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Chapter Event - Mad About Projects


Participate in this playful project management simulation based on the hit-TV show ‘Mad Men’ that combines team building and project management professional development. Teams will experience gamification first hand as they step into the highly competitive world of marketing from the 1960’s and compete to accompany Don Draper to the pitch to win a coveted client account.

Kestrel Stone, your game master for the evening, is an award winning project simulation designer and established trainer and consultant in the field of project management capability. She has over 10 years industry experience, is a Member NSW Chapter Councilor for the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and founded Elemental Projects, a project management training consultancy, in 2012.

Kestrel designs project simulations to give participants a deeper understanding of project management that cannot be obtained from theoretical based learning alone. She advocates for the power of creating a ‘safe’ place in a game format where students can innovate, negotiate, problem solve and even ‘fail’ whilst being able to honestly reflect on performance and thereby learn from their experiences. Project simulations drive the development of hard and soft skills along with emotional intelligence and team productivity.

Project simulations have diverse application and are ideal for:

  • Learning about project management
  • Team Building
  • Launching a new project or change program. 


About the Presenter:- 

Kerstel Stone

Project Management Consultant & Trainer


Kestrel is a highly experienced Project Management Trainer & Consultant with diverse cross-industry experience derived from over a decade of working with organisations in the construction, transport, defence, finance, environment and health sectors, where she has also written, customised, and delivered many training programs on behalf of leading VET providers, industry bodies, and universities.

Combining an undergraduate degree in psychology with a Masters in Project Management and Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Kestrel brings a balanced perspective to project management that recognises the importance of ‘soft’ interpersonal skills as well as ‘hard’ technical project management skills. She is a Member and NSW Chapter Councilor for the Australian Institute of Project Management.

In 2011, Kestrel established Elemental Projects, a boutique project management training and consulting firm. Her expertise includes organisational project management maturity, project management capability development and competency based training and assessment.




Date: Tuesday 25th July 2017

Location: Level 13, Cliftons, 60 Margaret Street (very close to Wynyard Station)

Time: 6:00PM (Networking) ; 6:30PM to 9:00PM (Event followed by networking)

Cost:  Free for PMI Sydney Chapter Members (log in first), $20 for Guests

Registration will close: Sunday, 23rd July 2017 at 22:00 AEST or when capacity is reached (whichever occurs first)

Professional Development Units (PDU): 1 PDU can be claimed for attending this event. 


Event Properties

Event Date 25-07-2017
Event End Date 25-07-2017
Registration Start Date 01-04-2017
Cut off date 25-07-2017
Individual Price $18.18
Cliftons (Margaret St)
60 Margaret St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Cliftons (Margaret St)
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