Leadership within project management: Commerce & contracts training evening, Belfast

22 October, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

Examine leadership factors in order to determine your values and approaches to leadership.
Examine leadership factors in order to determine your values and approaches to leadership.

About this event

The Association for Project Management (APM) Body of Knowledge Version 6 states:

"Leadership is the ability to establish vision and direction, to influence and align others towards a common purpose, and to empower and inspire people to achieve success."

Is it easy to identify good leaders? Can we as a profession accommodate different leadership styles in order to maximise the probability of success and minimise the chances of failure?

In this interactive session we will look briefly at what a project leader may look like and if there is one mould or many. We will also look together at a number of 'real life scenarios' and interactively gain the consensus of 'good' or 'bad' leadership in the room. We will refer to Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Personal Resilience (PR) and their relationship to leadership.

We will look together at leadership factors in order to ignite personal thought around personal values and personal leadership approaches.

This is an introductory session to the topic. Also available from the APM People SIG are ½ day and full day sessions on this topic, where some of the themes are covered in more depth and where 'expert practitioners' provide their own 'Good, Bad and Ugly' examples.


Russel Jamieson is a Fellow of the APM and a designated Registered Project Professional (RPP) with over 20 years' experience of managing business change and transformation projects across multiple sectors. He is the current chair of the APM People SIG, Head of the APM Awards, a recently re-elected member of the Branch Steering Group (BSG) and a Wessex Branch committee member.

Eleri Evans is the director of Trans4rm Ltd, delivering leadership development solutions for Project Organisations. She has a track record in her earlier career of over 20 years delivery in project management, delivering change (people, business and technology) as a platform of knowledge to support the programmes she delivers. She is secretary for the People SIG and their lead for research around Emotional Intelligence and Behaviours that has recently received approved funding from the APM volunteers research fund.