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DINNER EVENT: What If We Stopped Solving Problems?

Power Skills

STUDENTS: our chapter is offering a discount on the event. Please send an e-mail with proof that you are currently enrolled in an Educational Institution to manager.programs@pmi.bc.ca for a Student Promo Code. 


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration & Networking over Dinner

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Speaker's Presentation & Q&A


PDUs: 1 Ways of Working, 1 Power Skills


Event description

Problem-solving – looking for what doesn’t work and fixing it – has been widely employed for almost 90 years. At its best, problem-solving focuses on yesterday’s causes to solve today’s problems. It focuses on what we don’t want as opposed to what we do want.  
Much has changed over the past 90 years. As a society, we have embraced new philosophies, new technologies, and new approaches to conducting business and finding innovative solutions. This interactive keynote presents the argument for moving away from problem-solving and toward seeking opportunities.  
Disrupting our traditional ways of thinking about problems provides us with the ability to harness the energy of our past successes as well as our hopes for the future. This disruption pushes us outside our normal sphere of knowledge. Doing so allows us to facilitate solutions that make an even greater difference for our organizations and clients.

Bill Scott - Valuing People



Bill Scott is a management consultant and trainer in private practice. Bill emphasizes the use of appreciative and collaborative processes for a variety of uses including strategic planning, project management, organizational change and renewal, leadership development, organizational culture development, and community capacity building.  

He is an innovative trainer, facilitator, and speaker with a unique blend of strength-based change, social services, and business training. Bill helps his clients disrupt traditional ways of thinking to seek solutions that focus on what they want from their future rather than what they don’t want from their past. 


In addition to his consulting and training work, Bill has taught at numerous post-secondary institutions, including Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, and Georgetown University in Washington, DC. His interests include melding leadership and followership roles, leveraging strengths, creating magnetic workplaces, facilitating collaborative and innovative processes, and valuing people for their contributions to organizational success.  


Bill is based in Surrey, BC, where he lives with his wife, and their rescue dog, Jessie. 


Dinner Menu

STARTER: STEAMWORKS GARDEN SALAD V, G, VE mixed greens, kalamata olives, gem tomatoes, cucumbers, citrus vinaigrette

MAIN: CAJUN SALMON RISOTTO G topped with a tomato creole butter sauce  
VEGETARIAN OPTION: WILD MUSHROOM FETTUCCINI V garlic cream sauce, green onions, parmesan 

DESSERT:  CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO MOUSSE V, G, strawberry coulis, crème chantilly




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Type of category: Dinner Event

Type of activity: Power Skills, Ways of Working

Date: 26 October 2022

Hour: 17:00 to 20:00

Number of PDUs: 2


Members: $45.00

Non members: $55.00

Students: $45.00


ÜBER LOUNGE, Steamworks Brewpub

375 Water Street

Vancouver, BC , V6B 5C6