Laura specialises in project governance and management, as well as leadership and management development.
Laura has 8 years’ experience in the charity sector, in particular developing and delivering regional volunteer and community projects. Before joining =mc she was Project Officer at Sustrans, managing their London, East of England and South East volunteer programmes, focussing on project management, learning and development, and support and advice for staff and volunteers.
I am excited to be delivering our Transformational Leadership programme with a senior team at a conservation charity. This tailored programme will allow the team to reflect on their own leadership practice as individuals and collectively as the senior team. The sessions will allow them to develop their leadership through Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Practice inventory.
I’m continuing to work with Oxfam to embed their Project Management approach across their engagement division. This consistency in approach allows them to collaborate effectively on their projects through a shared language and practical toolkit. The training programme we are delivering is being attended by all members of the division to ensure everyone has the same understanding in applying the approach to their projects.
I am also looking forward to working with EULAR PARE and their volunteer team leaders to deliver our Facilitation Skills programme. This will enable them to facilitate sessions remotely with groups of volunteers across Europe.
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.
Whilst at Sustrans I was 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 across three regions. My love of developing and delivering training programmes supporting volunteers and staff has led me to concentrate on a career in learning and development.