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Here’s what you missed at our Professional Development Conference

by Programs Director - May 11, 2017 | No Comments

Hosted at the Union Club of BC on May 4th and 5th, our Professional Development Conference was a smash success! We had speakers from all over the globe share their knowledge with our project management community.

We heard from Alan Mallory, who set a world record by being part of the first family of four to reach the summit of Mount Everest. His inspiring talk took us through his family’s journey and the huge amount of planning this project took, the risk mitigation strategies they employed and their ‘on-the-fly’ adjustments to the plan as their journey progressed. An inspiring talk that took us all to a place we may never see on our own and taught us that there is no limit to the value the teachings of the PMBoK afford us.

You can contact Alan directly if you’d like his slide deck alan@alanmallory.com.

We heard from Calgary Homicide Detectives Colum & Mike Cavilla who use Agile Project Management in their investigations. With over 100 investigations under belts, they took us through an actual investigation and showed us what it takes to catch the bad guy. Audience members were encouraged to participate as if the investigation were happening in situ.

Due to the sensitive nature of their presentation, Colum & Mike are unable to share their presentation.

The Marshmallow Challenge put everyone’s team work skills to the test in a competition to build the tallest structure using only spaghetti, tape and the crowning marshmallow. The winning structure was 39” tall! Great work!

We finished off Day 1 with Cindy Margules from Texas who taught us how to communicate with clarity and efficiency while relating these similar mistakes made every day to similar events aboard the Titanic which inevitably lead to its demise.

Access Cindy’s presentation here

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Day 2 was jam-packed with speakers that included the CIO from BC Ferries, Erwin Martinez, speaking about the Trust Model of PM Time Management, Kristine Hayes Munson who taught us about techniques to influence stakeholders at any level in an organization and Jamal Moustafaev who spoke about delivering exception project results regardless of the project.

Access Erwin’s presentation here, Kristine’s presentation here and Jamal’s presentation here.

Day 2 also included our furthest travelled speaker, Kimmo Kumpulainen from Finland who spoke about a new way of implementing change, using a cyclical format instead of one static training session, as they have done with the Finnish School System making it one of the top educational systems in the world.

Access Kimmo’s presentation here.

We closed out Day 2 with an inspiring, and lively, presentation from Paul Pelletier leading us on a journey through workplace bullying and giving us all a toolkit of strategies for effectively dealing with a workplace terrorist.

Access Paul’s presentation here.

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Our next event will be our May Chapter Dinner with Roberto Toledo from PMI and our AGM on May 24 in the Centennial Ballroom at the Union Club. Details here.

Can’t make it in person? We will be streaming live! More details to come….

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!

 

Join us for our Professional Development Conference on May 1-2, 2014!

by admin - February 1, 2014 | No Comments

We are really excited to bring you a 2 day Project Management conference in May featuring exceptional speakers. Remember our great success with the PM PD Day in fall 2012? Well, this is doubling that! Two full days! Make sure you do not miss it! Do not miss the Early Bird registration that ends on March 8, 2014.

See the full details…

PMP/CAPM Certification Exam Prep Seminar Spring 2014 Now Open for Registration

by Communications Director - January 14, 2014 | No Comments

The Spring 2014 session of the PMP/CAPM certification exam prep seminar is now open for registration.

For more details please visit the following links:

CEPS Instructors and Back-up Instructors

by secretary - January 11, 2014 | No Comments

Be part of the CEPS Instructional Team!

Spring 2014: February – April

Are you passionate about professional learning and growth in the project management field?

Give back by volunteering to instruct those who are making the same journey that you once did.

Join us as an instructor or back-up instructor of the PMI-VI exam prep course that has helped hundreds of project management practitioners over the last 10 years. As a PMP, you know the effort and commitment it took for you to pass the exam and earn your designation! You are also proud of your work as a project management practitioner. Read more »

CEPS Logistical Administrator

by secretary - January 11, 2014 | No Comments

Be part of the CEPS Team!

Spring 2014: February – April

CEPS (Certification Examination Preparation Seminar) is the Chapter’s premier Professional Development activity that is offered twice a year (Spring and Fall) and helps aspiring professionals prepare for their PMP or CAPM exam. You can find more about it on the PMI-VI CEPS page.

We are looking for a volunteer to handle CEPS logistics. For continuity this role is best served for a minimum of 2 years (4 CEPS offerings). Read more »

CEPS Material Reviewers

by secretary - January 11, 2014 | No Comments

Be part of the CEPS Rewrite Reviewing Team!

Spring 2014:  February – April

CEPS (Certification Examination Preparation Seminar) is the Chapter’s premier Professional Development activity that is offered twice a year (Spring and Fall) and helps aspiring professionals prepare for their PMP or CAPM exam. You can find more about it on the PMI-VI CEPS page.

We are looking for 2 volunteers to review our presentation material and update the slide decks including updates to question slides to align with our online portal questions. Some slides also require references to the appropriate sections of the PMBOK. Read more »

Call for Mentors

by Communications Director - January 6, 2014 | No Comments

We currently have opening for Mentors for our Mentorship Program. If you are interested please see the Mentorship Program Details page

Change Management and Project Management: Creating the Perfect Relationship

by Communications Director - December 3, 2013 | No Comments

Have you ever wondered what it takes to balance people and project readiness to ensure the success of your initiative? Join us for this fast paced, exhilarating lunch and learn event presented by PMI Vancouver Island Chapter, in association with the ACMP Greater Victoria Chapter (in formation). Two experienced professionals, one in the field of project management and one in the field of change management, will inform and entertain the audience with methods for overcoming common pitfalls in the change management – project management relationship. To cap this event, we will be talking about one of the latest PMI Global Standards: “Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide”, released by PMI in August 2013. Read more »

Slides for PMBOK 5 Lunch and Learn available

by admin - February 28, 2013 | No Comments

The slides for the PMBOK 5 Lunch & Learn presentation with Ivan Rincon have been posted on our website. You can find them on the event details page under the Resources section, or by following this link.