Ireland Chapter of PMI

Panel Discussion: Project Management as a Life Skill

Panel Discussion: Project Management as a Life Skill

Panel Discussion: Project Management as a Life Skill

Project Management as a Life Skill

Project Management is a skill that everyone should have.  It is useful to us in our daily lives, not just in our profession. Coming up to year end, now is a natural time to start thinking of New Year Resolutions - perhaps you have a home renovation project in mind, or you've always want to write that book. 

In this panel discussion virtual event, hosted by Katrina Collins, we will chat with Joe Houghton & Jackie Fagan, discussing examples of where they have put their project management skills to use outside of their "day jobs", in their daily lives.  With their combined experiences of home renovations, book publications, volunteering and many other personal challenges, we will discuss how we can put our project management skills to use in everyday life.  

This is a webinar panel discussion, you will be able to interact with, and ask questions of, the panelists through the Chat and Mentimeter.  


The link to join this zoom Webinar will be sent on December 16th to all registrants


You will earn 1 Technical PDU for attending this event. If you register using your PMI ID, we will automatically register the PDU for you post event. 

Event Properties

Event Date 17-Dec-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 17-Dec-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 27-Oct-2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date 16-Dec-2020 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free
No. of Technical PDUs 1
PMI Event Number C14422SW2X


Jackie Fagan

Project Management Consultant

Currently Vice President of the Ireland Chapter of PMI, is a certified PMP since 2000, and has a Diploma in Project Management

Jackie has over 25 years experience in the Project management industry.  Her expertise spans across  Project and Program management, Vendor management, Change management, Project recovery,  Mentoring & Coaching, Teambuilding and setting up and running PMOs across multiple industries. 

In the last couple of years Jackie has moved into the Project Management consultancy space providing  expertise to clients on a contractual basis. Currently she is working in the Pharmaceutical industry with Alexion and prior to Covid 19 would have been travelling between Boston and Dublin on a regular basis

Joe Houghton

Programme Director for the Masters in Project Management programmes at UCD

Joe Houghton is Programme Director for the Masters in Project Management programmes at UCD Smurfit, which programme he co-created 15 years ago. 

After a career in multi-nationals with roles at regional and global levels, Joe completed his Smurfit  International Executive MBA in 2005 then switched into a portfolio career of teaching, consultancy ( ) and non-profit work. 

Joe is a past Board chair at Pieta House, Head of Learning & Development with The Project Foundry, and runs Houghton Photography, a photography training business in his spare time. 

Joe presented at the PMI Ireland conference in 2016, and hosted the joint IMCA & PMI event at Smurfit Business School in 2019. 

Since Covid, Joe has run several remote teaching modules at Smurfit via Zoom, generated a successful sideline business delivering talks to camera clubs all over the world, and is completing a postgrad diploma in Entrepreneurial Learning, the capstone project of which is a 2 session seminar to the European Adult Learning Network (EPALE) for which he is an Ambassador, to be delivered in November.

Katrina Collins

Director of Events - Ireland Chapter of PMI

Katrina has over 20 years of experience in Project, Programme and PMO Management and has a Masters Degree in Project Management. 

She is currently the Head of PMO for Cornmarket Group Financial Services ltd in Ireland. Prior to this she has worked with and consulted for companies in Ireland, Europe and the US, and has managed large programmes across diverse industries. 

She presented at the 2019 Women in Project Management Summit at that National Conference Centre in Dublin on the topic of “Setting up The Right PMO for Your Organisation”

She is a certified PMP since 2004 and has volunteered for the Ireland Chapter of PMI regularly in recent years. 

Having been a member of the Ireland Chapter of PMI since 1999, she is currently serving as Director of Events, and hosts the weekly chapter webinars.  

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