Project Talks Virtual 2

In conjunction with ProjectTalks Virtual 2, four subjects will be discussed:

  • Emotionally Intelligent Project Management
  • Change Management and the Project Manager
  • Using Influence Strategies to Maximize Project Success
  • From Project Manager to IMPACT Driver

About the Speakers:

Speakers brought to you through partnership with ProjectTalks Virtual.

Dev Ramcharan
Dev has managed Project Management Offices for over 20 years, working in Banking, Telecommunications and Health Care. In his private consulting practice, Dev focuses on individual and organizational change. His services include Career Consulting, Emotional Intelligence development and Culture Change. Dev is a Certified PMP, an OCAI Organizational Culture Change Management leader, and a Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner. As a volunteer, he has served on four non-profit Boards of Directors. Dev currently works for the City of Toronto as a Management Consultant in the IT Strategy and Portfolio Management Group.

Lesa Berec, BA, MCOD, Prosci ADKAR
Lesa Berec is a learning and change consultant with 20+ years of experience in retail, financial, telecommunications and other sectors. Lesa works closely with project teams to integrate learning and change strategies and plans into projects and programs for product launches, system rollouts and other corporate change initiatives. Lesa has taught extensively for York University's Schulich School of Business and University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. She has facilitated hundreds of talks and brings creativity, experience and real-world examples to each.

Eric Bloom, ITMLE, CSP
Eric Bloom is an Amazon bestselling author, speaker, trainer and executive coach. He is also a former nationally syndicated columnist, TEDx speaker, and contributing writer to Prior to his current role, Eric was a senior executive at various firms including Fidelity Investments, and Independence Investments. He is also a recognized thought leader on how influence in the workplace can be used to maximize current job performance, enhance professional growth, and accelerate career advancement.

Laura Barnard, PMP
Laura has been instrumental in bringing PMOs and Project Management to the strategy table for almost two and a half decades. She knows just how hard it can be to drive effective and sustainable change in organizations, having spent 15 years in the role of PMO leader and now she helps organizations accelerate business growth, evolution and sustainability leveraging the power of project management and the PMO. She has developed a unique and powerful system for growing organizational project management competency with a deliberate focus on driving high-IMPACT outcomes on every project. Considered a thought leader in the Project Management community, Laura shares her insights and stories on the PMO Strategies Podcast, where she is shaking up the way the industry thinks about our role in driving strategy realization. Laura welcomes you to join her community of IMPACT Drivers at

Event Details

Date & Time

17 June 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST-06:00)