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CAPPA Seminar: The Essentials of Project Management Seminar – CANCELLED

May 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

CAPPA Seminar: The Essentials of Project Management Seminar
May 8, 2018
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: University of Calgary, Downtown Campus, 906 – 8th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB

Check lobby screen for event room number.


Day of Registration: 7:45 am

Meals provided: morning coffee break, Lunch, afternoon coffee break.

Please advise of any dietary restrictions.

Morning Introduction and workshop overview


  • Trainer and participant introduction
  • Course overview and objectives
  • The role of the personal action plan

Group work

Participants share their experiences in project management: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Session 1. Exploring project management and achieving project success


  • The nature and purpose of business projects
  • Focusing on the outcomes – user acceptance testing
  • The tricky triangle of success – time, cost and quality
  • The key stages in a project
  • From original idea to completed project
  •  The vital ingredients of success
  • Controlling progress from one stage to the next
  • Managing risks and issues
  • Realizing the benefits
  • Outcomes and lessons learned

Group work

Managing a project

Session 2. Developing the right culture


  • The project charter, definition and organization
  • The role of culture in project success
  • The responsibilities of the project manager
  • Managing people – the essential dimension of success

Group work

The vital ingredients


Afternoon Session 4. Playing your part in project success


  •  RACI – understanding who does what
  • Maintaining the communication process
  • Playing an effective role in your project team

Group work

Optimizing the contribution of your Belbin team role

Managing dilemmas at work

Rolling up your sleeves


  • Getting to grips with a project
  • Optimizing your personal contribution
  • Exploring options
  • Putting ideas into action
  • Testing the process

Group work

Rising to the project challenge: Project Rollerball

Workshop wrap up


·        Review of key learning points

·        Review of course objectives



Kate Kampel


Kate is an independent senior finance application consultant & project manager with cross-industry experience in projects, operations, budgeting, and financial results analysis.

She delivers leadership, project management, facilitation, training, problem-solving and support to staff, development teams and management including executive sponsors, steering committees, project teams, subject matter and end users to support the attainment of organization objectives.

Her strong accounting and information technology skills support her analysis of business processes and resulting system solution designs that meet requirements and resolve issues.

Kate is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA CMA), holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) degree from the University of British Columbia and Project Management Certificate from Mount Royal University in Calgary.

MDA Training is one of the world’s leading management development and training services providers. MDA Training works with organizations to enhance the commercial skills of managers and team members.


Members $398 plus GST

Non-members $478 plus GST

Non-member plus new CAPPA membership $547 plus GST

Registration deadline: Noon May 3, 2018

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations must be received by email to office@cappa.org in order to cancel event registration.

The following refund policy applies to this event:

Full refunds will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to midnight on April 19, 2018

A 50% refund will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to midnight on April 27, 2018

Refunds will not be given after April 27th.

A $20 administration fee is applies to full and partial refunds.

Registration, however, may be transferred to another attendee without an administration fee. Please notify CAPPA of the transfer to another attendee. The original registrant would be responsible to sort the payment out offline with the new attendee.


May 8
8:30 am - 4:00 pm




Price for CAPPA Members
398 + GST
Price for Non-members
478 + GST


University of Calgary, Downtown Campus
906 8 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H9 Canada
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