June 2017 Luncheon & AGM

Date: June 13, 2017
Presenter: Karen Chovan, P.Eng., PMP, Enviro Integration Strategies, www.envirointegration.com
The Presentation: The Necessary Culture for Soaring Performance
Location: Centennial Hall C, TCU Place, 35 - 22nd Street East

Note: Pay parking is available across the street in the Midtown Plaza Parkade
Presenter meal provided by PMI NSC.

PMI North Saskatchewan Chapter Annual General Meeting

Our chapter Annual General Meeting will be held on June 13, 2016, starting at 11:15am. The agenda is as follows:

  • Call to Order & Welcome
  • Approval of June 13, 2017 general meeting's minutes
  • Introduction of 2016-17 Board of Directors
  • 2017-18 Activities Report
  • 2017-18 Preliminary Budget
  • 2017-18 Interim Financial Statements
  • Motion to dispense with the requirement to appoint an auditor
  • Recognition of outgoing officers
  • Election of officers for 2017-18
  • Adjournment

Supporting documents: www.pminorthsask.com

We have 2 available positions:

  • Vice President, Marketing
  • Vice President, Volunteers


11:15am – 11:30am Registration, networking and buffet lunch
11:30am – 11:55am Annual General Meeting
11:55am  12:05pm Announcements, introductions and Project of the Year Award
12:05pm – 1:00pm Presentation
1:00pm – 1:05pm Comments and door prizes

For the presentation and a hot buffet, a nominal $25.00 fee is charged for PMI members and $35 for non-members.

IMG 3409Speaker Biography: Karen Chovan is a Change Agent bent on bringing Transparent, Lean and Green approaches to projects, programs and organizational strategies. She is the Principle of Enviro Integration Strategies, and a Principle of Lean Team Builders. With 20 years of experience in industry, Karen is a strategic forward thinker who has strength in raising awareness of project risks and challenges, aligning multi-disciplinary teams, working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, and empowering them to build consensus on common goals.

Presentation Title: The Necessary Culture for Soaring Performance

Presentation Overview: Has your organization or quality management team gone through the effort of adopting the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) strategy for making improvements to various processes? Has it been effective? And are teams really learning anything new, or are people just carrying on, day in and day out, with the same monotonous challenges?

This talk is targeted at the core frustrations and challenges associated with two major areas:

  • siloed organizations and teams, which has serious impacts on achieving performance and improvements targets for project schedule and budget, but also impact quality of design, risk management, decision making and more, and
  • disengaged employees, which has impacts to individual and overall productivity, presence and morale, safety incidence rates, and turnover.

Core lessons from the books High Velocity Edge and Drive, alongside performance statistics associated with Lean practices (as demonstrated in case studies from the High Velocity Edge), will provide an insight into why certain practices are key for success in improvements to performance. 

Lessons from recent construction projects applying Lean Project Delivery methods will help demonstrate why these practices, introduced through the proposed tools, work particularly for facilitating collaboration and cultural shifts for project management to improve performance.

Presentation Learning Objective: At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to: Step back and identify behavioral challenges impacting process performance, and propose and introduce various tools and strategies to practice and enhance cross-disciplinary collaboration.

PMI Talent Triangle Skill:  1.0 Strategic and Business Management Skill
Please refer to PMI.org


Questions regarding the program should be addressed to:
Rama Periasamy, VP Programs
Phone: 306-881-6298
Email Rama

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