Effective Coaching and Mentoring

PMO Discussion Group


Discussion Topic | Effective Coaching and Mentoring 

Our National Project Management Office (PMO) Community of Practice has convened this Quarterly Discussion Group to provide an opportunity for established and emerging PMO Leaders to come together in an informal environment and share knowledge and expertise from the PMO domain as well as do some all important networking.  

AIPM members and non-members are invited to join this discussion.

Effective coaching and mentoring of project and program staff can be challenging for a PMO. In a COVID world with many teams pushing to maintain delivery and manage risk, combined with usual project challenges, it becomes even more important to support and encourage their progress. Whether PMOs do this as part of their formal role or to build rapport with key stakeholders, this activity like many others needs planning and consideration. The aim of this talk is to look at different aspects of coaching and mentoring and the ways in which each can be used by PMO to add value to individuals, teams and the organisation.

What to expect from this discussion group:

  • Knowledge sharing and building through group discussion by PMO leaders
  • Ask questions of a panel of PMO influencers
  • Share your own experiences and learnings
  • Collaboratively explore problems and issues with like-minds
  • Make connections with other PMO leaders, spread across sectors and geographically

Who is this event for? 

  • Established PMO Leaders
  • Emerging PMO Leaders
  • PMO Support Staff

Members $0 | Non Members $30 |
3 CPD points


Fiona MacTavish Fiona MacTavish is a project professional with a career built around people, projects/programs/portfolios and PMOs. People are the key as they are the most rewarding and challenging part of any role. With a background in healthcare and particularly digital health she has recently held leadership roles to grow and mature PMOs at the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. In these roles, she has coached and mentored individuals and teams to achieve their goals. Supporting a group of people to become a high performing team brings an enormous sense of achievement for her.  She has qualifications in science and business as well membership of peak associations in risk, IT, company directorship, and project management. She is a committee member of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) National PMO Community of Practice.

Fiona MacTavish