IPMA Young Crew 2013 Workshop in Dubrovnik to offer opportunities for Young Project Managers to Learn and Network


Reported by Katarina Dvorski ([email protected]) 

24 August 2013 – Zurich, Switzerland and Zagreb, Croatia – The International Project Management Association’s Young Crew (IPMA Young Crew) will hold its annual workshop during the 27th IPMA World Congress during September 27-29, 2013 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  If you have a young project manager under 35 years old, plan to attend this great opportunity to learn, network and advance your career.  More information can be found at http://www.ipma2013.hr/yc.aspx.

In times when change is the only constant and the application of static, unified business models are no longer sustainable, projects have become a conditio sine qua non of creating competitive advantage and are the key to success. To be better, faster and stronger is not a question of the corporate balance sheet, but relates to the idea of ​​finding economically viable and, simultaneously, creative and socially responsible projects that transcend the boundaries of a single state.

If you take into account the well-known saying that the future lies in the hands of youth, it becomes clear that, in the context of project management, opportunities should be given to young, able and ambitious people. Thus, one has to welcome IPMA’s Young Crew, a branch of the International Association for Project Management (IPMA) that gathers 56 national associations for project management throughout the world.

130824-pmwj14-Young-Crew ImageIPMA Young Crew is a project management community which represents a key component of the development of young professionals from the aforementioned propulsive and important business discipline.

Photo at right: Young Crew leaders from many countries invite you to their workshop in Dubrovnik in September 2013.

The main objectives of Young Crew are establishing the foundation for the development of project management and experiential learning, while recognizing the needs of young people and providing an opportunity to interact and exchange information. The organization consists of young professionals, project managers, academics and company directors under the age of 35.

Young Crew Croatia also gathers motivated, prosperous individuals who have decided to be part of a global community that operates in the field of project management. The Croatian branch is currently working on organizing the GYCW – Global Young Crew Workshop that will be held from 27-29 September this year in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik.  The Young Crew Workshop will be a prelude to the 27th IPMA World Congress  on project management, which will be held from 30 September to 3 October and which will bring together eminent scientists, experts and practitioners in the discipline.

The motto of this year’s GYCW workshop is “Finding Balance and Moving Forward” which refers to the need for continuing professional and personal development of young people in today’s society, with special emphasis on those who see their career path exclusively in projects. The program of the workshop consists of interactive lectures, discussions, and practical application of the knowledge acquired through exciting simulation games. More information regarding the program can be found in the official brochure.

GYCW workshop is an excellent opportunity not only for those individuals who are already active in the field of project management, but also for those who would like to improve their knowledge and expertise in the field, and thus increase their competitiveness in the labor market along with enriching their personal life by meeting new people from more than 50 countries.

The program of the workshop is also available online, and Young Crew Croatia is happy to invite you to participate.  We have received more than 100 applications, and we advise you to hurry up since the number of participants is limited, and the registration process is to be completed soon.

IPMA Young Crew is a key component of IPMA’s growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow. It is 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 participants from 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, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2013 – 2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic. For further information please navigate to www.ipma.ch.