Chapter Meeting: Does Your Organization Support, Ignore or Obstruct Project Management

  • 30 Oct 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University - Mansion, 285 Madison Avenue, M-R10-01 Madison, NJ 07940


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Chapter Meeting: Does Your Organization Support, Ignore or Obstruct Project Management

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  • When 30 October 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Mansion)

285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940

About the Session:

This session represents an overview of initial findings from a five year on-going survey conducted by PCI global, an international Project Management training and consulting company. The survey has been conducted with over a thousand  practicing team members and project leaders from at least twenty of PCI’s Fortune 500 clients. The findings raise serious questions about how organizations deal with projects. 

Executive Overview

Projects do not appear or exist in isolation. They are developed in an organization by a perceived need from senior management that a change in process or product is required. Planning, resourcing, implementing and controlling these projects cause changes in that organization. The projects, in turn are impacted and changed by that organization. Management sets priorities by project funding, assigning scarce resources to some projects but not others, requiring changes in specifications, shrinking due dates and cutting budget.  How these decisions are made and communicated create a project culture unique to each organization. Over time these processes become institutionalized and create an organization in which Senior Management knowingly or not tends to support, ignore or actually obstruct projects within their organization

In PCI Global’s Project Leadership course, taught with project a simulations-game PCI inserted a 14 question survey to be completed as part of the pre-work . The questions get answered honestly because  they are anonymous and seen to be a required part of the pre-work.



Who Should Attend:

We welcome all workplace learning and organizational development professionals, including senior learning leaders. This is an exceptional learning opportunity, so invite your manager, colleagues, and/or clients to also attend.


About the Presenter:


John Z. Censor


For over twenty years, John Censor has trained all levels of management, from company presidents to management trainees in all functional areas in banking, insurance, manufacturing, and utilities. His specialty is Project/Program Management and Operations Leadership training for GENERAL ELECTRIC, LOCKHEED MARTIN, CITGROUP, SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, PFIZER and  managed divisions of two client organizations with full profit and loss responsibility, giving all his training a bottom-line orientation. He invented computer simulations of projects to yield more applicable learning in less time.


He has made presentations to PMI Chapters in Baltimore, San Diego, North Carolina and Dallas and at PMI Global Congress..

Mr. Censor was born in Belgium and came to New York at age 4.  He served as a US Navy officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence and aboard the destroyer USS Fox in Norfolk VA.  John started in advertising writing print, radio and television commercials for J Walter Thompson, Grey Advertising and Ted Bates. Then moved to supervise Sales and Management Training for insurance firms, prior to starting his own company.  His undergraduate degree is from Columbia University and his Masters degree in Psychology from The New School, both in New York City.

History of PCI Global Inc.

Founded in 1991 by John Censor, President, as Planning & Control Inc., the company changed its name in 1998 to PCI Global Inc. to reflect its growing international client base, with computer simulation courses offered in Europe, England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Mexico and Latin America,. PCI Global Inc. specializes in computer simulation-based management training for the Fortune 500. Instead of relying on lecture cases and videos, PCI courses are built around computer models of a pharmaceutical business, bank, factory, or project.  These simulations compress 4-12 months of business experience into 2-3 real time days with immediate feedback on results for more fun, applied learning in less time.


John Censor currently resides in New York City and enjoys spending his winters on the ski slopes and his summers on roller blades with time for concerts, museums and friends.


5:30 - Networking and dinner

6:00 - Chapter Business

6:15 - Presentation

9:00 - Adjournment / Network



    • NNJ-ASTD Member - $45.00 (USD)
    • NNJ-ASTD Non-members - $60.00 (USD)
    • Non-members but members of Mid-NJ, NY Metro, or North Jersey-Rockland SHRM - $45.00 (USD)
    • Professionals in Transition/Students - $35.00 (USD)
    • FDU Students - $10.00
    • Walk-ins - add $10.00


      Event Contact:

      For any questions about this event, please contact:
      Bob Longo
      (732) 991-1379



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