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PMI-VI 20th Anniversary Gala!!!

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It’s time to celebrate a milestone for our Chapter!

This year we turn 20 and we’re celebrating with a party!

Let’s all come together for the PMI-VI 20th Anniversary Gala on April 16, 2016 at the Empress Hotel. Featuring an exciting evening with: 

  • Special guests from the Project Management Institute and chapter leaders from across the Northwest;
  • A celebratory toast;
  • Premier of our commemorative video featuring past presidents; 
  • Sit down dinner; and
  • Dancing with DJ music by Sound Choice

Guests and non members welcomed. 

Act soon before this event sells out! Click here for tickets.


Peter B. Gustavson School of Business | University of Victoria Updates

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PMP Exam Preparation – 5 Day Course This 5-day course (April 6 -7 & 12-14, 2016) provides participants with practical guidance on how projects are actually managed as well as explaining how these practical processes align with the latest PMBOK. Participants will prepare to successfully take the PMP® or CAPM® examination, attain their professional certification and put this knowledge to work in managing real projects.


Introduction to Project Management (May 4 – 5, 2016 Victoria, May 18-19, 2016 Vancouver): This two-day introductory course gives new project managers and project team members the essential tools they need to deliver successful projects on time, on budget and in scope. The course covers the complete project lifecycle, from initial project proposal and definition, through project implementation, and finally to the often neglected project completion phase. Completion of this course will earn you 14 PDU’s.


October 2016 we will once again be offering the popular Masters Certificate in Project Management program. This is a highly concentrated 18 day, nine-module program that covers all ten areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge or PMBOK® Guide, from project procurement management, to risk management to integration management. Programs start October 4 and 5 in Victoria and Vancouver respectively.


Thriving on Change (October 26-27, 2016): A comprehensive two day workshop on the skills of navigating and leading change in the workplace. University of Victoria facilitator Dr. Vivien Corwin will explore understanding and optimising change, building engagement in the midst of change, understanding and dealing with our differences (using organizational frames) and how to foster trust in the workplace. Completion of this course will earn you 14 PDU’s.


Facilitative Leadership (November 23-24, 2016): Canada’s top leadership development course limited to just 25 participants. Here managers will practice their facilitative communication, project leadership and problem solving techniques in two dynamic days of learning. Completion of this course will earn you 14 PDU’s. Only a few seats remaining!



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On March 29, 2016 at noon – Learn about “The science of trust!” – Register NOW

Space is LIMITED to the first 200 people

Sign up NOW to attend this FREE webinar
presented by Rich Batchelor at noon, Tuesday March 29th, 2016


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Successful change implementations need the finesse of the trusted leader to navigate the path of least resistance. No matter how complex the change and how diverse the stakeholder groups, the real key to successful change is building a trustful relationship between all involved. Knowing how to develop this trust needs the leader to understand what it looks, feels and demonstrates to all involved.

There is a proven interplay between the science of trust and the artistry of demonstrating it. Many individuals see it as the external representation anchored in a pool of emotional responses. Extensive research has shown that trust is beyond the intangible but is a physical and chemical activity that can be brought to the fore with the right nurturing and triggers. This is a skill all project and change leaders need to understand and learn to use as they motivate acceptance and reinforcement of their change challenges.

This seminar addresses the art and science of trusted change leadership. The benefits of understanding the key trigger points for trust and how these build to smooth the way ahead for projects and strategic alignment within the current workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the science of trust
  • Appreciate the challenges of change events
  • Get to know the six key drivers for trust
  • Understand the relationship of each trust driver to change
  • The importance of trust in delivering successful project and change
  • The role of the leader in building and maintaining trust


This webinar is brought to you by Puget Sound PMI Chapter, and offered by PRAXIS Consulting, Inc. Your webinar host is Rich Batchelor, he has beendelivering successful change for over 20 years. His credits include developing the change management model used across the UK government and being a founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals. He is the current President of the association’s Toronto Chapter and chair of their Chapter Leadership Forum.

Come invest an hour of your time and you can immediately experience astounding growth and changes in how you work, live, and think!

Note: PMI Talent Triangle Area: Leadership (1 PDU)

It’s FREE…but space is limited to the first 200 who sign-up, so sign-up now!

Go to:
and start the process of transforming How You Build Trust for Change Tomorrow!


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TWO Nights FREE Lodging (April 8 & 9) at the Hyatt with your PMI Member or Individual Rate* event registration:


Yes…that’s right…if you register as an PMI Member/Individual…Your Lodging for Friday & Saturday Night at the Hyatt will be FREE…we will pick it up on the group account!!! But ONLY if you REGISTER for the Event BY Wednesday at Midnight on March 30th!!!  Bring the Family, Bring Friends, make it a Professional Development Vacation Weekend! J


Hotel Registration Link:

(When registering for the hotel include “PMI Vancouver Island 30” in the comments and your registration confirmation number)

*Is not applicable with Corporate Discount Rates

The Secret Art of Influence (Free Webinar)

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  1. If you have 4 or more individuals from your PMI chapter that attend…you can register under the Corporate Level…and use PMI Victoria or PMI Vancouver as the Company Name!
  2. If ONLY 7% of your membership are in attendance at the conference then your chapter will receive a FREE 1 day seminar in a location of your choosing for the entire chapter from either Brian Taylor, Frank Saladis, Gary De Rodriguez or Rich Batchelor (Featured speakers at the Transformational Project Leadership Conference)…

March 8, 2016 (Noon pst)….Register Now…Space is Limited!



One of the most critical skills for any Project or Change leader to master is his or her ability to influence key stakeholders and ensure effective communication throughout the life of a project.  Success is based upon productive, united relationships amongst all stakeholders. A projects lucrative deliverable is therefore based on the strength of collaborating relationships and the effectiveness of the communication.


Some of the distinctions of effective presentation delivery can be segmented into three core competencies; the words we utilize, the tonality of our voice and our bodies language.  7% of the meaning of our communication is the words we use, 38% the tone of our voices and 55% our bodies language.  To wield the greatest degree of influence an effective leader will deliver their presentation with an understanding of how to influence different learning styles and use their voice tone and bodies as instruments to achieve the results they desire.


This seminar addresses the need to expand the project and change leader’s capabilities to influence, increase people intelligence and create an effective approach that grows competency and mastery in presentation delivery.


Learning Objectives:


·        Understanding the three core competencies of communication

·        Increase leadership effectiveness through learning powerful presentation skills

·        How to deliver your presentation to different learning styles

·        The importance of tonal patterns and when to use them

·        The science of eye patterns and their connection to learning styles

·        How to use the three representational systems to create charismatic presentations

·        How to organize your presentation into the 4-mat system to appeal to the thinking strategies of an entire audience


This webinar is brought to you by Puget Sound PMI Chapter, and offered by PRAXIS Consulting, Inc. Your webinar host is Gary De Rodriguez, an International keynote speaker, communication, team performance, corporate consultant and professional coach, Gary De Rodriguez is known as the People Mechanic.


Come invest an hour of your time and you can immediately experience astounding growth and changes in how you work, live, and think!  Note: PMI Talent Triangle Area: Strategy (1 PDU)


It’s FREE…but space is limited to the first 200 who sign-up, so sign-up now! 


Go to:  and start the process of transforming How You Influence Tomorrow!