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Megaproject Leadership Workshop, Jun 29-30, 2011

The Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL) at UC Berkeley is hosting a two-day workshop focusing on leadership practices and the development of leaders of megaprojects. Megaprojects—sometimes referred to as ‘international’ or ‘global’ projects—could be either private- or public projects, and in any industry sector (e.g., oil and gas, industrial construction, complex buildings, infrastructure).

Leadership is to align and nurture capabilities of the project delivery team with the demands on the project. Leaders should serve as a model for the desired behavior, enable what they are requesting (conditions, knowledge, resources, coaching and training), and maintain the team focus on goals and values (process and criteria).

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This workshop wraps up the first year of our Laboratory’s research focused on megaproject leadership. P2SL’s Megaproject Leadership Initiative has been supported by Statoil as the founding member, and we have conducted our research in collaboration with colleagues at the Norwegian Technical University (NTNU).

The aim of this workshop is to bring together industry practitioners and researchers eager to share their learnings on how to exercise and develop leadership, and interested in collaborating on further research and practical applications of lessons learned in this area.

Discussions at the workshop will pertain to any or all:

the commercial terms,

the organization, and

the operating system

used to deliver projects.

Speakers will present case studies and theoretical frameworks on which to base future studies and plan-do-check-act experimental applications.