Colin D Ellis
Leadership | Culture | Success

Upcoming events

PMI New York Chapter – How to create a team that everyone wants to join!
5:30 PM17:30

PMI New York Chapter – How to create a team that everyone wants to join!

I'm in the US again in October and will be hosting this special event with the NYC Chapter of the PMI.

I'll be sharing practical things you can do to improve the way you can build a unique team that everyone wants to join and that will help you deliver projects successfully, every time. Regardless of sector or level of experience, these insights will make your work more rewarding, help you to be the best version of yourself and deliver projects that you and your organisation can be proud of.

Spaces are limited – details and registration here 

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6:00 PM18:00

PMI Canberra Chapter

I'm joining the PMI Canberra Chapter to talk about The Project Rots From The Head and the role of senior management and sponsors in project success. Great project sponsors and managers understand the value of vision, empathy, building relationships, planning and the need to create a unique culture. It's time to change that and give project

The event is free to Chapter members and first-time guests. Please feel free to invite anyone that's interested in this event.

Networking and drinks from 6pm and the presentation will start on 6:30 pm.
Please give either Stephen Hay (0428 776 540) or Karan Bagga (0433 351 022) a call upon arrival.

To confirm your attendance or for more information email

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5:30 PM17:30

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) - WA Chapter

How to Deliver Projects Successfully Every Time

Business transformation is delivered through engaged project sponsors and emotionally intelligent project managers, yet the project management profession continues to be undermined by those who continually make the same mistakes.
In this refreshing, inspiring and humorous presentation, I will talk about the importance of the role of the project sponsor and manager how they need to work together to create a unique environment in which great people can do their best work. I'll provide insights into what great looks like and how to get the best out of your investment in project management.

Register here:

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2:00 PM14:00

Convergence 2017 - Canberra

Convergence is all about optimising organisational change and I'm looking forward to joining a line-up of great speakers to talk about the role of projects and leadership. Tickets and information here.

Join myself and educator Christina Dean as we discuss Change Versus Project Management. 

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5:30 PM17:30

Australian Institute of Management – TEL Talk: Successful Project Delivery Every Time

In this amusing and practical keynote speech, I'll be using a blend of anecdotes, stats and personal stories to outline what those involved in the delivery or any project need to do, to deliver projects successfully every single time.

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4:30 PM16:30

Project Management Hangout - Wellington


If you've been lucky enough to work with a Conscious Project Leader, you will still talk and reminisce about the project.

You'll talk about how you were given time and responsibility to do the job properly. You'll talk about the successes and disappointments and the fun that you had whilst getting the work done. You'll still be in touch with some of the team and you will try and replicate the things that went well and put your own stamp on the project you're leading now.

These WOW! projects (as Tom Peters called them in his book The Project 50) aren't an accident. There a culmination of great leadership, collaboration and innovation and at the next hangout we're going to talk about how to create one.

Understanding what it takes to create something memorable is priceless and this isn't a Hangout you'll want a miss. So RSVP, then bring a tablet or pen and paper with you on the night, share your insights and listen to others. 

See you there!

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