Peel: 05.17.18 PD Half Day: Why should Project Management matter to HR Professionals?

3 hours

Date and Time

Starts:05/17/2018 8:15 AM

Ends:05/17/2018 12:00 PM

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BraeBen Golf Course

5700 Terry Fox Way

Mississauga, ON

BraeBen Golf Course


Members: $50 | Non-Members: $75


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Peel: 05.17.18 PD Half Day: Why should Project Management matter to HR Professionals?

Unfortunately, people often have the misconception that project management is primarily applicable to information technology or engineering professionals.  The reality is that organizations are becoming much more project-oriented and the practice of project management is becoming an important competency across a number of disciplines, including Human Resources (HR).

According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), employers across the globe will need about 88 million people capable of working in project management-oriented jobs by 2027 (Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap Report 2017-2027).  Much of this demand will originate from developing countries such as China and India.  Compounding this problem will be the shortage of qualified individuals capable of implementing new initiatives and driving change as the world's talent pool continues to reach retirement age.

Attendees will learn about the:

  1. Basics of building and executing a project plan
  2. Reasons behind Project Failure
  3. Growth of Project Management as a Career
  4. Project Management Institute's (PMI) new Talent Triangle®
  5. Value HR can add to Project Management through their knowledge/experience of:
    • Ethical Leadership
    • Organizational Culture / Structure
    • Change Management
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Communication Management
    • Importance of aligning the people side of projects (HR) with the strategic goals of the firm
  6. Types of HR-related projects one could encounter during their career




Cancellation Policy: You must cancel by the registration deadline to qualify for a refund.


Questions: Call or email Tracey Gallacher, HRPA Peel Chapter, Events Coordinator 905-586-0542

Speaker bio(s)

Speaker Rehan Sher

Rehan Sher, CHRP, CHRL, Project Manager

Rehan is President & CEO of HRPM Corp, a global firm specialized in providing HR Consulting and Project Management Services. In addition, he is a Part-Time Faculty at York University, Humber College, and Lambton College where he teaches Project Management and Human Resources. He has over 20 years of Canadian and International experience in HR & project management across a variety of sectors, including Healthcare, Education, and Pharmaceuticals. He has successfully taught and trained numerous professionals to improve their skills in managing projects. Rehan has an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto, an MA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and an MASc in Management Science from the University of Waterloo. He also has a Master’s Certificate in Learning & Development from Schulich’s Executive Education Centre and holds both the PMP & CHRL Professional Licenses.

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