The Leader
Apr. 7, 2015

PMI OVOC 2015 National Capital Project Management Symposium: Call for Speakers

The 2015 Symposium Planning Committee, invites you to submit a presentation abstract for the annual National Capital Project Management Symposium to be held October 13-15, 2015 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Center, 200 Coventry Rd. Ottawa, ON, Canada. With your contribution, The National Capital Project Management Symposium will present an outstanding quality programme. The Call for Presentation Abstracts is now open.

The 2015 Symposium's theme, "30 Years — Where Do We Go From Here?," celebrates PMI OVOC's 30 years supporting Project Management in the Ottawa / Outaouais region and challenges us to seek out effective ways to achieve the attributes of high-performing organizations.

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for further details on submitting your presentation paper. Deadline is April 23, 2015. More

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

Join Madalena 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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to Learn More/Register.More

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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PMI OVOC mentoring program

The value of the OVOC mentoring program will allow protégés to achieve their career goals and to face-to-face 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 starting in April, please contact the Mentoring volunteer as soon as possible at

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for a complete description of the mentoring program. More

Essential communication processes for effective project management
PM Hut
Effective communication is one of the most important components of project management.More

PMI OVOC partners with BSSNexus

BSSNexus is pleased to offer OVOC members access to a unique video training and exam offering at a discounted price. More

11 communication skills of effective project leaders
Project managers abound, but highly effective project leaders are much harder to find.More

PMI OVOC 2015 ABM & Dinner: Only 1 month to go!

Our 2015 ABM and Dinner will be held Thursday May 7, at the Army Officers Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa.

Come help celebrate the chapter's 30 anniversary with birthday cake, champagne, and presents!

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to Learn More/Register. 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.

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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

Survey: Project managers are stretched to the brink
Business 2 Community
According to Workfront's new Project Management Survey, conducted in late 2014 with 384 North American PMs, project managers are being inundated with too much work, lack of visibility into the work being done, and the use of disconnected tools to do the work. As a result, they are left without insights into the work they are doing and are stretched too thin. More

7 tools that guarantee great project management
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You can accomplish amazing things in business when you have the right tools, both technological and social. This is especially true for managing company projects. With some great tools in your arsenal, such as those that follow, you should be able to address all your project management needs. More