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PMI Toronto Workshop - Advanced Practitioner Series: Transformation: What’s Project Management Got to do with it?

Strategic Business Management skills


Welcome to the first in an exciting new series of workshops catering to the advanced project management practitioner!

The stakes have never been higher, as the success of transformation project execution stands between the bold strategic ambitions of the modern-day Executive and organizational success. For this reason, PwC Canada and Toronto’s PMI Chapter are partnering to curate an engaging set of transformation project focused presentations, discussion and case studies.

In this first workshop of the series, we will begin by exploring with you the nature of transformation projects, the risks and common pitfalls that exist and lessons learned from working with Executives and project sponsors. You are invited to exchange transformation experiences with leading academics, consultants and other professionals across various industries.

This promises to be a great opportunity to learn and network with advanced practitioners that are focused on improving upon the success of their transformation projects.


Arun Gupta Headshot---Arun-Gupta.png

Arun is a Partner in PwC’s Risk Assurance practice and leads the Transformation Assurance practice in Canada. He has more than 24 years of experience implementing and advising on large transformation initiatives, implementation of IT systems and risk management practices. Arun brings a combination of risk management, and consulting experience to large complex transformational projects.

Dr Andrew Schuster Headshot---Dr.-Andrew-Schuster.png

Andrew is a Director in PwC’s Risk Assurance practice. His academic and professional career has focused on creating high impact organisational change using good management and project-based practices. He has over 30 years experience delivering major projects, with over 15 of these spent working in or with the government and health sectors. He has designed, implemented and assured the delivery of major transformation programmes – resulting in step-change improvements to enable people, process and information technology systems or turn-around of failing programmes. His research focuses on projectification and development of project-based capabilities.

Alexandra PsicaHeadshot---Dr.-Stephane-Tywoniak.png

Alexandra is a management consultant with over 25 years of diverse experience. The one common thread throughout her work is helping clients attain outstanding results by asking the right questions, uncovering and addressing the real concerns, and implementing transformative, practical solutions that work. Keen to share her experience, Alexandra teaches college students consulting, decision-making and strategic analysis skills. She is a passionate leader with a strong track-record of collaborating with peers and a firm believer in the power of planning, actively managing change and leading teams.

Dr Stephane TywoniakHeadshot---Alexandra-Psica.png

Stephane is professor of Complex Project Management at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa (Canada). He has over 20 years of experience teaching strategy, systems thinking, entrepreneurship and project management. He has extensive experience in executive education and consulting with major project-based organisations in government and industry (Australia, UK, Canada, USA). He has been published in Organization, International Journal of Project Management, and other international journals. He serves as the associate editor for project management on the editorial board of Systems Research and Behavioral Science, and as the associate editor for institutional theory and strategy on the editorial board of Journal of Management and Organization. 


9:30am - 4:00 pm - Workshop

Fees: (subject to HST)

PMI Toronto Members - $299.00

Non-Members and Guests - $400.00

PDUs: 6.5 (Strategic & Business Management 4.5 and Leadership 2.0)



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: 30 March 2019

Hour: 9:30 to 16:00

# of PDUs: 6.5


Members: $299.00

Non members and Guests: $400.00