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 2,419 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

For a message from Richard Steer, our new President, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities with PMI Lakeshore

We have a number of opportunities for our members to get involved. Please visit VRMS on and select our community, "Lakeshore, Ontario Chapter".

Professional Development Events

Saturday Session: September 27, 2014
University Project Management Paper Presentation
Presenter: Keith Farndale

Registration is open!

Students in the Project Management courses in the Master of Engineering programs at University of Toronto and at Western University form into teams to research actual recently completed projects. Each team writes a paper and prepares a presentation on "lessons learned" from the project. Four of the presentations will be competing at this Saturday morning session. Hear about some valuable learnings from the project management perspective about the Red Bull Space Drop, a nuclear fission reactor being built in Europe, etc.

In this 4 hour workshop, you will take away four sets of well researched "lessons learned" which may well be applicable to your future projects.

For more information and registration information click here.

Monday Dinner Event: October 6, 2014
Unleashing Collaborative Results
“Collaboration is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results”
(Andrew Carnegie)

Presenter: Sylvia Plester-Silk

Registration is open!

One of the key challenges of ongoing Project Management is working with multiple parties, often with conflicting needs. Learn how to maneuver through the challenges of communication through strategies that result in Collaboration. Discover 3 keys that lead to Collaboration - how communication, inquiry and appreciation lead to team dynamics that surpass expectations.

Using entertaining snippets from her book, “Unleashing Team Potential: Lessons for Managers from My Canine Friends”, Sylvia will discuss the dangers of competition in team dynamics and outline ways to unleash improved communication, collaboration and commitment in your team.

Ms Plester-Silk is a graduate of the Improvisation Program at Second City, Toronto and has integrated improv techniques into her work to provide a refreshing way to help people with new learning.

For more information and registration information click here.

Professional Courses

Registration is open.

The 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 Fall PMP Prep Course sponsored by PMI Lakeshore will be held on all 5 Saturdays in November: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014.

For more information and registration information, click here.

Networking Events

PMI New Member Orientation Sessions

Registration is open.

The PMI Lakeshore Chapter cordially invites you to our free New Member Orientation and Presentation session designed to welcome you and give you the opportunity to understand what our Chapter is all about and at the end of the session, there will be a chance at a door prize.

For more information about the event and to see what the upcoming dates will be, click here.