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Project management and cake

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14:00 Thursday 16th September 2021

Online virtual event,

  • The Event
Projects are about change. Whether you are changing systems, how your organisation works, or the services you deliver, you are most likely organising those changes as a project and using Project Management techniques to plan and deliver the required tasks.
The successful delivery of projects always depends on people, particularly with the strong values-driven ethos present in Third Sector organisations. We know that understanding the impact of change, communicating the change and supporting people to adopt the change is key to successful project delivery. However, the Change Management techniques required to deliver those activities, and the associated benefits & impact of the change, often end up being side-lined in projects due to a lack of capacity, resources or focus.
In this session we will explore some practical considerations and techniques to incorporate Change Management into your Project Management approach, and deal with arising unforeseen Change Management challenges. Through case studies and discussion, we will learn what has (or has not) worked well in other organisations, and what might help you to deliver your change projects. 
The programme


Arrival and welcome

Mark Abbott, Adapta Consulting

Welcome to the event, introductions and overview of the agenda for the afternoon.



Opportunities and challenges when managing change projects

Mark Abbott, Adapta Consulting

Introduction to the session, highlighting lessons learned from change projects in sector.


Case studies

Short stories from speakers

Short practical case studies from speakers who have recent experience of projects delivering change to systems, processes and ways of working in their organisation – sharing their learning, including what worked well – and key tips they have picked up along the way.

Anna Petrucceli, CRM Workstream Manager - Engagement, Change & Communication, and Liz Mickel, Deputy Director of Supporter Operations, ActionAid UK.

Elizabeth Harvey, Director of Parish Support, Governance and Administration, and Lucy Norbury, IT Programme Co-ordinator, Diocese of Salisbury.


Discussion and feedback


A round table discussion and feedback.

15.55 - 16.00

Review and close

Mark Abbott, Adapta Consulting

Attendance at each event earns 2 CPD points.

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Attendance at this event is FREE and only open to charities and non-profit organisations. Complete the online booking form here.

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