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, working with organisations to support and upskill managers in the current context. Both our Managing at a Distance and Emerging Managers programmes have been popular as tailored in house sessions and hosted by us. In both programmes we explore the challenges managers are experiencing and discuss how to overcome these with practical tools and techniques.
In the next few months I will be working with The Health Foundation and Royal Star and Garter to support both organisations in embedding their Project Management approaches by introducing their organisational framework and toolkit, through a series of practical online sessions. I’ll also be supporting staff at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and London Borough of Tower Hamlets navigate change effectively.
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.