PMiA September – Young & Emerging Project Leaders Q&A – Ask The Panel
Have you got a burning question for young and emerging Project Leaders about their project experience? At the September meeting, our panel of local young Project Leaders will share their experience in working in projects in their own environments, what they have learned thus far about project leadership and how they are hoping to further develop those skills.
We have Four (4) panellists with diverse project and work backgrounds:
Samantha Caldwell – Production Manager, Albury Precision Engineering Pty Ltd. Sam manages the production side of APE and uses her project management skills to schedule work and manage human, machinery and materials resources for the business.
Angela Larkin – Economic Development Officer, Albury City. Angela undertakes administration, marketing and project management aspects of Albury’s participation in Evocities, Invest Albury Wodonga and other projects.
Daniel Kipping – Business Solutions Analyst, Wodonga TAFE. Supporting projects at the intersection of people and technology, Dan helps teams analyse, build, implement, and review processes so they can better serve their customers.
Jessica Amy – Improvement and Innovation Advisor, Albury Wodonga Health. Jess assists AWH’s projects in defining and documenting its business processes and seeking ways to continuously improve across the organisation.
To allow our panel to prepare, please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 30th September
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Communication Channels and Techniques
Ready, Fire, Aim…let’s discuss our favourite topic, “Project Communications” – the art and science of getting a variety of messages across to different groups of people in differing formats.
In the modern workplace of managing multiple projects, matrixed resources and information overload, an information diet of clear and consistent communications is needed to ensure the stakeholders are on the same page and accountable.
I am sure you would agree well over half the PM’s job is comms related. I would venture to say at least 70 percent of it, while the remaining 30 would be subject knowledge, processes and tools.
In this session, we will discuss the need for solid communications, What to communicate, When to communicate and How. Most importantly, how to gauge success and improve.
Remember, communication excellence is obtained and maintained by the practice.
Guest Speaker: Mark Sicé
Mark has been involved within the ICT industry for over 27 years, having started his career as a Telco technician, progressing into data communications and computer networking involving voice, data and security technologies. Being people focused, Mark grew into technical pre-sales, business development and eventually line management of system support staff, software developers and testing teams.
Recently, Mark has been focused on project delivery initiatives and has held positions as Project, PMO and Portfolio Manager. To back up, the practical experience, Mark has the following qualifications, ScrumMaster, Prince2 Practitioner, Managing Successful Programs Foundation and a graduate certificate in Project Management.
To escape the ever-increasing traffic in Melbourne, Mark moved to Albury/Wodonga, spending two good years working for Charles Sturt University as a Senior Project Manager. Mark has recently joined the dynamic project team at Albury Wodonga Health and is looking to connect with peers in the area to further develop and improve Project related outcomes for Businesses.
PMiA April – Renewable Energy Projects – Working with Communities to Deliver Outcomes
Using Community Renewable Energy projects as a framework, Bobbi McKibbin from Renewable Albury-Wodonga (RAW) Energy will present insights into exciting local renewable energy projects and strategies. Bobbi will discuss how she engages community members and businesses together to deliver affordable renewable energy.
Guest Speaker: Bobbi McKibbin
Bobbi McKibbin is the President and founding member of Renewable Albury-Wodonga (RAW) Energy which commenced in 2015.
Bobbi has a long history in renewable energy having worked in the industry for over 10 years including the last 7 years as a partner in a local solar business. She has a strong passion for renewable energy and sustainability and has completed a Diploma in Sustainability.
|Time:||12:30pm – 1:30pm|
|Register:||Register Online Here|
Let’s talk about ethics – What are they and what do they mean for us? Almost every day we see discussion in all forms of media aobut honesty, acting fairly, abuse of power and corruption. At the March meeting David Thurley will use a series of anecdotes from his personal and business life to challenge you to think about the role of ethics in your business and private life.
Guest Speaker: David Thurley
David Thurley started his working life as a Research Scientist with a large Australian company and eventually became its technical manager responsible for all environmental matters as well as the implementation of multi-million dollar projects.
In a change of career he started his own consulting company specialising in the treatment of industrial wastewater and environmental management. Over many years this led him to work in several countries including Malaysia, Brazil, France, Canada, Greece, the USA and UK.
For several years David was also a dangerous goods consultant accredited by NSW WorkCover to authorise licences for factories and facilities in NSW.
Although retired now, David is an Albury City Councillor, National President of the Murray Darling Association and a member of the Murray Darling Basin Community Committee. In his spare time he does some volunteer science teaching in primary schools and amazes his grandchildren with scientific experiments.
|Date:||25th March 2019|
|Time:||12:30pm – 1:30pm|
|Register:||Register Online Here|
It has been another successful year of great projects happening around our region so let’s all celebrate. Join us for the PMiA Project Christmas Social.
A time to unwind and share project stories, the good, the bad, and the unbelievable. There will be a cash bar and complimentary finger food thanks to sponsorship by Albury Precision Engineering and E2E the Change Agency.
Registrations will close on Thursday 22nd November for catering purposes.
|Date:||26th November 2018|
|Time:||5:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Venue:||Atura Hotel Dean Street Albury|