PMI UK Chapter

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Having Responsible Conversations in Project Management. 1st April 2020

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Having Responsible Conversations in Project Management. 1st April 2020

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Virtual Lunch & Learn Event

Having Responsible Conversations in Project Management

1st April 2020 at 12pm


Why attend the event?
This is a difficult time for all of us. In a very short time, we have moved from established patterns of work to a very uncertain scenario. We will therefore need to have difficult conversations as part of our personal and professional lives. In this session, we will explore our thoughts and feelings, intentions and consequences in relation to having responsible conversations. We want to start supporting you to have a responsible conversation with any stakeholder.

This event is the inaugural Lunch and Learn session from the Responsible Project Management team. The purpose of these to allow Project Managers to share experiences and gain some useful knowledge that you can apply in your practice.

Responsible Project Management (RPM) was initiated in 2018 as a funded research project by Dr Karen Thompson (Bournemouth University) and Dr Nigel L. Williams (University of Portsmouth). The world has a major challenge right now and we are all stakeholders! We need to adapt to cope. As project managers we can become aware of our strengths, responsibilities and become ready for a potentially new future.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-04-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 01-04-2020 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free


Shirley Thompson

Shirley is a doctoral student studying coaching and mentoring at Oxford Brookes University in the UK. She was a project manager in software development at IBM until 2005 (PMP in 2002) and now runs a small coaching practice alongside volunteering with PMI UK in mentoring and coaching activities. In 2015, Shirley posed a research question: whether and how project managers can develop soft skills through coach practice. The findings from participatory action research indicate personal growth and improved collaborative skills as well as suggesting intention is key to soft skills.

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