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PMO Branch - Project Management vs Change Management
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When: Thursday, April 5, 2018
From 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: KPMG - Suite 4600
333 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario  M5H 2S5
Presenter: Ernesto Solari; Karen Sedore

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Event Type: PMO Branch Event

A PMI Toronto and ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals) Collaboration

Topic: Project Management vs Change Management

A Change Manager is described as one who conceptualises the entire transformation and is responsible for process change as well as people change.

Project management and change management both aim to increase the likelihood that projects or initiatives deliver the intended results and outcomes. Although each discipline can function independently, the most effective approach is to integrate change management and project management to create a unified approach to implementing change on both fronts.

This event will provide project managers, program managers, project office employees and professionals an introduction to change management vs project change management and how to plan for change at an early stage and in a structured manner.

Join PMI Toronto in its 1st partnership with ACMP to dive into the fast emerging field of Change Management and explore these topics and viewpoints: 
- Differences between Change Management and Project Management 
- How does Change Management fit into the Project Management Lifecycle 
- The value proposition of Change Practitioners: a unique set of skills? 
- Professional certifications and the labour market (value of PM and CM certifications) e.g. Prosci, CCMP, etc. 
- The value of Change Management and its relationship with Project Success 
- Preventing epic project failures - Case studies in effective change management  
- Discussion on building Change Management skills through Project Management (focus on Communication, AGILE delivery, Training, UAT etc) 

Speaker Bio:
Ernesto Solari is the Managing Director of his own company, Kamaleidos Change Solutions. He holds a PMP as well as a Prosci certified Change Management Practitioner. Ernesto’s academic research during his Master of Industrial Relations degree at Queen’s University defined his career and passion for Change Leadership.

Over the last 20+ years Ernesto has worked in public and private-sector industries in Canada and internationally in different capacities in the HR field, as Change Management Consultant and HR Project Manager in diverse industries such as Manufacturing, IT Consulting, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Transportation and Retail. He is currently working as a Learning & Development Consultant for Loblaw Companies supporting change within large multi-million technology projects that have National and International organizational impact.

Ernesto works also as a Senior Instructor in the HR Program at McMaster University - Centre for Continuing Education teaching online and classroom based courses as well as supporting the design of new courses. 

Karen Sedore currently the President of the Association of Change Management Professionals Toronto Chapter and an Advisor for Change Management at Region of Peel.Karen is an experienced change management professional, leading and supporting public sector enterprise-wide projects. She has successfully implemented business transformation initiatives focused on maximizing efficiencies while maintaining service levels in a municipal government setting. Karen’s focus on change management has ensured that changes have been implemented well with lasting, positive impact. In addition, Karen acts as a strategic advisor to senior management, and trains and coaches executives in leading organizational change.

Karen is a founding member of ACMP and participated in the initial World Cafe exercise and early transition teams to launch ACMP globally in 2009-10.

Karen is a social worker at heart with a diploma from Sheridan College.  In recent years, she has turned her attention and strong people skills to business transformation efforts in the public sector.  She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and is certified in the Prosci Methodology for change management.  Karen has completed Prosci’s Train the Trainer program. 

5:30pm - 6:30pm - Event Registration, Networking and Light Refreshments
6:30pm - 8:00pm Presentations
8:00pm - 8:30pm Panel and Q&A
8:30pm - 9:00pm Wrap up and Networking

Fees: (subject to HST)
PMI Toronto and ACMP* Members - $25.00
Non-Members and Guests - $35.00

Webstream: Closed
PMI Toronto and ACMP* Members - $10.00
Non-Members and Guests - $20.00

*Note: For ACMP members, please write and present your ACMP member id and a discount code will be emailed to you.

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

Event sponsored by:
Microsoft / Wicresoft

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm, 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to 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

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