Tutorial / Webcast


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A critical part of this course is the access you receive to a Tutorial / Webcast held every Monday at 12:00 pm Saskatchewan Time.  It lasts for 30 minutes unless attendees request longer. It provides a knowledge transfer environment that occurs in a very convenient manner (online - right from your office or home computer or tablet). 

The unique value is the live, direct access to the author and architect of the course, and depending on the day, a high number of students, teachers, consultants, subject matter experts, managers, executives, front line staff, NexLev employees. 

This type of webcast approach delivers a fully interactive environment that exceeds expectations when compared to using a physical classroom. The emphasis is on open, interactive questions, answers, case studies, examples, analogies, feedback, and brain storming.  The power of community learning very much aligns with the new way to teach and manage projects (there is no silver bullet approach to PM, you must be flexible, adaptable, collaborative and involve as many stakeholders as possible). Additional value is from the networking and building of PM circles of excellence.

Be sure to challenge the course author to leverage his decades of business consulting expertise. As a consultant he charges over $200 / hour and you receive his advice & time for free via this webcast!  The course author does not only have experience as a Trainer, but is globally recognized as a Senior Project Management and Business Consultant, so please take advantage of the access you have with him. 

Want to participate in the webcast?  Check out the details.

Past Webcast Videos

To view a list of our previous webcasts, please see below:

Project Management Weekly Webcast August 21 2014

posted Aug 21, 2014, 2:25 PM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com

This week we looked at the courses and the designed used to make them more exciting and interactive than other online courses.  After seeing this you might want to think about signing up for one the three courses.

YouTube Video

Project Management Weekly Webcast August 14 2014

posted Aug 18, 2014, 10:25 PM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com

This week we talked to the in house expert about Risk.   It was an interesting session and worth watching.

YouTube Video

Project Management Weekly Webcast August 7 2014

posted Aug 8, 2014, 9:48 AM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com   [ updated Aug 18, 2014, 10:39 PM ]

YouTube Video

ISIS Health Informatics 

ISIS Health Informatics 

Mr. Paterson has the following qualifications and experience:
CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor and former Project Management Professional.  Global certifications in IT and Project best practices and governance. Knowledgeable in all aspects of COBIT, CMMI, ITIL, PMBOK and PRINCE2. Experienced in project execution discipline and conduction of projects and IT audits in healthcare.
CISM/CPHIMS-CA – Internationally certified as an Information Security Manager and Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (US and Canada).
CRISC – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, a global certification based on 6 or more years’ experience in the domains of Risk Identification, Risk Response, Risk Monitoring, IS Control Design and Implementation and Control Monitoring and Maintenance.
Extensive Clinical and Healthcare IT background.  Clinical degree (Pharmacy) and 13 years of clinical practice experience.  Served as Regional CIO as part of 20 years experience in senior Healthcare IT roles at Teaching Hospitals and Regional Health Agencies.
Extensive Health IT Project Experience – Headed client team for system development at a large teaching hospital.  As Regional CIO led a large projects to select, implement and integrate Region-wide clinical, administrative and support systems integration of all sectors including acute and long term care.  Subject Matter Expert for Canada Health Infoway in nine categories including Benefits and Change Evaluation, Privacy and Security, Vocabulary and Terminology, Certification, Subject Matter Expert and Systems/Data Architect.
Extensive experience in working with senior health stakeholders in Canada and the US as US National Director for EHR Certification Development and Lead, Standards Uptake Strategy, Canada Health Infoway.
Solid knowledge of e-Health issues through involvement with Infoway, CCHIT and various Ministries of Health, the  US HHS as well as direct participation in HL7, IHE, HIMSS Fellows, COACH and the Standards Collaborative.
Considered an expert in electronic health records.

Mr. Paterson is a Clinical Pharmacist, Information Systems Auditor, Information Security Manager, Benefits Evaluator, System Architect, Certified Risk Manager, Project Management Expert and Health Informaticist with a Clinical background who is a certified Information Systems Auditor, Security Manager, and Risk Assessor. He is an experienced consultant and expert with a focus on addressing, solving and evaluating health business problems through the creative adaption of technology.

He has over 25 years of experience in the successful architecting and implementation of health technology and information management principles and standards into complex health environments supporting business goals at a national and regional level in the US and Canada.  

