Transform Your Meetings with Silvia de Ridder
People in organisations are spending more of their time in meetings but do we get the results we want?
Does your meeting produce a measurable and positive impact on performance? Generate better ideas, solutions or have the cetainty of decisions being made? More importantly are your meetings recognised for their participation and interaction where everyone feels they have equally contributed?
Silvia de Ridder works with organisations in the areas of leadership and people development as well as organisational change. She combines her own experience and insights with formal studies in coaching, leadership, positive psychology, non-violent communications and neuroscience to introduce a fresh approach to meetings called the Thinking Environment approach.
Come experience, what others have come to appreciate:
‘Silvia was fabulous, calm, respectful, clear and very organized. The group really got some the amazing
learning. The tone was clearly set by how Silvia ran the session, learning in action, Thank you. Very, Very
Helpful’ – Urban Theatre Projects
Improve your worth in your company and to your clients, be recognised for holding effective and valued meetings.
Starting out: How to get your first role in Project Management
“how do you get a role without experience – how do you get experience without a role”
Series of short talks about the challenges of breaking into this competitive industry and how to overcome them.
You’ll meet with professional recruiters, like minded professionals and hear more about how the PMI can assist you in your career in Project Management including the PMI Mentoring program!
Who should attend?
Anyone looking for their first or second role in Project Management. Any graduates looking for their first steps as an employed project practitioner. Anyone who is changing careers and wondering what transferable skills to focus on. Anyone looking to start this rewarding and interesting career!
Tips to future proof your career in Project Management
“In a profession where 80% of your opportunities are contract engagements – how do you stay relevant?”
“What are some of the hot skills at the moment and in the near future?”
A market update about Project Management in the current market and predictions re opportunities then a series of presentations from Project Specialists already in these “hot” industries .
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in in-demand specializations in Project Management & how to position your brand as a specialist project manager. Experienced project managers interested in current and future trends and market updates on opportunities. Current project practitioners looking in future proofing their careers!
PMI Sydney Mentoring Program 2018
Applications now OPEN to all mentees and mentors wishing to participate in Mentoring Intake 2, 2018
Many people embark on a mentoring relationship with little idea about how best to conduct themselves, what to ask their mentor, or how to get the greatest benefit from being in a mentoring relationship. It is important that mentees and mentors alike, in a formal mentoring program ensure they get the best out of their mentoring relationship.
The PMI Sydney Chapter mentoring program has gone from strength to strength in the last couple of years and participant numbers have increased significantly. Building on that success and in keeping with the mentoring team mission "to continuously improve the quality of the mentoring experience" PMI Sydney has adopted a best of breed mentoring management platform.
For the program participants this means an improved mentoring experience. You will have access to the latest information on mentoring, professionally developed training resources tailored specifically for mentors and mentees, papers, articles, guides and links to various publications.
Lessons froms the Leaders; How to advance your career in Project Management
“How do I get ahead?” “How did some of the best Project Leaders in the industry do it?”
“How do they select top talent?”
A panel interview of 3 thought leaders in the industry. You are invited to hear first hand, tips from top project practitioners who have climbed the ladder and hire program managers for their teams. They will share experiences on how to get ahead, when to move roles, how to network and indeed what they look for when hey hire.
Who should attend?
Seasoned PMs looking to further their careers in program management or get ahead. Project and program managers seeking insight into the minds of industry peers and senior hiring managers. This session is for experienced project managers looking for tips on career advancement.
This course is designed to provide participants, who have some experience in Microsoft Project, with all the necessary tools and techniques required to run projects and programs of work.
This is a practical hands-on workshop focused on improving your basic scheduling skills while demonstrating the more advanced features of the software.
This course will provide users of Microsoft Project with the essential tools to effective manage any schedule no matter how simple or complex. The street-wise techniques taught will help you become a guru scheduler!
With so many company initiatives requiring more discipline and structure to ensure success, project management is fast becoming a key requirement for all resources involved.
This 2day fundamentals workshop provides an overview of project management, using the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Participants will understand best practice principles, however more importantly, they will be given the opportunity to apply them to projects in class, making the learning process easy to implement when they return to work.
Who should attend?
Anyone involved in projects, including new and aspiring project managers, project coordinators, team members and stakeholders.
Project Management Professional (PMP®) and
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)
TWO EVENINGS FAST TRACK EXAM PREPARATION - 6 HOURS
The Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certifications are the gold standard in professional project management recognition. PMP® and CAPM® credentials acknowledge your advanced experience and skill of being a professional project manager. Recognised and demanded, the PMP® and CAPM® demonstrate your proven competency in project management to deliver business benefits.
This two x 3 hour evening course prepares you for the PMP® and CAPM® examination and helps you focus your limited study time. Learn how to prepare for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination and review key areas of the PMBoK essential for success, as well as tips and techniques for the exam. Take the opportunity to get to know other project managers seeking the PMP/CAPM certification with the possibility of forming a study group to share knowledge and exam techniques within fellow group members.
Who should apply?
If you have commenced your preparation for the PMP® or CAPM® exam, this is an ideal course to refresh the concepts and gain exam practice. Designed for individuals that have been performing self-study of PMBoK with an intent to sit the CAPM or PMP exam, and wish to get an overview of the important material combined with an overview of the exam and techniques and areas on which to focus.
Also suitable for those individuals newer to project management and PMBoK who want an overview of the CAPM & PMP certification and exam content. This course will be conducted at a relatively fast pace and is not suitable for absolute starters in project management.
PMI Sydney's Transformation Series continues in August '18 with a discussion on how and why people sometimes need to go through a personal transformation. A great way to relate this is through Joseph Campbell's "the Hero's Journey"
James Clark is a personal transformation coach and is our next speaker at PMI Sydney's Breakfast event.
James will speak on the topic of personal transformation and what it relates to. He will cover a series of steps of personal transformation, and how they relate to ourselves, and our future selves.
Join us for breakfast, to know more about The 12 Stages of The Hero's Journey
Time: 7:00AM (Networking); 7:30AM to 8:30AM (Event followed by networking)
Date: Wednesday 08th August 2018
Location: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000
Professional Development Units (PDU): 1 PDU can be claimed for attending this event
Cost: Free for PMI Sydney Chapter Members (log in first), $20 for Guests
Brain Based Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
18 August 2018 - 9:00 to 17:00
The changing global and workplace environment demands a new breed of leader who is able to influence people in stressful environments and who gets the best from those they lead when under pressure, including themselves.
That challenge calls for a growing need to improve the way people work together and understand the true drivers of human social behaviour.
It is well known that to achieve success one needs to have a combination of technical and people skills. It is with regard to the latter that neuroscience is confirming so much about human behaviour and providing us with valuable insights we can apply to the real world.
In this powerful program, you will be introduced to a key brain based leadership models that you can apply in leading yourself and your teams
Participants will leave the program with increased self-awareness regarding how they operate, their underlying drivers as well as increased confidence in a position of leadership.