Barnsley College to host online masterclass on Project Management

Talent United, the employer engagement initiative run by Barnsley College, will host a free virtual masterclass on Monday 18 January, 9.30am to 11.30am.

Sharon Sutton, Project Manager at the award-winning Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens, will share experiences drawn from her extensive project management career. She will also give her insights on what it takes to be a truly great project manager, the skills required, and the challenges and expectations associated with the role.

The presentation will showcase The Parks for People restoration project. This £4 million project will restore Cannon Hall’s parklands to their former Georgian splendour through the generosity of the Heritage Lottery Fund and its associates.

Sharon said: “It’s an honour to have been invited to deliver a masterclass for Talent United. I will enjoy sharing some of our achievements at Cannon Hall, my advice on forging a career in the profession, and what it’s like to be a project manager. I’m especially looking forward to the opportunity to inspire the project managers of the future.”

Jess Widdowson, Enterprise Team Leader at Barnsley College, added: “We are excited to be welcoming Sharon to our virtual masterclass series. Our regular partner-led masterclasses address a variety of themes and are designed to develop key skills.

“They are free and open to all, bringing local businesses together with College staff and students. Despite having to move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these sessions have remained popular and that is testament to the quality of the presentations, themes, audiences and discussions.”

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