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PMI Toronto - Project Management 101 Clinic - Fall

Presenters: Bola Otaraki; Victoria Nguyen ; Susan McIsaac; Jesus Lagunas ; Robert Hanimyan


Student? Newcomer? Project Manager in Transition? Want to take a practical look at Project Management in the city? Come join PMI Toronto for a practical road map on how to be a successful Project Manager! Five Twenty Minutes modules. Listen to real life examples of PM success in Toronto!



Bola Otaraki

Bola, a Snr. Project/Program Manager, Management Consultant and Chemical Engineer has over 18 years’ experience working in the Banking/Financial services, Public sector and Telecommunications sectors, focussing on Infrastructure and Application development projects locally and internationally. She is passionate about state-of-the-art project management success and about impacting people positively both personally and professionally. Volunteering is a way of life for Bola and she touches lives positively; constantly leaving a lasting legacy volunteering at various levels.

Victoria Nguyen

Victoria has 20+ years leading key business initiatives, transformations and corporate restructuring in the financial services industry. She is Vice President, Enterprise PMO at TD Bank and was a management consultant/entrepreneur. She is instrumental in leveraging leading delivery approaches (project management, Agile, Lean, etc.) and correctly applying them to achieve business goals. Victoria is an active advocate and volunteer with Professional Mentoring, Women in Leadership, Inclusion & Diversity, Visible Minority Associations and other local charities.

Susan McIssac

Susan has a love of learning. She is a PMP, with a Masters Certificate in Project Management, Advanced Project Management Certificate, Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and is becoming a Certified Change Agent. It is her love of learning and knowledge sharing that drew her to volunteer with PMI Toronto. Susan has recently been elected as a Board Director, PMI Toronto and looks forward to helping project managers meet the challenges of the future.

Jesus Lagunas

Jesus is an Industrial Engineer and Project Manager with 15+ years of experience in the Manufacturing Industry. Passionate about manufacturing processes, Jesus currently works as an Operations Manager at Terrapure Environmental overlooking the operations of the entire facility. Jesus has been a volunteer for the Toronto Chapter for 7 years holding leadership positions and is currently a member of the Board of Directors, leading the Volunteers Portfolio.

Jesus holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering, is as certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Robert Hanimyan

Robert has 20 years of experience in Operational Excellence and Business Consulting. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto specializing in Management and Economics, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has led National Programs focused on Operational Quality Metrics, Business Process Management (BPM), and Employee Engagement.


5:45pm - Registration

6:30pm - Module 1: A Newcomer Story

6:50pm - Module 2: A Student Story

7:10pm - Module 3: Project Management 101 in the Workplace

7:30pm - Networking

7:50pm - Module 4: What is hot in the Toronto/ Canadian Job Market

8:10pm - Module 5: Everyday Investing in You!

8:30pm - 90 Second Resume Review - Bring your resume!

9:00pm - Conclude

Fees: (subject to HST)

PMI Toronto Members (login prior to registering) - $20.00

Non Members and Guests - $30.00

PDUs: 2.0 (1.0 Strategic and Business Management & 1.0 Leadership)


Cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm, 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to events@pmitoronto.ca. There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. However, substitutions are welcome. Please let us know by 12:00 noon the day before the event of the person you wish to substitute by emailing events@pmitoronto.ca.

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Type of activity: PMI Toronto Course

Date: 5 September 2018

Hour: 17:45 to 21:00

# of PDUs: 2.0


Members: $20.00

Non members and Guests: $30.00