Seminar Series

PEOSC is organizing a seminar as part of its goal to help members to achieve a better career through seminars.

TOPICProject Management: Managing Stakeholders

PRESENTER:  Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, GSC, FEC

WHERE: Victoria Village Library, 184 Sloane Ave., Scarborough, ON , M4A 2C4  Follow here for MAP

WHEN:  May 11, 2016 Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm



6:00 pm               Networking/Refreshments

6:30 pm               Introduction

6:40 pm               Presentation

7:40 pm               Question Period

7:55 pm               Vote of Thanks and Conclusion

About the Presenter: Mr. Rishi is a President and CEO of GlobalRishi Educational and Consulting Services (GECS) and is an approved education provider by the Engineering Institute of Canada, (EIC) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Washington, DC (IACET). Rishi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 from University of Calgary, Alberta. Since 1976, he has held many senior positions in utility, auto industry, research & development, services, manufacturing and consulting sectors in project, program and portfolio management of various capital projects. Since 1996, he conducted 500+ public, in-house seminars and full semester courses all over the globe through various universities, construction associations and other professional organizations and published/presented 25+ technical, business and management papers in various publications/conferences throughout the globe.  


 Mr. Kumar is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario, and holds various professional certifications {certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and certified Quality Auditor}. He obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association in 2011.  


Presently, Mr. Kumar is serving as a member of Project Management Institute (PMI) Global-Ethics Review Committee (ERC) and served as a Chair PMI Lakeshore Chapter Board, President, Sr. Vice-President: Operations, Director - Communications & Infrastructure, Marketing and Professional Development portfolios. Mr. Kumar is actively involved since 1996 with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and is serving in various committees and boards (Discipline, Equity & Diversity and Experience Requirements-ERC). Since 2007, Rishi is providing coaching and mentoring services (LAP) to PEO Mississauga as a Chairperson. He supports the mentorship programs offered by various non-profit organizations (Skills for Change, ACCES Employment, DBNS, PMI Lakeshore and CMC) in GTA since 1994.  

Synopsis of the Topic: Well you may be using traditional “selling to close” techniques in an attempt to win over difficult stakeholders. You need to break from tradition and adopt a “selling to deliver strategy”, which is far more convincing. It is results oriented and aligns with the key stakeholders needs seamlessly. The presenter will demonstrate the tools and techniques that project managers can use when dealing with difficult stakeholders in order to win then over, while minimizing project challenges. This is a must have in your project delivery solutions tool.