April Dinner Meeting

April Dinner Meeting

Date and Time

April 19, 2018 - 5:30pm


 Please follow the link to register online

Register Online


Metropolitan Conference Centre


333 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta

(Across from the Westin on 4th Avenue SW)

Parking for monthly dinner meetings can be found at the James Short Parkade (Center Street) for $2 after 4 pm. It's heated, well lit, and only a couple of blocks from the Conference Centre!


The following rates for chapter dinners are exclusive of GST.

Member $40.00
Non-Member $50.00
Student $35.00
Volunteer $0.00

We Accept 

Note: Requests for attendance after closing date of registration will be accepted based on space availability at cost of $5.00 in addition to the regular posted fee.



Facilitate This!


Did you know that most University Degrees do not include facilitation courses? Project leaders are expected to be strong facilitators but rarely have formal training.  PMs are expected to be able to bring people, ideas and information together in a collaborative and engaging manner. This interactive session will provide hands on facilitation engagement. You will leave this session with effective tools and techniques to run professional meetings and workshops.

It you are tired of sitting and listening at events then don’t miss this session of networking and engaging with likeminded colleagues.


This engaging event is being presented by The City of Calgary Corporate Project Management Center, Shelley Pinder and Laurel Sim.

Currently, Laurel is partner and Vice-President of Portfolio Management at Taleo, a small Project Management Services firm. Her relationships and logical approach to business demand has opened many doors for Taleo. In 2013, Taleo was awarded the Canadian Top Profit Business as well 2015 Top 50 Fastest growing Alberta Business award and has secured strong client relationships including some fortune 500 companies.

Her 19 years of experience as a management consultant has seen her evolve from a project manager to a program manager to an executive leader of portfolios. She has worked with KPMG and Fujitsu consulting, both of whom are recognized as industry leaders in management consulting. In addition, she served on the educational boards of Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary. During this time Laurel received the Premier’s award of Excellence from the Government of Alberta and E-Award Team Performance from Alberta Venture.

Laurel has focused on project leadership for a significant period of her career. In 2015, Laurel received project leader of the year by The Project Management Institute (PMI). She was asked by PMI to act as the North American advisor for the register education providers throughout the world.  This distinction by her peers has afforded Laurel extensive quality project relationships around the world.

Shelley has a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on technology in learning. She works with individuals and organizations to leverage social media to create connected communities and deepen learning. She’s known for her practical approach and her dedication to making learning relevant. Her use of real life stories and her passion for mining the wisdom of the crowd connect her with her audience at an intimate and individual level. In addition to designing and developing face to face classroom experiences, Shelley has over 10 years of classroom experience from grade school to the boardroom, Shelley has facilitated a myriad of audiences and subjects.

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