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Event Address

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham

Regina Downtown

1818 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK

Time

All Day Thursday November 10, 2022

 

Full Conference Price including Dinner Keynote (Tax Included) 8 PDUs

Early Bird (Before Sept 30, 2022)

Normal Price

Members

$496.13

Members

$551.25

Non-Members

$732.38

Non-Members

$787.50

Dinner Only Keynote Price $68.00 (Tax Included) 1 PDU - Register for DINNER ONLY

Schedule of Events

November 10th

Event Schedule

PDU Count

07:00 to 07:45

Breakfast

07:45 to 08:45

Saby Waraich (Breakfast Keynote)

1

08:45 to 09:15

Coffee Refill

9:15 to 11:45

Wan How

2.5

11:45 to 12:45

Lunch

12:45 to 14:00

Projects of the Year Nominations - Presentations

1

14:00 to 14:15

Coffee Refill

14:15 to 16:45

Saby Waraich

2.5

16:30 to 17:00

Network

17:00 to 17:45

Supper

 

17:45 to 18:00

Projects of the Year Award

18:00 to 19:00

Dr. Lisa Belanger (Dinner Keynote)

1

19:00 till Close

Drinks / Network

 

 

 

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Keynotes

Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Purple Cow Leadership: Stand Out as An Effective Leader

Saby Waraich

Energetic … engaging … lively … enthusiastic … inspiring … words that are often used to describe Saby. A speaker with the uncanny ability to look at the normal and see something quite different. Saby shares his life stories and have a fun way to look at life as well as live life. You are guaranteed to learn a thing or two on your journey from his unique perspective. He is a Technology Leader, Angel Investor, Professor, Mentor, Coach, Project & Program Management Expert, Change Leader and Volunteer Leader with a diverse experience of over 20 years in both public and private sector. An internationally recognized speaker, trainer and coach, Saby has assisted multiple diverse clients in their business transformation through project successes, bolstering communications across various departments, and assisted customers in creating effective solutions to complex problems. Saby is currently working as Chief Information Officer at Clackamas Community College, and as an adjunct professor at Portland Community of College. He speaks 4 languages, enjoys working with people and brings enthusiasm, inspiration & leadership qualities.

 

Abstract: Purple Cow Leadership: Stand Out as An Effective Leader

What does it take to be a Stand Out leader? Leadership isn’t the easiest path, but it is a meaningful and potentially rewarding one. How can you lead through your actions - with or without an authority? What makes some leaders stand out from the crowd? The Purple Cow Leader has willing followers. Create positive morale, energy, and successful projects. Learn how to become the best leader you can be. It’s not good enough these days to be a great leader, be a stand-out leader.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of mastering soft skills—especially if you want to stand out as an effective leader.
  • Define what make you unique, and why everything else revolves around this fact.
  • Learn some key leadership and marketing skills to differentiate yourself from the herd.

Session Speaker

Morning Session

Silo Busting Leadership and Failing Fast, Small, and Cheap

Wan How

Wan How is a career and project management coach specializing in helping project professionals advance their careers. In his project management career, Wan successfully rescued many troubled projects. These included turning around projects headed for failure within 30 days and compressing project timelines by half to deliver benefits in one year instead of two.

Wan is a graduate of Cambridge University and has over 20 years of project management experience in traditional, agile and hybrid approaches. As the leader of a Project Management Office, he led a team of project managers and business analysts to deliver corporate projects tied to the organization's business plan and strategic objectives. He has worked in the information technology, government, higher education, oil and gas, and engineering sectors.

Abstract: Silo Busting Leadership and Failing Fast, Small, and Cheap

Project managers need a distinctive style of leadership to break down silos. The typical type of leadership is vertically oriented, top down, command and control. In contrast, to be effective, PMs need to exhibit horizontal leadership to build trust and facilitate alignment across stakeholder groups. This is what silo-busting leadership is all about. It's the type of leadership needed for organization-wide digital transformation projects. The all-or-nothing perfectionistic approach to delivering digital transformation projects could lead to

longer timelines and higher costs. Customers with short attention spans crave instant gratification. Those who don't have the patience to wait for you to digitize your business can switch to a competitor with a click of the button. Keep your customers and win new ones by fast-tracking your digital transformation. Deliver something small and useful quickly to get customer feedback. Embrace smart failures, learn and pivot. Build on small successes by iterating with tiny changes. Carefully engineer this process to build the engine of continuous digital growth.

Session Speaker

Afternoon Session

Have you ever Jumped from an Airplane? The Journey of Delivering a Complex Project

Saby Waraich

Abstract: Have you ever Jumped from an Airplane? The Journey of Delivering a Complex Project

Large-Scale Technology Projects especially in public sector are complex and challenging. Gain an insight into how public sector projects are different and what makes them so complex. Come and learn about an exciting turnaround of a public sector project that went on for almost a decade with multiple failures. What were some of the key strategies used to make this project successful? How can you use some of the learnings from this experience to manage your projects more effectively and deliver value to the customer? earn about the Digital Transformation journey in implementing a Permitting System for the City of Portland.

Learning Objectives

  • Actionable tips that can be used by those who are managing complex projects
  • Enhance professional knowledge around driving large & complex transformation
  • Gain insight into complexities and challenges in a government technology project

Keynotes

Dinner Keynote Speaker

Burnout for Leaders

Dr. Lisa Belanger

Dr. Lisa Bélanger is an award-winning researcher, innovator, and CEO of ConsciousWorks, a consulting firm teaching habits, skills, and work design to help leaders and teams be proactive with mental health and performance.  

Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Behavioural Medicine, an Executive MBA, and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and High Performance Specialist. Prior to the pandemic, she was traveling the world with her two-month-old baby, visiting organizations to explore company culture, leadership, and the ability to destress from work

Abstract: Burnout for Leaders 

Facing burnout as a leader while trying to support teams and individuals also experiencing burnout is an impossible feat. Burnout affects everyone, and leaders are no exception. How do you care for yourself and your team when the work keeps coming and the future is ever changing? How do you make fundamental changes that prevent burnout from causing more damage in the future? 

Dr. Lisa Bélanger will explore how to develop a strategic plan for addressing burnout within leaders and their teams. Topics include: 

  • The contributing factors to burnout unique to leadership. 
  • Creating a daily recovery plan specific to leaders. 
  • Fostering a workplace culture for proactive mental health and resilience.  
  • How to be proactive and prevent burnout within your organization and team(s). 

This presentation is geared towards leaders and administration looking for practical science-based strategies on how to prevent and recover from burnout for both themselves and their teams. 

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