Project Leadership for a Changing World

International Symposium 2022: Thursday 3 November 2022


The John Grill Institute for Project Leadership is hosting an annual International Symposium on Project Leadership in a Changing World.

The second international symposium in 2022 will be held on Thursday 3rd November 2022. Please hold the date.

The first international symposium in 2021 brought together leading researchers in the field. It gave a broad overview of current research in the field of project leadership and its potential impact on how projects are delivered in a changing world. It also kicked off the new research directions of the Institute on project sponsorship, management and governance: project models and digital transformation, organizational dynamics of projects, and projects for sustainable, resilient and just futures (see associated paper on project leadership). More details of the 2021 Symposium are found here.

Project Leadership and the Institute

Thanks to a generous donation by John Grill, the University of Sydney has a track record of research and executive education, working with project leaders in Australia and internationally. The Symposium is organized by the John Grill Institute for Project Leadership. Founded through the investment from John Grill, the Institute recognizes the significant responsibility that project leaders face, especially where projects continue to be poorly conceived and delivered, costing the taxpayer and society. The Institute provides a trusted source of independent advice on project leadership that draws on the latest evidence from leading international research and practice to provide advice on conceiving, setting up and delivering major complex projects and portfolios or programs of projects to project sponsors, project leaders and project managers across government, industry and policy. This website complements the official website above, hosting information on events, project leadership research news and project information.

The sessions of the 2021 Symposium are available
on this site

Why join us at the 2022 International Symposium

The series of International Symposia are designed to share the latest thinking on project leadership across an international research, policy and practice community. The main audience for this online symposium is our international peers; a secondary audience is the international professional bodies and key client organizations. One outcome should also be to identify and set up links with key groups around the world.

Other ways to engage

Through its flagship work on Executive Leadership in Major Projects through customized courses, and public masterclasses and events, we seek to build capacity to better understanding and practice of project leadership, building significantly on the knowledge bank generated since our start as a Centre in 2012. Join our community of researchers, public and private companies and government agencies with stakes in projects through the links above and follow us on twitter and Linkedin.