Laura specialises in project management and management development
Laura has 8 years experience in the charity sector, in particular developing and delivering volunteer and community projects. Before joining =mc she was Project Officer at Sustrans, managing their London volunteer programme, focussing on project management, learning and development, and support and advice for staff and volunteers.
I’ve had a busy few months, working with a number of organisations including Teenage Cancer Trust and Royal Star and Garter Homes, to help them embed effective project management in their organisations. We’re facilitating this through a variety of training approaches such as webinars and face to face sessions. I’m also working with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on Project Leadership, supporting project sponsors in their crucial role of ensuring successful project outcomes.
In the next few months I will be working with a number of arts organisations, including the V&A Museum and Future Arts Centres, to upskill their managers to get the best results from those they work with.
In addition I’m working with managers at Lumos and the RSA to understand their role in managing others through change.
I started my career in the environmental charity sector developing and delivering community conservation projects before moving on to recruit, train and manage staff and volunteers to deliver excellent customer service for the National Trust.
Most recently I have been the lead project officer working on innovative volunteer-led projects within communities across London, including working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to raise awareness about air pollution in London. I was responsible for the development and delivery of the Sustrans volunteer strategy as well as the learning and development programme for volunteers. My love of developing and delivering training to volunteers and staff for projects and professional development has led me to concentrate on a career in learning and development.
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