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.
Kevin Aguanno, Director of Awards and PMAC Fellow, would like to congratulate the winner of the 2013 PMAC Volunteer of the Year Award, Morley Selver.
Morley Selver, Director of Certification
The award was unanimously approved by the attendees of the annual general meeting held in Toronto on 30 March 2014. Specifically, the award recognizes the extensive volunteer work contributed by Morley in his role as Director of Certification. In 2013, he single-handedly reorganized our certification systems documentation, created new forms, and updated our policies and processes to be compliant with the recommendations from the IPMA Certification Validation Management Board during our latest certification system validation. In addition, he has taken on the role of arranging and facilitating our Certification Board meetings, as well as the general PMAC Board meetings. Morley has actively followed up on certification and training inquiries from our current and potential members, and has demonstrated considerable leadership. PMAC has benefited greatly from his contributions and the 2013 PMAC Volunteer of the Year Award is just one small way of thanking him for his service to our community.
The PMAC Board of Directors assembled on Thursday, 26 February 2014 to finalize last-minute arrangements for an IPMA Certification Systems Panel meeting on Friday and an IPMA Council of Delegates meeting on Saturday and Sunday at the prestigious 1 King St. West hotel in downtown Toronto.
In attendance were (from left to right) Alex Jalalian, President; Kevin Aguanno, PMAC Fellow and Past President; Morley Selver, PMAC Director of Certification; Lailee Ghorbani, Coordinator of the Toronto CoD meeting; Grant Kerr, PMAC Treasurer; and Romeo Mitchell, PMAC Director of Professional Development.
Special guests at the event included Giuseppe Pugliese, Director of Certification for IPMA Italy and member of the IPMA Certification Validation Management Board; Werner Schmehr, Chair of the IPMA Certification Validation Management Board; Hans Knöpfel, IPMA Honorary Fellow, and PMAC Fellow Beverly Pasian.
The COD and the AGM
PMAC-AGPC Announces Two Firsts
Council of Delegates
PMAC-AGPC is pleased to announce two firsts for our organization. We are hosting the March 2014 IPMA Council of Delegates (COD) in Toronto. The event will be held at One King West Hotel. This is the first time PMAC-AGPC has hosted an IPMA event. It is also the first time IPMA have held the COD outside of Europe. A brochure of the event can be found here: Brochure
The Council of Delegates is the steering committee of IPMA and the highest decision making body. Each member association nominates one Council representative (and one substitute), who attend the Council meetings twice a year.
Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B - PMAC Director of Certification has just published a new article on this web site about ‘There’s Nothing To Project Management, You Can Do It In Your Spare Time‘. Read this entertaining article at the link below.
This is the type of material discussed at the his project management workshops. See the end of the article for information on the upcoming Certificate in EPC Project Management workshop.
Stacy Goff, one of the founders of the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management, has written an excellent, highly-recommended article comparing the various project management certifications available. It takes an objective, academic look at the various IPMA certifications, the PMP and PgMP from PMI, Prince 2, and others.
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Morley Selver, P.Eng IPMA B - PMAC Director of Certification has just published a new article on this web site about Project Management and Leadership. Read this entertaining article at the link below.
Member Jay Hundal, IPMA-B and Director of Certification Morley Selver, P.Eng, IPMA-B manned the PMAC-AGPC booth at ProjectWorld BusinessAnalyst World 2013 in Vancouver. We would like to thank all the members and attendees who stopped by to say hello.
Here are a couple of snaps from the event.
Here is Jay Hundal talking to an interested attendee.
Morley Selver and Jay Hundal.
Morley Selver, the PMAC Director of Certification, would like to congratulate Nicholas Pozhke on attaining the Certified Project Management Associate credential. He will be registered with the IPMA as attaining IPMA Level-D certification.
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