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Leading People and Projects to Success: A Project Management Leadership Course

Date:   Oct 29, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019
Time:   9:00 AM (EDT)
1 Dundas St W, Suite 2704
Toronto, ON

Projects have become a pervasive way for organizations to reach their goals. In recognition of this, project management has matured rapidly as a discipline and a key generator of value for organizations. Having a foundation in project management concepts, skills and tools, whether to lead, participate in or oversee a project, has thus become an asset for individuals working in every functional area and in every sector.

Project success or failure has traditionally been based on and measured by performance against the triple constraint: on-scope, on-time and on-budget. Yet, even when these have been met, projects may still be considered not fully successful or even a failure. Why? Because different kinds of stakeholders are frequently expecting outcomes that go beyond these factors, thus negatively affecting the realization of intended benefits and compromising client, customer or internal user satisfaction. In other words, since projects happen with and through people, leadership and soft skills – beyond the basics of project management – are needed to succeed.

This workshop begins with a short section covering the fundamentals of project management, addressing the basic processes, knowledge areas, terminology, etc. of the discipline. It then progresses to cover a more comprehensive view of the factors driving project success and winning approaches to be successful. This includes understanding and working to the perspectives of different kinds of stakeholders (especially customers / clients / users), being (and staying) 'on-strategy', as well as working more effectively with the project team itself. The instructor will share insights and some practical tips from his own project engagements. Several case studies from the supply chain and logistics areas will be utilized to highlight key points and facilitate application within your own organization.

As a project leader, project team participant, sponsor or key stakeholder, attend this workshop to learn about winning approaches and the related soft skills, to gain insights and to pick up some tips from a seasoned project leader, which will help make your projects highly successful – well beyond the triple constraint!

Target Audience
This workshop has been designed for a range of learners: individuals who have been running smaller, less complex projects and are now ready to tackle larger ones; those interested in developing the leadership and soft skills of project management, to complement their understanding of the hard skills of project management; current or aspiring project or program managers; project sponsors or those representing the Department sponsoring the project; those who are decision-makers on a Steering Committee; clients or users of project management services; PMO staff; project team participants and subject matter experts (e.g. supply chain, logistics or procurement specialists, business analysts, HR staff, IT personnel, financial analysts, etc.); or, other project stakeholders. It is applicable to a variety of industry sectors as well as a broad range of organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the fundamentals of project management, including processes, knowledge areas, terminology, certification and resources
  • Acquire understanding of a more comprehensive view of project success, success factors and the expectations of stakeholders
  • Gain insight as to the implications of these project success factors in relation to being on-strategy, benefits realization, project team health and achieving full satisfaction for the ‘project customer’
  • Utilizing case studies (including several from the supply chain management field) and selected tools, develop skills and obtain tips in applying this understanding to working with various kinds of stakeholders and achieving high levels of project success – beyond the triple constraint!

Seminar Cost:

Regular Regsitration 

  • Members $945.00 + HST (13%)
  • Non-members $1245.00 + HST (13%)

Non member registration includes membership until April 30, 2020 (activated after seminar ends)

Note for Diploma students:

This course can be taken as 1 of the 4 elective course towards your Diploma program.

Facilitator: Haig Baronikian, PhD, PMP, PEng

Haig is founder, President and Senior Consultant at eFuel Partners Inc. He has over 35 years of experience in the eLearning, eHealth, telecom and information technology fields. He has held leadership positions in corporate strategy, marketing, R&D, sales engineering, systems integration and software development with Bell Canada. For the past 15+ years, as a management consultant, project leader and innovation instigator, he has led a range of eFuel consulting engagements. He has worked in the private, public, educational as well as charitable sectors.

Haig is the co-author of the textbook, Leadership in Project Management: Leading People and Projects to Success.

Haig holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. He also holds the M.Ed. Degree from OISE (focusing on adult education and eLearning) and Degrees in engineering from the University of Waterloo and McGill University. Haig currently teaches project management, strategy and innovation topics at the University of Toronto and elsewhere, including in the supply chain management sector. He has developed and delivered corporate training for a range of clients and is active as a professional speaker.

Program Bonus

The program package includes a copy of the book, Leadership in Project Management: Leading People and Projects to Success, co-authored by the program instructor and used at a number of universities and colleges.

This seminar is worth 10 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Maintenance credits.


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