IoD Guernsey's November breakfast seminar, sponsored by Butterfield, will focus on the importance of having a clear vision - and, most importantly, how to deliver that vision in the public sector. Key topics to be covered include: the importance of having a long-term plan, how to run projects effectively, and best practices in governance and oversight.
Stuart Falla, appointed as Chair of the Guernsey Development Agency in July, will open the session and share his thoughts on the importance of project vision and the need for that to be maintained through project execution and delivery.
Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Project Management (APM), will then discuss the interconnection of project vision, strategy and delivery. At the event on Friday 18th November, Adam will share several relevant case studies to show best practice and speak about the challenges of balancing ‘business as usual’ with change programmes.
Adam joined APM as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September 2021. He has a Non-Executive Director portfolio that includes Chair of the Corporation at Coventry College and for a multi-academy trust providing education for 32,000 pupils across 58 primary, secondary and specialist settings. Adam is also a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton and Stranmillis College, Belfast.
Before joining APM, Adam held leadership roles in several membership organisations, including Chief Executive for the National Association for Special Educational Needs and Director of the Centre for Professional Education at the University of Warwick.
The Association for Project Management is a British professional project and programme management organisation, which received a Royal Charter in 2017 and has more than 37,500 individual and 550 corporate members.
During the session, Adam will share his expertise and insights on the following:
• Global data around project success
• The interplay between project strategy and delivery, including the government lens where benefits realisation in relation to spending public money is critical
• Business-as-usual versus change
• Sector-specific insights: public sector, legal, construction, financial services
• The dynamic conditions for project success, including diversity and sustainability
• How to build capacity simultaneously across the public and private sectors
Wendy Dorey, Chair of the IoD Guernsey Branch, said: 'The States of Guernsey is facing huge economic and demographic challenges - the need for a long-term vision and plan to deliver policy objectives quickly and effectively Is vitally important. I look forward to hearing Stuart's and Adam's insights on how this can be achieved, using best practice example from the public and private sector the UK and locally.'
The event will take place at the OGH in the Colborne Room from 7:45 – 09:00 on Friday 18 November. Tickets can be purchased here.