Moorhouse Consulting backs women in project management

30-Jul-2009

Programme and project management advisory specialist Moorhouse Consulting showed its support for women in project management by sponsoring the Association of Project Management’s (APM) recent event, Women in Project Management: Communicating across Boundaries.



Moorhouse Consulting backs women in project management



Over 100 project management professionals attended the conference, run by the APM’s Women in Project Management ‘Special Interest Group’ (SIG), and learnt about topics such as Emotional Intelligence, Gravitas for Women and Building Cohesive Cross-Functional Teams from organisations including the British Red Cross, Transport for London and Making Projects Work.



Moorhouse Director Carrie Oliver, who is well known to the Women in Project Management SIG audience, hosted a roundtable discussion on Stakeholder Engagement.



This session looked at stakeholder management in the context of complex programme delivery involving multi-dimensional stakeholder management challenges. Oliver used a mix of case studies, best practice tools & approaches, and real life anecdotes to expand on both the art and the science of ensuring effective stakeholder engagement.



One attendee said: “Carrie’s session was fully interactive, with attendees getting the chance to debate the main issues with Carrie and each other, and we had a really good discussion on the best ways to manage our stakeholders in the current climate.”



Penny Pullan, Chair of the Women in Project Management SIG, added: “We were delighted to see so many women come together from across all sectors to look at how they can improve their working practices and support each other going forward. The event was a huge success and we are very grateful to Moorhouse for both their sponsorship and their input on the day.”