19 February 2018 | 8:08
Sandra Misic

2nd Diversity in Project Management conference in Croatia

Since the mid 1960’s, IPMA is one of the leading worldwide congress organizer on project, programme and portfolio management, bringing together business professionals, practitioners, managers and representatives of companies, leading scientists, educators, professors, and students, representatives of various sectors and occupations, NGO’s and the media.

Now for the 2nd time IPMA organizes in cooperation with CAPM (IPMA Croatia) an international 2-day Special Interest Group (SIG) conference on Diversity in Project Management together with the IPMA Regional 4th SENET conference (the South-Eastern European Network of IPMA Member Associations), also organized by CAPM.

The 2nd edition will be held from June 7-9, 2018 in Brijuni Islands National Park – North Adriatic – Croatia.

To address current challenges in diversity, in a 2-day conference it will be evident that the focus will be on the conference theme’s related issues where we want participants and presenter to come, talk, share, learn, experience and explore how by celebrating differences one makes the difference in projects & project organizations and facilitate project success in an even better way. We note that for example, challenging aspects of diversity are:

  • Gender is (unfortunately) still a major factor in thinking and behaviour on diversity and
  • Age gap in project management.

We are delighted to invite you to consider to be a presenter at the 2nd edition of the Diversity in Project Management conference in Brijuni Islands National Park, Croatia, whether you’re a practitioner telling about your good practices, an expert sharing ideas & solutions on better practices or an academic sharing insights in future next practices.

Overview of the 2nd DiPM conference topics:

  • Various research results show that diverse project teams make better projects. So we need to bring more differences i.e. diversity into the staffing of our project teams to celebrate such differences.
  • But how to come to more diverse project teams in a world where diversity is not yet the key? How to bring along the ruling class of mainly (Caucasian) men and the feeling around mostly that more of the same won’t bring the required success anymore in a more and more diverse world?
  • How to overcome the challenges and conflicts that can derive from diverse, heterogeneous project teams? Best practice approaches to create a high performance team out of a formerly group of culturally diverse individuals.
  • What other instruments than quotas are effective tools to bring in a more diverse workforce in organizations?

There are several main topics covered by the 4th SENET Project Management Conference:

  • Project Management for Driving Business Success and Serving Community Needs,
  • Advancing PM Competences,
  • Regional Projects – Multy Win Opportunity for Stakeholders,
  • PM Certification –  Future Trends,
  • Products and Services for PM Profession Support,
  • Research in PM – State of the Art and Future Trends and
  • PM in Practice.

The best papers (academic or practitioner) will be selected for publishing in expanded form, in the OTMC journal (https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/otmcj) or European Project Management Journal (http://epmj.org/ ). Submission of abstracts, papers and presentations should be sent to: dipm2018@ipma.world

Important information:

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts for presentations (Academic or Professional)

Mar 15th , 2018

  • Notification of acceptance

Mar 30th, 2018

  • Deadline for submitting full papers (Academic) or presentations (Professional)

May 1st, 2018

  • Deadline for submitting final revised papers (academic) or presentations (professional) 

Jun 1st, 2018

Number of the registration to the conference is limited.

For more information how to register on the conference you can contact: dipm2018@ipma.world  and check out website .

Reduced fee for members of SENET countries is 50% i.e. (members of IPMA National Association in the following countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey).

Two inspiring days addressing Diversity in Project management with the most comprehensive program of best practices, new insights and academic findings combined with book launches, networking opportunities, site visits, social events and more.

Let’s celebrate our differences to make the difference!

Written by
Sandra Misic

Sandra currently works as Assistant to the IPMA President and Executive Director. Since joining IPMA in 2012, Sandra worked in FMCG sector for Procter&Gamble. She holds Master in Economics from Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. After graduation she continued at the same University the doctoral programme in Business Economics. Her particular research interest is behavioral economics.

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