PM Talks 02: Embracing Sustainability: Crafting Tomorrow’s Project Management

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In today’s world, no responsible entrepreneur can ignore the importance of sustainability, or its importance. With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN has set 17 interrelated objectives, covering a wide range of sustainable development issues, along with all aspects of economic, social and political actions. The European Union has undertaken various initiatives to promote sustainability in various sectors.

Since terms like 'sustainable responsibility', 'protection of resources', 'climate actions', and 'supply chain sustainability', to name a few, are entering organisational vocabulary, so too are they gaining familiarity within project management, with a growing impact within this domain in the future.

Leading projects according to “Green Project Management® (GPM)” helps to align projects with current sustainability, as well as ensuring compliance with world-wide frameworks. Green Project Management® is an integrated approach to the implementation of sustainability within project management.

GPM® has created a comprehensive sustainable project management methodology called PRiSM™ (Projects integrating Sustainable Methods). Together with the P5 Standard, which enables organizations to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals through projects, project managers consider, and account for, all relevant aspects of sustainability, whilst also ensuring sustainable business benefit.

STS SA is the first GPM® Authorized Training Partner in Switzerland, and has access to all relevant tools and methods developed by GPM®. STS offers a specific training course as well as certification preparation for GPM-b®.

In our next session of PM Talks, our guest speakers, Florian Ivan and Patrick Lehmann, will elaborate in detail about the Green Project Management's approach, tools and methods. Additionally, they will illustrate how GPM can be integrated into existing organisational project management frameworks.

Project Management conducted in accordance with this approach would more likely yield more successful project outcomes, have a positive impact on the environment and society, and contribute meaningfully towards sustainable development. It's not just about achieving goals... it's also about economic growth that is sustainable and inclusive, ensuring that it benefits society as a whole, without harming the environment.

Join us as we embark upon a journey towards a more sustainable future, one project at a time, with PM Talks.

🚀 Unlock insights on how to implement sustainable approaches in project management

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🔄 Explore the tools and methods to enable your organization to achieve the sustainable goals

🌟 Learn how to apply a framework in your projects to achieve project sustainability

Our guest speakers:

LehmannPatrick Lehmann is CEO of STS, a company providing project management training and certification preparation to both individuals and companies. STS also offers a range of learning tools, enhancing the learning experience. Patrick is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), and follows the progression of all the various project management certifications, including: IPMA; PRINCE2; Green Project Management; and APM. This enables him to ensure alignment of the STS training and learning tools' offering with global project management standards. Further, Patrick holds a master's degree in history, political science, and international law, along with an MBA attained from the University of Rochester-Bern. Prior to STS, he served as the Deputy Director at sanu ag, an organisation devoted to Sustainability training, as well as a project manager at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Florian Ivan New 100x100Florian Ivan is a seasoned consultant and trainer who is dedicated to enhancing organizational performance through project management. He has over 20 years' experience, acquired through both operational and executive roles, across various IT and consulting firms. Florian is enthusiastic about his work and brings a diverse and extensive background to the table. Through his service as an expert advisor, he has earned respect from both clients and the broader project management community. Clients can rely upon, and appreciate, his professionalism, vast experience, and storytelling skills. Florian holds a degree in data analysis from the University of Oxford and a master’s degree in project management from George Washington University. Amongst his many achievements, he is fluent in English, French and German, and has attained several certifications, including: PMP; IPMA Level B; Stanford Certified Project Manager; Prince2 Practitioner; PMI-ACP; CSM; CSP; DASSM; DAC; and MCTS. Florian’s passion for project management has led him to the Project Management Institute, were he performs various volunteer roles.

Event details: 📆 30.04.2024 🕕 6pm to 7pm📍Online event (Zoom)

Registration for this event will open shortly. Please consult the PMI Switzerland Events Webpage in the upcoming week.