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PMI Midlands Event: Anyone for a cup of tea? The Responsible Project Management Challenge. 12th March 2020

PMI Midlands Event: Anyone for a cup of tea? The Responsible Project Management Challenge. 12th March 2020

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PMI Midland Event

Anyone for a cup of tea? The Responsible Project Management Challenge

12th March 2020 at 5.45 pm

University College Birmingham, McIntyre House, 2 Holland St, Birmingham B3 1PW 


Main Speaker: Dr Karen Thomspon


Responsible Project Management is a call to action for project professionals, advocating for project outcomes that are beneficial for people, the planet, prosperity and is based on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Projects have significant impacts on society and the environment. Project managers increasingly have a responsibility to ensure that harm is reduced and ideally that natural and social resources are restored by the projects they manage. Responsible Project Management is a new concept that is emerging from collaboration between researchers and practitioners. 

This interactive event is equally suitable for experienced and novice project managers, apprentices and students of project management. Together we will explore the emerging concept of Responsible Project Management and uncover some practical changes that project managers can make. Bring along a small team, or join a team on the night, and compete in a challenge to plan a project responsibly. Your team may even decide to execute the project later in the evening! But beware, you may never see going for a drink in the same way again.

Event Properties

Event Date 12-03-2020 5:45 pm
Event End Date 12-03-2020 7:45 pm
Cut off date 12-03-2020 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
No. of Strategic PDUs 1
No. of Leadership PDUs 1
Location University College Birmingham


5:45 pm

Venue open

6:00 pm

Introduction, Presentation & Interactive Sessions

7:30 pm

Q&A Session and wrap up

7:45 pm



Dr Karen Thompson

Karen is a Senior Academic in Project Management and member of the Environment and Threats Research Group at Bournemouth University. She is known for innovation in education and is a Fellow of Advance Higher Education and a member of the Project Management Institute (UK Chapter). Before joining academia, she led ICT projects and strategy development in local government, financial services and the voluntary sector. Karen is passionate about transforming project management practice and education through research. Curiosity about how new practices are developed inspired her to explore the intersection of project management, organisational learning and sustainable development. In 2017 she won the Herbert Walton Award from the Association for Project Management for her research on social media in the practice of project management. Her current research explores the creative and ethical dimensions of projects. She is co-developer of the new concept of Responsible Project Management that is gaining international recognition. In 2019 Responsible Project Management won the PMI (UK) Award for Innovation and the Social Good Award (Community Advancement). Karen herself also won the 2019 PMI (UK) Teaching Excellence Award. The Responsible Project Management team is working on project to understand how stakeholder management can be improved on projects in refugee camps. Research on the concept continues with a current focus on developing competencies and new social practices. The Environment and Threats team are organising the European Environmental Law Conference in 2020.

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