The John Grill Institute for Project Leadership is delighted to offer our Systems Engineering Leadership Workshop to a selected group of project leaders and practitioners to learn the fundamentals of systems thinking and systems engineering and appreciate the role of technical leadership in systems engineering.
In this course you will explore how systems engineering is critically important and operates in the delivery of built infrastructure, with reference to local and international practical case studies and the ICE reports. The course will unpack how multiple infrastructure systems interact with each other and sit within pre-existing systems, including the natural environment.
The workshop will ask participants to consider and question how do we think holistically in terms of outcomes to ensure projects are ‘shovel worthy rather than shovel ready’? This workshop includes expert presentations and industry panels, discussion and networking opportunities, pre-course materials and further reading.
Format: Two consecutive half days online.
Date: The next offering of this workshop is 13 and 14 September, 2023.
For more information or to sign-up to the course above, access the eventbrite page.
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May 5, 2023 Welcome to the John Grill Institute for Project Leadership’s Newsletter, keeping you up to date with our latest research and news. As a ‘go-to’ place for global …
Under the guidance of our Director, Professor Jennifer Whyte, Advisory Board and Internal Management Group – engagement continues to grow through research, events and industry dialogue as we seek to become the ‘go-to’ place for advice on how to set up and execute projects.
the challenges and opportunities of delivering infrastructure.
Professor Tim Broyd, founding director of University College London’s Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment, presented insights from research into how the construction industry should approach climate change.
The University of Queensland and Imperial College London’s Professor Mark Dodgson AO visited to share his expertise on Innovation in Professional Services Firms.
Dr Marzena Baker and her co-authors have received the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 2022 Best Paper Award for their publication “Leadership Diversity and Its Influence on Equality Initiatives and Performance: Insights for Construction Management”.
Professor Stewart Clegg and his co-authors have received the Association for Information Systems Network College Best Paper Award for their publication “Watchers, Watched, and Watching in the Digital Age: Reconceptualization of IT Monitoring as Complex Action Nets” in Organization Science Journal.
As the purpose of megaprojects widens towards the production of “socially valuable outcomes”, projects become instruments not only of production of economic returns to be captured by the capital investors based on user willingness to pay, but also instruments of distribution of value to be appropriated by non-users.
As we face a changing world, we need to think differently about projects and their leadership. This special collection titled “Project Leadership in a Changing World” is an opportunity to examine the perspectives on leadership that are important to positively intervening in a changing world.
2022 has been a busy time as the Institute continues transitioning to its new home alongside the School of Project Management in the Faculty of Engineering.
The Faculty of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series continued with the School of Project Management welcoming Professor Anna Kadefors from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Mr Gill is a Professor of New Infrastructure Development at the University of Manchester’s Alliance Manchester Business School and will continue his research on the design of structures and processes to create economic and social value.
The John Grill Institute for Project Leadership’s Infrastructure in a Changing World talks series continued on Wednesday August 24 with the visit of Head of Assurance at Infrastructure New South Wales, Marina Van Der Walt.
Professor Dawood discussed the university’s decarbonisation agenda and his expertise in sustainable infrastructure, carbon reduction in construction, housing and engineering.
On 21 June 2022, the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College London and the John Grill Institute for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney co-hosted a workshop on the need to see projects as interventions in wider systems, and the implications of such a mindset shift.
On Thursday 23 June the School of Project Management and John Grill Institute for Project Leadership undertook a school retreat.
The day was used to reflect on the needs of students and staff and develop a strategic future plan.
As video conferencing becomes more central to work in organisations, managers need to improve the quality of discussions to make futures that matter. Doing so online is more difficult to organise and vulnerable to excluding relevant expertise.
The School of Project Management and John Grill Institute for Project Leadership’s Professor Stewart Clegg has been honoured at the European Academy of Management 2022 conference in Winterthur, Switzerland.
The John Grill Institute for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney’s School of Project Management is calling for submissions for our November 2022 online symposium on ‘Project Leadership in a Changing World’.