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PMSA WC Event: Bursting your professional bubble: Networking for Project Managers
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2020/09/29
When: 29 September 2020
18:00pm
Where: Virtual
South Africa
Contact: Jose Philander

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  About the speaker

 

Louise Worsley


Louise
has been a Project Management Consultant, Lecturer, and Coach for nearly thirty years. She is a visiting Lecturer at the University of Cape Town on the MSc in Project Management. Louise is a regular contributor to project management online forums, joint leader of the Success Stories Shared PMSA initiative to encourage learning across the Project Manager community, a judge on the PMO Global Awards and the Chairperson of the judging committee for the PMO South Africa Awards.  She is the Author of Stakeholder-led Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects (Worsley 2016) and the co-author of Adaptive Project Planning and the Lost Art of Project Planning (both published by Business Expert Press in 2019).

About the Presentation:

In our own research on what makes Project Managers successful, we found that high performers were much more likely to have extended personal and professional relationships within and outside their organizations. It wasn’t just that they had more expertise to draw upon, but also that when they needed to interact with stakeholders, to further the goals of their projects, they were more likely to have pre-existing relationships.

They built up and valued ‘social capital’ in ways that less experienced Project Managers were unlikely to do. When I talk with Project Managers about this, they all agree—networks matter.   But when I ask them what they have done about their networks in the past three months.  Well, that’s just an unfair question!!   As one senior project manager – commented – “I think I’ve become lazy and complacent about who I know in my organisation, but the truth is there are so many new people, and I don’t know them!” In this session, we look at why networking matters to project managers, what actions we need to take to create valuable networks and challenge you to consider what steps you could and should take to improve your professional network.

 

Costs

Costs: Members – Free  

Non-Members - Free

 

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