Mr. Paterson is an accredited ATCB Assessor for US Health and Human Services.  This involves a solid understanding of published standards and expert level review and assessment of integration, functionality, technical and performance issues related to the design, use and implementation of electronic health records.

Mr. Paterson has solid credentials and experience in these area as well as strong capabilities in corporate change management, balanced scorecards, benefits evaluation, key performance indicators, project and systems audits, privacy and security compliance and audits, and the incorporation of technology into complex clinical workflows.

PM Weekly Webcast July 31 2014

posted Aug 1, 2014, 11:09 AM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 1:35 PM ]

This week Darren Cannell talks about the similarities between the stages of online courses and a virtual office and how Project Management can be used to make them successful.

PM Weekly Webcast

     Darren Cannell  B.Phed., H.B.ME., B.Ed. M.Ed. Doctoral Candidate

• recognized as a leading global expert in knowledge transfer, online education and training, learning management systems and Project Management. He has taught for decades and has designed, developed, operated and maintained brand new (start-up) entire online schools, courses, organizations and associated programs, alliances and partnerships. Mr. Cannell is one of the few online Social Media experts that have had an active, globally followed blog and web presence for over 12 years. 

• in the final stages of defense for his PHD in Distance Education through eLearning and Teaching Online and has Honours and Masters Degrees in Education. He is sought after as a leading speaker for business and education conferences, seminars and seminars related to online knowledge transfer, training and education architecture, design, development and operations. He has achieved leading online educational certifications such as: Certified WebCT Expert and Certified WebCT Train the Trainer. He is recognized continuously with local, national and international awards and has written for some of the most prestigious online educational and training publications.  
Note: for a detailed Bio & to view Mr. Cannell’s blog, please visit: www.darrencannell.com

PM Weekly Webcast July 24 2014

posted Aug 1, 2014, 11:07 AM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 9:27 AM ]

Project Management Weekly Webcast

My name is Bruno Prates I`m from São Carlos, city of technology in Brazil. I am graduate in  analytic systems and development in Institute of São Paulo. I am a founder of tow companies in less than two years, one is PROINOV, an I.T. company focused in  web develop and mobile develop and the other is JEP SPORTS, focused on fitness field. 

Webcast July 17 2014

posted Jul 21, 2014, 2:45 AM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 9:42 AM ]

David Gauthier PhD, MBA

David has 20 years of experiences with company start-up and development, technology commercialization, venture capital, government program management and entrepreneurial training.  David has held senior management positions with a technology start-up, an early stage investment firm, a government contribution program, and a not-for-profit organization.


Proprietor (01/2012-Present) Business Investment and Technology Commercialization Consulting Firm


Chief Executive Officer (08/2008-12/2011) Entrepreneurial Foundation of Saskatchewan (Not-for-profit, established by Crown Investments Corporation and SaskCentral and partially funded by Enterprise Saskatchewan)

Developed and implemented strategic plans for the corporation; developed and implemented a re-focused business strategy following the closing of the Saskatchewan Entrepreneurial Fund; conceptualized and lead the development of an educational resource for entrepreneurial skills development; lead and managed performance of up to 6 staff in Saskatoon and Regina; oversaw and delivered advisory services to hundreds of entrepreneurs to improve entrepreneurial skills and preparation for investment


Regional Director (05/2005-08/2008) National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program

Managed performance of up to 12 staff in Saskatoon and Regina; managed contribution budget in excess of $2.5 M per year, managed diligence and approved projects for funding; feveloped and implemented improved decision-making process


Vice-President, Central Region (12/1999-12/2004) Foragen Technologies Management Inc. (Managed a $42 M venture capital fund for agricultural technologies)

President and CEO of GuardEn Technologies Inc., raising over $1 M in capital for GuardEn; negotiated a technology option agreement with NRC-IBS and funded research at NRC-IBS            related to an E. coli vaccine; project leader of Chromatin Inc.; coordinated diligence, project management, budgeting and financial processes for Foragen; prepared quarterly and annual project and financial reports for Limited Partners, Board, Executive Committee and auditors  


Director of Business Development (05/1997-12/1999) Performance Plants, Inc.     

