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May 2017 AGM & Dinner Meeting – PMI’s Pulse of the Profession®
on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

by secretary - April 8, 2017 | No Comments

Please join us for our regular Chapter dinner meeting which will also host our yearly Annual General Meeting and Elections for the new Board of Directors for 2017-18.

PMI Director Roberto Toledo will speak on PMI’s Pulse of the Profession®

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Please Note: This will be a seated, buffet-style dinner. 

Come prepared to meet and mingle with Vancouver Island’s project management community and listen to an engaging speaker – all while earning PDUs!

To help us better plan for the event, please register early.

Early Bird price available until 4:30 PM on May 19, 2017.

All tickets after 4:30 PM May 19, 2017 and at the door are $50.00.

Enter using the door off Humboldt St.

Parking is available on street or in the Broughton St. Parkade. Please do not park in the Union Club parking lot as this is reserved for Union Club members.

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Roberto Toldeo

Speaker Bio:

An active PMI volunteer for more than 12 years, Roberto is currently a member of the PMI Board of Directors. Previously he served on the PMIEF’s Board of Directors (2012-2016) where he was chair of the board in 2014. From 2008 through 2013, Roberto Toledo was a contributing editor for PMI’s PM Network® magazine. Since 1996, he has been part of the faculty of Mexico’s Institute of Technology (ITAM), where he currently heads the Master’s Certificate Program in Project Management, and lectures at the graduate level. He is also an instructor with the Inter-American Development Bank.

Roberto holds the PMP® certification since 2002, is an MBA from ITAM and an Architect from Iberoamericana University.

Roberto is CEO and Founder of Alpha Consultoría, SA, one of Latin America’s leading project management training and consulting firms. He is also Chief Learning Officer at Alpha PM Consulting, Inc based in Chicago, IL.

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Miss our March 22nd Chapter Dinner? Here’s what you missed!

by Programs Director - March 30, 2017 | No Comments

Miss our March 22nd Chapter Dinner? Here’s what you missed!

Wednesday March 22nd was our Chapter Dinner held in the Reading Room at the Union Club. Paul Latour and Pete Smither from HeroWork spoke about how they use the PMBoK to plan and execute their “modern day barn raisings” in the not-for-profit environment. Their inspiring talk helped remind all the PMs in the room, regardless of their industry, that project management is about people at its core. When you put people first, your project is sure to be a success and you will have earned a dedicated team for many projects to come.

Paul Latour presents to the audience

President's Chapter UpdatesWe were joined by members of our PM community all the way in Whitehorse! We are in the process of creating a branch chapter in their community and used our March dinner as a test run for some conferencing technology. Stay tuned as we continue to evolve our technical abilities with the hope that we will soon be able to offer virtual attendance at all of our events!

Do you have skills that you’d like to share in this department? Email our Programs Director here

 

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As members of the Union Club, our chapter events will be hosted in their various rooms for the foreseeable future. Next time, join us and enjoy their dynamite buffet dinner with a wide selection of sustainably caught seafood, a Chef carved Prime Rib, a plethora of salads and other bites – and a crème brulee finish! There were options for all diets including vegetarian, gluten free options and special plates for those with allergies.

Missed out on this dinner? Our next will be our AGM on May 24 in the Centennial Ballroom at the Union Club. Details here.

 

New MP gets his pimp name tagHere’s our Membership Director, Liam McKeracher, presenting a newly certified PMP member (who happens to be our Volunteers Director, Dumitru Streza) with a certificate and high quality name tag. Our Membership Recognition Program rewards newly certified PMPs and CAPMs with acknowledgement at our dinners and a free dinner of their choice within one year of gaining their certification. That’s in addition to the PDUs earned for attending! Are you newly certified and haven’t received your invitation yet? Email our Membership Director today!

 

March 2017 Dinner Meeting:
Project Management is “Hero Work” on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

by secretary - February 19, 2017 | No Comments

Project Management is Hero Work: Using project management in the not-for-profit environment

Take a journey through HeroWork, a Victoria based not-for-profit organization that engages in modern day barn raisings. Learn how they have achieved their local success using the same practices you use everyday and perhaps pick up a few more! Let’s go under the hood of HeroWork’s project management practices and talk about how this massive community building is put together.

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Please Note: This will be a seated, buffet-style dinner. 

Come prepared to meet and mingle with Vancouver Island’s project management community and listen to an engaging speaker – all while earning PDUs!

To help us better plan for the event, please register early.

Early Bird price available until 4:30 PM on March 17, 2017.

All tickets after 4:30 PM March 17, 2017 and at the door are $50.00.

Enter using the door off Humboldt St.

