December 2019 Monthly Meeting


December 17, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Abilities Centre Theatre | 55 Gordon Street
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

Be a part of the Holiday Celebration!

We are pulling out all the stops and celebrating PMI's Fiftieth Anniversary, the growth of PMI-DHC, and the Holiday Season. Come out for our Holiday Chapter Meeting with Keynote Speaker, Alan Mallory, and join in on the Celebration!



Dinner Presentation

Project Everest — Managing Risk
in the Face of Uncertainty

Alan’s dynamic keynote is built around the two years of planning and two months of climbing that went into making the project of reaching the summit of Mount Everest a reality for Alan and three members of his immediate family. The focus is on awareness, tools and strategies in risk management. Risk management on projects is unfortunately an area where due-diligence is often sacrificed to some extent in an effort to satisfy tight schedule or budgetary requirements. The impact of overlooking or not properly understanding risks can be severe and can often inhibit or put an end to projects. In harsh and uncertain environments, risk events become that much more important to identify and understand so that effective response strategies can be implemented when needed.

Some of the areas covered in the context of risk management include:

  • Identifying risks early
  • Incorporating lessons learned and historical information
  • Risk categorization, likelihood and impact
  • Developing risk response strategies
  • Controlling risks through monitoring and tracking measures
  • Continuous identification and evaluation of risks
  • Rise realization and real-time responses to changing circumstances

The real story is much more than the climb; it is about a purpose-driven team that set an ambitious goal, committed to the planning and preparation, persevered with passion and achieved success. The powerful strategies and skills that contributed to this achievement, especially during the intense and at many times critical situations, can be applied to all projects.

About the Presenter

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Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author and performance coach who is passionate about leadership and reaching new heights in all that we do! His unique philosophy of life revolves around empowering people and embracing an agile mentality focused on goals and results. By understanding what drives and motivates us, we are able to cultivate more innovative and effective ways of thinking and taking action.

Alan holds a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a masters in psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges we all face. He has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager developing patents and implementing solutions to complex challenges in the mining and metals industry. Living and working abroad has given Alan the opportunity to deepen his understanding of individual and team challenges, better appreciate cultural diversity and successfully adapt to different organizational structures.

Building experience through a lifestyle of adventure and challenge, in the spring of 2008 Alan embarked on the project of a lifetime and set a world record on Mount Everest along with three members of his immediate family. The expedition involved two years of planning and two months of climbing through immense challenges but they were able to overcome these obstacles through strategic planning, healthy team dynamics, self-awareness and perseverance.


Abilities Centre
55 Gordon Street
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2


Please support our catering arrangements by pre-registering. Cancellation policy.

$17.70 + $2.30 hst = $20.00
PMI-DHC Members (login for member price)
$22.12 + $2.80 hst = $25.00
$13.27 + $1.72 hst = $15.00
Students: student ID required for entry
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