June 2020

Interactive Project Planning and Management

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Interactive Project Planning and Management - Day 1
8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration - Day 2
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Interactive Project Planning and Management - Day 2
Location: Burnaby, BC
Presenter: Gary Robinson, E.M. Sciences Ltd.
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $899.00 + GST = $943.95 until June 2, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $899.00 + GST = $943.95

Non-Member Price: $999.00 + GST = $1,048.95

Student Member Price: $499.50 + GST = $524.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 02, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Specialist
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, and effective motivated teams. Both are achieved by using this interactive approach to planning and managing your projects.

Seminar Description

In the workshop you will get hands-on experience using this team process that can be immediately applied to your projects. It has been successfully used on hundreds of projects of all types, including expansions to the Vancouver Domestic Airport, Upgrades to four key BC Airport Terminals, Development of Blackcomb Ski Resort, and the first phase of Whistler Village, redevelopment of Mont Tremblant Ski Resort (Quebec), Expo 86 Pre-Planning, Several BC Courthouses and Correctional Facilities, Westwood Plateau, Coquitlam Centre, Initial Burrard Inlet Fast Ferry Terminals, Creation of the Town of Tumbler Ridge, Preliminary Plans for Translink Expansions, planning of Edmonton Walter C McKenzie Hospital, redevelopment of 5 major Alberta Hospitals, new displays in the Royal BC Museum, process improvement for high tech projects, and many others.

Similar workshops have been provided to over 20,000 participants in Canada, United States, England, Australia, India, and Korea.

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.

Course Process and Objectives

Teams of four to five members will be formed at the beginning of the course to learn and experience collaborative project team processes for:

  • planning and scheduling projects;
  • identifying and managing risks;
  • establishing agreements on team practices;
  • improving team meetings;
  • understanding how to work with different personalities;
  • monitoring and evaluating project progress; and
  • improving project practices.

What Previous Participants Have Said About the Seminar

  • “Gary was engaged across all areas of personal development with many applicable experiences.”
  • “Well prepared instructor and relevant experience/examples supported the course content.”
  • “The presentation opened my eyes on unknown possibilities.”
  • The team building exercises were valuable tools to bring back to my own team.”
  • “The course involved a lot of hands-on open discussion which was an ideal delivery method for the topic.”
  • “Excellent course. I’m excited to apply some of the skills with my team.”
  • “Excellent quality in material and I was surprised at how actionable the content is.”


Gary Robinson

E.M. Sciences Ltd.

Gary Robinson, M.Sc., is the founder and past president of EM Sciences Ltd., a management consulting firm formed in 1975 to meet the needs of project-oriented businesses. His work with clients includes organizational development and culture change, management training and coaching, collaborative project planning, work redesign, team building and project partnering processes, project management critique, strategic planning, conflict resolution, and continuous productivity and quality improvement. Gary is a Registered Organization Development Professional (RODP) consultant, was a founding member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC from 1972–2020.

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