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Laura Slater

Director

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Laura Slater

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.

My areas of expertise

  • Project management
  • Management Development
  • Personnel effectiveness

At the moment

I’ve had a busy few months, working with a number of organisations including Richmond Fellowship to design and deliver a leadership and management programme, giving experienced managers communication tools they need to step up, and navigate challenging situations. In addition I have been delivering modular cohort management programmes for Marie Curie and V&A Museum to upskill their managers.

In the next few months I will be working with Dementia UK to help them embed effective project management for their programme work and bring them to agreement on roles and responsibilities when working cross functionally. I’ll also be with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to help staff focus on holding crucial and difficult conversations and build the confidence of staff in holding adult to adult conversations.

I’ll also be supporting a number of teams as they come together to strengthen their working practices through communication and collaboration.

At the moment, I am delivering a range of online learning for customers. I have really enjoyed working with Historic England, supporting them to embed their new project management approach for their very exciting High Street Heritage Action Zone scheme.

I have also helped Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with self-directed learning: enabling team members to acquire knowledge and skills, through a customised web portal.

I am looking forward to working with UNICEF UK and Marie Curie to support their managers in their development through blended learning programmes. These programmes include reflective pre-work activities, practical online sessions in our virtual classroom and follow up self-directed learning exercises.

Before =mc

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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  The Management Centre Team

Thank you for visiting the =mc website today.

We are all experiencing dramatic changes due to Covid-19. =mc are very much here for you and your colleagues across the non-profit sector.


The =mc team are delivering online learning on a variety of topics.


If you’d like to speak to an experienced consultant about the challenges you’re facing, and how online learning could help you to navigate those, contact us here or call 020 7978 1516.


Take care and stay safe.

The Management Centre Team