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Laura Slater


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Laura Slater

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.

My areas of expertise

  • Project Governance
  • Management Development
  • Project Management
  • Leadership Development

At the moment

Project Management is one of those topics I love to explore with people. Over the next few months this remains high on the agenda as I’m working with Historic England, EULAR PARE and New Economics Foundation to support their people in working together on projects effectively. I’m also very excited to be working with London Sport to support the roll out and embedding of their project approach.

As we start to edge back to coming together face to face on a more regular basis, I’ve been working with senior teams to assess where they are as leaders and what’s next for them as team and as an organisation in our Transformational Leadership Programme.

I’m also loving working with managers from Marie Curie to support them in develop their management skills, particularly to think about how to work with people in a range of situations as hybrid working patterns become the norm.

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.

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.

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