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PMI-Vancouver Island 2018 Professional Development Conference


Monday, 30 April 2018 at 7:30 AM - Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
PMI-VI Member - April 30 only   more info 3d 21h 28m $250.00 $9.35 $12.97
PMI-VI Member - May 1 only   more info 3d 21h 28m $250.00 $9.35 $12.97
PMI-VI Member - Full Package (Apr 30-May 1)   more info 3d 21h 28m $450.00 $16.35 $23.32
Non PMI-VI Member - Full Package (Apr 30-May 1)   more info 3d 21h 28m $650.00 $19.95 $33.50
Non PMI-VI Member - April 30 only   more info 3d 21h 28m $350.00 $12.85 $18.14
Non PMI-VI Member - May 1 only   more info 3d 21h 28m $350.00 $12.85 $18.14

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A two day PMI-VI Project Management Professional Development Conference featuring 8 engaging speakers


Day 1- April 30, 2018


An extraordinary Opening Breakfast Session

(doors open at 7:30, we ask that attendees be seated with their breakfast by 8:00am)


8:10am - 9:25am

The 8 myths that are restricting the PMOs to provide real value – Enter PMO Value Ring

Ricardo Triana (Miami, Florida)


We are honoured to welcome Ricardo Triana, the President of Practical Thinking Group and 2014 PMI Global Board of Directors Chairman, who will challenge the audience on their previous ideas about PMO. During this breakfast session, participants will figure out how to design a PMO truly committed to create value, and understand why we must debunk the myths that destroy the PMO’s value.


9:35am - 10:50am The Challenges of Strategy & Culture in Project Management

Karen Smits (Singapore)

As a proven international speaker, and a Global Thinker in Organizational Culture with Practical Thinking Group, Karen focuses on the people side of project management. This presentation will help the audience recognize the dynamics between strategy and culture in project management, gain deeper insight into the Collabyrinth1, and obtain essential solutions on how organizations can align strategy with organizational culture and interpersonal relationships to achieve optimal project results.

11:15am - 12:15pm  Executive Panel Discussion: Project and Program Sponsorship


1:15pm - 2:30pm  The Importance of Project Management Ethics: They Aren’t Negotiable

Paul Pelletier (Vancouver, BC)


Back by popular demand, Paul will enable participants to understand what ethical decision-making is and how it impacts people, work, and organizational success. More specifically, it will enable participants to define business and PM ethics and discuss why it is an important topic, highlight ethical obligations as a PMP, and distinguish morals, values, principles and ethics from each other.


3:00pm - 4:15pm  Business Hackathon: Accelerating Organization Performance

Brian Richardson  (Chicago, Ill)   


As President of a professional services firm dedicated to helping clients improve human performance and create lasting, successful change, Brian will describe the benefits of using collaborative events to drive change, innovation and agility in your organization. Attendees will learn to apply collaborative techniques for problem solving and solution development, and the steps for hosting a business “hackathon” at your organization.



Day 2 -  May 1, 2018


8:00 - 9:00 am Networking Breakfast


9:00am - 10:15am  How To Get Executives To Act For Project Success

Michael O’Brochta  (Roanoke, Virginia)

Understand why projects are now more dependent on an executive, and Identify the actions they can take to help your project succeed. Learn how you can use your power to influence the executive to act and understand how a project management council and a project champion role are key methods project managers can use to amplify their power.


10:45am - 12:00pm   Robotic Telepresence – Coming to a Meeting Near You!

Kathy Milhauser  (Portland, Oregon)  

We are all familiar with the stress of too many meetings, and the pressure to be in “two places at once” – requiring us to juggle meetings, video conferences, phone calls, and other obligations in our increasingly crowded and often overbooked schedules. But what if you COULD be in two places at once? Robotic telepresence technology is an emerging trend that will soon be coming to a meeting near you. Join us to experience it in this interactive workshop and discuss the many possibilities for its use.


1:00pm - 2:15pm   PM Lessons Learned from the Trenches of a Mega Project

Shane Zbrodoff  (Calgary, AB)   

Shane will provide attendees with valuable insight into a PM’s challenges, and lessons learned taken from a large ($1.6B) and complex facility mega construction project. (Calgary International Airport Expansion). This project encountered many micro successes and failures, with some of the issues attributed to differences in PM practices, cross PM disciplines (e.g. IT and Construction), with additional problems stemming from differences in human, departmental and institutional factors. Attendees can expect valuable takeaways applicable to both large and small projects of varying complexities.

2:45pm - 4:00pm   Forecasting Programs

Eric Uytewaal (Ottawa, ON)


This presentation is based on Eric Uyttewaal’s new textbook ‘Forecasting Programs’ published in January 2018. Program managers who try managing a program like a project are doomed to fail: Program management has its own techniques and tools. So, what are those? That is what this presentation is about: Eric and his team developed special techniques and special applications specifically for program managers which  allow program managers to forecast their programs, and take corrective action early.


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








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When & Where

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

Monday, 30 April 2018 at 7:30 AM - Tuesday, 1 May 2018 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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