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PMI-Vancouver Island 2017 Professional Development Conference


Thursday, 4 May 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, 5 May 2017 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
PMI-VI Member - May 4 only   more info 2d 7h 39m $250.00 $9.35 $12.97
PMI-VI Member - May 5 only   more info 2d 7h 39m $250.00 $9.35 $12.97
PMI-VI Member - Full Package (May 4 & 5)   more info 2d 7h 39m $450.00 $16.35 $23.32
Non PMI-VI Member - Full Package (May 4 & 5)   more info 2d 7h 39m $650.00 $19.95 $33.50
Non PMI-VI Member - May 4 only   more info 2d 7h 39m $350.00 $12.85 $18.14
Non PMI-VI Member - May 5 only   more info 2d 7h 39m $350.00 $12.85 $18.14

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A two day Project Management Professional Development Conference featuring 7 engaging speakers

 Start the mornings off right with a Networking Breakfast from 8:00 – 9:00 am 


Thursday May 4



9:00am - 11:00am - Project Everest with Alan Mallory from Barrie, Ontario

Alan’s gruelling expedition to the top of the world’s highest peak is a project filled with unparalleled physical and mental challenges and some of the roughest, most extreme conditions imaginable. Learn how we as Project Managers can reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take. Alan creates a powerful and unforgettable journey for his audience by integrating captivating mountaineering and adventure stories with his innovative leadership and project management experience.     


11:00am - 11:30am - BREAK  


11:30am - 12:45pm - Agile Project Management Utilized in Homicide Investigations with Detectives Colum & Michael Cavilla from Calgary, Alberta

This presentation illustrates an interesting case study that displays how Agile methods are not limited only to IT Projects. The audience will be shown how Agile methods are widely transferable and easily adaptable to non-IT projects. This is displayed in a variety of capacities through a real life example of Agile Project Management principles, utilized in an actual Homicide Investigation, that project managers can consider when undertaking other projects that possess high rates of requirements change.


12:45pm - 1:45pm - LUNCH


1:45pm - 2:45pm - Have You Got What It Takes? An Exciting Team-Building Challenge          


2:45pm - 3:00pm - BREAK  


3:00pm - 4:15pm - I Didn’t SEE the iceberg! – and other Titanic communication mistakes with Cindy Margules from Austin, Texas

This presentation will review the Titanic’s relevant missteps and correlate subsequent lessons learned to the best practices for Senior Management communications. How to convey bad news effectively and techniques to avoid blame and excuses will also be covered.

Specifically, information concerning risky Senior Management directives, communication plans targeting outstanding issue conveyance, quality concerns, and exceptional decision making will be included. The reader will take away concrete strategies and tactics in taking accountability without losing credibility.

With this information a Project Manager should be able to avoid most disasters, or significantly lessen the damage while salvaging the wreck.


4:15pm - 4:30pm - Q&A, CLOSING REMARKS            


Friday May 5     



9:00am - 10:15am - The Process of Introducing Modern Assessment Methods in Finnish Schools with Kimmo Kumpulainen from Tempere, Finland

Finland’s school system has consistently come at the top of international rankings for education systems. Kimmo will share his experience on how to manage change when introducing a novel idea to experts and how changing the assessment methods will change the whole process of teaching. He will also reveal why is it beneficial to implement process development in cyclical form instead of one training session.


10:15am - 10:45am - BREAK  


10:45am - 12:00pm -  Getting It Done: Influence without Authority with Kristine Hayes from San Diego, California

Explore the challenge of using influence without positional-based authority in order to achieve desired results and apply an Influence Model based on building relationships illustrated by real-life examples of how to routinely get things done using influence. Attendees will practice techniques to build skills required to influence stakeholders at any level in the organization.  


12:00pm - 1:00 pm - LUNCH


1:00pm - 2:15pm - How to Deliver Exceptional Project Results with Jamal Moustafaev from Vancouver, British Columbia

Jamal will take you through an assessment of the overall success rate of the projects in industry and explain the high failure rate of the endeavours undertaken by various companies. In the process of this session Jamal will share a formula for the delivery of exceptional project results and conduct a high-level overview of project and portfolio management.


2:15pm - 2:45pm - BREAK


2:45pm - 4:00pm - Project Control Freaks, Queen Bees and Workplace Terrorists Preventing, Managing & Eliminating your Project Nightmare with Paul Pelletier from Victoria, British Columbia

Paul introduces the issue of project management bullying and its impact on people, teams, projects and organizations. Bullying can be as harmful at work as it is in schools and other areas of society. Paul knows this from personal experience and will share his story and how it led to his book and the work he does today. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of workplace bullying and a tool kit of strategies for effectively dealing with your workplace terrorist.


4:00pm - 4:30pm - Q&A, CLOSING REMARKS           


Have questions about PMI-Vancouver Island 2017 Professional Development Conference? Contact PMI VANCOUVER ISLAND CHAPTER

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When & Where

Union Club, Victoria
805 Gordon St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z6

Thursday, 4 May 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, 5 May 2017 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

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We are the Vancouver Island Chapter of PMI (PMI-VI), which is the leading, non-profit international professional organization dedicated to promoting professionalism in the practice of Project Management.

Our main goals are:

(1) to support the professional development of our members; and,

(2) to advance the discipline of Project Management on Vancouver Island, both in the workplace and community.

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