Power Skills

The panel discussion, "PROJECT PERSPECTIVES: PROJECT MANAGEMENT AS A CAREER,", will feature seasoned Project Managers sharing their career journeys, valuable lessons, and best practices in the field of project management. The event will explore a variety of topics including the paths that led the panelists to become project managers, the types of projects and industries they work in, and their definitions of successful projects. The discussion will delve into the common challenges encountered with clients and strategies for overcoming them, along with the trends and technological advancements that have influenced project management practices over the years. The panelists will also share insights on the importance of soft skills versus technical skills, the critical nature of prioritization, and the essential traits for building client trust. Additionally, the role of project management training, mentoring, and the value of a PMP designation in differentiating project managers will be examined, offering a comprehensive view of what it takes to excel in this dynamic career.


Panel to be followed by food, beverages, and networking.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Master Best Practices and Technological Integration in Project Management: Attendees will learn successful project management methodologies, the importance of certifications like PMP, and how to leverage technological advancements, including AI, to enhance project efficiency and outcomes.
  2. Develop Essential Leadership Skills and Client Relationship Strategies: Participants will enhance their soft skills for managing relationships, setting expectations, and delivering tough news, while also learning key traits to build and maintain client trust and overcome common challenges.
  3. Stay Informed on Industry Trends and Continuous Professional Development: Attendees will gain insights into industry-specific project management challenges, current trends influencing strategic decisions, and the importance of continuous learning through training, mentoring, and coaching to remain competitive in the field.
Register for this event


Type of category: Speaking Event

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: 20 June 2024

Hour: 17:00 to 20:00

Number of PDUs: 2


Student Members$10.00

Members: $10.00

Future members: $20.00


Third floor, Campus Activity Centre

1055 University Drive
Kamloops, British Columbia, BC V2C 0C8