North America IV

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 10 am (EST)

A virtual event offering cutting-edge education and inspiration to project managers of all levels from all industries.

4 speakers | 20 minutes each

$20 per person ($15 for PMI members and groups of 10 or more)

– access to the event recording for 30-days!
– 30-day access to – 50+ PM videos 

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ProjectTalks North America IV qualifies for 2 PDUs:

1 Leadership and 1 Business/Strategy – claimed under Category B – self-directed learning.

Program at a Glance

  • 9:30 am (EST) – “Doors” open, virtual coffee and snacks
  • 10:00 am – Welcome and introductions
  • 10:10 am – 12:00 pm – Presentations, prize draws and announcements.
  • 12:00 pm – Event wrap-up

Registration Includes

  • 30-day access to the full event recording.
  • 30-day complimentary pass to – a new web portal featuring 50+ video and audio files containing project management education and inspiration.

ProjectTalks North America IV

Successful Project Teams: Trust Is Not Enough 
Skip Weisman,

Business Agility – Doing vs. Being
Joanna Tivig, NewGenP

Strength Spotting in PM
Meghan Mitchell, Mitchell Consulting

Only Amateurs Start at the Beginning
Ken Hanley, KTH Program and Project Management Inc.

Program Details for ProjectTalks North America IV

ProjectTalks North America IV Successful Project Teams Trust Is Not Enough

Successful Project Teams: Trust Is Not Enough

Trust has been the buzzword for team effectiveness for much of the 21st Century, or at least since Stephen M.R. Covey’s book “The Speed of Trust” was published in 2006.

But, if you look at how to truly run effective projects there seems to be something missing that both gets in the way of trust from developing, and prevents trust from being most effective, even when present.

In this episode of Project Talks, participants will explore why this phenomenon is at play when leading and running project teams, and the missing ingredient required to allow trust to fulfill its promise.

ProjectTalks North America IV Business Agility - Doing vs. Being

Business Agility – Doing vs. Being

Customer expectations of new products, services, and experiences, as well as greater social responsibility from companies continue to evolve. Is your project considering these changing expectations? Organizations are starting to recognize that business agility will address constant change in customers’ expectations. In this talk, we will discuss how project managers can help organizations deliver products faster to markets and enhance the quality of work for their teams.

ProjectTalks North America IV Strength Spotting in PM

Strength Spotting in PM

As a PM, how you connect with people on your projects makes a huge impact on the outcome. Do you ever pause to recognize what character strengths people bring to your projects? When you notice the character strengths, it elevates people’s leadership abilities that they might not even know they have. When people discover their greatest character strengths, they learn how to better handle challenges and opportunities, resulting in improved outcomes on both personal and professional levels. In this workshop, we will speak about what character strengths are, how to spot them in yourself and others, and the benefits of strength spotting in project management. (Check out if you want to take a free survey in advance of the workshop.)

ProjectTalks North America IV Only Amateurs Start at the Beginning

Only Amateurs Start at the Beginning

This session will cover the three key questions that’ll help you and your team key in on what really matters for your projects: outcomes and results.

Speakers for ProjectTalks North America IV

Skip Weisman

Skip Weisman

Since the PMI world found Skip in 2012, he has spoken extensively at PMI events across North America. More than 36 PMI chapters have experienced Skip’s engaging, interactive and highly practical keynotes, seminars, and trainings. Skip began his speaking and business coaching business in 2002 after spending 20-years in professional baseball, 16 of which were as CEO of five different franchises. Teams Skip led were affiliated with the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Texas Rangers. Since 2002, after leaving his first career of professional baseball, Skip has been speaking professionally and coaching business leaders in the art communication and presentation skills, and leadership strategies. In 2018 Skip published his first book, Overcoming The 7 Deadliest Communication SINs: A New Standard for Workplace Communication. The book is available on Amazon with a Kindle version or the hard copy with bonuses directly through the book’s website at

Joanna Tivig

Joanna Tivig


Joanna is co-founder of NewGenP and executive advisor for business transformations. She has extensive executive experience developing and implementing products in Canada and International. She has been an Instructor for University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies since 2009 teaching courses of Agile project management, leadership and product management.

She is also an active member of the Agile Community; Board Member of Product Owner Toronto; Organizer of the 2018 and 2019 Toronto Agile Conferences with 1,200+ participants. As a speaker, influencer and thought provoker for continuous improvement and growth, she has managed to influence multiple organizations in their approaches to produce better results and build high performing teams.

Joanna holds multiple agile and project management certifications and has a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Education.

Meghan Mitchell

Meghan Mitchell

Mitchell Consulting

Megan is a dynamic speaker, consultant, coach, facilitator, and educator.  She is the founding partner of Mitchell Consulting and serves as the Program Director for the Centre of Excellence in Innovation Leadership at the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University. Megan recognizes the connection between individual well-being and healthy work environments to bring out our creative best.  She incorporates key learning from her Certificate in Positive Psychology into all her programs. She is a former Director of Innovation and Leadership Development with Johnson & Johnson Inc. and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.  In 2018, Megan co-authored a book with Marilyn Blocker and Andrea Zintz entitled Orchestrating Sustainable Innovation.

Ken Hanley

Ken Hanley

KTH Program and Project Management Inc.

Ken has been a Program Director, Program and Project Manager, IT Director, Board Director, CIO and Consulting Principal for a number of major capital projects, companies, and public organizations. He has a Masters degree in Engineering (specializing in Project and Program Management) from the University of Calgary.

Ken teaches and lectures on effective leadership, IT organization and strategy, strategic portfolio management and project management, He is a recognized project management expert and top-rated speaker who is regularly invited to speak on IT, project management, and strategic portfolio management best practices to major conferences throughout the world.

He was nominated for the Southern Alberta Project Management Institute’s 2005 Distinguished Contribution Award.

His book, Guerrilla Project Management, based on his experiences as a PM on a broad range of international projects, was published by Management Concepts Inc. in December of 2010.

Register for ProjectTalks North America IV

Includes four 20-minute talks by project management professionals AND 30 days free access to the ProjectBites library of educational and inspirational project management videos and audio.