November 2015

Project Management: A Team Approach

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Project Management: A Team Approach - Day 1
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Project Management: A Team Approach - Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Gary Robinson, P.Eng. – President, E. M. Sciences Ltd.
Credit: 15 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Project Management: A Team Approach - Day 1 : $795.00 + GST = $834.75 until Oct 21, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Project Management: A Team Approach - Day 1 : $895.00 + GST = $939.75

Non-Member Price: Project Management: A Team Approach - Day 1 : $895.00 + GST = $939.75

Student Member Price: Project Management: A Team Approach - Day 1 : $447.50 + GST = $469.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 21, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Successful projects result from good time and cost control, effective team leadership and highly motivated teams. This is achieved by using a team approach in planning, scheduling, monitoring and evaluating projects. This workshop combines technical project management tools with the team processes needed to ensure that the tools work.
The workshop is intended for managers, supervisors, specialists and staff who are involved in, or expect to be involved in, projects of any size or type, either as a leader or as a team member. The concepts presented apply to projects of all sizes and types, from physical construction to softer projects such as changing the work-process in a department.
The course is a workshop - wherever appropriate, learning takes place through experience. Teams of four to six participants are formed during the first day as part of the team development process and will work together throughout the course. Near the end of the course each team prepares a project plan, making use of the techniques learned. This provides the opportunity for participants to experience a collaborative planning process and see its effectiveness first-hand.
Course Objectives
On completion of the program, participants will:
  • Understand the principles of developing and building effective project teams.
  • Understand techniques for planning and scheduling projects, establishing positive project practices and procedures, monitoring and reporting of progress.
  • Be able to use a collaborative process for planning, scheduling and monitoring their projects.
  • Have a personal action plan for improving their effectiveness on projects.
  • Have an agreement among all on new practices to implement at work to improve project management.
What Previous Participants have said about the Seminar:
  • “Well laid out, content moved smoothly, good mix of lecture versus group work.”
  • “I enjoyed this course very much for its applicability. Gary was very clear and presented many examples.”
  • “Course was informative and has introduced me to several tools that can be used to manage projects.”
  • “This seminar was very team oriented and allowed for practical knowledge.”
Gary Robinson, P.Eng. – President, E. M. Sciences Ltd.
Gary Robinson is president of E.M. Sciences Ltd, a management-consulting firm formed in 1975 to meet the needs of project-oriented businesses. Services include organization development and culture change, management training and coaching, collaborative project planning, work redesign, team building, project partnering processes, project management consultation and critique, strategic planning, conflict resolution and continuous productivity and quality improvement. The purpose of his consulting is to increase the productivity of teams, organizations and managers in ways that will also improve the quality of working life for the people in the organization.
Gary has a Master of Science in Engineering and a Master of Science in Organization Development. Partly as a result of his first career as an engineering manager, most of his work is done with projects or with companies whose services and products are delivered as projects. His clients in Canada, the United States, England, India, Korea and Australia have included engineering companies, architectural firms, contractors, manufacturers, federal and provincial governments and crown corporations, city governments, high tech research firms, software design companies, banks, oil companies, universities, hospitals, community agencies, and a variety of voluntary organizations.
He is a Registered Organization Development Professional (RODP) in the International Organization Development Institute, a member of the Project Management Institute, a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia and is certified in providing neurofeedback (brain biofeedback).

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