Program – Day 1 2017-04-07T12:34:20+00:00

Program 2017

08.30

Registration


09.10

Opening Chair

Dexter 21

Inga Klaus, Vice President at IPMA: International Project Management Association


09.25

Keynote
Gender Smart Project Management
Dexter 21

Now that the workforce is increasingly diverse it’s key to acknowledge that we are not all the same, and you will need to adapt your project management approach accordingly. Inge gives an inspiring and thought provoking talk where she applies this message to women. She gives great insights in the key gender differences at work and gives practical tips on how to recruit women and keep them in. She challenges you to even take it a step further and leverage those differences in your project team.

IR. Inge Woudstra, Speaker, Consultant, Trainer and Expert in Gender Smart Working


10.05

Keynote
How to leverage Gender & Diversity for success
Dexter 21

How can Diversity & Inclusion become a value-creation process for gender differences and beyond? The answer to this fundamental question will provide the base to understand the benefits of gender diversity for organisations and individuals. An overview of existing barriers and (unconscious) biases will help to recognise some of the challenges that need to be tackled in order to tap into the potential of (gender) diversity. Practical frameworks for both strategic implementation and inclusive leadership provide guidance how to bring the topic to life and make it tangible.

Michael Stuber, Founder and Owner Manager of European Diversity Research & Consulting


10.45

Break


11.15

Breakout sessions round 1 (make your choice)


Stream 1: Gender

A1. The digital Transformation and the Future of Project Management: New Opportunities for Women?
Dexter 26

The digital transformation leads to a fundamental change in economy and work. Companies are facing the need to rethink their innovation strategies, production models and work concepts in a most profound way. Decrepit structures and gridlocked rituals are resolving. Are new opportunities for women evolving in this situation? Is diversity a key for successful projects in the digital era? In my speech I will present scenarios, for women in a digital working world, which focus on respectively different dimensions of the digital transformation and were refined with leading companies in Germany.

Dr. Kira Marrs, Senior Researcher, Institute for Social Science Research



Stream 3: Inclusion

C1:Make your hidden project manager shine
Dexter 30

Dorte will share with you how she has managed a career as international project manager in parallel with being married and raising 3 children. By telling her own story and being frank and honest about challenges and trade-offs, and how she and her family have overcome the challenges, she hope to inspire more women to go for a career as project manager.

Dorte Havshøj, Chief Project Manager, Dansk Supermarket Group


12.00

Breakout sessions round 2 (make your choice)


Stream 1: Gender

A2:Success through empowered gender diversity
Dexter 26

In this increasingly diverse world, a workforce reflecting that diversity will improve the chances of organizational success. Leader must embrace gender diversity as this delivers a competitive advantage to organizations who can then reap the benefits of an empowered, engaged, diverse workforce. This balanced, holistic approach, which better represents wider societal makeup, ensures an organization is better placed to take advantage of the differing perceptual positions each gender contributes. This presentation tackles the issue of how this diversity can be achieved in Project Management.

Mateen Wahid, Senior Project Manager, Sidra Medical & Research Center, Doha Qatar


Stream 3: Inclusion

C2: Effective and successful: Inclusiveness that is good for business
Dexter 30

Companies in Europe have accumulated 20 years of experience in Managing Diversity and Fostering Inclusion. The session will explore success stories and learnings, including from the audience. We will present a systematic, holistic change model for Gender & Diversity as an inspiration for organisational or personal action planning. Based on questions from and needs of the audience, we will discuss practices and tools for success and progress from across Europe

Michael Stuber, Founder and Owner Manager of European Diversity Research & Consulting


Visit the workshop Certification IPMA Agile Lead

Booth IPMA Certification

IPMA Certification is developing a certification for the Agile Lead based on the competences of the experienced Agile professional who is capable to implement changes successfully in new environments. IPMA Certification invites you in this workshop to explore the work field of this Agile Lead and the competencies needed to fill this role.

Bert Hedeman, IPMA Certification
John Hermarij
Robbert van Alen


12.45

Lunch Break


13.45

Introduction Chair Inga Klaus

Dexter 21


13.50

Keynote
Inclusion & Leadership Unfolding
Dexter 21

As the world around us disrupts and has become increasingly fractious what does it mean and what is the impact for diversity and inclusion in organizations?
As the role of leadership unfolds how can leaders better facilitate and position a more inclusive organization?
As employees, what is your contribution to embedding an inclusive organization? This presentation will explore these three persistent questions and provide you with a deeper understanding of the interplay between diversity and inclusion, leadership and the employee.

