The 24-hour virtual project management conference
Talk around the Clock
Delivering Value for the People
Some of the world's finest speakers in project management await you. They speak pro bono for a common purpose: Delivering Value to the People.
On February 6, 2023, Türkiye* and Syria got shattered by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. We watched devastating news with a broken heart: Destroyed cities, thousands of people under the rubble, and multiple innocent victims, among them many children who lost their homes and families.
The PMI Ukraine Chapter initiated the Talk around the Clock conference. Ukrainians apprehend what it means for a nation to endure pain and losses. They asked Oliver F. Lehmann from Germany for help, one of the organizers of the 1st Talk around the Clock in 2022, and together, they formed the project team for this charity event.
The Talk around the Clock virtual conference crowdfunds money for people in need. As Ukraine received support to overcome the challenges of the war and stay vital, they pay it forward and help others.
PMI-certified project managers can claim 1 PDU per hour of attendance, 24 PDUs maximum.
* Türkiye was formerly known as Turkey.
The donations made for the Talk around the Clock event are transferred in full to UNICEF*.
We will do this in compliance with PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Article 2.2.3:
"We fulfill the commitments that we undertake – we do what we say we will do."
Due diligence matters. The PMI Ukraine Chapter and Oliver F. Lehmann as its cooperation partner guarantee the correct handling of these amounts. Furthermore, we invite all donors to audit the payment flow after the transfer to UNICEF.
*: A minor deduction will be made by the payment provider to cover their transfer expenses.
The virtual conference begins April 14, 10 AM UTC.
It will proceed over 24 hours until April 15, 10 AM UTC:
The Talk around the Clock project team opens the conference:
Pragmatics of Life - How building your wisdom helps your resilience
Psychiatrists employ 10 typical therapies to tackle mental problems. Together they are called wisdom, the capability to live your life. Learn about the 10 competencies of wisdom and the 6 characteristics of resilience.
Crisis Mode - Can Experience from Games Help in Real Life?
Interactive session with examples from board and computer games, applying learnings to real-life crisis approach, including hard data vs. emotions, strategic vs. tactical, what-if scenarios decision making
Out of the crisis - the smart mission
Insider report: Around the year 2000, NASA transformed its fundamental philosophy. Implementing a new paradigm, NASA turned its focus to the people inside the involved organizations to ensure all team up for mission success.
The Next Generation of Project Management
Project management approaches undergo changes. In the last few years, many of these changes have taken place due to the COVID-19 pandemic and advances in technology. These and other driving factors lead us into the next generation of project management.
Redefining the role of NGOs for Disaster Recovery
Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, are ranked as the 2nd global risk category. NGOs play an instrumental role in accessing resources and providing project support to disaster areas. My talk will cover edefining the role of "Glocal" NGOs.
Tony Appleby, Lucilla Dotto, Przemek Kotecki, Deanna Landers, Olivier Lazar, Oliver F. Lehmann, Thomas Walenta
How can project managers contribute to the public good?
"A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result." (PMBOK Guide 7th Ed., p. 245)
When projects bring about changes, there is hope that these changes will improve people's lives. However, the change they cause is often detrimental to individuals, organizations, and society. Change may be damaging to the environment we depend on. Sometimes, a project benefits a small minority while hurting everyone else.
What can project managers do to ensure that their projects are beneficial to the greater good?
Making the World a Better Place through Project Management
Projects bring change to organizations. But projects can implement change in society as well. In this presentation, Deanna and Peter focus on key areas where project managers can help non-profit organizations.
Essential Negotiating Skills
When it comes to crisis situations, negotiation skills come first place. There is no “one size fits all” technique because each scenario is unique. The primary focus during the talk is to provide you with a structured process that you could use in any given situation.
Flexible Authenticity: Adapt Your Leadership to Changing Environments
Attendees will learn the crucial skill of adapting their leadership style to achieve the results they desire. This is a must-attend event for anyone looking to improve their leadership skills.
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Project Managers
This is a basic introduction to artificial intelligence for project managers, covering its definition, types, applications, and implications for project management. Also, we'll have a sneak into the AI application for VUCA Crisis Management
VUCA Factors and Sustainability
We will dig into the VUCA factors that lead to the extinction of species and what it will take to have a more positive and healthy future for generations to come. Let's celebrate sustainability wins for our earth, humanity, and nature.
MHPSS* disaster response projects
How the IBU Foundation reduces the distress on survivors of natural disasters (earthquake, tsunami, landslide, flood, liquefaction, eruption) and improves their resilience.
*: Mental health and psychosocial support
Project-oriented company's ability to deliver in the VUCA world
We'll talk about how companies can stay resilient by recognizing how and which management mechanisms affect the success & delivery. And what can or should be changed to meet the needs of the VUCA world.
Prepare Leadership Skills for the Post-VUCA World
Our VUCA world is currently experiencing new requirements and change. New leadership skills such as resilience, empathy, and transparency are more important than ever. In a workshop, we will work out which skills are needed.
The Resilience Advantage: Unlocking Growth in Turbulent Times
Are you tired of just surviving in times of turbulence and uncertainty? It's time to thrive. In this engaging presentation, we will explore the power of resilience as a key to unlocking growth in turbulent times.