Project Management Leaders Training 

Delivering project management and leadership development seminars to PMI communities worldwide


Program and Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders - 20 PDUs (10 Leadership PDUs + 10 Strategic Management PDUs) - 15-17 November 2018


Dates : Thursday-Saturday, 15-17 November 2018

Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 15 November,

            9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 16 November,

            9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, !7 November, includes one-hour lunch break each day

Location: Madrid Conference Room – 1st Floor, Building 12, Cisco Systems, RTP, NC

7200 Kit Creek Road Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-4987

Cost: $599 

Continental breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 AM. Pizza will be served at 12:00 PM



In the current global economic climate, organizations are forced to “innovate or die.” Only innovative organizations can survive the highly competitive global market. As organizations utilize programs and projects to achieve their strategies and goals, there is an increasing need for program and project managers who are also effective organizational leaders, building high performance teams, delivering successful projects and programs, and creating an organizational culture for creativity and innovation.

This seminar focuses on leadership competencies required for project / program managers to manage their teams most effectively and as creative and innovative leaders, lead their teams in an organizational culture of creativity and innovation. An innovation framework for project management will be introduced – a structured approach for program and project managers to utilize in starting and delivering innovation projects.

Earn 20 PDUs (10 Leadership PDUs + 10 Strategic Management PDUs)  for attending a three-day class (with 20 contact hours).  Upon completion of the seminar, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and 20 PDUs (10 Leadership PDUs and 10 Strategic Management PDUs) will be reported for you in PMI's CCRS so you do not have to report PDUs yourself. You will receive an email from PMI that 20 PDUs have been reported for you. You will also receive a Certificate of Completion with the PDU Program Number for your records and for your use if you prefer to report the PDUs yourself.

This seminar has also been offered by the same instructor, Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, for PMI SeminarsWorld as a two-day seminar.

Course objectives

1. Understand the differences between project management and leadership

2. Develop a blend of management and leadership skills in building high-performance teams

3. Identify different leadership styles for project managers, and learn the leadership style for creative and innovative leaders

4. Develop your creative potentials and learn to manage for creativity and innovation

5. Understand the innovation framework for project management

6. Explore different ways to promote an organizational culture of creativity and innovation

Who should attend?

1. Project, Program and Portfolio Managers, Program Management Office (PMO) Managers/Directors who have leadership responsibilities within an organization.

2. Project Leaders, Project Management Practitioner and Business Analysts seeking an opportunity to lead.

3. Project Management Consultants and Functional Managers who want to excel in leading and managing their teams.

Instructor: Victoria S. Kumar, PMP,

Victoria Kumar served as Project Management Office (PMO) Program Manager / Senior Project Manager for the state of North Carolina Office of the State Controller (NC OSC), where she was responsible for implementing project / portfolio management methodologies and developing governance processes to manage the organization’s portfolio. She reprresented NC OSC in statewide IT project approval processes as statewide project approver, participating with the state’s Enterprise PMO in the state's IT governance process.

Ms. Kumar’s professional career includes project development management with IBM Canada Laboratory and PMO program management, establishing a PMO and implementing IT governance processes through the PMO, both in the private and public sectors.

Ms. Kumar is past president of the PMI North Carolina Chapter. She served the chapter in various board member positions in 2003-2007. She also served as member of the PMI Leadership Institute Advisory Group in 2010 and 2011 and as a Director, PMI (Global) Board of Directors (2014 - 2016).

Ms. Kumar has travelled worldwide, presenting in seminars and conferences. She has delivered leadership development and project management seminars to PMI SeminarsWorld and PMI Global Congress participants, including:

• Program and Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders (2012 - 2013)

• Effective Requirements Management (2005 - 2010)

• Delivering Successful Projects ...Every Time (2010)

• Successful Implementation of a PMO (2004 - 2006)

Ms. Kumar published several conference papers as part of PMI global congress proceedings. Her latest paper is on “Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders.”

Ms. Kumar holds master’s degrees in pure mathematics and in computer science from University of Waterloo (Canada), where she has also earned PhD credits in management science. She has a master's certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University. She is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

See Ms. Kumar in Linkedin

If you have any questions, please contact Victoria S. Kumar, PMP at



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