7:45 Breakfast Club

Leadership: nature or nuture?

Greenlight are proud to support the Association for Project Management (APM) who are again coming to Jersey to host a project and programme management event.  Our aim to raise the profile and highlight the importance of quality for these disciplines on the island.  The event is to be held on 21st April and the event is free.
We are hoping over time to find a way to allow project and programme managers from any organisation or discipline to meet regularly, network and raise awareness of issues impacting our profession. 

We would like to invite all Breakfast Club members to this event.  We hope you will be able to attend and take away something useful.  The last event held in January was attended by nearly 60 people and received some great feedback.

Outline details of the event are:

Date: Tuesday 21st April 2009

Time: 6:00pm Networking & Finger Buffet
           7:00pm Presentations
           8:30-9:00pm Close

Venue: The Old Magistrates Court, Seale Street entrance of the Town Hall, St Helier.

Subject: Leadership: nature or nurture? How to get the best from your people and programmes

Speaker: Ian McDougall, Principal, at APM Project Management Company of the Year – Moorhouse Consulting 

Cost: Free  

A copy of the event flyer is attached and would welcome you distributing it more widely to your work colleagues and friends who might also be interested in this attending this event.

The branch chairman, Russel Jamieson, will again be in attendance at the event along with another member of his committee so if you would like to discuss the role of the APM and how they might possibly be able to assist you as an individual or, more widely, your organisation, then they would be delighted to personally meet with you on either 21st or 22nd April. 

The UK Office of Government Commerce has, in the past, highlighted the lack of leadership and ownership for the failure of programmes and projects. Clear leadership and effective accountability are key components for delivering successful programmes or projects, particularly with the macro socio-economic pressures impacting the majority of public and private sector organisations at this time. 

In this presentation, it will be highlighted why leadership is important and what outcomes can be manifest through it. Aligning programmes and projects to strategic objectives, explicit governance and devolved decision-making are all enablers to delivering success. The development of rigorous business cases and clear accountability for owning and delivering benefits is also very applicable. It will seek to identify the environments that programmatic leaders need to operate in and provide some practical steps to facilitating positive change and delivery.  

This event has an APM CPD rating of 3 hours. 

To book online please click here 

You can also book by contacting Anna Grabham at the APM on 01844 271689. 

We hope to see you there.

Eliot Lincoln