At the Orientation you will have the opportunity to learn about PMI, the designations, and our local chapter (Canadian West Coast Chapter). Also, you have the opportunity to give a one-minute introduction of yourself.
Date: Mon Jul 30 2018
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM (event)
7:00 - 7:30 PM (networking)
Venue: Vancouver Public Library - Alma Van Dusen Room, 350 W Georgia Street.
Cost: FREE! RSVP is required in order to get a seat due to the limited space.
Date: Wed August 22, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Dinner
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Keynote
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, 791 West Georgia St. (Pavillon I & II)
Cost: $45 Members (must login to receive member discount)
$70 Late Registration (Late Registration fee starts on August 20th)
2 PDUs available - 1 Leadership, 1 Strategic and Business Management
About this session
Project management is important because it ensures proper expectations are set around what can be delivered, by when, and for how much. Not only is the management of projects essential to success, but how you manage customer service plays a pivotal role as well.
Some see project sponsors as the most important customers. We sometimes tend to forget that we must provide exceptional customer service to our stakeholders like our project teams, contractors, our work colleagues and ourselves as valuable organizational customers. By understanding the importance of proving and managing customer service it will help project success and enhance organizational cultures.
Participants will take walk away from this presentation with the following key concepts:
- Clearer Communication and point of contact
- Creating better customer engagement
- Handling issue management
- Better understanding customer and client needs
- Using active listening techniques
- Achieving better work balance
This year, the conference planning committee has implemented a number of exciting changes, including rolling out an updated event brand and theme: Dare to Innovate. Plan to Transform. PMI CWCC envisions the conference as a gathering of project management professionals from key industries throughout the west coast and British Columbia, including healthcare, public private partnerships, high tech, and construction.
This year, the conference will challenge attendees to embrace the change and disruption that is being faced by many industries and organizations. PMI CWCC has put together a program and event that will dare attendees to challenge the status quo and become agents of change, growth and innovation within their spheres of influence. In today’s rapidly changing environment, it is no longer about being a part of the pack, it’s about positioning yourself to lead this change in your teams and organizations. It is about pushing the limits that lead to transformation.
Date: Tues-Wed Oct 16 &17, 2018
Time: 8:00 - 4:00 PM
Venue: Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel map
Cost: Early Bird Member price $595, before July 30, 2018
After July 30, Regular Member price $695
Early Bird Non-Member price $695
Regular Non-Member price $795
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PMI CWCC focuses on helping our members develop professional advancement through education, training, community involvement, mentorship, and leadership, while maintaining the core values of PMI.
Monthly Dinner Events
Our monthly dinner events are a great opportunity to learn about the latest topics in project management. Catch up with colleagues over a 3 course meal, or meet new acquaintances. Our dinner events are a popular gathering and sell out quickly.
Once a year, the Chapter holds the PMI CWCC Conference & Industry Showcase. This is our largest Chapter event of the year. This two-day event offers access to exclusive keynote speakers, high quality sessions, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and a chance to earn at least 11 PDUs.
Peyman has a passion for business analysis, system improvement, and budget management. In the last 6 years of employment at Simon Fraser University, he increased accounts receivable collection by over 30% through business process and policy improvements, managed the accounting administration for $60M of research projects, and is now providing budgeting and forecasting for the overall university.
As an active volunteer, Peyman has also served as an Academic Business Case Competition coach, where he mentors undergraduate students on business case study analysis and presentation skills. These students are locked in a room for 3 hours with 1 laptop and no internet and are tasked to create a 20-minute presentation solution to a real-world business problem. His team won 2nd place in Finance at the 2018 JDC West competition.
Peyman recently passed the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Common Final Examination (CFE). While he loves the analysis aspect of accounting, he also has a passion for the equities market. He actively self-manages his portfolio and enjoys discussing his stock picks with others.
In his free time, he enjoys playing badminton, rock climbing, mixed martial arts, and travelling. He is a big fan of Japan and visits the famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo every few years.
PMI-CWCC is very proud on these achievements and thanks Peyman and his team for the notable contributions.
The success of our Chapter is dependant on great volunteers. Consider joining the team and make a difference to the project management community.