What is GYCWS?

The Global Young Crew Workshop is a three-day event hosted by one of the many Young Crews around the globe.

The Global Young Crew Workshop is a professional development and networking event for young specialists and students around the world. This year, the workshop will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The event aims to connect cutting edge trainers in the field of project management with students and young professionals from all areas united in their passion for Project Management. Interactive workshops, compelling keynotes, and great networking events lay the foundation for a workshop experience you hardly can get elsewhere.

Organized by different Young Crews, this event will always surprise you with a different venue each year. It gives you the opportunity to make a truly global experience meeting participants from all continents.

The theme of this year’s event is Project Management in the Era of Digital Transformation.

The three-day event will start with welcome excursions that will allow you to get to know Russia’s Capital of Culture. The second day is dedicated to knowledge transfer. The educational program includes a broad overview of technologies needed in the digital era projects with practitioners and experts, who have hands-on experience. In parallel with keynotes session, we will offer to you the opportunity to learn useful skills at practical workshops. After an extensive educational programme you will have a chance to test yourself in an open-air quest and listen to Russian (and not only) rock on the third day.

This year, the Global Young Crew Workshop will take place on-site and online. Around 100 project managers from all over the world are expected to attend the event, at the same time the educational sessions will be broadcasted. It is a great opportunity to network and share experiences with other professionals.The language of the event is English.


“The Global Young Crew Workshop is a unique opportunity to meet project managers from a wide range of cultures. The networking opportunities and the invaluable knowledge that we get, are with no doubt, something that I don’t want to lose in 2016.” Filipe Figueiredo, IPMA Young Crew Portugal

“GYCW events are excellent. You are able to improve your current skill set, both soft skills as well as technical Projectmanagement skills. You will also have the opportunity to learn about and experiment with new developments in the Project management field. Apart from this, the GYCW is a great way to expand your (international) network and to discuss with and learn from peers from other countries. Last but not least: It’s fun! Be part of this unique gathering of Young Professionals, fast-track your career path and grow together with us!” Jeffry Turfboer, IPMA Young Crew Netherlands

“Well, I am thinking about what you could say to someone who never attended the GYCWS. There is so much great stuff about it that you could point out for me the workshops brought me a whole lot of new insights, the possibility to practice my skills in a playful and fun way. I left the workshop with motivation and whole group of new friends all over the world” Lucia Nievergelt, IPMA Young Crew Switzerland

“In Global Young Crew Workshop I have met a lot of great, like-spirited, young project professionals. I have been able to develop myself professionally in inspiring atmospheres and locations. Additionally, I have had lot of fun in the GYCWs. I know also about the eye of competence.” Juuso Kangas, IPMA Young Crew Finland

“For me probably to see all the other active YCrews. So sort of networking and exchanging good ideas/practices.” Hajnalka Zigmund, IPMA Young Crew Finland

“Good experience we had in Rotterdam with evening events in walking distance area, when people are free to leave and return in any time. However, it was also exciting to go somewhere in an organized manner during the final dinner. In the program of GYCW, I always expect to gain new knowledge, and for me, workshops with unusual topics and new techniques are most interesting. (…) I’m sure that GYCW in Porto will be great!” Vladimir, IPMA Young Crew Russia


Previous editions

  • 2020 – Russia, Online
  • 2019 – Merida, Mexico
  • 2018 – Helsinki, Finland
  • 2017 – Astana, Kazakhstan
  • 2016 – Porto, Portugal
  • 2015 – Panama City, Panama
  • 2014 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013 – Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 2012 – Hersonissos, Greece
  • 2011 – Brisbane, Australia
  • 2010 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2009 – Helsinki, Finland
  • 2008 – Rome, Italy
  • 2007 – Krakow, Poland
  • 2006 – Shanghai, China
  • 2005 – New Delhi, India