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We are Pleased to Announce the Keynote Speakers

for the 2018 National Capital Project Management Symposium


Day 1 Keynote Speaker




A successful professional football coach and author, Marcel Bellefeuille has been able to translate his leadership and motivational skills on the field of business. His ability to quickly identify and maximize individual strengths as well as recognize and address key process gaps is proving extremely valuable to both sports and business leaders alike. Coach Bellefeuille has become influential in helping individuals and organizations improve their productivity. As a speaker and presenter, he has been successful in delivering game-changing material on leadership and personal growth to his client base.




"Playbook for a Productive Team" 10 Leadership Keys to Increase Productivity.


Coach MB delivers a dynamic and resourceful keynote. Learn and implement the 10 leadership keys and you will have a more productive team. Ultimately, both you and your team will increase profitability and work more cohesively when these key elements of leadership are mastered. This 75 min. keynote dissects every critical area of leadership that directly affects your team’s ability to produce efficiently and effectively. Thru a step by step process, you can easily and readily adapt these key elements to your workplace or individual leadership style.


Day 2 Keynote Speaker




Alan is an international speaker, author and professional development coach who is passionate about leadership and human performance. He graduated from Queen's University and has worked all over the world as a mechanical engineer and project manager but his true passion is in working with people to reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take. Alan has always had a keen interest in discovering what drives us to do what we do and how we can use this knowledge to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.




"Emotional Intelligence for Managing Diverse and Complex Teams"


Emotional intelligence, while important for almost all professions, is particularly critical for us as project managers. This is because of the unique communication and interpersonal dynamics that we manage and control the outcomes of on a daily basis. In today’s project environments, teams are more dispersed, multicultural and multigenerational than ever before so there are significant challenges that must be understood and worked through. Alan’s keynote is about effective strategies in identifying and understanding emotional competencies or deficiencies in ourselves and others so that we can create more cohesive and effective teams. Alan also talks about the connection between emotional intelligence and mental health, which is one of the biggest challenges that we face in today's society. He has had his own journey with mental health and his insights combine personal experience with research and studies to help others take positive steps in individual and team improvement. The underlying message is about putting people first, which is the foundation of high performance, profits and long-term success. Some of the areas covered include:

  • Why EI is so important for project managers
  • Identifying internal struggles and challenges
  • Mental health assumptions, stigma and discrimination
  • Recognizing, understanding and regulating emotions
  • The influence of technology on mental health and emotional intelligence
  • Resolving emotional conflicts and interpersonal challenges
  • The emotion-cognition correlation
  • Understanding and addressing stress, anxiety and phobias 
  • The importance of team interaction and effective collaboration
  • Cultural and locational challenges