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Building Your Self-Confidence & Social Competence In Project Management.

January 25, 2015 by pmacwebmaster

When you were growing up did you want to be a Project Manager? If you are like the rest of us, you became a Project Manager by default. If you are starting out as a project manager, you struggle as you are just not sure that what you are doing is correct and what information you should be looking for. You know some stuff about the project management, but you are not confident about your knowledge.

Self-confidence is a personal attribute that develops through an understanding of the situation and knowing the right path to follow. It is a presence that gives others confidence in ones’ ability to do the right thing. One part of self-confidence is being decisive and making sound decisions under uncertainty. Our workshops are all about building your self-confidence in project management. 

PMAC Announces new Certificate in Virtual Team Management

January 20, 2015 by pmacwebmaster

Morley Selver, the Director of Certification, is pleased to announce PMAC's latest certification: the Certificate in Virtual Team Management.

This certificate demonstrates to employers that a person is serious about optimizing his or her project delivery when working in a virtual team environment where team members are distributed across multiple geographic locations and must communicate and collaborate via telephone and online rather than face-to-face. These days, when every job candidate seems to be holding a PMP or equivalent designation, adding an extra certificate such as this one can make a project manager stand out from the crowd.

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What Is The ROI From Taking A Project Management Workshop

People like to take live workshops but are unable to put into words why. To answer that question, Morley Selver, our Director of Certification, has written an interesting article on the ROI from taking a live project management workshop. To find out more go to

2015 New Years Address By IPMA President

January 6, 2015 by pmacwebmaster

Attached is the 2015 New Years address by IPMA's President Reinhard Wagner

How Complex Systems Fail

December 21, 2014 by pmacwebmaster

If you are in the business of producing anything, here is a link to an interesting article on How Complex Systems Fail.

How Complex Systems Fail

New IPMA Board Members Elected

December 5, 2014 by morley

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Here are the results of the board elections held at the past 2014 World Congress in Rotterdam.

Award Board
Diego Arimany Guatemala
Dr. Ronggui Ding PMRC China
Gholamreza Safakish (Kami) Iran PMA
Pau-Lian Staal IPMA-Netherlands
Les Squires asapm USA

CVM Board
Leh Simonelli AIPM Australia
Joseph Alba APM UK
Jorunn Wolstad NFP Norway
Giuseppe Pugliese ANIMP Italy
Mimoun El Ouarti IPMA-Netherlands
Dalibor Cron SPM Switzerland

E&T Board
Ahad Nazari Iran PMA
Hans Knopfel SPM Switzerland
John Vickery IPMI Ireland
Bärbel Häckel GPM Germany
Vladimir Obradovic Yupma Serbia

RM Board

Project Management And Leadership

July 20, 2014 by pmacwebmaster

As you are aware, there is a difference between management and leadership. As a project manager, you are the leader. Do you know what direction you want to take the team? Will they follow you? As a leader, you have to take responsibility. Do you know what you are responsible for? Just what does management expect from you?

Morley Selver, our Director of Certification has written an article on Project Management and Leadership that discusses the above issues …………

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Project Management and The Human Resource

July 6, 2014 by morley

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Project Management and The Human Resource

Most project managers in industry have a technical education and are good technically at what they do. Since they are good technically, management feel they will be good as project managers, but this not necessarily so. Sure, they can figure out how to scope, schedule, and budget but, they fall down when it comes to the management of the human resource.

Morley Selver, our Director of Certification has written an article on the human resource issue .......

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

June 5, 2014 by Anonymous

No, I’m not talking about that Clash song from the 80’s, I’m referring to you changing careers. You're an experienced project manager in a field that is laying off PM’s and the jobs available are in another field. So should you stay where you are or should you pack up the family, take the plunge and change fields? *-)

Morley Selver, our Director of Certification has written an article to help you decide.…………

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PMAC Hosts IPMA Council of Delegates Meeting

April 1, 2014 by pmacwebmaster

The Project Management Association of Canada was the proud sponsor of the spring 2014 IPMA Council of Delegates (CoD) meeting, in which delegates from approximately 60 countries came together in Toronto to discuss and vote on significant issues. The event was held downtown Toronto at the prestigious 1 King St. West hotel and conference centre.

Delegates seated in the main CoD meeting

PMAC Past President Kevin Aguanno representing Canada at the international event, delegated by Alex Jalalian (PMAC's president).

Many important issues were discussed and voted on at the CoD meeting including the admission of new country-level member associations into IPMA, and IPMA's strategic direction for the upcoming years.

PMAC member Peter Milsom (IPMA Level-A) being presented with a certificate recognizing him as an accredited assessor for the new IPMA Delta organizational project management maturity programme.

PMAC Past President Kevin Aguanno presenting the results of an IPMA strategy working session to the delegates.

PMAC President Alex Jalalian and Director of Certification Morley Selver were also active at the event.

Special thanks go out to Alex Jalalian and Lailee Ghorbani for their tireless efforts in organizing the event and making sure everything ran smoothly throughout the 6-day event. Their efforts raised the profile of PMAC within IPMA, and they made our association -- and our great country -- look good to the international community.

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