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

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Professional Development Events

Saturday Workshop: 31 October 2015

Aleem Khan - "Agile Fundamentals for Project Managers"

Presenter: Aleem Khan


Registration is open.


Agile finally gone mainstream and it is eminent for project managers to understand the agile mindset before start adapting agile practices. In this workshop, practitioners will understand the application of agile values, principles and practices. This intensive three-hour workshop will give project managers what they need to understand agility and learn how to distinguish the characteristics of the PMBOK®, traditional waterfall and Agile (Scrum, Kanban, XP etc.) approaches to project management.The agile approach is designed to add energy, focus, clarity, and transparency to project teams developing complex systems. It enforces a simple set of rules that allow rapid self-organization of software teams to produce systems with evolving architectures. A properly implemented Agile method increases the speed of development, aligns individual and organization objectives, creates a culture driven by performance, supports shareholder value creation, achieves stable and consistent communication of performance at all levels, and enhances individual development and quality of life.

This workshop is way different than long boring lecture. It will be intensively collaborative, engaging and interactive with hands-on team exercises to demonstrate agile values and principles by practically applying agile practices throughout the workshop.Participants will take away with a good understanding of agile mindset and a handful of agile tools and techniques that they can apply in their real life projects. Participants will also receive an illustrated mind-map of the workshop along with access to the slides.

Aleem Khan is an agile coach and trainer with a passion for helping organization learn to innovate. He brings nearly two decades of experience in leading high-performance teams and managing complex change initiatives to improve business.Aleem is recognized industry-wide as an accomplished practitioner and helped many organizations worldwide in adapting suitable project management practices. Aleem has taught thousands of people how to better understand the agile mindset; a philosophy of flexible and quick response to change, rolling wave planning, and open line communication with customer, stakeholders and team, as well as incremental and iterative delivery.

Aleem possesses excellent academic credentials; he holds Master’s degree in Project Management from Boston University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® and Certified Scrum Master(CSM) from Scrum Alliance. Aleem believes in lifelong learning and is passionate about agile coaching and training. You can contact him via email at

For more information and registration information click here.

Monday Dinner Event: 02 November 2015

Jeet Tulshi - "PMBOOK: Anatomy of a World Standard"

Presenter: Jeet Tulshi


Registration is open.


Think you know the PMBOOK? After this session, you will see the PMBOOK in a whole new light! Come and hear unique and entertaining insights from someone who has spent more than 10 years travelling across Canada and the rest of the world developing Canadian and international standards while being subject to the requirements of the PMBOOK itself!

Professional standards have been around for centuries with some dating back to the 1700’s for the legal and medical professions! Understanding the development process of the "Bible of Project Management" will not only increase your appreciation of the profession but is critical to the sustainability and growth of project management.

Did you know that PMI does not write the document that governs your life as a project manager? That PMI does not enforce the requirements in PMBOOK? So who does? What are their qualifications? Do they follow a standards writing process? Who governs the process? What is a standard anyway? Is the PMBOOK like an ISO standard? Who cares?

You should! This fun but informative session will explore the how’s and why’s of not only the PMBOK, but standards in general. Standards impact your life in almost everything you do. From driving your car to visiting your doctor, numerous standards are at work behind the scenes to ensure that equipment work as expected and that you are protected.Topics to be explored include: Concepts of standardization, certification, accreditation, The consensus process in standards development and how it relates to project management, How you can participate in standards development? & Why you should participate in the standards writing process (WIIFM?). Next time someone asks you how much you know about the PMBOK, you might say; "a lot more than you think"!

As a Project Manager, Jeet spent more than ten years developing Canadian and international standards while at the same time being governed by the requirements of a key international standard; the PMBOOK! Many of the standards that Jeet has managed have been incorporated into Canadian law which helps to ensure that Canadians live safer and more secure lives. He is an accomplished speaker and has keynoted or spoke at a number of Canadian and international industry conferences including the Standards Engineering Society, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Conference and our very own PMI Lakeshore Chapter events. He has facilitated large international standards conferences and is published in a number of journals including Standards Engineering and FUNWORLD.

Over the last few years, Jeet has advised a number of large organizations including the Ontario Ministry of Labour on business strategy, capacity building and accreditation standards. He is currently a risk consultant in the insurance industry advising Canadian and US businesses on effective risk management strategies. Jeet is a committed community volunteer, likes to run and golf and is a passionate networker.

For more information and registration information click here.

PMI Lakeshore Career Day, November 14, 2015

Presenter: PMI Lakeshore Ontario Chapter


Registration is open.


PMI Lakeshore Chapter’s Career Day 2015 - a Project Management Focus is the event for you that is being held on Sarurday, November 14, 2015 at Holiday Inn, Oaklville. Come and meet coaches, recruiters and potential employers and network with your fellow project managers as well as earning 7 Professional Development Units (PDU)s and you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Get advice on how to prepare a captivating resume that will get you the interview
  • Tips on developing interview skills and the advice on the best answers for the top questions interviewers ask
  • Learn about the needs of potential employers
  • Increase your marketability and personal branding using social media
  • Acquire the tools and techniques that you as a project manager need to use in your job search
  • Network with fellow project managers
  • Expand your network of potential recruiters, coaches and employers

For more information and registration information click here.

PMI Lakeshore Ontario Chapter - Volunteer Development Day, November 21, 2015

Presenter: PMI Lakeshore Ontario Chapter


Registration is open.


In recognition of your dedication and commitment to the PMI Lakeshore Ontario Chapter (PMILOC), we are preparing an exciting event - Volunteer Development Day - on November 21, 2015, for you to sit back, have fun, and learn something new.

What we need from you:

- Approximately 7 hours of your time on November 21, 2015, from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

- Your best effort in learning new ideas, making connections, and having fun.

In return, we are providing you an opportunity to:

- Become fearlessly creative and have better ideas more often;

- Enjoy MAGIC;

- Mingle with your fellow volunteers and directors;

- Prepare for the upcoming election.

We are offering PDUs, breakfast/lunch and afternoon snacks for your effort.

This invitation is open to PMILOC volunteers who volunteered from April 2014 to April 2015. Looking forward to meeting you there!. Please register before October 16, 2015.

For more information and registration information click here.

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