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Joint Event with PMI SWO Chapter: How to Rescue a Troubled Project - Winning Strategies and Tactics
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2018-05-15
When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Twenty Toronto Street - Salon 3 / 2nd floor
20 Toronto Street
Toronto, Ontario  M5C 2B8
Canada
Presenter: Brent Peckover; Natalie Berkiw


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Topic: How to Rescue a Troubled Project - Winning Strategies and Tactics

Synopsis:
Part 1
of this two speaker session will explore trust, what compromises it and what strengthens it. Drawing from Brent Peckover's personal experience turning around projects across the globe, which resulted in tens of millions of dollars in follow-on work for his employer and clients, he will discuss actions you can take to build/re-build trust with stakeholders and how these can be used to drive the project towards a successful conclusion. 

Part 2 of this the session will center around the reasons why high-functioning meetings can be used as a powerful enabler for project managers to build collaborative partnerships, and to drive successful project results. Participants of this session will explore their untapped potential that could be accessed through thoughtful meeting planning and execution.

Bio(s):
Brent Peckover
is the founder of Peckover Enterprises Inc., an organizational growth firm that helps companies and social profit organizations refine their value proposition to facilitate the development and implementation of effective strategy. He is the primary facilitator of the online leadership development initiative at GoSucceed.me.

Registering his first business at 16 years old, Brent grew up thinking that soft skills were secondary to technical skills. STEM is in his blood. He learned how to program a computer at the age of 7 (in 1981) and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Aeronautical Engineering (a.k.a. Rocket Scientist).

“My perspective on the importance of soft skills changed during my early technical roles. The quality of leadership and management within the team were a direct indicator of the team’s future level of success. I still believe technical skills and creativity are critically important. However, effective leadership and management is equally crucial and can be a competitive edge.”

Subsequently, Brent transitioned into Program Management and developed a knack for turning around troubled programs while re-building client relationships. Leading internal development programs and external custom design projects for clients across North America and around the world for the last 15 years has provided Brent a treasure trove of first-hand leadership stories.

Natalie Berkiw is a seasoned, senior project management consultant and facilitator. She has been leading large, strategic projects, strategic planning, process improvement opportunities, and educational initiatives for the past 17 years. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, and certification in Lean from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.

Natalie has international project experience in both Canada and the United States and has worked primarily in the health care and non-profit sectors.  She currently provides her expertise to Beaumont Health in Michigan as a senior project consultant. Previously, she led multi-organizational, strategic projects at London Health Sciences Centre, and was a cofounder of the Community of Practice for Project Management (COPPM) for the London hospital systems. She served in the President and several Vice President roles where she was responsible for developing project management curriculum and delivering educational presentations to the 800+ membership.

She recently authored the book Unleash Your Meeting Potential™: A Comprehensive Guide to Leading Effective Meetings, and regularly blogs at EffectiveMeetings101.com.  She has taken her years of experience sitting in meetings with executives to the front-line staff, observations, and stories shared by others, and used this learning to develop The 3 Step Meeting Framework™. This outlines best practices and a straight-forward methodology around leading effective project meetings.

Agenda:

6:00 PM Registration & Networking with Light Snacks & Refreshments
6:30 PM Announcements & Introductions
6:40 PM Presentation by Brent Peckover
7:30 PM Presentation by Natalie Berkiw (Webstreaming from London, ON)
8:15 PM Questions & Answers/ Discussion
8:35 PM Closing remarks
8:40 PM Event Ends & Networking

Fees: Subject to HST
PMI Toronto Members (login prior to registering) - $25.00
Non Members and Guests - $35.00

PDUs
2.0 (1.0 Leadership / 1.0 Strategic and Business Management)

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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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