Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Understanding Project Management
Gold Seal: 2 Credits * HPO: 15 Group A CPD Points
Wednesday, June 21st - Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Early Bird Deadline
Register on or before Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 to receive special pricing.
Event Description

Whether you manage internal projects, contribute to a project (i.e. subcontract) or oversee projects (i.e. General Contractor), understanding the whole project management picture is essential to making your contribution to the project as successful as possible.

Projects in the construction industry are complex. Not only are accurate planning and forecasting methods required; people management, communication and risk management skills are essential to delivering a project within scope, on time, within budget and to an acceptable level of quality. 

A project can make or break your company. A bad project can be hard to live down; a great project can set the stage for significant growth. How important is it for you to invest time and effort in getting project management right?

This two-day hands-on workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the core elements of project management from initiating and planning projects, to implementation and review. Participants will learn and use practical tools and techniques for establishing and managing projects.

Topics covered in this course include:

• Elements of a Project Management Framework
• Key project management skills
• Identifying and avoiding common project management issues
• 8 key pillars of project management

o Scope – clearly identifying requirements and understanding the work of the project
o Time – determining project activities and scheduling
o Cost – identifying and managing project costs
o Quality – measuring all aspects of your project
o Resources – managing materials, equipment and human resources, including managing conflict and communicating so project stakeholders will listen
o Communication – planning project communications
o Risk – identifying and managing risk
o Procurement – determining and managing how you obtain resources for your project

Who should Attend:

Whether you are a Project Manager or a member of a project team, this course will provide you with practical tools for improving your project management abilities.

• Project Managers – individuals leading projects
• Project Coordinators – individuals involved in supporting the work of the project
• Project team members – individuals interested in understanding how to better contribute to a project
• Individuals interested in project management fundamentals


Instructor: Janet Bonaguro, Principal of ThinkSpace Performance, has worked with over 100 organizations locally, nationally and internationally. For 20 years she has provided business advice, managed organizations and created new organizations. Janet has provided business advice and trained hundreds of individuals on the topic of project management, team management and business growth. Janet has managed hundreds of projects from small projects taking less than a day to complete, to multi-year, multi-million dollar projects with large teams and a wide range of external stakeholders.


She brings her real-life experience into the classroom to share a framework for managing projects to ensure success.Janet brings a fun and energetic style to the classroom, sharing multiple stories and offering frequent opportunities for interaction with other students.

Janet has worked in the construction, trades, manufacturing, utilities and service industries as a project manager, process and systems designer and business advisor.  She holds designations as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Financial Management Advisor (FMA), and holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).


What previous participants said:

“Excellent introduction to being a project manager.”

“Very inclusive and hands-on.”

"A very useful overview of project management.”

“Janet delivered at a good pace and kept the content very informative.”


Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795



All prices in Canadian dollars
* Early Bird Price Special
On or before Jun 7, 2017
Regular Price
After Jun 7, 2017
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $650.00 $750.00
Non-Member $850.00 $950.00
Day 1    Wednesday Jun 21, 2017
8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Workshop (Lunch will be provided)
Day 2    Thursday Jun 22, 2017
8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Workshop (Lunch will be provided)
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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