The Leader
Sep. 16, 2014

Thank you to PMI OVOC Symposium Sponsors

We are pleased to announce the 2014 National Capital Project Management Symposium Sponsors. The Board of Directors and the Volunteer Symposium Team would like to thank the Symposium sponsors for their support of our annual Symposium.

To check out sponsors' profiles, click on GOLD/SILVER hyperlinks:
GOLD Sponsor           SILVER Sponsor

Regular Registration ends Oct. 8, 2014. To register, click here.More

PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar: Sept. 20, 2014

Presentation Topic: Think Smarter! Create Powerful Results
Presenter: Heather Cameron

It's not too late to register to learn about "Effective Intelligence" and bringing insight and understanding to the way people think. Heather Cameron is President of Horizon Performance Insights and the creator of the Ignite Your Market Programs, is a Certified Executive Coach and an expert facilitator. She has over 25 years of management experience including sales, marketing, portfolio management and research & development. PMPs earn 4 PDUs for attending this seminar.

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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar: Sept. 24, 2014

Presentation Topic: "PM Lessons from Behind the Scene at Fashion Week"
Presenter: Hussein Rashid, CEO of Ottawa Fashion Week

At just 27, Hussein is adept at juggling many things. He's a civil engineer, studying to become an architect; he runs a modest design company and has been slowly building Ottawa Fashion Week (OFW) into a permanent fixture in Ottawa's fashion social calendar. Hussein will bring examples from his experience in planning events in Toronto, Montreal, New York and Dubai. He will focus mainly on examples where there was both positive or negative effects to the organization due to lack of or change in Project Management rationale.

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CMC-Ontario Conference 'Raising the Bar — Consulting for Tomorrow'
PMI OVOC via CMC
Ottawa, Delta Hotel, Nov. 6th 2014

A full day of speakers, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner options for networking, 12 Professional Development points. More than 16 speakers and industry experts will be presenting on topics from Government Enterprise — the New Lens, to Big Data, the Customer Voice, Winning RFP Bids, a panel discussion on changes you need to know to qualify for Tax Incentives through the SR&ED program, and a special iPanel featuring CFO of Shop.ca, and more.

Key Note Speakers; Gus Takkale on Embrace Change and, Susan Delacourt senior writer for the Toronto Star and author of Shopping For Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them.

The conference is hosted by the Eastern Ontario Chapter of CMC-Ontario. Click here for details and to register.More

PMI OVOC volunteer opportunities

Members — join the volunteer team and start earning PDUs, enhancing your skill development and of course, having fun!

Click on the open positions below to learn details:

170a - Social Media Content Manager
189 - PR and Marketing SME
190 - Marketing Lead
193 - Program Coordinator PMI-PBA

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

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