The Leader
Mar. 31, 2015

PMI OVOC 30th Anniversary Scholarships

In honour of our 30th anniversary, the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) will be awarding professional development scholarships to chapter members! The PMI initiated this program to celebrate significant chapter milestones. This generous scholarship allows us to support your continuing education in project management as well as promote lifelong learning. The scholarship can be used to pay for an online or classroom course of your choice.

As a PMI member, you will have priority over other applicants. All applications will be reviewed by an external panel of judges at the PMIEF. The submission deadline is July 31.

Please join us at the ABM as we kick off this amazing event! Click here for further details. More

PMI OVOC pre-paid credit card giveaways: Latest winners!

As part of our 30th year celebrations, two more people won $50 pre-paid credit cards just for attending our March Seminars. Melissa Keon was the winner at the March 25 Lunch Seminar and Helen Roper won the draw at the March 28 Saturday Seminar.

We are giving away these paid credit cards at each of our events. BUT, you have to be there!More

PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar — April 25, 2015: 'How to Build and Sustain Effective Relationships with the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)'

Join Madalene Coutinho, who will lead this informative workshop intended to develop self-management and relationship management skills. Building strong, trusting relationships is one of the most important elements to enable successful improvement and get faster organizational results.

Madalena Coutinho is a fluently bilingual organizational consultant, Certified Professional Facilitator from the International Association of Facilitators, learning and development specialist and professional key note speaker. Her passion is in supporting people and organizations in working together through a culture of effective communication, high trust, clarity, collaboration, respect and mutual understanding.

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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar — April 29, 2015: 'More than a Plane Ticket: Leading a Project Overseas'

Join Edan Puritt, will speak to how we already know that departments in the same city have cultural differences, but imagine how different it is working 10,000 kilometers away in a place with thousands of years of different history, and probably even a different native language. You can't cross that divide with just an airplane ticket.

Edan Puritt is a professional IM Strategist at Askari Solutions Inc. with more than 25 years of experience providing Technical, Organization and Educational services. Clientele includes Canadian governmental departments, international non-governmental organizations (based in Canada, Switzerland, Southern Africa, South-east Asia, and the Middle East), trade unions, and private industry/trade sector (Switzerland, Canada, Mexico and United States.)

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Top 5 open source project management tools in 2015
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PMI OVOC mentoring program

The value of the OVOC mentoring program will allow protégés to achieve their career goals and to personally develop in Project Management. The mentors will have an opportunity to step forward to help develop the future talent in the profession and we look forward to an overwhelming response. At a $15 to cover the facility and coffee break, all attendees will get a chance to understand and contribute to the program expectations.

If you're interested in joining the mentoring program for this upcoming session, please contact the Mentoring volunteer as soon as possible at

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for a complete description of the mentoring program.More

PMI OVOC 2015 ABM & Dinner: May 7, 2015: Reserve your seat!

Join us for this popular annual event and also help us to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Network with follow members and meet the new board of directors. Find out what we have been up to and what we have planned for 2015.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Darrell O'Donnell. For over 15 years, Darrell has been creating technologies used in the fields of search & rescue, situational awareness, and incident management for the private and public sectors.

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PMI OVOC 2015 Symposium: Save the Date!

This year's Symposium/Workshops will be held at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, Oct. 13-15, 2015.

Note that the Call for Speakers will be released soon and stay tuned for further details on the opening of registration.More

PMI OVOC volunteers welcome

PMI OVOC continually works to enhance existing programs and build new ones for the benefit of our members. We are fortunate to have many capable and motivated members supporting the chapter as volunteers. There are many exciting opportunities to contribute and we welcome you to join our team to take an active role in supporting our mission to promote project management.

Click here to see our volunteer positions.

To learn more about the PMI OVOC Volunteer Program, click here.

If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, you can contact More