The Lakeshore Chapter (C193) of the Project Management Institute is a non-profit body of volunteers established in 1999 to promote the effective use of proven methodologies for structured project management in organizations in the Regions of Peel, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth and Niagara.

The Chapter has over 2,200+ members and over 68% of these members have achieved their Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.

The Chapter provides its members with a number of networking and professional development opportunities each year, including dinner meetings, Saturday workshops and courses.

Special Announcements

President's Message

Click here to read our new President's message to the membership.

Board of Director Elections 2016 Results Announced and following are the new Directors:

Angelo Baratta, BCS, PMP

Cherry Di Gregorio, BCS, PMP

Mohamed Ksaibati, MBA, PMP, ITIL

Alison Munro, B. Math, M.Sc., PMP, ITIL

National Volunteer Week Blog - April 10 to 16, 2016

April 10 to 16, 2016 is National Volunteer Week and the PMI Lakeshore Ontario Chapter considers Volunteers to be the lifeblood of our PMI Community. Without them, we would not be able to serve our 2200+ members.

As Director of Volunteers for the past five years, I have had the pleasure of interacting with Volunteers from each of our Functional Area Committees. I am honored to work with such a dedicated, hardworking, and talented group of people that I gladly consider to be an extension of my family.

As volunteer.ca says, ‘Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to bloom.’ This is particularly appropriate for the PMI Lakeshore Ontario Chapter where the Functional Area Committees flourish because of the dedication demonstrated by our many Volunteers.

On behalf of the Lakeshore Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to thank ALL of our Volunteers for their continued involvement and support for our Chapter.

View our 2015 Volunteers, Volunteers.

Professional Courses

 

PMP Exam Preparation Course, Winter 2016

 

Registration is Closed.

 

PMP Preparation Course is based on the 2012 [5th edition] of the PMBOK guide and is presented in a seminar and workshop form including exercises and sample questions. This course is very similar to that offered by most PMI Registered Education Providers in that it will provide an in-depth review of all the PMBOK knowledge areas.

This course is being offered to PMI members only by Procept Associates Ltd. which is a premier provider of professional training programs. It is ESSENTIAL that you read the PMBOK guide in advance of attending the course. The Winter PMP Prep Course sponsored by PMI Lakeshore will be held on all 5 Saturdays: April 23, April 30, May 07, May 14 & May 28, 2016.

Instructor is Hamid Faridani, you can view his bio at Hamid Faridani Bio.

Free - Occupation specific Language Training

Humber College provides newcomers project managers with the soft skills and communication tools they need to enter into and be successful in their professions in Canada. See this link for more information to Register.

Professional Development Events

Monday Dinner Event: 02 May 2016

Sadeki Simpson - ""Exceptional leaders make great Project Managers!" "

EARN 2 PDUs (Talent Triangle Category - "Leadership") by joining this Dinner Meeting.

Presenter: Sadeki Simpson

 

Registration is Open.

 

It has been my experience with several organizational restructures and leading various changes within numerous teams, that 90% of the time the project that is implementing organizational change is successful because the Project Manager put great leadership and communication skills before technical expertise. I've had the privilege to lead and work on numbers projects and what made the difference with each project was the extraordinary leader that was sponsoring the project or leading the project. They each had their own unique leadership style but they all shared one key characteristic. They respected me. This, in turn, earned my admiration and respect. They took time to understand me and expanded my perspective with just a few words. The emails they'd send with a simple "Thank you" or "Great job Sadeki; Thanks for bringing this to my attention" inspire me to work harder and stretch myself. Exceptional Project Managers do more than just push the team to execute and deliver; they focus on helping the team expand to their greatest potential. They recognized each team member’s capabilities and pushed them out of their comfort zone. If you want to make one improvement to your leadership style today. What would that be? Do you know your leadership style? Today’s workshop is to give you the tools on how to enhance your brand or to develop your leadership brand as you move forward.

Sadeki is a trustworthy, enterprising and results-driven leader with over 12 years of Telecommunication experience. A well-developed capability in abilities in Program Development, Project Management, Business Strategy, Change Management, Training and Development and Cross functional Team Leadership both national and internationally within TELUS. Sadeki is the Business Manager for the New Product & Integration Solutions team within TELUS across Canada. Recognized as a passionate and inspired motivational Leader who sets and achieves high standards, develops collaborative cross functional relationships, drives operational efficiency, and exercises astute business judgment.

Sadeki is a strong believer in community and giving where she lives. Sadeki currently hold the position of Vice President of Vita Centre a Not-for-Profit organization that is dedicated to excellent support, education and counselling for pregnant and parenting youth. She is also the Chair for Education and Awareness on TELUS National Sustainability Council and sits on the executive committee for Institute of Corporate Directors, Ontario Chapter GTA West. She also serves has a mentor and coach to leaders for Christian Leadership Alliance Internationally. She is driven by her passion for social responsibility and improving the lives of people around the world.

For more information and registration information Click Here.

Saturday Professional Development: May 28, 2016

Angelo Baratta - "Inside Agile: Discover the secret levers that make Agile succeed or fail. And learn how to set them to your advantage"

EARN 4 PDUs (Talent Triangle Category - "Leadership") by joining this Saturday Workshop.

Presenter: Angelo Baratta

 

Registration is Open.

 

There are the Agile methods, the manifesto, the practices, the mindset. But do these guarantee success? How can you know which projects would benefit from Agile and which are unlikely to? How do you know if your team is ready for Agile? Can you move to Agile incrementally or should you go all at once? Does everyone have to learn the lingo, or is current language sufficient? Behind the hype lies both success and failure. No methodology in history guarantees success. Agile is no different. But you can significantly increase the odds of your success by understanding what makes an Agile project succeed and what makes it fail. This seminar covers the physics and chemistry of Agile. Discover the one change on the process side that you must embrace. And discover the one change on the human/people side that you must embrace. Fail to embrace either one and your chances of success are small, regardless of how well you execute the agile methods.

This seminar promises to be different, in a good way. We won't cover the history of Agile. We won’t cover the procedural details of Agile. You won’t hear a sales pitch for Agile. You don’t need to learn a new vocabulary to understand the simple truths behind Agile processes.

Instead you will discover for yourself, through a series of well-designed experiments, precisely where the power behind Agile resides and where it does not. You will learn the essential difference between Waterfall and Agile. You will be able to predict, for a given project, what the benefits are likely to be if Agile is used. You will learn how you can Agilize Waterfall, something most Agile experts say can't be done. Learn how. You will begin to understand the conditions required to make your specific Agile project succeed.

Whether you are an Agile expert, an Agile novice, or don't know anything about Agile, this seminar will provide you the opportunity to learn the secrets behind the Agile engine that will drive performance.

YES, Agile can deliver big rewards. It can also deliver big failures. You have to understand its essential secrets. No hype, no lingo, no sales pitch. You can read the top five books on Agile and never come across these under the hood secrets. And you’ll learn them from someone who independently discovered Agile over 20 years ago, long before the term was even used.

Angelo Baratta - the business process chef: He is a business process designer, trainer, researcher and author with more than thirty years of experience in business process design, engineering and project management. He has led too many projects to count for more than thirty organizations. He partners his experience with research and innovation to develop frameworks for business process design and project design.

Through training and education he shares his approaches and discoveries with everyone with a desire to build better organizations through better design. He is an author, has many articles to his name and presented at numerous PM and Business Process events.

For more information and registration information Click Here.

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