On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, it is with great excitement that I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you. We sincerely look forward to your participation at the upcoming 2016 Professional Development Conference.
We know that ongoing professional development plays a tremendous role in our success as project leaders. Amidst a current economic market comes exciting potential for growth and change that is undoubtedly right around the corner. While we manage current challenges, we need to be sharp, focused and ready to embrace what lies ahead – new projects, new opportunities, and new successes. Our theme of Peak Performance embodies all of these concepts, ensuring we are able to realistically conquer the barriers we currently face, all while looking ahead – and striving for excellence.
Similar to the many athletes who train for greatness at WinSport Canada Olympic Park, the 2016 PDC will help you sustain your focus, strengthen your endurance, and remain competitive. Experience the rich history of the PDC as we blend new traditions with old, set against the backdrop of this stunning venue to take in our dynamic, locally-inspired program.
I would also remind you that our value as project professionals is not defined by project plans or PDUs, but rather by our ability to lead, inspire, persevere and consistently strive for excellence – not only for ourselves, but for our projects, clients, organizations and communities. This conference is your opportunity to capture excellence and ensure you can continue to integrate it into your daily role as a project leader.
In closing, I would like to welcome you with a quote made famous by the world-renowned athletics brand Nike that I find particularly relevant in these times. May this be the defining call to action for your presence at the 2016 PDC – “Success isn’t given. It’s earned.”
Candice Davis, Chair
2016 Professional Development Conference
PMI Southern Alberta Chapter (PMI-SAC)