“YES, there is life beyond being a PM” (C193-20170419P-EVE)

April 19, 2017
6:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM EDT
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Corporate Event Centre (CHSI)
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, L4W 0A1

“YES, there is life beyond being a PM”


YES, there is life after your role as a project manager.

How do you make that transition from project manager to consultant or, from being a project manager to tapping into your dream job that may not be related in any way to project management?


Be in the driver seat of your own career and use the skills and tools that served you in your project manager role to support your success as a consultant or, an entrepreneur in a field of your choosing. Learn how to apply your PM technical, leadership and strategic & business management skills to support your life/career transition.


Please join us for an inspiring discussion on how to take your project management toolkits and venture into the arena of consulting or new areas.


Learn to manage your career ambitions as you would a project portfolio – aligned with your values and vision for your future. 

This presentation will:

1.  Share how to transition into a portfolio career (consulting and the dream job).

2.  Provide techniques for goal setting strategies to align with career ambitions.

3. Focus on how your project management skills can be used during career/life transition.


SPEAKER - Susan Ksiezopolski

Susan Ksiezopolski worked for the Ontario Public Service (OPS) for over 30 years. The majority of her career was spent in delivering and managing large scale IT projects. For the later part of her career Susan was responsible for building project management capacity and providing consulting services for business transformation initiatives.


Today, she’s living HER dream. She provides project management consulting services to non-profit and public sector organizations, and volunteers in her community on not-for-profit Boards, and the Humber College Project Management Program Advisory Group. Susan is also pursuing her passion for writing and has published three books and leads writing workshops across the GTA.


Susan has a Bachelor of Arts – Applied Geography, from Ryerson University, is a certified Project Management Institute - Project Management Professional (PMP®), and holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University School of Business.


She is also a PRINCE2 Certified Registered Practitioner, has completed the Leading Strategic Change Executive Program at Rothman School of Business and the Gestalt Institutes, International Organizational Systems Development Program.


Susan is also a recent graduate of the Humber College School for Writers and a Heartmath certified Building Personal Resilience Coach.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017


6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Registration, Facilitated Networking & Presentation

Note:  Coffee and tea will be served.


Corporate Event Centre (at CHSI), 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga, ON, L4W 0A1  (905)219-0044.

(Room: Presentation Centre North) (Click for the map).

From Dixie Road and the 401 Highway, exit south onto Dixie Road and continue south until you get to Eglinton Avenue. Turn left onto Eglinton Avenue and proceed to Creekbank Road, then turn left onto Creekbank Road – the Centre is on the left side.


PMI Member
Registration (pay online by credit card only)

Payment: By Visa or MasterCard: Online payment prior to the registration deadline only. No credit card payment will be accepted at the door. Receipts are issued and e-mailed to you at time of payment. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Deadline and cancellation policy:


















Registration and cancellation deadlines are 5:30 P.M. on Friday, April, 14, 2017.

Continuing the registration process constitutes acceptance of the Cancellation Policy:
PMI Lakeshore's Cancellation Policy
PMI Lakeshore reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrolment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If PMI Lakeshore cancels an event, registrants will be provided a full refund.

If a registrant has to cancel their event registration:

1. All registered attendees are required to notify the PMI Lakeshore Chapter of any cancellations by sending an e-mail message to cancel@pmiloc.org with your cancellation request. To expedite your cancellation, please include the transaction ID number from your receipt or the event code/program number that starts with "C193" in your request.

2. Unless specifically stated on event materials, the cancellation deadline is as follows:

• Dinner Meeting - by 5:00 P.M. five (5) business days prior to the event.
• Professional Development Event – by 5:00 P.M. three (3) business days prior to the event.

****** Note: Late cancellations forfeit payments. No refunds. ******
3. Cancellations received prior to the cancellation deadline will be eligible to receive a full refund, less an administration fee determined by the board for that event type.
4. Refund of a registration paid by a personal or corporate credit card will be handled as follows:
• If the registration has not been processed, the registration request will be cancelled.
• If the registration has been processed, the credit card account used for the original registration will be credited for the registration amount, less the administration fee equal to 6% of the amount billed rounded off to the nearest dollar, within 30 days of the event. 
5. Refund of a registration paid by personal or corporate cheque will be handled as follows:
• If the cheque has not been processed, the cheque will be voided and returned to sender. 
• If the cheque has been processed, a refund cheque will be mailed, less the administration fee of equal to 6% of the amount billed rounded off to the nearest dollar, within 30 days of the event. Cancellations received after the stated cancellation deadline will not be eligible for a refund. After the deadline, the chapter has purchased a non-refundable meal and/or printed materials on your behalf.

Event Photograph Policy

The C193 Chapter of the Project Management Institute (“PMIC193”) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by PMIC193, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. PMIC193 may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by PMIC193 including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

By participating in or attending a PMI event or by failing to notify PMI, by answering the registration questions, your desire to not have your photograph used by PMI, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify PMI from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.

Program Number:

C193-20170419P-EVE (2 PDUs can be claimed against Leadership, Activity Type: Course or Training for attending this workshop).



If you have questions or comments on the event please contact the Chapter, by email at webmaster@pmiloc.org.


$20.00 Guest Ticket

$10.00 PMI Lakeshore Member Registration