Stephen Carver, UK

Stephen Carver, UK
Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University School of Management

Stephen Carver is rated as one of the top 3 lecturers at one of Europe’s top MBA Business Schools. He has a reputation of taking complex management concepts such as Change Leadership, Complexity and Crisis and being able to distil them down, into highly informative and fun lectures – often using “storytelling” techniques. His attitude is “if you haven’t done it – you shouldn’t be teaching it!”

Unusually, for an academic, he has actually spent most of his working life in real business and still runs his own, highly successful, Project Management Company.

Stephen is an unusual blend of Academic, Businessman and Teller of Tales. He has taught in UK, US, Middle East, Holland, Germany, France, Portugal, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia etc. etc. and has appeared on National Radio and TV.

Turning Crisis into a Project

As Project Professionals we long for control – so when a crisis impacts our project, we can feel that we should have a plan. Everyone wants answers – “what should we do?” “how should we respond?” – the reality is that sometimes the crisis could never have been predicted or planned for and that the team feels helpless.

This session shows how a simple framework can be used to navigate from being totally overwhelmed by a crisis right through to actually turning it into a project. As Einstein once said, “At the centre of every crisis is an opportunity waiting to be seen”.