Join Debbie Dore (Chief Executive, Association for Project Management) and Ian Clarkson (Head of Organisational Consultancy, QA) in conversation as they talk about how project management could change post-Covid19. Ian will be posing the questions followed by the opportunity to ask your own questions to Debbie.

Ian will be asking Debbie the following questions:

  • What does the ‘new norm’ look like for the profession?
  • How does the profession need to evolve given the transformation organisations have gone through to adapt to Covid19?
  • Is it an opportunity wasted if we ‘go back to normal’?
  • What skills do we think project professionals will need post-Covid19?
  • What do you think the biggest challenges are to the profession post-covid19?
  • How can the profession/community overcome these challenges?
  • What are your top 3 tips for the profession post-covid19?


Date: Monday 13 July 2020

Time: 12:00 – 12:40

Cost: FREE

Target Audience

Anyone involved in projects, or with an interest in projects.

About the Presenters

Debbie Dore, Chief Executive, Association for Project Management (APM)

Debbie Dore is Chief Executive of the Association for Project Management (APM), having been previously Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining APM, Debbie served as a senior executive at Oxford University Press and on the board at Swets Information Services delivering global transformation projects across sales, IT and customer service.

Having had responsibility for teams in 25 countries, Debbie has extensive international experience and has a proven track record in delivering significant business change programmes, driving growth and increasing profitability. Debbie has also served as a non-executive director for UKSG, a membership organisation connecting the knowledge community, and as a volunteer for Inspiring Future Careers. Debbie’s interests are travelling and property renovation.


Dr Ian Clarkson, Head of Organisational Consultancy, QA

Ian is a highly experienced consultant, author, trainer and speaker with over 20 years’ experience in project management, organisational change and learning – working with organisations in all sectors.

Ian was an author of the APM BoK 6 and a referenced reviewer to the most recent update to PRINCE2 publication. Ian was on the technical advisory board for the development of the APM Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management, and also for the update to the APM suite of certifications for BoK 6. Ian is a regular blogger, podcaster, contributor to the APM’s Project The Future Challenge Paper 6, and for Project Manager Today Magazine.

Ian is passionate about helping organisations prepare for the future – and when he’s not helping organisations transform he reads the latest articles and research on the topic. Maybe he should just get out more instead!