May Monthly Dinner Presenter

Tom Waller

Tom Waller is the Senior Vice President of Whitespace™, lululemon’s in-house innovation and R&D team. Comprising inventors, engineers and scientists, Whitespace™ is committed to building lululemon’s future guest experience through the discovery and application of industry-shifting initiatives. Recognizing the effect of sensation on performance, Whitespace pioneered the “science of feel" - its primary lens for imagining products. Tom brings expertise in enabling human potential that was honed as a member of the Sports Technology Institute, based at Loughborough University. He has experience leading innovation for numerous large athletic brands, and successes have assisted in breakthrough consumer products, gold medals, world records, and championship titles.

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March Monthly Dinner Presenter

Michelle Harrison

Michelle is a passionate lean and agile advocate who loves to help organizations transform their process, culture and governance to enable a focus on value delivery and innovation. For the past 10 years, Michelle has worked with organizations large and small to innovate and create change. Michelle is known as a candid, compassionate leader and coach, supporting individuals and teams to achieve high performance and embrace change.

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February Monthly Dinner Presenter

Roger Author

Roger is an award-winning international keynote speaker and President of Engagement Unlimited. With his innovative keynotes and programs, he ignites positive transformational change in teams and individuals. Roger’s topics range from performance under stress, the power of play, effective communication skills and the age of engage within companies and culture at large. Roger’s impressive background in teaching and acting (he has been seen in over 175 TV shows, movies and commercials) allow him to utilize a unique session format that ties stories, theory, and application together in a team-based game. This structure primes every participant to learn and creates engagement in the room that everyone experiences and benefits from. His experience and knowledge, combined with his natural charisma and highly contagious positive energy, has garnered Roger countless 10/10 audience rankings, extremely high survey results, and hundreds of happy return clients over the past 10 years.

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January Monthly Dinner Presenter

Spencer Horn

Spencer is the President of Altium Leadership. He has previously been CEO of leadership development company and Vice President of a NASDAQ company, which developed IMAX theaters in tourist destinations. There he worked with major organizations such as IMAX Corp., National Geographic Television, Radio City Productions, Disney Films and more. He has been speaking and presenting at PMI chapter development conferences since 2010 and has been a regular speaker at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) North America Conference, since 2014. He is consistently one of the highest rated speakers for the yearlong, PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) since 2015. He is a co-author of the "Speakers on Life" anthology "The Power of the Platform" along with Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Brian Tracy and more. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in economics from the University of Utah. He is a certified team coaching facilitator through Team Coaching International and a certified Professional Dynametric Programs trainer and administrator through PDP Global. Spencer has been married to his amazing wife, Jana, for more than 32 years. Together they have five beautiful children and five grandchildren.

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November Monthly Dinner Presenter

Adam Kreek

Adam Kreek is Management Consultant, Entrepreneur and Executive Coach. He teaches strategies and skills of leadership, high performance and perseverance to corporate teams globally through keynotes, workshops and online seminars. Adam has taught hundreds of thousands of people at organizations including Microsoft, General Electric, Mercedes-Benz, L’Oreal, Shell, Million Dollar Round Table, YPO, TEDx, General Mills and hundreds of others. A two-time Olympian, Adam holds 60 international medals, including Olympic Gold, and multiple hall of fame inductions. In 2013, Adam made the first ever attempt to row unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to America, the subject of the NBC Dateline Documentary, Capsized.

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September Monthly Dinner Presenter

Eamonn O'Laocha

Dr. Eamonn O'Laocha holds a Ph.D. in business from Warwick Business School in the UK, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP and Prince2 Practitioner). He is a high-level leader who is committed to organizational excellence in the delivery of community-focused services. He is a highly versatile and well-rounded professional leader and manager with extensive experience in strategy formulation and implementation, innovation and technology transfer, multi-party initiatives, financial management and reporting, operations management and organizational and individual capability development. He is a supportive and enabling manager whose approach is based upon positive regard towards others, mutual respect, transparency and clarity. Dr. O'Laocha's research interests include; innovation and technology transfer, professional practice in complex and dynamic contexts, governance in complex organizational and inter-organizational contexts, information systems strategy and operations, and innovative engaged approaches to organizational design , development, leadership and management.

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August Monthly Dinner Presenter

Garry Priam

Garry Priam is a professional speaker, organizational leadership and team development specialist, and Italian author. His keynote speeches, workshops, and seminars have helped companies in Canada, The United States, and Europe. His excellent quality, informative content and fantastic energy programs are well researched and delivered in a down to earth style that are always informative and memorable. Garry has a Computer Science Degree from the University of Manitoba and a Certification in Advanced Project Management from Langara College in Vancouver. Prior to starting his company, Mossa International Incorporated, Garry played professional basketball in Europe and lived in Italy for 9 years before moving to Vancouver. He is the Chair – Bachelor of Business Administration – Project Management Specialization Advisory Panel at Yorkville University (Vancouver Campus) and an Adjunct Contract Instructor in the MBA program at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT – Vancouver Campus). Garry helps guide companies and their people to success by strengthening operations, enhancing leadership, and building winning teams by using analogies from his professional playing days on how to win in the corporate world as teams do on the court.

