We Have a Theme for 2024!

 "Transforming Project Management in an AI World" 


With the use of AI technology project management will be transformed in the following areas:

1. Better selection and prioritization - Add value to the organization.
2. Support the PMO office
3. Better project definition, planning and reporting
4. Virtual project assistants
5. Better testing
6. A redefined role for Project Managers



2023 Professional Development Day


"Emotional Effectiveness for Project Management Professionals"

(Dev Ramcharan)

This series provides a full introduction to core principle and techniques related to effective use of emotions in project interactions. Components of the training include orientation on Empathy, Conflict Management and effective communications.



"Hostage Barricades and Negotiations / Communicating with Empathy"

(DiJon Ware)

Active Listening Skills and the importance of empathy in leadership & personality assessment.



The World Economic Forum: The most important skill for a leader to have right now

Dev Ramcharan

Dev Ramcharan

Dev has over 30 years of experience bringing awareness to how “Emotions” play a role in our projects. He will present a full introduction to core principle and techniques related to effective use of emotions to invigorate your team. Components of the training include orientation on Empathy, Conflict Management, and effective communications. Learn how to leverage emotions to achieve better projects, programs, and portfolio outcomes. The challenge: learn how to be more thoughtful & strategic in leadership. The results are beneficial!

Dev Ramcharan

DiJon Ware

DiJon Ware

DiJon, a commended “Hostage Negotiator Trainer” for 8 years with Michigan State Police, will share the importance of active listening skills and empathy in leadership & personality assessment. Empathy can save a life.

DiJon Ware

Marc Ivory

Marc Ivory

Marc Ivory is a highly recognized and respected Elder, Psalmist, Gospel artist and Writer. A native of Detroit, Michigan and no stranger to hard work, Marc began his music career at the young age of 11, where he played the keyboard for Indiana Avenue COGIC church. He has released many CD’s , however, his CD entitled "Point to Calvary", received the most acclamations. He has toured all over the country, including Las Vegas, for the Stellar Gospel Music Award Showcase. There, he ministered with Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin! Afterwards, he travelled to Marseilles, France to minister in song and worship at a week-long conference.

Marc Ivory is accomplished in academia as well. He holds a bachelor’s degree in, Computer Systems Technology from Grantham University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Cybersecurity from Capella University.

Marc is currently working on his next musical project entitled “Transformed” slated for completion in the fall of 2023. He believes this CD will surpass all and touch many souls!

Marc Ivory

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