behind the design and implementation.
Agile is about responding to change and not be fixed on plans that may have been put in place.
Women in project management
Believe in your own ability, and when making career choices, trust your instincts
Switch negative messages to something you wish you had heard and use that to influence your response
A growth mindset embraces a new way of thinking and embracing new efforts and attitudes can change your abilities
To improve your mindset, engage! Speak to others, their concerns and ideas can help you shift your mindset much more positively
You’re the star of your career journey and it’s up to you to choose your own adventure!
ON-DEMAND SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE
access the sessions from the programme below plus access all related resources.
Note: As these sessions are recorded from 21-25 September, please be aware that any networking, polls, questions are not being monitored.
Scene setting Debbie Dore CEO APM 🕑 10 mins
Pete Cohen Expert in human behaviour and performance The ultimate Brain warm up: The new revolution in thinking 🕑 60 mins
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 🕑 42 mins
Kicki Frisch Agile development manager at Arup Shaping a better world - one team, one year challenging unconscious bias 🕑 39 mins
Adrian Green Founder and Managing Director of pressurepoint GB How PMs can affect the thinking of organisations effectively 🕑 48 mins
Kay Sanders CEO CITI Limited Diversity of thought in project teams 🕑 41 mins
Sophie Coulthard Principal consultant, Judgement Index How wellbeing is the key to unlocking performance 🕑 41 mins
Elizabeth Harrin Director, Otobos Consultants Ltd Think differently about stakeholder engagement: Five skills to boost your relationships at work 🕑 39 mins
How to tap into team diversity to deliver successful projects Paul Avins CEO-head of team transformation, Team Dynamics Global 🕑 43 mins
Patricia Schwerzel Account leader global health, Mott MacDonald Adaptable management during COVID-19 in fragile settings 🕑 43 mins
Ian Heptinstall Lecturer in project management, University of Birmingham John Dyson Professor human enterprise, University of Birmingham Do projects need sponsors?…and other questions 🕑 45 mins
Jenny McLaughlin Project manager, Heathrow Airport Systematic inclusion - design no barriers 🕑 43 mins
Helen Garcia Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Director of Maykit Ltd Agile reality 🕑 42 mins
Amy Morley PMO director, Hs2 Getting into Chartership 🕑 44 mins
How to approach your career with a growth mindset Turner and Townsend Lisa Street Associate Director, Infrastructure Katie Harrison Senior project manager Louise Benwell Associate Director and Harriet Clark Assistant Project Manager, 🕑 56 mins
Alix Craig Project manager, Everton Football Club From Spreadsheets to Building Sites: My Story So Far 🕑 38 mins
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 🕑 44 mins
Choose your own adventure: You're the star of your career journey Crystal Richards Principal and owner, Mosaic Resource Group 🕑 55 mins
Dee Tamlin Head of client and legal project management, Pincent Masons Summary session day 1: Organisations 🕑 14 mins
Christina Brooks Co-Founder and CEO, Ruebik Summary session day 2: People 🕑 25 mins
Ewelina Kruk Capital programme manager Summary session day 3: Projects 🕑 26 mins
Briony Bragg Sub project manager, Sellafield Ltd Summary session day 4: Women in Project Management 🕑 29 mins
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