Sylvana Storey, Managing Director of Global Organizational Integrators


14.35

Breakout sessions round 3 (make your choice)


Stream 1: Gender

A3: Q&A Inge Woudstra
Dexter 26

In her keynote speech Inge gives an introduction on the gender differences in projects and gives some practical tips on how to recruit women and keep them on board. In this Q&A session you can share the specific issues you see in your project(s) and she can help you find solutions from her experiences of creating Gender Smart projects. You can ask her in more depth about the key gender differences that we see at work. Are women really motivated differently? Do women really think and take decisions in their own way? And what about empathy and working style? Share what you see in your project and find out what you can do as a project leader to take difference into account and get the best out of your mixed gender team.

IR. Inge Woudstra, Speaker, Consultant, Trainer and Expert in Gender Smart Working


Stream 2: Culture

B2: Freelance Project Management for homogeneous teams
Dexter 28

In the fast-changing and demanding economical and social environment  more and more organizations choose to hire an outsourced or contract-based project manager or sometimes even to outsource a whole  project team. What happens to the employees of those organizations where the Project Manager comes from the outside world. Are there any differences of dealing with this situation in public institutions, a private sector or in industry? What kind of skill-set competences a freelance Project Manager should have to be able to incorporate successfully  in the existing culture of the organization? This presentation will look on the diversity through the eyes of a homogenous team member.

Ivars Rungis, Vice President, IPMA


Stream 3: Inclusion

C3: Situation of women in project management in the German speaking countries
Dexter 30

The answers of 1,000 participants of the bi-annual career and income survey carried in the German speaking countries are analysed concerning the differences and communalities between men and women working in the area of project management. The analysis shows gender differences concerning the level of education, the position in organisations, responsibility in projects in terms of budget, staff size and complexity, equal treatment and opportunity, loyalty towards the employer, professional development and income, hierarchicallevel and age.

Yvonne Schoper, Professor, HTW Berlin


15.15

Break


15.45

Breakout sessions round 4 (make your choice)


Stream 1: Gender

A4: A can-do attitude towards diversity
Dexter 26

What attitude do we have towards diversity in our organizations and our project teams? We know that diverse teams perform better. Diverse teams are more creative and more innovative, and working in diverse teams is more fun. How do we make it happen? What hesitations do we have, what are real barriers? What good practices can we share? A workshop to develop a Can-Do Attitude.

Liesbeth van Garde, Manager HR Policies and Projects, NWO


Stream 2: Culture

B3: Leveraging strategy to change organizational culture
Dexter 28

A diverse workforce is potentially better equipped to survive in today’s markets, in organizations as well as projects. Yet, using diversity to its full potential is in practice often still underdeveloped. Culture change is never a quick fix. Beyond the actual project level, it needs to permeate all organizational levels, from PMO to Portfolio Management. How can structures and strategies be leveraged to achieve targets for diversity in organizational culture change and project management? The analysis is followed by an interactive exchange of participants’ experiences with challenges & solutions and conclusions for research and practice.

Dr. Katharina Kettner, Change Management Specialist, Coop Refinery Complex


Stream 3: Inclusion

C4: Key competences of junior vs senior project managers
Dexter 26

The skills of good project managers are mostly formed in daily practice, but the role of education and training  is increasing. The set of competences vary per education though and there is some debate – especially in scientific literature – what the required set of competences for a PM encompasses. In this combined Young Crew and expert session the key differences in competences for junior PM and senior PM will be identified and prioritized  through an interactive workshop, based on the recently developed ICB4. At the end researcher Steven Nijhuis will elaborate on results from his research in this field.

Steven Nijhuis, Researcher, Project Leader, Lecturer, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht


16.30

Keynote
Better projects, Better Lives: Case for gender-sensitive project management
Dexter 21

Project management standards have been gender blind for far too long. Gender sensitivity in project planning and execution will have a long-term positive impact on project outputs, sustainability, and its success. Sanitha will share her experience from United Nations in creating a gender-sensitive project management cycle and the impact it has on the lives of those in need.

Sanitha Pathiyanthara, Manager- Infrastructure and Project Management Standards, UNOPS


17.10

Takeaways Day 1


17.15

Drinks