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Chief Constable Nick Gargan to discuss how the NPIA governed their transformation at APM Governance SIG event in London

Reported by Miles Shepherd in UK

27 July 2012 – London, UK – The Governance Specific Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK have announced an evening meeting in London on the topic of “Governance of major change – an orderly transition.”  The speaker will be Nick Gargan, Chief Constable at the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA); the event will take place  on 12 September 2012 at the Holiday Inn, Regents Park, Carburton Street, with registration beginning at 5:30 and presentation ending at 7:30 p.m.

The lack of success of change programmes in most organisations is woeful – and the majority of the reasons for failure is traceable to poor change governance. However, we know what good governance of change looks like and some organisations do apply it.   Nick Gargan (pictured) will present on how the NPIA established effective governance for their ultimate transformation – bringing the organisation to an orderly conclusion toward the end of 2012.

This is one in the series of events that the Governance SIG is running in order to share real practices in governance of project management / change.  Nick will explain the background to the NPIA transformation, the organisational and people challenges, and how they established good governance to ensure an orderly transition of services and people. Nick will refer to the elements of the Directing Change guide that they have actually applied to their situation and how it has worked in practice.

Nick Gargan joined the NPIA in January 2010 and was previously the Assistant Chief Constable for Crime and Criminal Justice at Thames Valley Police where he worked since 2006.  Prior to this, he was a Chief Superintendent with Leicestershire Constabulary where he had served since joining the police service in 1988. During his time at Leicestershire Constabulary, he worked as a Basic Command Unit Commander for Leicestershire’s East Area. Before that, he was a Detective Superintendent in charge of the constabulary’s specialist crime squads.

In the mid 1990s he was seconded to the National Criminal Intelligence Service, based initially in London and subsequently in Paris. He has in his career fulfilled a variety of roles involving intelligence and investigation, carrying out detective roles in every rank with the exception of Chief Superintendent and being trained in the management of serious crime and the strategic management of critical incidents.

Nick has been a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) since April 2006 and has been involved, on behalf of ACPO, with work in relation to covert investigation since 2003.  From 2007 to 2010 he was the ACPO Lead for Intelligence and is a member of ACPO Crime Business Area.

For information about the NPIA, visit http://www.npia.police.uk/en/5151.htm.

The event is FREE to APM members, or £10 for others. For more information or to register, go to http://www.apm.org.uk/event/governance-major-change-orderly-transformation.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,000 individual and 500 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond.  With branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, APM is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management