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July Monthly Dinner Presenter

Gobinder Gill

Gobinder Gill is a #1 Best Selling author on Amazon for "Achieving Prosperity Through Diversity". His second book, "Stolen Moments of Hope " will be published by motivational Press later this year. He has been voted as a “World Class Speaker” at the 2016 High Impact Speaking event in Montreal, Quebec. Since the mid-1980's Gobinder has worked in many facets of the media dealing with diversity issues. His experiences cover all facets of radio, television, film, and print. Gobinder holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, B.C. As a journalist, he has interviewed many high profile personalities including Mother Teresa. In 2013, he spoke at the TEDx Stanley Park in Vancouver (now on YouTube) Diversity: Evolution of the Unthinkable. In addition to appearing in films and television commercials, Gobinder has worked as a Set Dresser on such shows as Dr. Doolittle, Air Buddies, and Psych. Gobinder's purpose and passion is to motivate and inspire others to embrace our differences and similarities. He trains organizations in the art of Diversity and Cultural.

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June Monthly Dinner Presenter

Jim Brosseau

The key distinctions between successful and failed projects have not changed over time, and likely will not change in the future. Advances in tools and technology have largely been a distraction, and only recently are thought leaders in the business world coming around to talk about what’s really important. With all that, though, there remain many projects that fail to deliver as expected. In this talk, Jim will show how we are slowly making progress (in some circles), and expose some of the shiny objects that have kept us from focusing on what is important over the years. From this foundation, he will describe the core elements that project leaders and team members alike can focus on, today, to dramatically improve their environment, culture of interaction, and approach to delivering value on projects.

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Aug Monthly Dinner Presenter

Casey Miller

It's summer in BC and we hope you're enjoying the warmer weather. Hope you can join us for the upcoming dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. We are thrilled to have Casey as our speaker. He will discuss how to build intrinsic motivation within your team and why it's important. This might just be the extra special oomph your team needs!

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May Monthly Dinner Presenter

Natali Altshuler

Welcome to our fifth Monthly Dinner event of 2017. This month the event will be held at Electronic Arts Vancouver. We are excited to have Natali Altshuler as our speakers. She is a Senior Director of Product Development, overseeing the development of the FIFA, UFC & NHL franchises. Let's dive in to learn more about Natali.

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Apr Monthly Dinner Presenter

Neil Kelly

Welcome to our fourth Monthly Dinner event of 2017. We are honoured to have Neil Kelly as one of our speakers. Last year the Project Management Institute awarded BC Hydro the 2016 PMO of the Year Award.

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Mar Monthly Dinner Presenter

Roy Nieuwenburg

Welcome to our third Monthly Dinner event of 2017. We are honoured to have Roy Nieuwenburg as our speaker. Last December Roy was recognized by being appointed a Queen's Counsel (QC) by the BC Lieutenant-Governor in Council on the recommendation of the BC Attorney General. Roy has been practicing law with Clark Wilson LLP since 1980 and is chair of its Infrastructure, Construction and Procurement Practice Group.

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Feb Monthly Dinner Presenter

Sandra Phillips

Welcome to our second Monthly Dinner event of 2017. We're lucky to have Sandra Phillips as our speaker. Sandra is the founder and CEO of movmi Shared Transportation Services, a small boutique agency that is specialized in Shared Mobility Architecture. Please take moment to learn about this successful speaker.

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Jan Monthly Dinner Presenter

Ed Hoffman

Welcome to our first Monthly Dinner event of 2017. We're excited to present Dr. Ed Hoffman, NASA's Chief Knowledge Officer. He works within NASA as well as with leaders of industry, academia, professional associations, and other government agencies to develop the agency's capabilities in program and project management and engineering. Please take moment to learn about this esteemed speaker.

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FY 2016 Annual General Meeting

The AGM of PMI CWCC will take place immediately following the February Monthly Dinner Event on Feb 22, 2017. All CWCC members in good standing on that date are invited to attend. You do not have to attend the Monthly Dinner Event to participate in the AGM.

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Nov Monthly Dinner Presenter

Travis Streb

Travis Streb works with senior leaders as a coach, facilitator and speaker across North America. He is known for his disarming, yet practical style which he uses to both engage his audience and inspire them to take action. We hope you enjoy our last Monthly Dinner of the year, and please take moment to learn about this likable speaker.

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Oct Monthly Dinner Presenter

Roy Johnson

Roy Johnson is co-author of the top-selling "Turning Conflict into Profit" and a mediator, trainer and national conference speaker on topics including communication, organizational change, leadership, teamwork and conflict resolution. Before heading into the Monthly Dinner event please take a moment to learn about this amazing speaker.

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Sep Monthly Dinner Presenter

Douglas Hutcheon

Douglas Hutcheon is a Risk Specialist with SNC-Lavalin’s Infrastructure Construction Business Unit. The last several years he has been developing a specialization in Risk Management and has been working on numerous large Infrastructure project proposals in Canada. With the Monthly Dinner event just around the corner please take a moment to learn more about our fascinating speaker.

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Aug Monthly Dinner Presenter

Bill Warner

Dr. Bill Warner has over 30 years successful experience as a project manager and IT consultant. Bill’s leadership experience is in financial institutions, health care industry, higher education, e-business/e-commerce, and the marketing sector. Please take a moment learn about his insights into the project management industry.

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July Monthly Dinner Presenter

Phillip Djwa

Phillip Djwa is a certified Internet Marketing specialist and strategist with 20 years experience in the high-technology industry, and the founder of Agentic Digital Media. While you are waiting for the next dinner event please take a moment to learn more about this fantastic speaker.

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June Monthly Dinner Presenter

Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger

We are very lucky to have Dorothy “Dottie” Metcalf-Lindenburger as our presenter at the next Monthly Dinner event at Hart House at Deer Lake Park. While you are counting down for the event take a moment to learn more about this out-of-this-world speaker!

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