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2024 In-Person Full-Day Workshop

There are two ways to participate in PD Days 2024: 1) Virtually - there will be thisteen virtual sessions (1 hour each) spread over the month of May, including two virtual keynote speakers; 2) In-person: there will also be an in-person full-day workshop held in Moncton on May 21st, followed by an in-person networking event. 


Laszlo A Retfalvi P.Eng PMP PMI-RMP

Project Risk Management Essentials
Tuesday, May 21. 8 am Setup | 9 am Start | 12-1 pm Lunch | 5 pm End.

Workshop: The Project Risk Management Essentials


This information filled one day session is comprised of the interactive review of key risk management topics to maximize session effectiveness and reinforce key risk management concepts.

This session will review industry risk management best practices, techniques, and critical success factors required to achieve project success. Participants will learn to focus on what is important, not what is easy.

This workshop session reviews key risk management topics and concepts. Aligned with the PMI®PMBOK®Guide 7th Edition and PMI®Practice Standard for Project Risk Management, the core concepts and knowledge learned is also complimentary and of benefit to Agile, ITIL®, PRINCE2®, COBIT®, BABOK®, and ISO 31000 practitioners.

Part 1- Review of the Basics

Experience has shown that the lack of understanding of project risk management principles results in projects failing to meet their goals. Participants will learn an overview and reinforcement of key project risk management concepts and proven industry practices.

Part 2 - Applying the Basics

Building on knowledge learned, attendees will work in groups using provided project examples to properly populate and complete a project risk register. A risk register handout will be provided to help capture the required information.


Who Should Attend

This session is ideal for busy Project and Risk Managers of all levels and industries. The relevant content can be applied whether you are a Project, Risk, Program, Portfolio, or Product Manager, supporting or interacting with a Project Manager, or transitioning to project management. It is also an excellent refresher for those seeking to brush up on their skills.

Benefit to Participants

Participants will walk away from this session with valuable information that can be immediately applied in day-to-day project activities.

For those with professional designations, this workshop session may be used to claim 8 Professional Development or Learning Units.


Laszlo is former Director of Enterprise Excellence and member of the Senior Leadership Team {SLT) at Lockheed Martin Canada, a division of Lockheed Martin Rotary Mission Systems (RMS). Laszlo's role focused on strategic program and risk transformation to drive excellence through the organization.

Previous roles include Vice-President of the Program and Risk Management Office (PRMO) at Allen Vanguard Corporation, Director of the Program Management Center of Excellence at Shared Services Canada, and Director of Integrated Sensor Systems at General Dynamics Canada. Previously, Laszlo held roles with the Irving Corporation and SED Systems.

A seasoned 35+ year veteran of engineering, project management and business in private and public sectors, Laszlo and his teams have successfully managed and delivered products, systems, and services to Military, Para-Military, Public, Government, and Private Customers. Areas of expertise include independent reviews, risk workshops, schedule and cost risk analysis, and talent development.

Laszlo is an award-winning instructor, author, and coach. With a passion to help individuals succeed, Laszlo is currently an Instructor at University of California Irvine Extension. Laszlo is also an Instructor at Oregon State University Continuing and Professional Education. Areas include Project Planning and Risk, Leadership and High-Performance Teams, Risk and Issue Management, and Project Environment and Value Delivery.

Laszlo is author of The Power of Project Management Leadership: Your Guide on How to Achieve Outstanding Results (CS Publishing March 2014) including the Project Management Leadership Model©, a framework to develop personal project management leadership excellence. Laszlo's book has been selected as one of the 100 Best Project Management Books of all Time by Book Authority.

A recognized industry speaker, Laszlo has published and delivered over 80 papers and presentations internationally, including 8 PMI Global Conferences and PMI® Risk and Leadership Community of Practice Premium on Demand webinars.

Laszlo has been happily married to Lisa for over 35 years and they have two wonderful sons, Andrew and Alexander.

8 PDUs (4 - Ways of Working, 3 - Power Skills, 1 - Business Acumen)

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