Parking is available on street or in the Broughton St. Parkade. Please do not park in the Union Club parking lot as this is reserved for Union Club members.

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Speaker Bio:

Paul Latour is the creator and Executive Director of HeroWork, a charity that engages in the “art of modern-day barn raising”, mobilizing the community to renew non-profit community infrastructure through large community events. These events are called Radical Renovations.

HeroWork  began because Paul wanted to help a friend with Multiple Sclerosis. His initial idea was to bring 20 people together, have a pizza party and help his friend. Seven weeks later, Paul had spearheaded a single-day, $25,000 renovation with a budget of $380.

Without construction experience or money, starting out as a waiter in a restaurant, Paul has gone on to create a grow a society that has now completed $1.85 million worth of non-profit renovations, mobilizing over 100 leaders, 200 companies and 1500 volunteers.

Most recently, HeroWork completed a 3-weekend, $630,000 Radical Renovation for the Rainbow Kitchen inside the Esquimalt United Church. 

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Are you looking for a new job? We have just the ticket! We will also have a special guest in attendance, Sharon Dunn from Peoplesource. She will be available to discuss the project management related opportunities she has available to anyone who is interested. 

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September 2016 Dinner Meeting:
Project Resolve – Learning Should Be Entertaining on Wednesday September 28

by secretary - September 1, 2016 | No Comments

Scott Dewis and Anita Pawluk will speak on RaceRocks 3D’s involvement with the Royal Canadian Navy’s Project Resolve

Project Resolve – Learning Should Be Entertaining

RaceRocks 3D (RR3D) is a Victoria based education firm developing learning and training tools that integrate augmented reality, simulation, games, and video storytelling for the military, major corporations and government. Their innovative approaches to designing interactive training using technology has won them the contract to build a 3D immersive environment (Serious Game) which will be used to train Royal Canadian Navy personnel on a ship while it is still being built. This allows the crew to be trained before the ship is even delivered. Scott Dewis and Anita Pawluk, partners at RR3D, will present on their Serious Gaming solution and their approach to managing such a complex project. For more information about RaceRocks 3D, check them out online »

Project Resolve Inc. is the Canadian At-Sea Support Services Provider, providing a fully operated Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship for the Royal Canadian Navy from 2017. For more details on Project Resolve, check it out online »

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To help us better plan for the event please register early.

Note that:

Early registration ticket sales will close at NOON on Friday, September 23, 2016. Late registration ticket sales are from Friday, September 23, 2016 12:01 PM until the event starts on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Ticket sales at the door for Members and Non-members will be $50.00.

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Speakers Bios:

Scott Dewis

Scott Dewis

Once an Emmy Award-winning visual effects artist, Scott Dewis (RR3D’s CEO & Co-Founder) has since developed a new company with the purpose of making learning entertaining by aligning learning with the way people think. As a leader in this field, his organization does work for Boeing, Bentall Kennedy, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the University of Victoria.  “At RaceRocks we believe that the heart of a highly trained naval force is its people. We train people. Our mission is to align learning with the way those people think, work and play.”

Anita Pawluk

Anita Pawluk

Anita Pawluk is RaceRocks 3D’s Co-Founder, Director of Operatons & Controller. She is the lead Project Manager for Project Resolve. Her experience spans many sectors; including Information Technology, Construction and Land Development and Business Development. Over the past decade, she has been part of a rapidly growing Global Internet Company, Construction and Land Development Company, Storage Facility and 3-D Interactive Company. 

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May 2016 Dinner Meeting – The Status of IT Projects in BC & AGM on Wednesday May 25

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Carol Bellringer will speak on the status of IT projects in BC

The Status of IT Projects in B.C. – a perspective from the Auditor General of British Columbia on the importance of best management practices, meeting timelines and staying on budget, as well as lessons learned from recent OAG IT audits.

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To help us better plan for the event please register early.

Note that:

Ticket sales will close at NOON on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Speaker Bio:

Carol Bellringer is the Auditor General for the Province of British Columbia and former Auditor General for the Province of Manitoba. Ms. Bellringer possesses an extensive background in conducting financial statement audits, performance audits, and investigations. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Ms. Bellringer holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MBA from the Warsaw School of Economics/University of Quebec at Montreal. She was named a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Manitoba in 2006, and B.C. in 2015, in recognition of her contributions to the community and the profession. 

Prior to leading the Offices of the Auditor General in Manitoba and British Columbia, Ms. Bellringer served as the City Auditor for the City of Winnipeg, and has held management positions with KPMG in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg, and with Media One International in Warsaw, Poland. She is also a former Director of Private Funding at the University of Manitoba. 

