PMP Course Presenters
Each PMI OVOC PMP Prep course is facilitated by one of our certified Project Management Professional Presenter team. Each presenter follows established guidelines for the course. All material that is presented is consistent with and supports current PMI published standards. Our seasoned presenter team are as follows:
Abdallah Abiaad, PMP
Mr. Abdallah Abi-Aad is a Senior Project Management expert with over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology and Telecommunications. He has an extensive background managing projects in broadband system design, software development, system implementation and operation, telecommunications and network technologies, IT security, IT and project management training, and client services.
Over the course of his varied career, Mr. Abi-Aad has held a number of senior management positions in private industry, and more recently as a Senior Consultant in various Federal government departments, including: Health Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Canadian Heritage (PCH), Public Safety Canada, Industry Canada – CIPO, Elections Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Department of Defence (DND). He is also a certified PMP® trainer.
His expertise and strengths include:
- Eliciting, analyzing, validating and capturing user requirements and providing realistic and cost-effective business solutions that are consistent with an organization’s objectives, business strategies and priorities.
- Providing strategic advice to senior management and internal and external stakeholders in the areas of project and human resources management.
- Varied experience in managing product design, verification and operation.
- Designing and delivering project management and IT/Telecom training to small and large groups.
- Conduct training technical and management seminars.
His professional designations include:
- Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAO)
- ITIL Foundations v3
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Mr. Abi-Aad has strong team leadership skills, communicates effectively, and brings a high level of experience and energy to every assignment. He is fully bilingual – English and French
Anna-Carolle Bougie, PMP, CMC, LL.B., MBA (International), Cert. Mediator
Anna-Carolle Bougie is the President and CEO of Integrated Learning International inc., mostly involved in the delivery of Consulting and Training Services, in the areas of Project Management, Contracting and Procurement, including Construction, Leadership, Management, Labour Relations, Human Resources, Risk Management, Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Trade. Anna-Carolle holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Law Degree in Common Law from the University of Ottawa. She is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Certificate in Dispute Resolution.
Over many years in the Public Service, Anna-Carolle has worked in several federal departments. She has been working in the private sector since 1997. Her work has allowed her to travel across Canada and at the International level.
She developed an interest in training when the government started looking for trainers with operational experience. She continues to practice her craft in operations, to ensure that her training deliveries provide current and accurate information.
Anna-Carolle is also the President of her Condo association in the Mont-Tremblant area and also still manages construction, contracts, and projects and develops Charters, plans and Contract for her clients.
Her personal hobbies are tennis, winter and summer sports. Her family plays an important role in her day to day activities, which includes two children and three grand-children.
Colin Lindsay, PMP
Colin has 20 years experience as a project manager, having managed numerous IM/IT, business process optimization, and outsourcing projects. Prior to that he spent a decade as a combat systems engineering officer in the Canadian Navy.
Colin teaches project management in graduate programs at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, as well as Zhejiang Gongshang University, Guizhou University and the Tianjin University of Technology. Colin attained his certification as a Project Management Professional in 1997 and received his Masters of Project Management in 1998. Colin has been helping prospective candidates prepare for the PMP certification exam for several years for the OVOC chapter of PMI, and redesigned and developed the course material to bring it into alignment with versions 3, 4 and now 5 of the PMBoK.
Flavio Mior, PMP
Flavio’s focus as a project leader has always been on the stakeholders. From experience, he applies an optimal weighting of process so that business – not methodology – drives results. Flavio has enjoyed success by removing obstacles across functional teams and building consensus among stakeholders. Flavio’s strengths lie in:
Most days you’ll find Flavio in the role of Senior Project Manager. This entails guiding teams in building credible plans and executing as committed. When not leading projects he’s in a classroom helping people learn how to manage projects effectively or how to pass the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional Certification Exam.
Flavio’s extensive understanding of system development and integration, web-based solutions, data/telecom, secure IM/IS/IT environments, software and hardware development, and of numerous computing environments and tools (especially Microsoft Project and Office Productivity software) make him a knowledgeable and effective project leader.
Managing projects is a discipline unto itself. Flavio understands how organizations need to balance this rigour with business processes. This is why he engages in Requirements Management so that work plans reflect true client wants and needs.
Flavio achieved Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2000 and ITIL Foundation certification in 2007.
Pat Warner, PMP
Born and raised in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Patrick Warner has lived in the Ottawa-Outaouais Region for the past 32 years. Bilingual, Patrick was educated at the Canadian Coast Guard College (Sydney, Nova Scotia), Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, and the Canadian Forces Staff School. Patrick holds degrees in Marine Engineering, Economics, Political Science, and Environmental Studies and has completed graduate studies in Geography and University Teaching.
Following a brief career driving armored vehicles in the Canadian Forces, Patrick joined the Canadian Coast Guard College, graduating as a Marine Engineering Officer. He served in six ships based in Quebec City, sailing the River and Gulf St Lawrence, and the Eastern Arctic. Posted to Coast Guard Headquarters, Patrick specialized in marine oil spills and environmental protection. On completing the Marine Emergency Management Course, Patrick managed a major transformative project to develop a national marine chemical spill response capability. Patrick undertook career development assignments in project management with the Office of Information Management, the Marine Services Fees Implementation Team and the Navigation Protection Program (Navigable Waters Protection Act). Patrick was seconded to the “National Contingency Planning Group for the Year 2000" transition team as the contingency planner/subject matter expert on marine transportation and fisheries.
While serving in the Coast Guard as a full time regular officer, Patrick joined the Canadian Forces as a part time Naval Reserve officer. After completing the Basic Officer Qualifying Course, Patrick recertified as a Ships Diving Officer in the Navy, worked as a project engineer in the Naval Architect Submarine office, taught engineering science courses, led the ship’s diving team, managed small boats, commanded the Guard and Guns Crew, was Aide de Camp to the Chief of Reserves, and volunteered with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets as an instructor before serving two years as Executive Officer of RCSCC Falkland after supporting the Sea Cadet program for many years. After a total of 16 years of reserve military service, Patrick resigned from the Naval Reserve. Patrick was a founding member of the Canadian Naval Divers Association, Ottawa Chapter, serving on the Board of Directors for two years before being elected President, serving another 13 years in that capacity.
After an uneventful Y2K “roll-over”, Patrick retired from the Coast Guard and joined the risk management and decision support team with the Major Project Service Line (Supply Operations Branch), Public Works and Government Services Canada. Patrick accepted a position with the newly created Office of Risk Management at Health Canada. After 38 years, Patrick retired from the federal public service. During his service, he was twice commended for exemplary service by the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Commissioner of the Coast Guard. Today, Patrick is a Sessional Lecturer at Carleton University in the Technology, Society, Environment Studies program.
In the past decade, Patrick has been a volunteer ground searcher with Search and Rescue Global One, participating in numerous searches while serving as the Director of Administration. He managed the project to establish an emergency medical responder capability.
Patrick spends the remainder of his spare time riding his motorcycles, coaching women’s hockey, refereeing minor hockey, umpiring softball, and volunteering with St John Ambulance. Patrick’s volunteer service has been recognized with the Canada Decoration, the Service Medal of St. John Ambulance, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.