Politics Keynote Speakers

John Fleming, Master of Science (MSc), Planning,Managing, Director of Planning and City Planner at City of London Planning Division, @jmfplan, thelondonplan.ca  Sponsored by London Life

Topic: The London Plan
Following up on what has been called the largest public engagement process for an city plan in Canada, John will sketch out how the new London Plan will shape our City over the next twenty years. He will describe how the plan proposes bold strokes to build a City that is exciting, exceptional and connected. Join us to get a glimpse of where London is headed and the future that Londoners have set about to create.




Maria Matarelli - International business consultant, professional speaker, and published author. @MariaMatarelli  Sponsored by Scrum Alliance

Topic: Uncovering Possibilities
Leadership agility, figuring out the Work-Life Puzzle, and uncovering possibilities, Maria challenges people to think beyond the status quo to reach unparalleled results.

Find inspiration to dare to think beyond internal politics and your current status quo, discover new capabilities and look at ways to step forward and uncover new possibilities. We’ll explore limits, company engagement models, and projects for social good. As you continue to strive for excellence, discover how to make a greater impact in your career, in your outreach, and in your community.



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Danelle Peddell, Director, Project Management Office at Cineplex, Past PMI SWOC President

Topic: Relationships – What are they good for?
A high level overview providing some tools to help with your effectiveness

With her dynamic, lively and contagious enthusiasm, Danelle will share how projects can be EASY and working with People is HARD. Confirm what drives you and understand what drives others and understand that when Personal strengths when overdone become weaknesses – know the tipping point.


David Sumpton, Director, Sumpton Financial Management, P.Eng., PMP, CSSBB, CISA, CQE

Topic: Behavioural Finance: how it influences project behaviour
As a Corporate Finance senior manager, consultant, professor in Project Management, David helps project leaders and Directors become more successful managers and leaders.

As a Corporate Finance senior manager, consultant, professor in Project Management, David will share how to reduce the likelihood of “surprises” and improve the probability of success in project execution by understanding the invisible biases that might exist in your project management and project leadership style. Through humor and lively discussion, David will provide the tools and techniques to assist in managing large differences in member backgrounds, across geographic distances, while resolving problems and making decisions on highly complex and important tasks.


Donald Ardiel, Principal, Donald Ardiel Architect, Director of Certification and e-Learning, PMI SWOC 

In addition to Don`s passion for Architect he has lead the development of post-secondary project management education programs and taught project management courses for Western University, Fanshawe College, Lambton College, and PMI South Western Ontario Chapter as well as private sector providers.


Fabian Boehm, Senior IT Business Analyst and VP, Professional Development for PMI SWOC  @fabian_boehm
Fabian brings the fun side out of everyone surrounding him and strikes a perfectly fine balance of technical knowledge, marketing understanding and vendor management all while keeping a laser focus on the bigger picture and overall business goals.


Topic: Establishing a Framework for Analysis of Organizational Politics Leading Towards Reflective Learning

Join Don and Fabian as they provide a high-level overview of multiple approaches to the analysis of the behaviour of others in an integrated framework. They will relate the development of a positive attitude toward politics to the achievement of project success and apply an integrative tool to analyze political situations in a project driven organization.


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