The 11th annual PMI SWOC Symposium theme:                                            Empowerment + Inspiration PMI = Business Success - The formula for energizing projects to optimize results, will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014.

The Empowerment + Inspiration PMI = Business Success Symposium benefits:

  • Keynote speakers share their formulas for energizing projects to optimize results

  • Provides the opportunity to connect with other professionals in our community

  • A great opportunity to acquire 9 PDUs.

Register today!


Opening Speaker:

Patrick Snow – The Dean of Destiny - International Best Selling Author, Professional Keynote Speaker,  Direct Selling and Publishing Coach.

Patrick delivers tailor made messages of inspiration. His speaking philosophy is that his audience are interested in hearing stories of achievement and real people stories of obtaining their destinies.

Let Patrick share his humor and entertain you with stories that have been proven to help attendees achieve extraordinary results.


Post Lunch Speaker:

Garfield Dales – Manager of Project Delivery  - Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway project.

Garfield will share the "Challenges and Opportunities" of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway project. He has been featured in the Montreal Gazette for this project.

You will hear from Garfield how his project management contributed to the overall success of this significant investment in South Western Ontario. He will also highlight the risks and the complexities of managing a significant construction project with multiple and diverse stakeholders.

Closing Speaker:

Mark Mullaly –Co-Author Understanding the Value of Project Management, Speaker, Consultant, Researcher.  

As senior management consultant, with over 25 years experience that span multiple industries, Mark is one of the foremost experts in organized project management in North America. He was co-lead investigator of the research project “Understand the Value of Project Management” - sponsored by PMI, this was the largest research to date in the field of project management and has provided valuable insight into how project management delivers value to organizations.

Marks topic: “Yes I am allowed to do that” highlights how teams and individuals around the world develop strategic plans, make strategic decisions and solves complex problems.



Cesar Abeid: Leverage the Internet to Empower Your Career, Image, and Reputation
Mark Mullaly: Covert Processes & Overt Change; An Exploration
Patrick Snow: Becoming an Empowered Leader

Coach Cathy: Mind Mapping - Innovative Thinking Style
Carol B Martin: Delivering more value for less effort
Ori Schibi: Time Management Prioritization

Brenda McKenna: Your Large-Scale Agile Adventure Starts Now!
Paul Heidema: The Agile Estimation Game less effort
Jacob Van Rooyen: Harnessing Agility to Turns Losses Into Wins


Sunday February 23, 2014 – Early Bird Registration Opens
Tuesday March 18, 2014 – Early Bird Registration Closes
Friday, April 11, 2014– Symposium Day! 


7:30 AM: Registration begins
8:30 AM: Symposium begins
5:00 PM: Symposium ends 


Member price: $350 + 13% HST
Non-member price: $450 + 13% HST
Students: $99 + 13% HST
Partners: $350 + 13% HST (APICS, ASQ, CIPS, CIM, PEO, Pillar)

Early Bird Discount: 75.00   
Early Bird End Date: March 18, 2014  
Early Bird End Time: Midnight   

Registration Deadline Date: April 10, 2014
Registration Deadline Time: 5:00 PM


9 PDUs. PDU CODE:  LN140411

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2014 PMI SWOC Symposium