PMISC - 7th March 2024 - University of Sydney Industry Night

Business Acumen

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PMISC and University of Sydney Project Management Society's Industry Night

 

This event holds particular significance as it is an integral part of the PMI Sydney Chapter Academic Outreach program, in collaboration with the University of Sydney Project Management Society (USYD). The event aims to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas and knowledge between industry professionals and the academic community, creating a platform for meaningful discussions and networking opportunities. Register now for your chance to gain project management insights from some of Sydney's best professionals. Panelists include Natasa Gadzuric, David Barros, Sydney Mudau, and My Tran Lee.

About our panelists:

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Natasa Gadzuric is the Founding Principal of Sustainable People Solutions (SPS), a management consultancy specialising in the areas of people, culture, and change management, within organisations and specifically on projects. Natasa has over 23 years’ experience.

She started her career as a civil engineer working for advisory and construction companies and has spent the past 18 years working in organisational development and change management roles for companies such as Downer EDI Engineering, Hyder Consulting (now Arcadis) and Evans and Peck (now Advisian), prior to establishing SPS in 2015. Natasa is a Fellow and EngExec who sits on the Board of the College of Leadership and Management (CLM) within Engineers Australia.

She is also the founder of the SPS Leaders Alliance, which is a movement aimed at ‘raising the bar’ on leadership in the Engineering, Building and Construction industry. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two teenage children.

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David Barros has over 15 years of experience in Project Management delivering international Software Implementations and R&D projects. He has worked with large Retail Brands, Telcos, Logistics, ERPs, Banking, Government, Vendors and Partners making him a very experienced and well-rounded Project Management professional. He embraces and delivers Agile standards to organizations – he is PMI-ACP certified plus also holds PMP and Prince 2 Practitioner Credentials.

He’s an expert at tailoring Project Delivery Methods and Processes to satisfy the needs of organizations and their customers, building high performance delivery teams and fostering Continuous Improvement. David advocates for Customer Centricity (External and Internal) and Value Delivery making him a respected and well recommended professional by Customers and work peers.

He's currently a Board Director of the PMI Sydney Chapter and he has recently started to be involved in Education as an Associate Professor at UBSS and facilitating Workshops at Sydney University in Project Management Subjects. He is based in Sydney, has 2 Children, and he is a proud dad of an Autistic Son and Advocate for Neuro Diversity.

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My Tran Le (“My”) is a customer-centric program leader with over 21 years of
professional experience in retail, supply chain, and technology. My had received the prestigious Project Manager of the Year award at the inaugural PMI Australia national conference. She is also passionate about advancing women in projects outreach and advocating for women's economic empowerment, she firmly believes in creating equal opportunities for women to earn, learn, and lead for the benefit of thriving communities.

My is actively involved in community development, she have volunteered with the PMI Sydney Chapter since 2010, initially focusing on the PMI Building Better Futures (BBF) portfolio; a community-focused campaign by PMI Global to champion project management for educational and social good. Currently serving as the Director of Volunteering and Special Projects at PMI Sydney, she is driving meaningful change and positively impacting the project management community.

Additionally, she has served as a sponsor for the University of Sydney's Master of Project Management Capstone program since 2021, demonstrating her commitment to nurturing the next generation of project management professionals. Her ongoing passion for project management is evident through her dedication to driving positive change in both professional and community spheres.

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Raymark (Ray) Sinchongco is a Portfolio Director/Experienced Manager at 3Bridges Community working in human-centric and technology projects in Aged & Disability Care, Health Services, Early years Support and Youth Services. 

Ray brings a wealth of experience ranging from FMCG to Data & AI with a strong emphasis on project management skills and fostering a positive work environment to create positive experiences for clients and staff.

Ray is also involved heavily in the project management community for both University of Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney by being involved in collaborations with students and professionals through events, knowledge-sharing forums and as a guest lecture to address the latest industry trends and the contribution of continuous learning and development of project management practitioners

 

Marc Levingston is a distinguished project management professional with a wealth of experience in stakeholder engagement, managing multiple projects, and developing comprehensive project reports. His career spans roles in banking and finance, telecommunications, higher education, consulting, and not-for-profit. Marc holds a Graduate Certificate of Project Management, Graduate Diplomas in Commerce and Education, & a Master of Business Administration. His recent roles include as a Sessional Academic Tutor at the University of NSW, Project Management Consultant for GP Strategies, and is the co-founder and ‘Chief Strategy Officer’ in an innovative start-up - Sustain Agility Solutions. Marc is also dedicated to mental health advocacy, contributing as a voluntary speaker for Beyond Blue. His achievements reflect a deep understanding of project management, a passion for education, and a commitment to advancing the project management profession.

 

Event Agenda:

Time

Detail

17:00 (10m)

Attendees registration

17:10 (20m)

Refreshments (appetisers and drinks) + networking

17:30 (5m)

Usher to auditorium

17:35 (3m)

Welcome & Intro

17:38 (2m)

PMSoc President’s welcome

17:40 (20m)

SoPM talk on PM skills

18:00 (25m)

Dinner and networking

18:25 (5m)

Usher to auditorium

18:30 (30m)

Panel part 1

19:00 (20m)

Networking

19:20 (30m)

Interactive session with the audience + Panel part 2

19:50 (15m)

Q&A session - 3 qs

20:05 (5m)

PMI certification+membership

20:10 (10m)

Giving thanks & event closure & photo

20:20

END

 

 

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Information

Type of category: Evening

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: March 7th, 2024

Hour: 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Registration close date: March 6th, 2024 at 12:00AM

# of PDUs: 1

Price

Students: Free

Members: Free

Non members and Guests: $35.00

Location

University of Sydney