Spring School 2017 - Management of Smaller Projects

Part 3: Making Project Management Work in the Voluntary Sector

Date:
Monday 20 March 2017

Time:
6.00pm - 9.00pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

Venue:
BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Fees:
(Prices stated are inclusive of VAT @ 20%)

Full Rate
BCS members: £72.00
APM members: £86.40
Non-members: £96.00
Unwaged/Students; £19.20
[Please select 'Yes' to the 'Are you a full-time student?' question, during your booking]

The PROMS-G Spring School 2017 - this is part one in a series of four events. Book once for access to all four events.

Introduction:

Our unique format of Spring Schools has been highly successful for more than 10 years and enables us to explore a number of related aspects of an overall theme. The 2017 Spring School will be on the crucial topic of the Management of Smaller Projects.

It should be of great interest to project managers at all levels of experience: those beginning their careers in project management and those looking to compare management approaches.

It will also provide many insights to those who manage project managers - including senior project and programme managers and there is a complete session looking at aspects of coaching and mentoring.

The Spring School will bring together audience members combining a broad range of experience from the public, private, charity and education sectors and the post presentation networking opportunities are particularly rewarding.

Feedback from previous Spring Schools:

  • I really enjoyed it and I think I've gained a lot from attending. I'll definitely be attending again if I can.
  • It's a great format, having focussed input on one particular topic for four consecutive weeks.
  • My overall impression was very positive. The subjects covered are of crucial importance in project management and it was very useful to learn more about them. The three speakers made the events both informative and thought provoking. The networking sessions rounded off the evening nicely, in a convivial atmosphere.
  • Top quality speakers uniquely focusing on a specific topic area over four evenings. Great value for money.
  • Well organised and run. I liked the content and the friendliness.

Presenter: Kate White

Agenda

6.00pm - Registration with tea, coffee, fresh fruit juices and biscuits
6.30pm - Presentation including Q&A
Followed by a networking opportunity with a sandwich buffet, wine and soft drinks
9.00pm - Close

About the speaker:

Superhighways is an ICT support and development project, run by and for the voluntary and community sector and based in South London, with the specific aim of building local organisations' ICT capacities. They understand the voluntary sector well and provide a range of services including technical and strategic support and advice, ICT training, project management and consultancy and digital inclusion projects. Superhighways are well aware of limitations on budgets and capacity of the organisations they support and so work within these constraints to enable more efficient and effective service delivery in the community.

Kate White will introduce us to the world of small local charities and the support services Superhighways provide to help them better use technology to support delivery of vital services in their communities. She will explain how they go about best using limited budgets to provide technical support, website development, digital tools for evidencing and communicating impact, training for volunteers, staff and trustees and basic digital skills in the community to address digital exclusion.

Kate will talk about her role project managing multiple projects and a small team of staff and volunteers, picking out approaches and elements key to success.

The PROMS-G Spring School 2017 - this is part one in a series of four events. Book once for access to all four events.

Part 1 Why small projects are special

Part 2 Mentoring and Coaching for Project Management

Part 4 Panel Debate