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.
Over the last year how we communicate has become even more important. In the next few months I will be working with International Transport Workers Federation, Plan International and the World Food Programme to support people in how they influence and negotiate effectively in a range of situations. We’re looking at how we can adapt our approach and communication style to increase our success at bringing others along with us.
In the next few months I’ll also be working with managers and leaders from Compass Community, Social Work England and Independent Age to deliver tailored leadership and management development programmes in our virtual classroom. We’ll be exploring a range of topics supporting leaders and managers to increase their emotional intelligence and enable their teams to deliver results and high performance, through times of ambiguity and challenge.
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.