PMI OVOC is delighted to continue to host Networking Events.
Please join us for a phenomenal evening with the promise of tremendous conversations sharing real work experiences with your peers. This is a complimentary event open for all that provides the opportunity to connect with PMI OVOC members, academic researchers, recruiters, young professionals, volunteers and seasoned project managers alike.
Students from UQO, Telfer, Sprott Universities and Algonquin College enrolled in a Project Management and Business Analysis Programs will present a brief summary of their research accomplishments and this will be followed by a networking event.
Engage in your community and come learn, network, and socialize!
Free to attend!
Don’t forget to mark your calendar!
Topic: Change Management: An Essential Skill for Project Managers
Projects are about change. A project is initiated either to introduce a new product, service or result or to change the way existing products or services are configured or are being delivered; otherwise, it would be business as usual (or ongoing operations) and no project would exist. Anytime change is introduced in an organization, there will be those who support it and those who resist it.
This presentation is about project managers recognizing the change their project will enable, identifying stakeholders and their attitude towards the change being introduced (supporting or resisting), and the development of appropriate stakeholder engagement strategies. Successful business change integrates structural tools that can be used to assist organizations, and individuals to achieve a successful transition to a desired or anticipated future state.
The presentation will explore both the technical side and the people side of change management, while looking at the main risks (people, processes, management, and benefits) associated with introducing change in an organization. The six strategic factors to consider for successful business transformation will be introduced as well as different approaches to change management.
PMI OVOC in its annual commitment to support Mental Health Month proudly presents:
4 Hour Emotional Resiliency Workshop for both You and Your Project Team Members
Success in our work and relationships is based on our mental and emotional resilience. Very little training is ever offered on how we create our emotional states, or the perspectives needed to rise up stronger from the inevitable struggles we face in life.
This workshop is for everyone interested in improving the quality of their lives across all avenues. The workshop is ideal for Project Managers that motivate project teams for optimum performance to produce quality results and outcomes.
Presenter: Hal Hughes
Learn how Hal Hughes, a former MMA fighter and police officer, rebuilt himself from a suicidal recluse, to someone who has become a leader in teaching others how to overcome obstacles in their own lives.
Learn the strategies, principals, and perspectives that Hal has developed from his lived experience in overcoming serious traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and opiate addiction.
Hal teaches with passion as well as a disarming honesty and humor that enables his audiences to quickly develop insights and tools that they can put to use immediately in their own lives.
You will learn:
Principals of Resiliency
Habits of Success and Happiness
Mastering Your Emotions
Carpe Momentum Meditation and Anchoring Techniques
PMI serves practitioners and organizations with standards that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise, and resources for professional development, networking and community.
PMI OVOC offers a comprehensive PMP certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels. The PMP certification program demonstrates both your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Rigorously developed by project managers, PMI certifications ensure that you and your projects excel.
9:00 am: Topic #1: Learning Projects
Learning projects are projects like any other, but with some unique requirements. In this talk, Kevin will share several lessons learned and stories about projects that have gone well, and some that haven't gone very well. At the end, you'll have an understanding of how to best plan learning projects in your organization.
Presenter #1: Kevin McGowan, PMP, CSM – St John Ambulance
Kevin McGowan (PMP, CSM) is a Project Manager with St. John Ambulance national headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. Kevin has over 20 years of experience in project management and learning, in the not-for-profit sector and in high-tech industries.
10:15 am: Topic #2: The Intersection between Procurement and Project Management
Kelly will discuss how the disciplines of procurement and project management interconnect to support an overall successful project and contract. This session will focus on the complimentary position of the two disciplines; provide an overview of a large project and lessons learned.
Presenter #2: Kelly McGarry, PMP, Senior Procurement Director, Queen’s University, Kingston
Kelly McGarry, CSCMP, joined Queen’s University’s Strategic Procurement Services department as a Procurement Specialist in 2008, currently she holds the role of Associate Director. Prior to joining Queen’s, Kelly’s career in the pharmaceutical industry spanned 10 years in supply chain management with roles as Procurement Leader and Logistics Manager.
11:30 am: Topic #3: Quantitative Methods in Project Management: An Intro to Monte Carlo Analysis
Project Managers operate in an uncertain world. All our best laid plans are subject to the limitations of imperfect information and inherent risk. This can really wreak havoc on project schedules and budgets if no measures are taken to deal with risk. In this presentation, Steven will introduce Monte Carlo Analysis as a method for understanding the influence of ambiguity in the source information for budgets and schedules.
Presenter #3: Steven Devlin, PEng, PMP, Professor, St. Lawrence College, Kingston
Steven Devlin is a passionate Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional working in Kingston. He attended Queen’s University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He has since worked in manufacturing firms as a mechanical designer, quality manager, process engineer, and project manager. In this latter role, he has delivered successful manufacturing automation projects to four continents. He currently works as a professor at St. Lawrence College, teaching Management Science, Project Management, and Computer Aided Design.