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

Board of Director Elections 2015

The PMI Lakeshore Chapter is pleased to announce the results of the election:


Name Term
Swaroop Dogra 1 yr
Fatima Gadoury 2 yrs
Michael Ghobros 2 yrs
Rishi Kumar 2 yrs
Abiola Rankin (Lovell) 2 yrs
Elizabeth Szell 1 yr

Congratulations to each and every candidate! The results of the election will be ratified at the PMI Lakeshore Annual General Meeting to be held on April 13, 2015. For more information please click here.

Click here to meet the newly elected board members!


Professional Development Events

Saturday Workshop: March 28, 2015
Crisis Management: Don't wait, plan for it...
Presenter: Abbas Alimorad

Registration is open.

Viable organizations need to be ready for emergencies because they are a fact of doing business. The worst plan is not to have any kind of plan at all, and the best plans are tested and adjusted so that they work over time. Fortunately, you do not need separate plans for fire, weather disasters, and all the different kinds of crises that can occur. One solid plan will help you to prevent, respond, and recover from all crises. .

Participants will explore what crisis management means and look at the components of a crisis management team. We will discuss what elements should be considered when developing a training program, the different factors of a crisis audit and using risk matrix.

Participants will learn about performing a risk level analysis and another way to assess risks. They will also have an opportunity to practice risk level analysis.

We will also looking at problem solving process that can help crisis management team members stay in control. We will share a three-phase model that can be used as a starting point.

Establishing an Emergency Operations Center, your crisis management team will need a place to work during a crisis. We will explore how to set up an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and how to establish a chain of command.

What Topics are covered?

1. What is crisis management? 2. Conducting the crisis audit 3. Performing a risk level analysis 4. Developing a response process 5. Working through the issues 6. Establishing an emergency operations center

For more information and registration information, click here.


Dinner Meeting and Annual General Meeting: Apr 13, 2015
The Human Side of Project Management
Presenter: Juergen Boenisch

Registration is open.

How to work with a given team on improvement projects Introduction Project work is based on project teams. Successful project work is based on balanced and harmonized teams plus good project management. While project management can be learned, trained and practiced, the influence on the team composition is often very limited. Frequently the team is setup by the client or company prior to even appointing or hiring a project manager. How can you successfully complete a project with an underperforming project team and the entire load on your back? The answer lies in 'The Human Side of Project Management' and the way to add a second dimension to the known project management tools.

The presentation will highlight how a Project Manager can work better WITH his or her project team and the people, rather than managing projects technically around them. You will learn how to improve the work with your team, even if you don't have influence over the team selection or composition, just by adjusting your style. We will show a simple and hands-on way to access and quantify team personalities and behavior in order for you to predict reactions and outcomes and to adjust your project management approach accordingly. You will see a simple view of the difficulties of change and how common project tools - if applied slightly differently - can effectively act as Cultural Enabler. This visualizes the two views of project management: - The most common one and - The hardly understood one

To conclude, we will show the outcome of collaborative project management and effective integration of the project team plus relevant stakeholders, based on around 130 successfully completed improvement projects.

For more information and registration information click here.


Project Management Symposium 2015: April 18, 2015
Theme: Leading Vision into Reality

Registration is open.

PMI Lakeshore is very pleased to inform you that the 2015 Symposium will be coming this Spring.

You will be ignited, inspired and a part of this interactive event as a performer and not just a spectator! The opening keynote is an interactive event where each individual is not a spectator, but a performer who is involved at the same level as his/her colleague, enforcing a cooperative, non-competitive relationship amongst the group. How? It's an event where everyone gets to play a drum!

Speakers who are the best and the brightest in their field will share their expertise with you for the rest of the day. It's a day not to be missed.

For more information, click here.


Professional Courses

Registration is open on Feb 25th.

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: April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2 and May 9, 2015.

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.

 

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