In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Bellringer has held several board positions for businesses, charities, and arts organizations. She currently serves on the board of the International Federation of Accountants and is a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council. She is a past board member for the Manitoba Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Hydro, the Canadian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, and CCAF-FCVI Inc.

Please register here.

Creating a Culture of Project Management at City Hall – Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Dinner Meeting

by secretary - January 11, 2016 | No Comments

Please join us for our January 2016 Dinner Meeting.

The City of Victoria’s Mayor Lisa Helps, and City Manager Jason Johnson will discuss creating a culture of project management at City Hall on January 27, 2016 when PMI-VI hosts the next Dinner Meeting at the Laurel Point Inn.

For more information and to register, please go to the Events page ».

Energy Policy for Four Levels of Government
– Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Dinner Meeting

by Information Technology - September 10, 2015 | No Comments

Energy Policy Development for Four Levels of Government

Andrew Pape-Salmon will present his experience managing the development of separate government policy “strategies” for improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, among other topics. Andrew’s experience includes three iterations for the Provincial Government in 2004, 2007 and 2015, a large city in the Lower Mainland in 2014, a smaller city on Vancouver Island in 2015, a Regional District in 2015 and several remote community First Nations from 1998 to 2009. He will highlight the commonalities and differences among all of the strategies from a project management standpoint – including the project scope, stakeholder engagement representation and methods, analytical framework, project funding base and proponent management process. In addition, he will present a proposed construct for effective policy development.

About Andrew Pape-Salmon

Andrew Pape-Salmon has 18 years’ experience in energy efficiency and clean energy strategies for buildings, equipment and communities.

He specializes in multi-stakeholder government policy development, strategic planning, economic analysis, codes and standards, and energy system design.

Andrew is a Professional Engineer with Master Degree in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University.

Recent assignments include:

  • Facilitating Vancouver’s 2020 Energy Retrofit Strategy for Existing Buildings.
  • Facilitating development of a “Roadmap to Net-Zero Construction and Deep Retrofits in 2030” for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region.
  • Developing a feasibility study for monetizing greenhouse gas offsets from building upgrades and reviewing benefits to the BC “Cleantech” industry.
  • Developing energy efficiency policy and program options for heritage buildings.
  • Conducting benefit-cost analysis of ultra-low energy (ULE) buildings and a business case for the “Passive House” standard.
  • Evaluating regulatory compliance with energy codes in BC.
  • Verifying energy savings for nine high-efficiency commercial developments to support a comprehensive evaluation of a major utility demand-side management program.
  • Developing a strategy for improving the energy efficiency of set-top boxes.

His contact information is:

RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
#500, 3795 Carey Road, Victoria, BC, V8Z-6T8
Cell/Tel: 250-888-9216 (x225)
Email: apapesalmon@rdh.com
Web: www.rdh.com

Join us at the Laurel Point Inn (Spirit Room) on September 30th. Register »

March 2015 Dinner Meeting – Meet BC Government’s CIO

by Information Technology - March 16, 2015 | No Comments

Please join us for our March dinner meeting and feature presentation by BC Government CIO Bette-Jo Hughes on Information Technology Projects in BC. For more information and to register please see the Events Page.

Exciting January 2015 Events – Lunch and Learn and Dinner Meeting

by Information Technology - December 10, 2014 | No Comments

Start 2015 with a bang! We have two incredible sessions for our members (and non-members too)

Our January Meeting will feature an exciting speaker: Tom Sparrow is the Chief Project Officer for the North Island Hospitals Project. Mr. Sparrow has a long history of success and experience working as the project lead for many government projects including most recently as Project Director for the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa project, and as Chief Project Officer for the Iqaluit International Airport Improvement Project for Partnerships BC. Mr. Sparrow is a Certified Project Manager (PMP), holds an MSc. Health Information Sciences from the University of Victoria and an MBA from Athabasca University. He has also been actively involved with the Project Management Institute and lectures at the University of Victoria.

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Lunch and Learn: Do you want to know about our newest PMI Certification? Do you want to know about the newest standard “Business Analysis Practice Guide” to be released in December? Join us in an exciting and fast-paced lunch and learn on January 13th, 2015. Registration is open. Limited seating and no tickets sold at the event. Register Here

November Dinner: Projects in the film industry – NEW VENUE!

by Information Technology - November 7, 2014 | No Comments

Join your fellow PMI members to hear about the exciting film industry in the Greater Victoria area (Gracepoint anyone?) and how these projects bring economic benefit to the region.

Also, join us in the new venue selected for the Dinner Meetings. The beautiful Inn at Laurel Point is a classy venue with some of the most beautiful views and recognized food in town. Do not miss the first taste of this great location.

More information and registration here