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.

Professional Development Events

Call for Presentations - 2016-17 Professional Development Series

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016

We welcome your proposal to present at a PMI Lakeshore Event for the following formats:

1-Hour Presentation as part of our Networking/Professional development evening events. These attract between 50 to 100 professionals from information technology, finance, engineering, construction, government, telecommunications, and other industries.

4-Hour Seminar for our Saturday morning half-day workshops. These seminars draw between 75 to 150 individuals from a similar range of businesses.

Attendees are primarily from our membership of over 2200, approximately 70% of whom are PMI certified Project Management Professionals (PMP).

We are one of the fastest growing PMI chapters in Ontario and have representation from many of the largest companies in Southern Ontario. The speakers and their presentation topics are advertised on our website and in the notification e-mails that are regularly sent out to the membership.

This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with project, program and portfolio management professionals.

Topics must fall under the PMI Knowledge Triangle.

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Evening Learning & Networking Event: 16 November 2016

Integration - People Change Management and Project Management Methodology

EARN 2 PDUs (Talent Triangle Category - "Leadership") by joining this Evening Learning & Networking Event.

Presenter: Lesa Berec

Registration is Open.

The more people are affected by an organizational change, the more important it is to manage the people side of that change.

Influence your project success by integrating change management into your project management methodology.

A great deal of responsibility for managing ‘people change’ falls to the project team. This presentation and discussion explores:

- How to integrate change management practices and tools into project management methodology

- How to harness the work the project team is already doing

- The roles of executive management, project and program managers and others

The presentation will also focus on how to identify roles and responsibilities within and outside the project team and, mitigate the risks of change to your business by managing the people side of change.

YES, effective change management significantly influences project success.

Lesa is a principal of Userproof, a consulting firm specializing in learning and change for major Canadian firms in retail, financial, telecommunications and other sectors. Lesa was formerly a Director at Canada’s leading provider of end-to-end IT services where she led a consulting practice in communication and change.

Lesa has taught extensively for University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and York University’s Schulich School of Business.

A consummate facilitator, she has led hundreds of courses and talks, and brings creativity, experience and real world examples to each talk.

Academic degrees and professional designations: BA, Prosci, Masters Certificate in Organization Development (MCDO), Schulich Executive Education Centre.

For more information and registration information Click Here.

Dinner Events & Saturday Professional Development Workshops

Monday Dinner Event: 07 November 2016

Hussain Bandukwala - "How First-time Project Management Office (PMOs) Leaders Can Set PMOs Up - Even With Zero Project Management Experience!"

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

Presenter: Hussain Bandukwala


Registration is Open.

Register before November 02, 2016 11:59 PM to be entered to win a prize".


Setting up a PMO is a journey! There's no single path and certainly there's no ideal way. However, certain frameworks can be applied to find the best approach to establish a PMO that your organization can adopt and benefit from.

Further, it should be recognized that a PMO Leader is a totally different role from a Program/Project Manager. It commands different responsibilities and demands distinct skillsets.

This presentation outlines the factors, frameworks, mindset, skills and personal goals that a first-time PMO Leaders should consider when starting his/her PMO journey.


The expected Outcomes of the presentation is that the PMO Leader:

1) Be comes more confident and knowledgeable when formulating the plans, executing the setup and realizing the goals of the PMO:

2) Learns how to avoid any major pitfalls that would prevent the buy-in of the PMO by his/her stakeholders

3) Is able to manage the change at his/her firm induced by the PMO setup

4) Becomes an effective mentor for his/her PMO team and is well-positioned for his/her career success

Hussain has over 12 years of proven record as a versatile and dynamic leader manager with a focus on getting things done. He possesses a distinctive blend of Big 5 consulting, technology advisory and program management experience and is known for implementing multi-million dollar, transformational initiatives, delivering business-aligned IT roadmaps, and setting up Project Management Offices (PMOs). Hussain is seasoned in multiple industries, most notably financial services, healthcare, telecommunication and government, and is recognized by executives for thought leadership, strong collaboration, and excellent storytelling skills. He is certified in Lean Management and is well-versed in lean methodologies for innovation centers within established organizations. Hussain holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH).

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Saturday Professional Development: October 29, 2016

"Alignment & Mindfulness - The Cornerstone of Business Transformation"

Register before October 24, 2016 11:59 PM to be entered to win a prize!.

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

Presenter: Larry Lall


Registration is Open.


Larry demonstrates how alignment and mindfulness are main contributors to creating a cohesive, communicative and cooperative team. This result in that each individual excelling in their performance while increasing corporate productivity. Attendees will gain tools and insights for self-assessment in order to become aware, take actions and transform their habits on a daily basis.

