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