Pat Masters - Partner, Corporate Trainer and Project Manager.

pat-masters-project-management-training.pngPat Masters brings considerable experience (25 years +) to her training delivery for the Great Performances Group.  Her areas of knowledge and skills include project management, and change management.

Pat is known for her highly engaging workshops and her capacity to find innovative approaches and solutions to meet management needs.  Her facilitation and delivery style is dynamic, highly experiential.

She is a certified facilitator, holds a Project Management Professional designation, a certified adult educator and a certified coach/trainer in emotional intelligence.

Training clients include:

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Department of National Defence
  • Ottawa Police Services
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Services
  • Mohawks of Akwesasne
  • Cree of Waswanipe
  • Cree of Ouje Bougoumou
  • Algonquin of Manawaki
  • Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
  • Baffin Region Inuit Association
  • Cree of Moose Factory
  • Health Canada
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Public Health Agency
  • Agriculture, Agri-Food Canada
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Environment Canada
  • Government of Ukraine
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Treasury Board
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Bank of Canada
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Parliament of Canada
  • Carleton University
  • Algonquin College
  • Queen’s University
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Transport
  • California Bell
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Ontario Ministry of Health
  • Ontario Legislature
  • Children’s Aid Society of Ontario
  • Legal Aid Ontario
  • Justice Canada
  • Canadian Pacific Hotels
  • The Mayflower Group
  • Southern Bell
  • Entrust
  • Mitel
  • Corel
  • Newbridge
  • Lumonics
  • Microsoft

 Facilitation

Pat is a certified facilitator and has worked with Royal Commissions, social service agencies, not for profit organizations, colleges and universities, Minister’s Working Groups, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the Summit of the Americas (2001), bi-lateral trade of medical devices, Justice Canada, Health Canada, RCMP, Export Development Corporation, Service Canada, Global Affairs Canada, integrated security teams for 2010 Vancouver Olympics, first nations, DND, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, and the Canadian Medical Association.

Project Management Management Workshops with Pat Masters

Everyone is working on projects, some without using the tools and techniques that are unique to project management and the project results are falling short of expectations.  Pat can quickly transfer to your staff such critical skills as:

  • Getting project scope
  • Developing a project plan
  • Stakeholder management
  • Dealing with change and conflict during the project
  • Identifying and managing risk
  • Building better budgets and time estimates
  • Balancing the competing interests of coming in on time, on budget and at scope

Great Performances 
A Roadmap for Competency-Based Project Management

This two day workshop allows participants to work on their own projects during the learning process – the bonus with this approach is participants are coming out of the classroom with more than 50% of their projects done while having mastered project management techniques.

Day 1

  • The Basics
  • What is and isn’t a project
  • Who are the players, what’s their role and why it matters
  • A project experience to know the phases of a project
  • Working on our Projects
  • Getting projects scoped out
  • Evaluation project scope for success factors
  • Getting a project definition
  • Testing projects for viability
  • Deciding what has to be done first

    Day 2 
  • Planning our Projects
  • Identifying major bodies of work
  • Identifying tasks
  • Estimating time and cost
  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Ensuring that the work is assigned to the right people
  • Best Practices
  • Where conflicts arise in projects
  • Documenting the project
  • Scheduling techniques
  • Closing out the project
  • Evaluating projects against expectations
  • Conducting lessons learned

    This workshop isn’t a lecture. It is a high energy event that has participants working in teams applying techniques for projects of their own design.