Takeaways/Outcomes of the Presentation:

- Clarity and Insights into how to improve personal performance and thrive in any situation.

- Ability to pinpoint your focus and be highly effective in a demanding environment.

- Increase ability to confidently contribute regardless of your position.

Larry is a Consultant, Author and Speaker. He has an extensive background in Information Technology and Management Consulting and has successfully managed over fifty diverse IT projects, in a variety of business verticals and in different locations around the world. Larry is a dynamic "outside of the box" thinker, and has transformed individuals and organizations around the world.

He is the author of the book ‘Thinking Breakthrough Thoughts and Taking Breakthrough Actions’.He is the author of the upcoming book Strategic Strategy ‘How to Deal with Permanent and Dramatic Change and is here today to give you some insight into Alignment and Mindfulness’. His book looks at how Mindset, Experience, Core and Creed impacts how we think, act, interact, collaborate and communicate. Moreover, how these elements can be used to help Project Managers more effectively manage their projects, improve their situation and become more confident in any situation.

Larry will take you under the covers of dealing with stakeholders, shareholders, employees and customers alike and give you some tips and share personal experience of what works to enable you to successfully manage your projects and all other facets of your daily situation.

For more information and registration information Click Here.

Professional Courses

PMP Preparation Course, Fall 2016


Registration is open.


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: October 29, November 05, November 12, November 19 & November 26, 2016.

35 PDUs - PMP - Technical - 34, Strategic & Business Management - 1

Instructors - Hamid Faridani, PhD, PMP, ITIL Foundation and you can view his bio at Hamid Faridani Bio & Darya Duma, P.Eng, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, PSP, MCP and you can view his bio at Darya Duma Bio.

For more information and registration information, click here.

PMI Agile Certification Practitioner (ACP) Training

Registration is open.


The PMI Lakeshore Chapter will be holding an PMI Agile Certification Practitioner (ACP) Training over three days starting November 07, 2016 and concluding on November 09, 2016. This course is being offered to our members by Ori Schibi, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, Agile Consultant with GenXus, a sister corporation of Procept Associates Ltd. which is a premier provider of professional agile training programs.

Ori Schibi, has 23 years’ experience providing practical new ways of managing and dealing with projects, programs, business analysis and PMOs. His experience includes driving process efficiencies, software implementations, project recoveries, PMO’s, project management skills assessments and complex programs that stabilize business, create growth and value and lead sustainable change.

Ori has extensive experience working with large to mid-sized organizations in diverse industries. These industries include Telecoms, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and government agencies (Canada, US, the United Nations). Ori is also the author of the book Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success. Through his book, Ori focuses on understanding stakeholders’ needs and managing their expectations, defining success criteria tied to project constraints, and performing activities that add value to the creation of the desired result and ultimately, lead to customer satisfaction. Ori is well-versed in several agile methods and teaches agile courses at the University of Toronto and in house for the City of Toronto.

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Registration is open.

Two Day, Small Class (max 25 people) Instructor Led Event

This is a special opportunity. It is part of our new Direct Access Marketplace Program.

This event comes with a full 30-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.

Description - Become proficient in LEAN and earn LEAN YELLOW BELT certification. Become a LEAN Leader in your organization, learn attributes of a Lean Leader and learn to connect organization’s vision & mission to the work happening at the frontline. Learn to apply Communication and Change Management. Learn Daily LEAN management. Learn to identify Improvement projects and apply basics of Project management. A Lean Yellow Belt can lead their teams to improve their existing processes through "Rapid Improvement Events (RIE)" methodology.

Event Brochure: Click Here

Speaker - Charanjit Singh (CJ) Bawa, PMP, Black Belt

Charanjit (CJ) is a passionate, results-driven professional and an enthusiastic public speaker. He has 23 years of experience in transforming numerous organizations, training and coaching over 3000 individuals (On Lean White, Yellow, Green Belt & Lean Tools). He gained Lean knowledge while working for HONDA and since then coached or led more than 60 Lean project teams. He is a certified ADKAR Change management professional from Prosci, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from ASQ and a Project management professional from PMI. He believes that "people are limitless" if engaged in a positive manner and can do wonders.

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CMC-Canada's Management Consulting Week 2016

Join CMC-Canada in Toronto, October 17-21 for an exciting week of content and networking opportunities with both local and international consultants. The week includes:

CMC-Global (ICMCI) Conference, the premier international event for all management consultants and their colleagues

The Annual Assembly of Delegates and Constantinus Dinner Awards, celebrating the very best in international consulting, and

The Art of Leadership Conference (a great learning opportunity: attended by 1,500+ of Canada’s most influential leaders).

PMI members have access to discounted pricing - visit for all the details.

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