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Project management essentials

  • Type Public training - virtual
  • Venue Virtual training
  • Start 26 Jan 2021 09:30
  • End 26 Jan 2021 12:30


Project management essentials

How to prioritise, plan and adapt in uncertain times

We are all working in uncertain times and unusual situations. As soon as we’ve got a plan things change. It becomes out of date and we need to rethink our approach. This leaves people feeling frustrated, often resulting in extra work and a lack of clarity and direction.

This online interactive session gives delegates the opportunity to explore where things are going wrong and how to cope with this. It provides practical information and offers techniques from the field of project management to help you manage your every day work.

It will bring focus so you can plan, prioritise and adapt as situations change in the months ahead.

Delegates will learn about:

  • How project management can help manage uncertainty and deal with change
  • Working out what is essential – defining priorities
  • Effective communications for engagement
  • Outlining the scope of your work
  • Producing a feasible plan and ensuring it stays relevant
  • Risk and contingency planning (and what to do if things go wrong)
  • Scheduling, linking tasks to resource – tips and tools
  • Adapting to change and managing competing demands.

Who should attend?

Refresher/Basic    Intermediate

This is essential for everyone who wants to improve the way they plan and prioritise work for themselves and others.

This course is ideal for those new to project management who would like to learn to use some practical project management tools and techniques as well as a refresher. 

Our trainer

Ruth Walker-Cotton is a qualified project manager (APM PMQ), a member of the Association of Project Management and has an MSc in Strategic Project Management.

Ruth has extensive experience of writing and implementing strategies and managing campaigns and projects within the Charity, NHS and Housing sectors. She has successfully improved performance in a variety of sectors, through setting and achieving targets in partnership with key stakeholders.

Ruth is experienced in people management and loves designing and implementing systems and processes to ensure clarity and efficiency. Her main focus is project management – whether training a team or guiding them through a project – supporting businesses to improve their strategic and resource planning, working with them as they go through organisational change.

This course will also be running on 11 November 2020.

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Price per delegate

1 delegate: £175.00 *
2 delegates: £150.00 *
3+: £125.00 *

Members of any HQN network:
1 delegate: £150.00 *
2 delegates: £125.00 *
3+: £100.00 *

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.


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Suitable for staff of all levels


Alternative dates

11 November 2020


This course will be particularly relevant to members of all networks.


Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.


In-house training

If you’ve got five or more staff interested, our in-house training offers great value for money. Click here for details.