Developed and implemented corporate strategy and business plans; prepared and delivered presentations to potential investors and corporate partners resulting in a $2.2 million strategic alliance with a major corporate partner and a $2.5 million venture financing; monitored intellectual property matters, managed financial matters including budgets, yearly financial audits, tax returns, and preparation of SR&ED tax credit forms


Postdoctoral Fellow (05/09, 1995) Department of Biology, Queen's University      

            Analyzed metabolic intermediates of transgenic tobacco plants


Research Assistant (1990-1995) Department of Biology, Queen's University and Department of Botany, University of British Columbia

Investigated carbon sources for fatty acid biosynthesis in developing oilseeds and interactions between phosphate uptake, respiration and photosynthesis in a phosphate-limited green alga

Webcast July 10 2014

posted Jul 21, 2014, 2:44 AM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 9:38 AM ]

Dr. Jim Propp, owner and Principal of Opsis Group Consulting was born and raised in Yorkton, SK. He attended the University of Regina (B.Ed) and the University of Saskatchewan (M.Ed., Ph.D). In completing his graduate studies, Jim specialized in organizational behaviour and  organizational theory with particular interest in human relations and human resources, positive relationship building, collaboration, general HR administration, and the language of leadership.


Jim has been a manager of people  his entire career as a public school educator and Principal in Saskatchewan (1983-2004). He taught post-secondary learners as a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP)  (2006-2009) and University of Alaska at Anchorage (2011). Concurrent with his career in public education, Jim was seconded by the Ministry of Education (1985-2002) as a curriculum developer, curriculum implementation coach, and workshop facilitator and was appointed to the provincial curriculum review committee (1997-2001). Between 2002 and 2012 Jim consulted on a number of organizational effectiveness and program and services reviews with the Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU). Jim has been working in the private sector since 2006 and regular consults, coaches, and collaborates with non-profit organizations, business and educational organizations.


Awareness, understanding, and appreciation for diversity, learning styles, and personality and behaviour preferences are core values for Jim, and continue to guide him in his work and his life.


Jim has been a student of human nature his entire career and during his service as a school administrator, he honed his HR skill set. An effective trainer and developer, Jim has helped youth and adult learners understand, internalize and articulate effective communication, teambuilding, and positive relationship theory and practice, contributing to enhanced job satisfaction. Inspired by Don Clifton’s positive psychology, Jim practices strengths-based approaches to developmental supervision, professional growth planning, leadership, and general HR practices and self-describes himself as one who “gathers gifts” rather than “dwells on deficiencies.”

Webcast July 3 2014

posted Jul 21, 2014, 2:42 AM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 1:29 PM ]



Comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in all aspects of process engineering including process simulation, development of PFDs, and equipment sizing and specification
Working knowledge of project management and ability to successfully lead multiple projects
Expertise in oil and gas processing, biofuels, and water and wastewater treatment
Detail-oriented, highly organized, with strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent communication skills with exceptional team-building and interpersonal skills

ViSens Energy Inc., Saskatoon Feb 2011 – May 2012
Developed a process computer simulation for ethanol production from wheat straw using a commercial process simulator
Successfully conducted an environmental assessment and quantification of greenhouse gases emission reductions according to government-approved protocols and ISO 14064
Established relations with technology vendors and strategic partners for core process units for the development of a cellulosic ethanol demonstration facility

Engineer Intern
Vehicle and Equipment Services, City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Nov 2010 – Aug 2011
Generated an evaluation report on current regulations and status of biodiesel use as an automotive fuel under Canadian weather conditions
Collaborated with equipment suppliers for the design of a customized biodiesel blending system to be incorporated to existing fuel facilities

Research Assistant
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Sept 2008 – Jan 2011
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Design and installed an experimental setup for the study of water treatment by ozonation
Developed experimental procedures for testing solid catalysts and sorbent materials with potential application in water treatment facilities using ozonation

Ecapetrol, Petroleum Training School, Cucuta, Colombia Jan 2007 – Jun 2008
Corpetrol, Technical Petroleum Institute, Cucuta, Colombia Jan 2006 – Dec 2006
Trained technicians in various areas of petroleum chemistry and oil and gas production including, drilling fluids, well service, surface facilities, and gas conditioning
Collaborated with academic staff on the modification and update of technical programs in the areas of petroleum chemistry and oil and gas production

Webcast June 19 2014

posted Jul 21, 2014, 2:39 AM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com

Webcast June 26 2014

posted Jul 21, 2014, 2:37 AM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com

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