15,000 new project management-oriented roles will be needed in Ireland by 2030.
Ahead of its forthcoming conference ‘Future Proofing Your Career – Global Megatrends, Forging New Paths’ at Croke Park, sponsored by EY Ireland, the Project Management Institute has revealed six megatrends emerging for 2022 that will impact business and society.
The conference will also share insights from PMI Research, which shows retirement rates and economic growth will drive global demand for 25 million new project-orientated professionals by 2030.
“We need to adopt a more strategic mindset, a higher level of flexibility, and a better understanding of the global events that will affect our organisations and projects”
This translates into more than 15,000 new project management-oriented roles needed in Ireland by 2030 to not only deliver business-as-usual strategic change, but also to facilitate the change related to the Megatrends.
The conference which takes place on 18 May in Croke Park will highlight the gap we will have in addressing key global trends and societal changes related to our climate crisis, digital disruption and real long-term equality.
Perspectives and insights
Attendees will hear a diverse range of perspectives and insights from leading experts into these Six Megatrends:
- Digital Disruption – Rapid and sustained technological change is a guarantee. Get ready to transition to a future built on digital progress.
- Climate Crisis – Measures to address climate change are falling short across the globe. Know what practices to implement to promote sustainability.
- Demographic Shifts – An aging workforce presents challenges in a project-based economy. Start developing the next generation of workers now to avert a talent crisis.
- Economic Shifts – Apply new strategies to build economic resilience. Find ways to facilitate continued global cooperation and knowledge sharing.
- Labour Shortages – Historic labour shortages are shaking the global economy. Shift to the world of work that promises to last for decades to come.
- Civil, Civic and Equality Movements – Create conditions where all can thrive. Embrace different perspectives to improve outcomes.
“The pace of change in today’s world resulting from Covid and other challenges is something we haven’t experienced before,” said the president of the Ireland Chapter of PMI Jackie Fagan.
“We need to adopt a more strategic mindset, a higher level of flexibility, and a better understanding of the global events that will affect our organisations and projects.”
Keynote speaker, Niall Breslin, will share the lessons he has learned from his fascinating and varied career, with a particular focus on the importance of civil, civic and equality movements and positively managing your mental health.
“The world is in the midst of a transformative age where entire industries are being disrupted the business environment is marked by near constant change”
Kieran McCorry, National Technology Officer Microsoft Ireland, will share his thoughts on Digital Disruption and how the adoption of disruptive technologies such as Internet-of-Things (IOT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) supports significant improvement in meeting or exceeding business objectives.
Also scheduled to speak is Breda O’Toole, IDA Head of Talent Transformation and Innovation, who will speak about how organisations will need to find new ways to alleviate worker shortages and close the talent gap. Stephen Prendiville, Head of Sustainability EY will speak about how sustainability will need to be built into every project and process if the world is to arrest the most damaging effects of global warming. Bringing it all together will be broadcaster and MC Taragh Loughrey-Grant.
“We are delighted to sponsor the Project Management Institute’s 2022 Conference where the theme of ‘Future Proofing Your Career’ could not be more relevant,” said headline sponsor EY Ireland’s Jennifer Ryan, Head of Transformation Delivery, EY Business Consulting.
“The world is in the midst of a transformative age where entire industries are being disrupted the business environment is marked by near constant change. But at EY we believe disruption creates opportunity. And we know that the most effective leaders are willing to constantly question, learn and transform, to ultimately help find solutions to the biggest challenges faced by our world today.”
Main image at top (from left): Peter Glynne, vice-president Ireland Chapter PMI; Grace Brennan, National Conference Director, Ireland Chapter PMI; Jackie Fagan, President, Ireland Chapter PMI and Stephen Prendiville, Head of Sustainability, EY Ireland.