Working in the Program Management Office within MedIT, I ensure that IT projects address the people side of change. I work with project managers, project sponsors, business analysts and key stakeholders to develop and execute strategies that build support for technology and business change initiatives in the Faculty of Medicine.
In 2014 I decided to try my hand at event planning by supporting IABC/BC’s Bronze Quill Awards Gala. Since then, I have lead the delivery of four successful events over three years. This volunteer role involves team leadership, coordination and negotiations with venues and suppliers, promotional work, and figuring out how to deliver a big event on a small budget.
At Cornerstone Planning Group I supported a variety of Consultation & Communication projects. These included the development and implementation of cultural plans and public consultation programs for government and private-sector projects. The goal of public consultation is to improve on the efficiency, transparency and public involvement in large-scale projects and policy changes.
I first learned how to translate technical talk as an administrator on TP Systems’ IT Staffing team. I also took on marketing projects outside my primary role, and functioned as a Junior Business Analyst for a software maintenance release.
As an intern at a rapidly growing non-profit I picked up a variety of assignments quickly. I wrote blog posts on public policy and technology, coordinated volunteers for events, copy edited reports, and much more.