The Women in Project, Portfolio & Program Management Leadership masterclass is specifically designed for female leaders in the project, portfolio, program & PMO space. Through this interactive course, learn practical strategies to overcome obstacles, develop influential communication skills and stakeholder management and foster productivity, time management and the resilience you need to thrive in the sector. Intimate and hands-on, this unique networking and learning opportunity will facilitate real connections and personal development, whilst helping you to master the steps to reach your career goals. Join us to network with like-minded peers and learn from successful female project leaders so you can create a long-term, sustainable career in project, portfolio & program management.
Why should you attend this masterclass?
- Understand what it means to be an authentic female leader in a male dominated environment
- Develop your communication skills to make an impact as a leader in the projects space
- Build resilience & foster productivity when time poor & under pressure
- Fine-tune time management strategies to streamline processes & improve delivery results
- Gain insights from an exclusive panel of senior female leaders in project & portfolio management
- Learn how to cultivate meaningful professional relationships to underpin your career
- Strengthen your stakeholder management skills & engagement to generate buy-in
- Determine your sustainable career path in project & portfolio management
- Grow your strategic leadership skills & transition from technical specialist to visionary leader
Current, emerging and future female leaders in PMOs, project, portfolio & program management, including but not limited to:
- Project/Program/Portfolio Directors, Managers & Officers
- Head of Projects/General Manager of Projects/Programs
- Operations Managers
- Major Projects
- Infrastructure/Capital Works Projects
- ICT/Systems Projects
- Project Consulting
- Project Management Professionals (PMP)
- PMO Managers/Leaders/Head of PMO/Enterprise PMO
- Value Offices
- Project Delivery/Support
- PMO Officers
Attend to learn:
- Pave a sustainable career path as a female leader in project & portfolio management
- Develop stronger strategic leadership skills & increase productivity for peak performance
- Strengthen communication & stakeholder engagement to improve leadership & project outcomes
- What the leadership journey looks like in project, portfolio & program management today
- The leadership compass – Tapping into your true north
- INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH EXECUTIVE PANELLISTS: Paving your career path in project, portfolio & program management
- Creating connection & collaboration through meaningful relationships
Lead by Example Consulting
Katherine Robertson is a dynamic leadership coach, who thrives in guiding her clients to realise their true potential and produce the results they desire in every aspect of life. Katherine has over twenty years of experience within retail, construction, project management (planning and productivity), and product development, across organisations such as Spotlight Retail Group, Project: House to Home, Albi Imports and is a recognised Meta DynamicTM facilitator. Katherine’s ability to develop strategic meaningful relationships with stakeholders and people has made the difference to her long term success in her career progression and projects. In her spare time, Katherine volunteers for Women in Design & Construction and other women oriented associations and follows her passion to enable women to find equilibrium in male dominated industries. Katherine’s strength lies in inspiring all clients to clarify their identity, live life by design, simplify plans, use measurable outcomes & daily actions to contribute to success.
I am an outcomes driven project professional with extensive experience in the delivery of business outcomes across the end-to-end financial services lifecycle. I enjoy working with senior executives to take strategy to execution and have worked in Asset Management, Advice, Wealth Management and Banking.
My current role is to lead the execution of the decision by AMP to divest it’s life insurance business. My role encompasses Board reporting, governance process with both the buyer and seller as well as core project office functions. I am responsible for working with all aspects of delivery to ensure we can complete the transaction within legal, regulatory, time and cost boundaries.
My most recent prior roles were to lead the Projects Practice (500+ people) and to lead the Enterprise Project Office (~$450m annual spend). This has included a significant management responsibility and strategic change of offshore resources.
The University of Sydney
Professor Lynn Crawford is the Director of the Project Management Program at The University of Sydney, Australia, Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, School of Management (UK) and Honorary Adjunct Professor at Bond University. For over twenty years, Lynn worked with leading corporations and government agencies, assisting them in developing organizational project and program management capability and facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practices through a global system of project management knowledge networks.
Ongoing research includes project and program management and leadership competence, leadership of business change, disaster management and differences in project management practices across project types and industries. Lynn provided the Australian contribution to an internationally conducted project on The Value of Project Management, focusing on governance, and results of other completed research projects have been published by PMI as Project Categorization Systems: Aligning Capability with Strategy for Better Results, Situational sponsorship of projects and programs: an empirical review; Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice, Project Management and Organizational Change and Best Industry Outcomes.
Dr Crawford has been actively engaged in the development of global standards for project management since the late 1990s and has been instrumental in the formation of the Global Alliance for the Project ProfessionS (GAPPS). She is an Honorary Fellow of the APM and recipient of the Sir Monty Finniston award for lifetime achievement in contributing to project management practice and research; Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management; Honorary Fellow of IPMA; formerly Co-Vice Chair of the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center and recipient of the 2011 IPMA Research Achievement Award.
Professor Crawford has contributed chapters to key texts in project management including the Wiley Management of Projects Resource Book and the 4th Edition of the Gower Handbook of Project Management.
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International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM)
The International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) is a not-for-profit* organisation. As an international Peak Body supporting complex project delivery, we strive to equip project professionals and organisations across all industry and government sectors with the specialised skills, knowledge and ability to effectively deal with complexity in project environments.
ICCPM harnesses the talents and insights of our network to help our members: optimize project results; increase project benefits; reduce costs, and maximize efficiency, through all phases of the project cycle. Our service offerings have been developed with the expertise of recognised project professionals, academics and multi-industry leaders. This means that regardless of your job title or organisation sector, ICCPM is here to help you.