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PMI-RSSC June IN-PERSON Chapter Meeting with Aldean Jakeman

Power Skills
Presentation: Bridging Fantasy-Reality Gaps as Project Manager
AbstractThe fantasy-reality gap is a gap between our ego’s expectation (the fantasy) and the feedback from “what is” (the reality). Everyone has their own perception of reality, and perceptions rarely match. Gaps are often more noticeable in others than in ourselves.

Your ability to quickly identify and surface any “fantasy-reality gaps” that may hinder a project’s success is critical. Your role is to ground others and yourself in the realities of a project. Honesty (surfacing risks and delivering bad news early) ensures that harsh realities are understood and appreciated by everyone. This appreciation permits educated choices to help ensure a successful project outcome.

This presentation explores the topic of bridging fantasy-reality gaps as a project manager:

  1. Role of Grounding Others in Reality
  2. Why Fantasy is Needed in Projects
  3. Common Project Sponsor Fantasy-Reality Gaps
  4. Common Functional Manager Fantasy-Reality Gaps
  5. Common Project Manager Fantasy-Reality Gaps
  6. Tips for Bridging Gaps including the Role of Leveraging Minority Character Strengths
Your Speaker for this event is Aldean Jakeman, PMP®, CCMP™, ACC

Aldean is a senior project manager at Information Services Corporation (ISC), a provider of registry and information management services for public data and records. She has an extensive background in organizational change management, facilitation and process modeling, business coaching and project management.

Aldean strives to connect and engage teams to get projects done. In her role as Senior Project Manager, she oversees corporate integration projects as well as other strategic initiatives while integrating coaching and change management skills in her projects. Her collaborative approach welcomes clients’ feedback and empowers them to cultivate the best in themselves to commit to projects and to one another.

Her passion for learning has led to 2 degrees (Hons BSc Biochemistry and B.A. with bilingual mention), a publication, and 14 certifications (in change management, change leadership, coaching, project management, business process management, IT service management and Scrum framework). She is an active member of ASQ, ICF, ACMP and local PMI organizations.

Her current educational pursuit: “Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Training.”

Her personal motto: “Knowledge shared is knowledge squared.”

Member Discounted Price*: 
  Register Early 27.30  ($26.00 + 1.30 GST) until Monday June 13th
  Register at the Door 32.50 ($30.95 + 1.55 GST)
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Non Member Price: 
  Regular Early 37.80 ($36.00+ 1.80 GST)  until Monday June 13th
  Register at Door 43.00 ($40.95 + 2.05 GST)
Talent Triangle: 1.0 Leadership PDU
11:30 am - 12:00 pm      Registration/Networking/Lunch (Buffet-style, included) 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm        Speaker Presentation
Event Location:  Delta Hotel Regina - Convention Level (2nd Floor)  1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Parking available in the Delta Hotel Parkade - entrance on Saskatchewan Drive. Please ask for a parking coupon at the registration desk 
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Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: 16 June 2022

Hour: 12:00 to 13:00

Early bird deadline:: 13 June 2022 to 23:59

# of PDUs: 1


Early bird member: $26.00

Early bird non member: $36.00

Members: $30.95

Non members and Guests: $40.95


Delta Hotel Regina - Convention Level (2nd Floor)

1919 Saskatchewan Drive

Regina, Saskatchewan