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2021 Annual Fall Professional Development Day - Virtual

Subject: Get READY to Adapt to Rapid Change!

Project Management Professionals who learn to lead successful change will impact organizations far into the future. Knowing how to lead through uncertainty, how to share the vision and story of the future state and move and address resistance are the skills project professionals need to know to navigate the new normal.



Speaker:  April Callis-Birchmeier

April is a professional speaker and an internationally known organizational change management expert who has implemented change for government, health care, higher education, and corporate clients.

She served on the Standard Working Group to develop the global professional standard for all change management practitioner’s worldwide and co-led the work on the Standard Practice Guide. She is CEO of Springboard Consulting.

She’s the only person to have earned all of the following designations:

  • CCMP™ (Certified Change Management Professional - ACMP)
  • PMP® (Project Management Professional - PMI)
  • CSP (Certified Speaking Professional - NSA)

She’s author of the bestseller “Ready, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change” and is frequently quoted by the Associated Press and The New York Times.


Breakout Sessions:

Quality Risk Management Program:  Dr. Harri Emari


Dr. Harri Emari, PMP is a Construction Project Management Professional with a Doctorate in Business Administration for Strategic Management. He is a Civil & Environmental Engineer with a Master's degree in Construction Project Management and Ph.D. studies in Facility Management. His methodology of Quality PMO has been applied to develop an Agile IPD LEAN CQM Program for continuous Improvement and Digital Transformation of various organizations.


Collaboration Toolkit for Project Management: Laura Wilbert & Alexandre Helenport


Laura Wilbert, PMP is a Project Management Professional with a Master's degree in Business Administration and 20+ years of project, program, and portfolio management experience. Laura is currently a Senior IT Group Product Manager with General Motors, with a focus in collaboration tools and applications. She is responsible for overall product planning, adoption, and defining product vision and strategy. 



Alexandre Helenport (Alex), is an IT Fellow with General Motors, leading the User domain within the Global Telecom organisation. This encompasses all solutions that have a direct interaction with end users such as Telephony, Video Collaboration, Unified Communications, but also Contact Centres, Audio-Visual installations, Digital Signage, and others. Alex holds a Master’s Degree and Engineering diploma in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Informatique et de Mathematiques Appliquees de Grenoble, France. 



8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Keynote Presentation "Change Management, Risk and Tools & Technology"

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Break

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Breakout: Tools & Technology (speakers: Laura Wilbert and Alexandre Helenport)

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout: Change Management

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Breakout: Risk Management (speaker: Dr. Harri Emari)

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Break

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Breakout: Risk Management (continued)

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Closing Keynote: Change Management (continued)


Attendees will receive 8.0 PDUs for this event.

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Type of category: Special Events

Type of activity:

Date: November 19th, 2021

Hour: 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Number of PDUs: 8


Members: $135.00

Non members: $180.00