Masterclass Series
Enhancing key skills for women leaders in the project, portfolio & PMO space
Conference Date
21st - 22nd November 2019
Karstens Melbourne
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Empowering women to advance their careers in PMO, project, portfolio & program management
The project, portfolio & program management space is constantly changing and growing. More opportunities are increasingly available for women to step up into leadership roles. Yet, despite these new opportunities, there is still a considerable underrepresentation of women in leadership roles within the sector. Now is the time to pave your career path and hone your leadership skills so you can better position yourself for promotions.

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 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 & program 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 & program management
  • Grow your strategic leadership skills & transition from technical specialist to visionary leader
Who will attend?
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

Key Speakers

Katherine Robertson
Leadership Coach, Facilitator & Consultant
Lead by Example Consulting
Tina Paterson
Director, Portfolio Management Office
Larisa Tait
Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement, Suburban Roads Upgrade Project
Major Road Projects Victoria
Lauren Williams
General Manager, Enterprise PMO
Australian Unity



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