February 2017 Lunch Event

Topic: The Seven Mortal Sins of Communication and How to Conquer Them

There are seven deadly communication habits, any one of which will ruin your message. The workplace draws out the worst in us, with the result that much of our important professional and enterprise messaging is misunderstood, ignored and even resented. There are no apps, tips or tricks to fix these disasters--   you need to get to the root of the problem.

With everyday examples, you will be challenged to discover these seven evils to which we all fall prey. But it’s not enough to diagnose-- we need to figure out how to overcome them. Looking at mechanisms of human interaction as old as time, we will discover how an understanding of interpersonal dynamics is the key to becoming a powerful and successful communicator. Once you have the basics in place, the tips, tricks and technical knowledge can be applied to make you a one-in-a-thousand expert.

Prepare to be challenged, to laugh, and to change the way you look at communication!

Presenter: Norman Bowley

Norm has practiced law for thirty-six years, and before law school was an educator for a decade. Having argued at all levels of Canada’s courts, written innumerable articles, lectured on the law, and drafted countless documents, Norm thought he had a pretty good grip on the art of communication. Always recognized as a master communicator, he nevertheless practiced the art at an intuitive level. And then he asked himself, “Why can’t everybody do this?”

Although an avid user of legal technology and possessing a master’s degree in e-business law, Norm has learned that the keys to masterful communication are as old as time itself. The secret to success lies deep within each of us and hasn’t changed since our ancestors told stories around the tribal fire. In fact, some of it goes back a few billion years before that! A clear understanding of these dynamics will forever change the way you communicate, be it at the enterprise, professional or personal level.

Event Information:



One (1) PDU is applicable for PMPs who attend this one (1) hour Seminar. 0.5 PDUs have been applied to the Strategic & Business Management category and 0.5 PDUs have been applied to the Leadership category of the PMI Talent Triangle. Note that PMI OVOC registers PDUs for PMI OVOC members only.



Please ensure that you sign the Sign-In Sheet, as this is the official source document verifying your attendance.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017




RCAF Officers' Mess
158 Gloucester St
Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6



It is suggested that you allow extra time for finding a City parking lot or a street meter.



Business Casual



11:20 AM      Registration check-in
11:30 AM      Buffet Lunch is served
12:10 PM      Presentation starts

01:00 PM      Presentation ends



Early Bird  - Ends 01 Feb 2017
  Non Member

$29.38 (includes $3.38 HST)
$36.16 (includes $4.16 HST)



Regular Rate -02 Feb -16 Feb 2017
    Non Member

$35.03 (includes $4.03 HST)
$41.81 (includes $4.81 HST)



*Late Rate - 17-22 Feb 2017
    Non Member

$40.68 (includes $4.68 HST)
$47.46 (includes $5.46 HST)



Student Member Rate

$20.00 (includes $2.30 HST)



* Note that the Late Rate is subject to availability



Salad of Assorted Fresh Greens
Warm Bread Sticks
Main Course
Assorted Cookies & Squares
Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee, Assorted Teas, Pop, Juices, Pitchers of Water



Please contact the registrar at registrar@pmiovoc.org to advise of any serious allergies so that an alternate meal can be prepared.  Please advise the registrar at least 1 week prior to event date.



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Event Registrar: Creative Relations Event Planning
Phone:                (613) 283-2697, Ext 3



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Event Properties

Event Date 02-22-2017 11:30 am
Event End Date 02-22-2017 1:00 pm
Cut off date 02-21-2017 11:55 pm
Individual Price CAD $37.00
Late Fee CAD $5.00(From 02-17-2017)
Location RCAF Officers' Mess
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