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
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.
Tina Paterson has worked across 9 industries and 12 countries in a variety of roles in Operations, Finance, HR, Process Improvement and Transformation. She has led departments of up to 300 people and has a passion for creating high-performing teams and transforming businesses for the benefit of customers, employees and the bottom line. She is a certified Lean and Six Sigma Master Black Belt from GE and holds a Master of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.
Tina is the Portfolio Management Office Director at Bupa Australia and New Zealand. Her team focuses on delivering the most important initiatives aligned with Bupa’s purpose of “longer, healthier, happier lives”. Outside work, Tina shares practical advice to help working Mums balance work, family and time for themselves through her website www.workingmumsvillage.com. She also loves spending time with her husband and 2 children, running, yoga, reading and travelling.
Major Road Projects Victoria
Larisa is a creative thinker who is energetic and driven, with broad media and communications experience working with key stakeholders in environments that are complex, fast moving and issues-rich. She has led both large and small teams throughout her career, in the media, transport and government sectors.
Larisa is currently Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at Major Road Projects Victoria where she is responsible for leading the communications strategy for three Public Private Partnership programs of road upgrades – Suburban Roads Upgrade – across broader Melbourne, collectively worth $4 billion. Her main focus is demonstrating the community and economic benefits of these transformational upgrades.
Prior to this, Larisa was the Media Manager for the City of Melbourne, where she managed a team of media and social media staff while working closely with the Lord Mayor and his staff. She was also the Media and Communications Manager at Metro Trains for three years where she led all issues management, the organisational communications strategy and was the key media spokesperson. Earlier in her career, she also worked at Monash University and 3AW Radio as Derryn Hinch’s producer.
Larisa studied journalism at Monash University.
Lauren Williams joined Australian Unity in November 2012. In her role as General Manager, Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), she is responsible for the creation, development and management of the Enterprise Project Management Office. Core objectives include; development and maintenance of project management standards and assurance; definition of metrics and key performance indicators, management of enterprise activity reporting, development of project community capabilities and competencies and advocating for improved collaboration and coordination, to enable better enterprise wide utilisation and transparency of resource allocations (both people and capital).
Prior to joining Australian Unity, Lauren worked for NAB for 8 years, with her last role Senior Manager, Workflow, Collateral Management, Payments, Liquidity and New Zealand Operations for the asset servicing business.
Lauren holds an Executive MBA, as well as degrees in Economics (Hons), Commerce and Arts.
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Endorsers & Media Partners
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.