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Dinner PDU Event - How Better Conversations Lead to Better Projects


Topic:  How Better Conversations Lead to Better Projects

Did you know that according to a Stanford University study, nine conversations out of ten miss their mark? Yes! Only 10% of what you express is understood exactly as you meant it. While we don’t always perceive it, we have all lived through difficult situations:

  • A conflict where others interpret our words out of context and our intention is misunderstood
  • Being interrupted, ignored or excluded from a conversation when we are a stakeholder
  • Turf wars where being right takes precedence over common sense

By the end of this interactive lecture, you will be aware of some of the filters that prevent us from being completely “in-sync,” and you will have tools to help you, as a leader, pay more attention to ensure better team relationships and more productive conversations.

Presenter:  Nadine Fortin

Nadine believes that we all want to have a positive impact. She works with her clients to help them transform their ideas, and aspirations into bold projects to create a future where they are at their best to make an impact. She also helps them develop and balance the different dimensions of their leadership so they can lead with authenticity. Nadine has been an executive coach since 2005 and she usually works with leaders in technical or engineering organizations. She also is the treasurer, as well as a PMP Prep course instructor, and a project management mentor with PMI OVOC.

Event Information


Early Bird Ends January 30, 2020 $27.00
Regular January 31 - February 20, 2020 $37.00
Late February 21 - 27, 2020 $47.00
Student   $20.00
Non Member:
Early Bird Ends January 30, 2020 $37.00
Regular January 31 - February 20, 2020 $47.00
Late February 20 - 27, 2020 $57.00


One (1) PDU is applicable for PMPs who attend this one (1) hour seminar.

The talent triangle allocation is 1 PDU – Leadership


Thursday, February 27, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


KPMG Ottawa - Downtown

150 Elgin Street, Suite 1800

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

K2P 2P8


Paid parking is available underground although fills quickly.  Overflow parking is available across the street at 160 Elgin Street.


Business Casual


6:15 PM   Registration check-in

6:30 PM   Supper Buffet is served

7:00 PM   Presentation starts

8:00 PM   Presentation ends




Please contact Tina Hughes at registrar@pmiovoc.org of any serious allergies so that an alternate meal can be prepared. Please advise Tina at least 1 week prior to the event date.

Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy

You may request to cancel your registration for a refund minus a $20 administration fee, up to 8 days before the date and time of the event. Cancellation requests made within 7 days of the event date/time may not receive a refund nor a transfer. When you register for a PMI OVOC event, you agree to these terms.  Please contact the registrar for all cancellations and refunds.

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If registration is closed please contact the registrar at registrar@pmiovoc.org


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Type of activity: Dinner PDU Event

Date: 27 February 2020

Hour: 18:30 to 20:00

Late date:: 20 February 2020 to 12:00

Language: English

# of PDUs: 1.0





Late member: $47.00

Late non member: $57.00


KPMG Ottawa 150 Elgin Street, Suite 1800 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 2P8

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