2018 Professional Development Day

2018 Professional Development Day

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sharpen Up!

hugh culverHugh Culver, MBA, CSP is a professional facilitator and speaker, author, master trainer and athlete whose business enterprises have included creating the world’s most exclusive adventure tours, operating a private airline in Southern Chile, pioneering eco-whale watching, and teaching as a university professor. His adventure exploits have taken him from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from mountain peaks to white water rapids and golfing at the North Pole!

Hugh’s keynotes, courses, and events teach and inspire leaders to Think creatively, PLAN better, and take ACTION now on what really matters. Based on his best-selling book Give Me A Break, Hugh Culver will present:

KEYNOTE: Think, Plan, Act – how to create extraordinary results in work and life

It is possible to survive, even excel, in our new Age of Distraction – but only if you change how you Think, Plan, and Act. Hugh Culver’s high-energy keynote is perfect for busy people with To-Do lists that never end. Part motivational, part instructional, and part challenging, this content-rich keynote presentation will challenge audiences to rethink what it means to be "effective" and how to create real results and a rich life.
1 PDU: Leadership

WORKSHOP: Reclaiming the Clock – getting more of the right stuff done

It’s easy to get busy – email, interruptions, meetings and clutter can keep us busy and distracted from what’s important. Without better systems and habits, “busy” becomes an excuse for missed deadlines, procrastination, needless rushing, and mistakes.

Reclaiming the Clock is an exciting new approach to getting more from your minutes without simply trying to make more lists or do more work. This proven model shows you how to create time for planning, improving systems, reconnecting with staff and even creative thinking.
3 PDUs: 1.5 Leadership, 1.5. Technical

daniel simairDaniel Simair, Co-Founder at SkipTheDishes, a North American technology company that seamlessly connects people to local restaurants and food couriers.

Daniel will share his insights on scaling SkipTheDishes from a startup in 2012 to a company of a thousand employees and tens of thousands of couriers in 2018. Daniel will be joined by Paul Thomson, one of the first software developers at Skip and a leader in their Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence systems. Together, Paul and Daniel will discuss product and project management strategies that were effective at different stages of growth, and some of the effective approaches to managing work at high growth rates.
1 PDU: Strategic and Business Management


janice thomasDr. Janice Thomas, Phd, MBA, BSc is a world leading scholar and consultant on effective management and governance of large and complex organizational projects. She is Professor of Organizational Analysis and Project Management, and Department Chair for Organizational Analysis in the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University, Canada. Janice has 30 years of management, consulting, planning, research, and academic experience in both the public and private sector. In 2006, Janice was identified by PMNetwork as one of the 25 most influential women in project management in the world. She was also recognized by the Project Management Institute for her research contributions to the project management body of knowledge.in 2010, and in 2014 by the International Project Management Association for her research exploring project management as a management innovation. Janice Thomas will present:

WORKSHOP: Are you really managing risk?

Projects are risky business. Project Managers are tasked with managing this risk to limit project and corporate exposure. Project management training always includes sections on risk management. In fact, for many iterations the PMBOK contained more pages on risk management than any other topic. So, clearly, Project Managers know how to manage risk right?

Wrong! Unfortunately, research and experience tell us that many organizations do the bare minimum required to be risk compliant.

In this workshop, we examine best practices to assist with reducing project risk exposure and address the question: What should you do on your project to improve risk management today?
3 PDUs: 2 Technical, 1 Strategic and Business Management

talent triangleJoin us and earn 8 PDUs

Leadership: 2.5
Technical: 3.5
Strategic and Business Management: 2.0

Registration now open!


Location and Time

Gordie Howe Sports Complex
1525 Ave P South, Saskatoon
Breakfast 7:30
Sessions 8:00-5:00


PMI North Sask chapter members       $345      ($395 after March 23, 2018)
Non-members      $445      ($495 after March 23 2018)
Group rate for 6 people      $1,725      ($1,975 after March 23, 2018)

All fees include seminar, materials, breakfast and lunch.

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