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2022 AGM + The missing link between OD and Project management: A hidden opportunity in today’s world of project management

June 9, 2022 @ 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Free – $25

Event Description

This workshop will follow the 2022 BCODN AGM.

6:15pm – BCODN AGM
7:00pm – Workshop

We are in the midst of a generational shift in how work is performed, where culture and process are driven by a growth in information and knowledge work that mirrors the Industrial Revolution’s growth in energy availability and labour-based projects. 

The key to this shift is understanding how manifested power can constrain or unleash the culture in organizations. The traditional ‘power over’ approach must shift to one of ‘power with’ subordinates to provide what today’s employee needs to thrive. While PM and process has provided many effective tools to optimize projects, it is the addition of OD approaches that enables the organization to sustainably deliver value.


In this session, we explore the range of power in organizations, the impacts on the resulting culture, and how to manage the relationship between the two to bring out the best in everyone in your organization.


By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the existing gaps in traditional project management approaches
  • Recognize how the different forms of power can impact the effectiveness of the resulting organizational culture 
  • Understand how much of what we are exposed to in project management and leadership practices can constrain creativity and innovation
  • Identify specific changes to project management styles to achieve better outcomes for the team

Facilitator Bios

Jim Brosseau

jim brousseau profile imageJim has been working with teams for almost 3 decades and is passionate about educating people about the role that relationships and interpersonal friction have in the success or failure of projects. Today his team delivers project management and leadership workshops that embody this philosophy of focusing primarily on team relationships. Jim has volunteered with the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC, and he has worked in support of homeless communities in Burnaby. He has published two books, numerous technical articles, and has presented at major conferences and many local professional associations.


Samin Saadat

People’s brains, behaviour and interactions with their environment never fail to impress Samin. After spending long hours in psychology research labs at UBC and completing her Master’s at Sauder School of Business, she entered the workforce and observed a gap between what research suggests and what companies actually do to increase productivity and profitability. With a Master’s of Management and B.A. in Psychology, enhanced by her research, problem-solving skills, and her practical work experience (in organizational development, employee engagement and management consulting), Samin supports both people and organizations in reaching their full potential and discovering the right mindset and the right environment.


Imaima Robert

Imaima Robert is an Organizational Psychology Consultant and Researcher. She helps organizations reach their full potential, working closely with employees to maximize engagement and their psychological safety in the workplace. She is highly experienced with creating healthy workplace cultures, recruitment, team development, and restructuring. She has used her experience to help organizations strengthen their culture, dynamics, and development. Imaima works closely with employees and leadership teams, providing coaching and training to create an environment where they can thrive. She has also been heavily involved in organizational volunteer consulting helping organizations strategize and maximize their people resources. 

Imaima holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural and Environmental Science from the American University of Nigeria and a Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Adler University, where her research focused on psychological safety and how it impacts employee wellbeing, performance and psychological capital.


Leanne Kack

Leanne Kack is an Employee Engagement Consultant, Coach, and Researcher, who helps organizations reach their full potential. Leanne is highly experienced with change management, team development, and employee engagement; she has used her experience to help organizations strengthen their team dynamics and development. Leanne works closely with employees and leadership teams by providing coaching and training services that assist in the development of workspaces that promote personal and professional growth. She is also heavily involved in conducting performance evaluations and designing workshop content in accordance with needs assessments.

Leanne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology from Queen’s University, a Master’s in Sport and Performance Psychology from Florida State University, and a Master’s in Organizational Behaviour from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Leanne also holds a Professional Coaching Certificate from Adler Graduate Professional School and received a certification in Applied Mindfulness Meditation from the University of Toronto.


Ritika Rana

Ritika Rana is a Management Analyst who helps startups and SMEs optimize their operational efficiency and accountancy. With over 5 years of experience, she has been developing an expertise in business problem solving, team optimization and client relations. Leadership, mentorship, and entrepreneurship are three core values that have always intrigued her since childhood as she comes from a family where her parents and siblings have their own independent businesses. Therefore to live her values, she has been highly engaged as a mentor in the International Leadership & Mentorship Program, as Vice President in the Capilano Business & Professional Society and as a Board Member of the Capilano Alumni Association. Ritika holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a post-baccalaureate diploma in North American Business Management (International Strategy and Entrepreneurship). She is currently working towards Pricing Analyst certification.

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June 9, 2022
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Free – $25
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