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A presentation by the APM Women in Project Management (WiPM) Specific Interest Group (SIG) and Sobitha Sashikumar for the APM South Wales & West of England branch on 3rd July 2014 at Atkins/Faithful+Gould in Bristol.
In this interactive session, Sobitha Sashikumar brought a wealth of knowledge and appreciation on the subject of change and diversity. She explored this subject, drawing on her experience of living and working in teams and organisations across three continents, assisting delegates to enhance their effectiveness in managing change and diversity.
A joint event between South Wales & West of England branch and Women in Project Management (WiPM) SIG, this served as an introduction for the branch membership to the WiPM SIG; its activities, volunteering opportunities and the 21st anniversary celebrations, as well as diversity initiatives. The WiPM chair Teri Okoro, introduced this session.
This session helped delegates to:
- Understand the positive benefits of diversity
- Identify how and why diversity may impact on change and PM3 outcome
- Explore tools and techniques to help you be smarter in the use of diversity to achieve balanced teams and improved outcomes.
The presentation focussed on reviewing your own experiences in teams and organisations, assessing strengths and gaps.
Discussions helped delegates to understand where they needed to improve awareness, pay attention or plan changes.