Creativity and Innovation for Project and Program Managers (Virtual)- 2019605

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Saturday, September 14, 2019 (Virtual)
8:30am - 4:30pm

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, program and project managers have a major role to play in driving an organizational culture of creativity and innovation. 

This seminar focuses on leadership competencies required for project / program managers to manage their teams most effectively and drive an organizational culture of creativity and innovation:  developing their (own) individual creative skills, unleashing their teams’ creative and innovative potentials and building on creativity to drive innovation (both sustaining innovation and disruptive innovation) in their organization. 

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.  Participants will explore ways to implement innovation using open innovation and innovation platforms.

Earn 16 PDUs (8 Strategic PDUs + 8 Leadership PDUs) with 14 (instructor-led online) hours and pre-seminar reading assignments. Take advantage of discounted rates for PMI members. 

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

Course Objectives

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Develop their creative potentials and learn to manage for creativity and innovation
  • Unleashing their teams’ creative and innovative potentials
  • Driving innovation in their organization, including sustaining innovation and disruptive innovation
  • Explore different ways to promote an organizational culture of creativity and innovation
  • Understand the innovation framework for project management

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 Practitioners seeking an opportunity to lead.
  3. Project Management Consultants and Senior/Functional Managers who want to excel in leading and managing their teams.


Victoria Kumar, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, SA served as Director, PMI Board of Directors (2014 – 2016).  She is past president of the PMI North Carolina Chapter (NCPMI), having served in various board member positions for several years. She also was a member of the PMI Leadership Institute Advisory Group.  She currently serves as NCPMI VP Programs.

Ms. Kumar’s professional career includes project development management with IBM Canada Laboratory, and PMO program management for organizations in both the private and public sectors.

Ms. Kumar has served the North Carolina State Government for several years as Project Management Office (PMO) Program Manager / Senior Project Manager with the NC Office of the State Controller and the NC Department of Transportation, managing large-scale government information technology programs and projects and participating with the state’s Enterprise PMO in the IT governance process as a statewide approver for statewide IT projects and programs.

She also served as Sr. Program Manager with AIG United Guaranty leading the EPMO in its Enterprise Agile transformation effort. She currently serves as Principal Project Portfolio Analyst at Red Hat, Inc., where she recently led the implementation of CA PPM, a leading Project Portfolio Management solution.

She has travelled worldwide, presenting on leadership development and project management in seminars and conferences.  She published several conference papers as part of PMI global congress proceedings, including

  • Program and Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders
  • Delivering Successful Projects …Every Time
  • Effective Requirements Management
  • Take Your PMO to the Next Level PMO
  • Essential Leadership Skills for Project Managers
  • Effective Project Portfolio Management
  • Agile Project Management (Scrum Agile to Scaled Agile)

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®), an Agile Certified Practitioner,  a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM),  a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a SAFe 4 Agilist.

Please see Ms. Kumar on Linkedin


$ 545 --- PMI Atlanta Chapter Member (discount rate)
$ 745 --- Non-member (standard rate) 

PDUs Earned  

PMP/PgMP: 16 / PMI-ACP: 8 / PMI-SP: 8 / PMI-RMP: 8 / PMI-PBA: 8
Technical: 0 / Leadership: 8 / Strategic and Business Management: 8


Webex online class

RSVP: Thursay, September 12, 2019

Registration must be completed on-line in advance of RSVP date provided in course description. 

* For additional information on the event, please call 919-924-1013. 


Event Properties

Event Date 09-13-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 09-14-2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 05-19-2019 5:30 pm
Registered 4
Cut off date 09-14-2019
Individual Price $745.00
Location WebEx Virtual Class
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