2020 – CONFLICT & CRISIS

Aiming at raising awareness of the situation in the world, the umbrella topic of this edition was Conflict & Crisis. The speakers shared their experiences on the below topics:

  • Anticipation and prevention of conflicts and crises
  • Analysis of their causes and consequences
  • Selection of appropriate responses
  • Mediation and conflicts and crises resolution
  • Capturing and dissemination of learning
  • The participants were able to learn how to manage conflicts and crises, identify and prevent conflicts, take effective action when a crisis or clash of interests occurs, act in such situations and learn from them, learned how sometimes conflicts can be an opportunity to improve as a team.

    SPEAKERS


    Conference Program of Day 1 – May 30, 2020

    OPENING
    Time: 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm CEST

    GRZEGORZ SZALAJKO, POLAND – Independent strategic advisor, leading editor of the IPMA Project Excellence Baseline speaking about a step by step process on getting the project in control
     
    Time: 2:10 pm – 2:40 pm CEST
    Topic: Heeelp! How to deal with external crisis influencing your project?
    Format: LIVE
     
    EMMA-RUTH ARNAZ-PEMBERTON, UK – PMO, Project, Programme and Portfolio specialist with extensive experience in the change management industry speaking about the emerging trends
     
    Time: 2:50 pm – 3:20 pm CEST
    Topic: Cutting through the Method Monsters During Covid-19
    Format: LIVE
     
    BENEDICT GROSS, GERMANY – Crisis Management expert with more than 15 years of experience, certified Emergency Manager (CEM) speaking about Crisis Management as a profession
     
    Time: 3:30 pm – 4:10 pm CEST
    Topic: Crisis Mgmt as a profession: How companies prepare for adverse scenarios & emergencies
    Format: LIVE
     
    EVA GABORIKOVA, SLOVAKIA – Cross-cultural consultant and coach supporting leaders, managers and teams for more than 15 years speaking about conflicts and crisis in a cross-cultural context
     
    Time: 4:10 pm – 4:40 pm CEST
    Topic: Why are we locked in conflicts and crisis caused by cross-cultural differences?
    Format: LIVE
     
    ROLAND GAREIS, AUSTRIA – Managing director of Roland Gareis Consulting GmbH presenting a case study of resolving the crisis of the “HAPPYPROJECTS 20 organizing” project
     
    Time: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm CEST
    Topic: Courage & Crisis: First defining, then resolving the project crisis…
    Format: LIVE
     
    STEPHEN CARVER, UK – Academic, Businessman and Teller of Tales speaking about how to navigate from being totally overwhelmed by a crisis right through to turning it into a project
     
    Time: 6:10 pm – 6:40 pm CEST
    Topic: Turning Crisis into a Project
    Format: LIVE
     
    STIJN PIETERS, BELGIUM – Founder and managing partner of PM • Risk Crisis Change discussing how companies and emergency services can learn from each other when it comes to resilience
     
    Time: 6:50 pm – 7:20 pm CEST
    Topic: Learning from global crisis: shifting from efficiency to resilience?
    Format: LIVE
     
    PETER MILSOM, CANADA – Convenor of ISO 21502, author of Sustainable Project Management standards speaking about conflicts related to sustainability and social responsibility
     
    Time: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm CEST
    Topic: Recognizing and dealing with sustainability conflicts in your projects
    Format: LIVE
     

    Conference Program of Day 2 – May 31, 2020

    OPENING
    Time: 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm CEST

    PETE MORGAN, HONG KONG – Hostage negotiator, Retd. Commander of the Hong Kong Crisis Negotiation Unit, executive coach speaking about hostage negotiation tactics and techniques
     
    Time: 2:10 pm – 2:40 pm CEST
    Topic: Influencing secrets of crisis negotiators
    Format: LIVE
     
    ELENI TSECHELIDOU, GREECE – Assessor, business strategy and project management consultant, and trainer exploring the topic of conflict from different perspectives and in alternative scenarios
     
    Time: 2:50 pm – 3:20 pm CEST
    Topic: The art of making people happy. Or maybe not?
    Format: LIVE
     
    SILVIA DRAHOŠOVÁ, SLOVAKIA – Program and Portfolio Manager, Freelancer with history of working in the ICT speaking about risk and crisis anticipation and crisis prevention
     
    Time: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm CEST
    Topic: Be brave enough for a conflict
    Format: LIVE
     
    DEANNA LANDERS, USA – Founder of Project Managers Without Borders sharing how to use project management and related life skills to make the world a better place
     
    Time: 4:10 pm – 4:40 pm CEST
    Topic: Making the World a Better Place through Project Management
    Format: LIVE
     
    BAREND DANIËL (BEN) PETERS, SOUTH AFRICA – Director of Corporate Project, Programme and Portfolio Management at the City of Cape Town speaking about Water Resilience Programme
     
    Time: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm CEST
    Topic: Crisis Project Management: Water Resilience Programme
    Format: LIVE
     
    MARK CAWOOD, SOUTH AFRICA – Senior management consultant specialising in project, programme and portfolio management speaking about Water Resilience Programme
     
    Time: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm CEST
    Topic: Crisis Project Management: Water Resilience Programme
    Format: LIVE
     
    SUSANNE MADSEN, UK – Internationally recognised project leadership coach, trainer, consultant, and author sharing her personal story and providing tips and insights on how to overcome stress
     
    Time: 6:10 pm – 6:40 pm CEST
    Topic: Stay Clear of Negative Stress in Project Management
    Format: LIVE

    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Time: 6:50 pm – 7:45 pm CEST
    Topic: SOFT SIDE OF THE CRISIS
    Panel facilitator: Vladimir Polkovnikov, Russia

    KAMIL MROZ, BELGIUM – Winner of IPMA Young PM of the Year Award 2013, “Best in Best” global award 2019, organiser of “Pint of PM” monthly event for PMs in Belgium ELIZABETH HARRIN, UK – Author, mentor and award-winning blogger with over twenty years’ experience in leading IT, business change and process improvement projects
    RUTH PEARCE, USA – Regular speaker and writer on the topics of Building Social Intelligence Through Character Strengths, Mindfulness & Character Strengths

    CLOSING
    Time: 7:45 pm – 8:00 pm CEST

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