Project Management Skills for the New Normal

Program and Abstracts

Program and Abstracts

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Keynote - Powering the Project Economy and the Future of Work

We will welcome Sunil Prashara, President & CEO of the Project Management Institute, the world’s leading professional association for project professionals. Sunil will share his unique insights on The Project Economy - the world's increasingly disruptive shift toward projectization and new ways of working across all sectors and geographic regions. Sunil will highlight the long-term trends – accelerating in the wake of COVID-19 – that are profoundly transforming the future of work itself, from evolving demographics around the globe to revolutions in how we use technology and energy. These paradigm shifts are placing marked pressure on organizations and governments to ensure their relevance and operate with dramatically more agile – or even “gymnastic” - approaches. As a result, professionals around the world also need to upgrade their own capabilities and develop the right mix of technical and “power skills” to effectively lead teams and turn ideas into reality.  Please join us as Sunil shares engaging stories and actionable lessons on how organizations and individuals alike can prepare to succeed in The Project Economy.

Leadership PDU: 0.5
Strategy & Business PDU: 0.5

Keynote Speaker
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence to Access the Leader Within

To offer our best, regardless of external circumstance, we may want to check our fundamentals. Understanding how our physical, emotional and mental states relate to and affect one another can be instructive when deciding what to do next; and they may even help inform our why. With a closer look at Emotional Intelligence (in particular), we can also see for ourselves what our own life experience has taught us about effective leadership. With plenty of challenges ahead we’ll have ample opportunity to practice being more intentional about our attention – a critical skill if we’re to create the future we desire.

Strategy & Business PDU: 1

Speaker
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

READY, SET, CHANGE !  Accelerate and Simplify Organizational Change Management

Organizational Change Management is defined as moving an organization and its stakeholders from the current state to a future state. The extent to which employees are ready, willing and able to adopt change is a key indicator of project success.  READY, Set, Change! provides a framework complimenting traditional organizational change initiatives with an intense focus on advanced preparation and integrated support.  Discover a simpler and faster approach to help individuals and organizations adopt change and ensure business objectives are met.

Technical PDU: 1

Speaker
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Insights for Increasing Personal and Organizational Resilience

Resilience is an especially important topic for times of crisis, turmoil, recovery, and rebuilding. This seminar will help you enhance your personal resiliency and contribute to organizational resiliency, and is intended to answer four questions.
• Why is it better to say we bounce forward than bounce back?
• What is resilience?
• How do individuals cultivate it?
• How can organizations develop it?

Leadership PDU: 0.5
Strategy & Business PDU: 0.5

Speaker
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

"Break Free and Be Unstoppable" - How to remove your limiting belief and be unstoppable

The world is changing; we are in the midst of a time like no other. Today, we have a unique opportunity to unlearn old habits and beliefs as we evolve with the changing landscape of our work and home environment.
In this session with Dr. Rain Lim, you will learn how our limiting beliefs affect our perspectives and behaviours, which ultimately impact the results we create. After the session, you will be able to engage and inspire your team while being wholly authentic, open and powerful. You will leave empowered, renewed and with a refreshed sense of purpose.

Leadership PDU: 1

Speaker
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Getting Ready for AI-Powered Project Management Within Your Organization

The pandemic has shown us how valuable advanced and modern technology is for today’s businesses and economies to cope with a fast-moving world, and provides us an opportunity to accelerate digital transformations and augment our human capabilities with intelligent technology in order to be prepared for the post-crisis world. This is especially true for the project management industry which is increasingly under fire due to its challenges with complexities and growing uncertainties, with often project failures as a result. Artificial Intelligence will fundamentally change the project management practice by providing capabilities that go beyond the human possibilities, towards a truly data-informed project management approach. This however requires a true mindset change and project professionals need to prepare for this new reality to unlock the full potential of AI in project management.

Strategy & Business PDU: 0.5
Technical PDU: 0.5

Speaker
11:00 PM - 11:50 PM

Managing Stress and Burnout for Optimal Productivity

Swati D. Doshi, the founder of Human Results and former Googler, helps organizations leverage the value and skills of their employees through bespoke HR consulting and coaching services. In this session, Swati will discuss practices to help your team manage stress and burnout. At the conclusion of this session, you'll be able to recognize how language and the definition of the word stress impacts your mindset. You'll also walk away with Human Results' control matrix and their RISE framework which walks through physiological and mindset tactics to combat negative stress.

Strategy & Business PDU: 0.5
Leadership PDU: 0.5

Speaker
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Bird of a feather styled networking event

Industry groups will include: IT, Construction, Finance, HR, Medical, Pharma and Education

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Virtual Meetings – From Snore to Score!

Are your meetings a total snooze fest? Not achieving your meeting goals and having to resort to the dreaded “Let’s schedule a follow up?” This session provides ideas to facilitate requirements elicitation, prioritization, or problem solving sessions without your participants having to tape their eyes open. Whether you work in an adaptive or predictive environment, or anything in between, many organizations are turning to game play to spice things up. Wouldn’t you rather play games all day? Stop facilitating serial nap sessions and start engaging!

Technical PDU: 0.5
Strategy & Business PDU: 0.5

Speaker
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Task Overload! When It’s Just Too Much

When unwelcomed change, conflicting priorities and emotions are the norm, chances are better than good that you are experiencing task overload and increased stress. This webinar will demystify unwelcomed change, align task management with purposeful planning, and explore a practical decision-making model. When it’s just too much, a webinar like this comes along to save the day.

Leadership PDU: 0.5
Technical PDU: 0.5

Speaker
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Conducting an Effective Job Search During + After Covid-19

The Pandemic has altered Job Market conditions in a multitude of ways – but there are still opportunities out there. How does the Job Seeker navigate current market conditions to identify where the opportunities are and how to best position themselves for success? This depends on how effectively you plan your Job Search. I’ll be sharing strategies to help you adjust your sails.

Technical PDU: 0.5
Strategy & Business PDU: 0.5

Speaker
1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Ask the Experts! - Speakers from today's PD day will assemble in a free form chat session and networking

 Technical PDU: 0.5

2:25 PM - 2:55 PM

Keynote - Post-COVID World with Swish Goswami

Swish will explore how COVID has affected fundraising, sales and marketing and how companies can see opportunities in each field now. Since the start of COVID, Swish’s company has tripled in revenue, doubled in headcount and grown in its capabilities. Swish has a strong idea of how to help companies adapt to the current climate and how to set them up to succeed in a post-COVID world.

Leadership PDU: 0.5

Keynote Speaker