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York-Simcoe Branch - Taking Your Project Management Career to the Next Level



The project management field is pretty crowded. Its no longer enough to be just really good at what you do. You have to be more. It’s no longer enough to build it on time, in scope and on budget. You have to add value over and above the normal requirements of project managers.

So how do we add value? How do we stand out in the crowd? How do we get recognized in this very crowded field?

Our speakers will get us thinking about what we can do to innovate our careers and get to the next level and answer these questions:

What are organizations looking for in today’s project managers?

How can I stand out in the crowd?

What can I do to take my career to the next level?


David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 6 books and education advisor.db.jpg

He specializes in helping people and organizations Execute to the Plan by creating healthy projects and strategies. David’s career includes the creation and directing of a conference business, training company, software development firm, speaker bureau, and most recently a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America.

David is the President of Solutions Network and and also the Program Director for the Schulich Business School's Centre of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis.

ss.pngSean Stephens has a life mission – to help other people truly achieve their goals. As someone who lives and breathes technology, innovation and creativitiy, Sean deeply believes in all things Internet and its potential to continually transform business and life. Through the leading edge technologies and full service digital agency that he is part of, they enable organizaitons to reach higher levels through oblique and brilliant solutions. His motto is “We don’t just do things. We help get you where you want to be”.

Over the course of his career as a developer, he has created several business-focused solutions including a web-based content management system, a website architecture tool, and email marketing and management software. An active and animated public speaker, Sean also serves in advisory roles for several organizations in Ontario including TEC Canada, Seneca College, Georgian College, and the Employer Leadership Council of York Region. Sean is currently CEO of Treefrog among other technology startups (e.g. LassoSoft and PerfectlySoft). His friendly nature, technical knowledge, and creativity have seen him earn multiple entrepreneurial and business-related awards.

winnie.pngWinnie Liem is a Board of Director with PMI Toronto Chapter. She has been involved with PMI for almost a decade and is most passionate about Building Communities of Practice in Project Management.

Her professional career is with the Ontario Public Service in various strategic leadership roles related to building and sustaining technology solutions and practices.

Winnie will speak to PMI's 2018 Pulse of the Profession on Success During Disruptive Times.


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration, networking, refreshments

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Presentations + Q&A

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Prize Draws, Networking & Wrap up

Fees: (subject to HST)

PMI Toronto Members - $15.00

Non-Members and Guests - $25.00

PDUs: 2.0 (Technical 0.5, Leadership 0.5, Strategic 1.0)


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Type of activity: PMI Toronto York-Simcoe Branch

Date: 20 March 2019

Hour: 18:00 to 21:00

# of PDUs: 2.0


Members: $15.00

Non members and Guests: $25.00