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, with projects taking me from Beijing to Bradford. In May I was in South East Asia working with Greenpeace in their Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Beijing offices. Our focus was on effective time management, and how to manage their workloads to ensure the biggest impact.
A big focus for me in 2018 is work with a number of organisations, including West Kent Housing and Compass Community, to help them embed effective project management in their organisations. I’m also working with International HIV/Aids Alliance 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 Mind to help them build personal resilience during times of change, through our Change and Me programme, as well as with artsdepot to upskill their managers to get the best results from those they work with.
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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