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Rolling calendar of our events

28th - 29th January 2020

Rising Stars Cohort 2

Bicester Golf Club

Rising Stars is a two-part seminar for professionals who have some experience of project initiation and/or delivery, and who are ready to progress (or have already progressed) to the more demanding level of managing major projects. Accepted delegates for this seminar will attend Part 1 of the seminar on the 15th-16th January (Cohort 1) OR here to read more >>>

13th February 2020

A whole system approach to major projects - end game thinking

Etc. Venues/ Manchester

In the late 1980s Jan Carlzon transformed SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) into the best in Europe from what had been “the sickest of sick men”. He said, “the first 15 second encounter between a passenger and the airline sets the tone of the entire company in the mind of the customer, here to read more >>>

20th February 2020

QUBE@Work - Systems Thinking

“Project Apollo was a triumph of management in meeting enormously difficult systems engineering, technological, and organizational integration requirements. James E. Webb, the NASA Administrator at the height of the program between 1961 and 1968, always contended that Apollo was much more a management exercise here to read more >>>

25th February 2020

What can our members learn from other sectors?

Church House Conference Centre, London

During our Annual Conference, Dame Inga Beale in her keynote speech reflected on how her moments of inspiration and innovation often came from interactions with people outside of her immediate circle of work, typically from a different industry sector. Whilst there isn’t a ‘one size fits here to read more >>>

4th March 2020

Major Projects Simulator Workshop

Kassam Stadium, Oxford

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals, organised in competing teams, to manage and "live" a complex project in the safety of a simulated environment. It enables participants to work on a project from start to finish; to make critical decisions and to see the impact of those decisions here to read more >>>

1st April 2020

Inclusive design and the impact of creative and critical thinking

Studio Birmingham

Drop kerbs were initially developed to assist for wheelchair users. Anyone pushing a pram, pulling a trolley or a suitcase now has an easier time navigating the streets because of them. Designing something that works for everyone benefits everyone. As major projects are here to read more >>>

16th April 2020

QUBE@Work - Inclusive Design Thinking

An ageing population, expectations around social inclusion and the need to mitigate the disbenefits associated with many major projects, rather than simply discount them as ‘outweighed by the benefits’ are all changing our perception of projects and what they can achieve. One of the most significant and here to read more >>>

13th May 2020

From good to great - the importance of behaviour

Central London Venue

Over the course of the last four years we have had Annual Conference themes that have addressed the role of government in major project success; the importance of making the right start; navigating an uncertain future; and bridging generational differences. It is now time to turn our attention here to read more >>>

21st May 2020

Main Reps & Ambassadors Meeting 2020

Institution of Civil Engineers, London

Main Reps & Ambassadors Meeting 2020. Further information to here to read more >>>

9th June 2020

Flow of investment capital into (and out of) UK major projects

Etc. Venues/ Manchester

Public spending on major projects to improve infrastructure, support public services, upgrade communications and transform organisations is struggling to keep pace with investment need, not just in the UK but worldwide. At the same time the world has experienced here to read more >>>

18th June 2020

QUBE@Work - Intelligent Disobedience

Those who rely on guide dogs to navigate the world – the blind or deaf – are familiar with the concept of intelligent disobedience, in fact their comfort and safety depends up on it. They will instruct their dog to walk them through busy streets or navigate busy public transport systems but to refuse here to read more >>>

14th - 15th September 2020

Annual Conference 2020

Further details to here to read more >>>

21st October 2020

Reimagining benchmarking

Church House Conference Centre, London

This seminar will examine the current approaches adopted for benchmarking and consider whether more can be done to ensure that comparisons are accurate. It will also uncover the root causes of inefficiency and note suggestions for improvement. As part of the discussion we will look at approaches to estimating used here to read more >>>

21st October 2020

Global trends in the management of risk and project controls

Church House Conference Centre, London

By examining global trends in client models we now have a better understanding of the drivers behind and key decisions that inform the arrangements that clients enter into but there is more to learn about how arrangements for the management of risk and the here to read more >>>

4th November 2020

Nuclear Decommissioning 2020 - Lessons learned from a decade of progress

Etc. Venues/ Manchester

This case study seminar will look back over the last 10 years of decommissioning and hazard reduction delivered across the UK nuclear sector. It will look at the consistent themes and lessons learnt in the delivery of projects in this challenging and here to read more >>>

30th November 2020

AGM & Annual Dinner 2020

Claridges, London

AGM & Annual Dinner here to read more >>>