Project and Change Management Conference 2020


Following the latest government guidance regarding Covid-19 and the subsequent impact on individuals’ priorities, we have taken the decision to postpone the ‘Enabling Change at the University of Leeds: Project and Change Management Conference’.

We will be rearranging this conference for later in the year and will be in touch with more information once the details are confirmed.

If anyone has any questions they were planning to raise at the conference, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to support:

Many thanks for your interest, we hope you will be able to join us at future events.

The first Project and Change Management Conference on Tuesday 31 March is focused on the theme of ‘Enabling Change’ at the University. Hosted by the Business Change service, the day has been designed to bring together expertise from a range of areas including risk management, communications, people and change, process analysis, and technology.

This event offers the opportunity for colleagues across the University who are interested or involved in delivering change in any way to find out how change is positioned as part of the overall strategy and vision, with information on the roles and support available from services around the University, alongside interactive sessions where you get to try it out for yourself. The day aims to provide you with the theory and tools required to manage and successfully deliver a project or change.

The conference is taking place in the Liberty Building on the University of Leeds campus. Places are limited and we ask that you aim to attend the full day where possible.

To support the University’s sustainability goals, the refreshments and lunch provided will aim to be vegan and the conference will aim to be paper free.

A full agenda is available below or to download, with opportunities for networking and Q&A.


If you’d like to know more, please get in touch. You can email us on or you can post your query to our Delivering Results Yammer community board here:


Delegates can attend three sessions from the two different streams on the day. You can select your first choice in the booking form. All materials will be shared and available to access following the event.

Click here to download a copy of the agenda:



Stream A: Introduction to – no prior experience needed, generalist
Stream B: More Advanced – some experience useful, specific

Registration, networking and refreshments
Welcome, Katherine Ingham, Head of Business Change (Portfolio and PMO)
University Strategy and Change, Tim Peakman, Chief Operating Officer
Stream A – Making better decisions on projects: Governance and Assurance frameworks, Alex Barraclough, PMO Manager, Business Change
Stream B – Risk Management Approach, Paul Griffiths, Director of Risk Management
Stream A – Communicating Change, Communications Team
Stream B – Using Technology to Facilitate Change (live session), Stephen Brennan, Portfolio Officer (Systems Development), Business Change
Enabling Change in Higher Education, Sam Sanders, KPMG Director, Advisory Lead for Higher Education
Stream A – Process Analysis, Matthew Forward, Process Analysis Team Manager, Business Change
Stream B – Change Leadership - “Tales from the field”, Lead Programme Managers and Business Leads
People and Change Framework, Sam Crossley, Organisational Learning Partner, OD&PL
Close – Feedback and Q&A Surgery
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