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IPMA Young Crew finalizes Global Young Crew Workshop, to be held 26-28 October, in Crete, Greece

By Natalia Majcher, Head of Marketing and Communication, Global Young Crew Workshop (GYCW) 2012

The year’s biggest IPMA Young Crew event, the GYCW will be held this year in Crete, Chersonisos, and has the motto “Don’t Panic!” Over 100 participants from Young Crews all around the world are going to take part. For three days the event will offer the opportunity to network, exchange experiences and to get to know the Young Crew on an international level.

On Friday the 26.10.2012 the Global Young Crew Workshop will open its gates for registration at 1pm, followed by two parallel workshop sessions. During these sessions Luca Cavone and Estuardo Calderon Sheel will provide guidance and new tools for emerging as well as established communities of project managers.

On Saturday and Sunday keynotes and workshops will be covering a variety of project management topics in the frame of “Don’t Panic.” There will be a workshop on improvisation theater techniques, teaching attendees on how to improvise and react smartly in certain challenging situations. Another workshop will show the negative effects of project managers showing panic reactions in front of their team when being faced with changing project requirements and environments as well as time constraints. The participants will learn strategies to avoid such reactions as well as get to know project management methodologies to reestablish the structure in a project and calm down the project team and the stakeholders.

Those who are already familiar with the concept of the GYCW know that the perfect mix of having fun and enjoying working in an international young group together with learning and applying new techniques characterizes our workshops. “It was inspiring to see how project managers operate world-wide and to investigate the impact of culture on teams,” declared Kimberley Pilkington, participant of last year’s GYCW in Brisbane. “Not only was it a lot of fun, I took home a lot or practical tips and tricks which has made me more effective in my projects afterwards.

Although the inspiring workshops could be the only reason one would need to attend, these are not the only activities prepared for participants. One of the strong goals of Global YC Workshops is to engage the international community of young project managers to build strong relations among the global project management community that is Young Crew. The participants will have a lot of opportunities for networking throughout the workshop. A good starting point is the workshop and the welcome reception in the evening of the first day. The greatest opportunity for networking though is the Saturday night Gala Dinner, which is the highlight of the GYCW weekend.

Past years workshops have shown that this event is an ideal facilitator for new projects ideas and undertakings. “The GYCW is the key place where young project managers interact and network, and it is a well known fact that interaction drives innovation,” says Dr. Daniel Collado-Ruiz,(Spain), Head of IPMA Young Crew Innovation. “This event keeps us at the forefront in new activities and events to make the IPMA Young Crew more fruitful for all our members.” An excellent example is the Global e-Collaboration Competition (GeCCo), which was created during the GYCW in Istanbul, or Coaching for Development (C4D) which was created by Young Crew members after the GYCW in Helsinki. Each year participants are coming back from the Workshop with a lot of energy and motivation to their local Young Crews – or even establish new Young Crews! Saad Hegazy (Egypt) points out “I would say that because of Young Crew, I achieved extraordinary career development, and had the chance to develop and affect the PM world in my country and across the world. I wouldn’t miss any of the Young Crew Workshops.”

As is the IPMA World Congress, the Global Young Crew Workshop is also organized each year in a different country, letting the participants explore new environments and cultures. This year it will be Greece, and as usual, Young Crew is organizing a special offer for its members. The official Young Crew hotel for the event will be the Golden Beach Hotel, www.goldenhotels.gr/en/golden-beach/hotel-overview. Participants are asked to register via [email protected] and mention the Global Young Crew Workshop to get the special price. To register for the Workshop, please follow the steps at www.ipma2012.gr/reg/regform.html. The registration for GYCW includes participation in the day sessions of the 26-29 October IPMA World Congress.

To enable all the components scheduled for this three day Global Young Crew Workshop, we are looking for sponsors to support this gainful event for the new generation of young project managers. We offer sponsors visibility packages, which give you the opportunity to establish and manifest your name among the participants and the community of the International Project Manager Association (IPMA). Come be a part of our event, and help make it incomparable.

Find further YCGW information and updates on our Workshop’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/gycw2012.

About IPMA Young Crew: IPMA Young Crew is a key component of IPMA’s growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow. We are an active network of young professional project managers and students aged 25 to 35 who believe in community and the building of a worldwide young professional project management family. With over 20 member countries, IPMA Young Crew strives to provide experiential learning through interaction and information exchange with young project managers.

For more information about IPMA Young Crew, visit www.ipma.ch/young-crew/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) was the world’s first project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national PM societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.   IPMA offers an International Competence Baseline standard, a four-level project manager certification, expert seminars and global knowledge. IPMA’s annual world congress is one of the most important meetings of the world’s project management experts and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2012 is Mr. Roberto Mori. Additional information about IPMA is available at www.ipma.ch

Contact Details:

Natalia Majcher

Head of Marketing and Communication

Global Young Crew Workshop 2012

e-Mail: [email protected]

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