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The Value of Project Management – PMI’s 2019 Pulse of the Profession by Randy Black

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

PMI United Kingdom Chapter

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)



18:00 Registration, refreshments, networking

18:30 Randy’s talk

19:15 RGU talk

19:45 Joint Q&A

20:00 Close and networking

20:30 Formal close

Randy Black, the Chair of PMI’s 2019 Board of Directors, will present at the Branch Chapter Meetings on The Value of Project Management – PMI’s 2019 Pulse of the Profession.

Mr. Black is the owner and principal of Edutainer53 Consulting Limited, an Edmonton-based consulting organization focused upon project management and operations consulting and training.

Throughout his 40-year career, he has worked in a variety of industries including telecommunications, IT consulting, e-learning development and consulting project management training and consulting, and PMO management. As a project management consultant and trainer, he has led consulting work in a variety of industries and taught courses as part of executive education training offered through Alberta-based colleges and the University of Alberta.

Mr. Black has been a volunteer for most of his life. As a young man, he volunteered with the YMCA and with his local church. He has held office in such diverse organizations as his Church Servers Guild (head server), the University of Waterloo Alumni Association (vice president–events; chapter president) and with PMI and specifically the PMI Northern Alberta Chapter (vice president–education, president, past president). Within his 12 years of PMI volunteering, he has served as a Region 1 Mentor and served on the Chapter Member Advisory Group (CMAG).

A vibrant and colorful speaker, he has presented at PMI® Leadership Institute Meetings, global conferences, regional meetings, and chapter meetings as well as international technical conferences on topics such as strategy, leadership, strategic telecommunications operations, process re-engineering, people and personality, and, of course, project management.

Mr. Black earned his B.A Sc. In Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also holds certificates in Engineering Economics from Duke University and Insights Personal Discovery™ evaluation. Mr. Black holds a Professional Engineering (P. Eng.) designation registered in the Province of Alberta and has held his PMP®designation since 2004.

Professionalism, professional bodies and the thinking performer.

Professionalism encompasses a wide range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours. Articulating these can be complex, but doing so enables the professional to understand their own professionalism and therefore how to enhance their career capital. Using a model of professional competence, Anne and Moira will demonstrate how the professionalism of the individual links into the professional body and allows individuals to become a ‘thinking performer’ in the workplace.

Dr Moira Bailey is Academic Strategic Lead for the Department of People, Organisations and Practice within Aberdeen Business School, at the Robert Gordon University. Her particular interest is in the improvement of student awareness and competency in relation to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and she delivers PROTECT AND PREPARE: Securing Your Business, a CPD course created in conjunction with Police Scotland. In addition she teaches across a range of post and undergraduate programmes at the Business School. It is from this involvement that her interest developed in Security, Wellbeing and the Role of HR. She is a chartered fellow of the CIPD. Previously, she worked as a Personnel and Training Manager with Holiday Inns, a Further Education lecturer and a freelance trainer and HR consultant.

Anne Stevenson is an Academic Team Lead in Aberdeen Business School, specialising in the area of HRM.   She has management responsibility for the specialist masters suite in the department of People, Organisations and Practice, including the MSc Project Management.   Aligning these courses with Professional Body standards and ensuring graduate employability is a key part of her work. She was presented with the CIPD Award of Distinction for her services to the Institute and was the peer-nominated ‘Top cHeRry’ recipient for outstanding contribution to HR in 2015.

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May 14
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sir Ian Wood Building
Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7GJ United Kingdom
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