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2021 Conference Committee Members
Convention Planner - Kosam Nyamdela - MIML, MoP, PMP, MBusAn, MBA Strategic Planning
Kosam is finishing his role as PMINZ President December 2020. He was responsible for leading the PMINZ Board in strategy and external relationships to meet the aims and objectives of PMI New Zealand.
Kosam is a project management professional and business leader. He has taken part in and led several successful large transformation projects and programs in broadcasting engineering, telecommunications and other business forms over more than 30 years. Kosam played a key role in leading technical teams and contractors in the analogue to digital TV broadcasting transformation in New Zealand and Australia. He holds an MBA - Strategic Planning from Heriot Watt University, Scotland and a Masters in Professional Business Analysis at Victoria University of Wellington. In all his years of experience, Kosam has successfully trained, coached and mentored tradespeople, technicians, engineers, project management professionals, students and executives in technical, business and leadership skills. As president and CEO of PMINZ, Kosam’s prerogative is to raise the project management professional profile and integrity in New Zealand and beyond.
Kosam is the founder of his own consultancy - Global Consultants Limited.
Deputy Convention Planner - Dr Sandy Mandic
Sandy is a researcher who used project management extensively in her academic work. Her professional experience span Europe, Canada, United States and New Zealand. Sandy’s work to date has been inspired by interdisciplinary and multi-sector approaches to physical activity and health with the links to transportation, built environment and sustainability. Sandy is the principal investigator of the award-winning BEATS Research Programme, an adjunct professor at Auckland University of Technology and a research affiliate of the Centre of Sustainability, University of Otago. She worked as Senior Lecturer (2009-2018) and Associate Professor (2018-2020) at the University of Otago. She initiated and organised several multidisciplinary and multi-sector symposia, led development of policy recommendations and led establishment of a university-wide research theme in the transport sector. She is passionate about project management and joined PMINZ in November 2020. She looks forward to moving into the project management sector and working as Deputy Convenor for PMINZ National Conference 2021. For more details, please refer to Sandy’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-mandic/
Facilitator - Ron Shaw
Ron Shaw is an experienced facilitator and project manager. He holds an MBA in Leadership, Culture, and Change from Waikato Business School. Ron has been involved in PMINZ as a conference presenter, local branch facilitator, and PMP examination trainer. Ron, putting his money where his mouth was, sat and passed his PMI with the Wellington PMI cohort he was involved in training.
Ron applies a combined Kotter/ADKAR Human Change Management Model and is a fan of DiCarlo’s eXtreme Project Management. XPM takes the best lessons from business leadership and combines them with flexible and responsive project delivery which makes it better than Agile for critical business projects. He has designed a new approach to the challenge of facilitating via Zoom like technology which has been used by PMINZ to shape the 2021 Conference/Symposium.