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Practical Project Management for Governance Professionals

  • 19 Nov 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Albany Club, 91 King St. E., Toronto, ON

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This full-day interactive event provides a comprehensive overview of project management processes, and brings all participants up to a general skill level and language. The session focuses on critical paths, key success factors, managing the unexpected, overcoming challenges, managing teams and stakeholder expectations, and post-project completion tasks, for all around effective planning and successful execution of projects.

Session topics include:

  1. Project management discipline
  2. Project management fundamentals for success
  3. Managing competing priorities of time, cost and scope
  4. People management: project stakeholders and the project team
  5. Initiating a project, project planning, tracking and deadline management
  6. Converting your plan into action
  7. The work breakdown structure and critical path setting
  8. Managing issues, conflicts and planning for the unexpected
  9. The fine art of killing a project
  10. Formal project close and post implementation review and reporting

    About the Speaker

    Peter Wright Peter Wright
    Association strategist, Association Hub,
    President, The Planning Group

    Peter Wright is a career strategist and President of The Planning Group. As a respected executive and in his current consulting practice, Peter has successfully developed and executed strategy with remarkable results.

    His practical approach to strategic and operational business planning ensures that plans are not only embraced by management and Boards, but also effectively implemented and measured for the tangible benefit.

    As the Director of Strategic Planning at Clarica, Peter led the company's overall operational and strategic planning process. In an environment of complex change, his skillful facilitation of planning sessions with the senior management team was instrumental in the determination of key strategic decisions. In his time at Sun Life Financial, Peter became Vice President of Corporate Accounts, before leaving to begin his consulting and training career.

    In his consulting practice, Peter advises boards and executives on all matters of strategy and planning across a broad spectrum of sectors and organizations. An accomplished facilitator and trainer, he works with boards and senior leadership teams to develop strategy, resolve operational issues, and overcome barriers to performance. By providing planning expertise, process advice and facilitation, Peter helps organizations overcome the planning gap. Linking strategy and action, he works with management to foster true stretch mentality focused on growth and value.

    In 17 years of developing business plans with organizations in more than 20 countries, Peter has created many successful tools, models, and practices that can be taught to clients and other consultants. Peter used his planning and training experience to develop The Business Planning Boot Camp and The Association Hub Strategy and Planning Toolkit.

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