July Chapter Event | Futurist PM

Business Acumen

Imagine a meetup between project managers and futurists - what sparks could fly? This session will dive into the futures of project management, where the concept of management could be a ‘used future’.

Our international guest speaker, Dr Elissa Farrow from About Your Transition and the Institute of the Future Australia will encourage you to embrace agility, resilience, and a whole lot of "what if".  Elissa will be talking through tested futurist tools, concepts and approaches – a recipe for a future-ready toolkit. We will explore how to make change a collaborative, ongoing journey and we will talk about:

  • Artificial Intelligence and collective intelligence;
  • Why leadership agility and an adaptive mindset is a game-changer; and
  • Why outcomes beat timelines any day. 

This isn't your typical PMI presentation. It's about blending the structure good project managers know with the longer-term futures perspective you’ll need. Join PMIQ and Dr Elissa Farrow for a lively discussion where transformation isn't ‘ho hum’ but a chance to ride the wave of tomorrow's possibilities. Let's dive in together and make positive futures. 

As a bonus to PMI Queensland members – Dr Elissa Farrow is running a full day futures and foresight virtual workshop with her colleague Dr Jeanne Hoffman the following day 1 August 2024 AEST with discounts to PMI members – check it out - http://tix.yt/futures-and-foresight-workshop-aug-2024

Dr Elissa Farrow is a futurist, author, facilitator, coach, and strategist. She has over 25 year’s experience in research, organisational innovation, design, adaptation, and benefits realisation. and has extensive experience in strategic organisational adaptation design and delivery. Dr Farrow has supported organisations to define positive futures and then successfully transform to bring lasting benefits.  She has successfully transferred her skills to different contexts and industries including transport, education, resources, finance, government, construction, technology, legal and community services. 

Elissa has won a national award for Contribution to Women in Project Management through the Project Management Institute, Australia and for her research with the Association of Professional Futurists and Change Management Institute. Her doctoral research explored organisations of the future and the implications for leaders, teams and the adaptation approach as a result of artificial intelligence. For fun Elissa does improvisation with Big Fork Theatre and is a volunteer surf life saver on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).