Building the Workforce of the Future for the PM Profession

Capabilities needed to thrive in a constantly changing environment


Like many others, the project management profession is embracing opportunities in a constantly changing environment. With booming social and economic infrastructure and a huge volume of projects coming to market, project management professionals are in huge demand in both the public and private sectors. As new digital trends and technologies automate tasks traditionally done by our emerging project management professionals, the skills demand will only become more pronounced.

So how do we build a workforce of the future that the project management profession needs?

Project management professionals and their employers must pursue diversity of thought, experience, perspectives and skills; embrace digital ways of working; and foster collaboration and innovation, to build the workforce of tomorrow, today.


This panel discussion in conjunction with our event partners Aurecon, will share insights on topics such as career development and up-skilling, the power of data and technology and how to foster colaboration in a diverse workforce.


  • Career development imperatives for the project management profession

  • Future-ready capability – where to focus, how to build

  • The power of people and technology in shaping opportunities for strategic and creative thinking

  • Fostering collaboration and innovation is fundamental to creating the workplace of the future 

Members $30 | Non Members $60
CPD Points: 3


Liam Hayes As part of Aurecon’s Group Executive Leadership Team, Liam leads Aurecon’s People team which focuses on providing solutions that attract the best talent and develop the team to meet client’s current and future challenges. Liam is also a member of the CEO's Future Ready team which is focused on preparing the organisation for the future, to avail of its opportunities and to minimise its risks.
Elena Zagorenko Elena is a senior manager and leader with a track record of successfully delivering portfolios, programs, and projects in complex environments. With over 13 years of hands-on delivery experience, Elena worked across several industries including Banking, IT, Civil Construction, Electricity Transmission and Mining. Elena is a visionary thinker who works closely with leadership teams and boards to build sustainable systems and processes that enable successful delivery of corporate objectives. 
Hester De Wet Hester is a chartered electrical engineer with industry experience ranging from Mining, Transmission Systems & Distribution, Renewable Energy, Civil Aerospace to Construction. Hester has worked in countries across the world with a focus on project management, design management, business strategy and innovation across the complete system lifecycle from research and product development to on-site project delivery.

Liam Hayes

Elena Zagorenko

Hester De Wet