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Project Management Institute

Pune Deccan-India Chapter

Making project management indispensable for business results. ®

 Invitation for the 94th Monthly Seminar

PMI Pune Deccan-India Chapter is pleased to invite you for interesting and thought provoking seminars on: 

 Venue: Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh, Cummins Auditorium, 193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Near Alka Talkies, Garware bridge & S. M. Joshi hall, Pune 411030 

v     What they don't teach you as a PMP – Ashish Paranjpe, Independent Consultant

v     Emotional Balance for 21st Century Professionals – Mrs. Niloofer Giri, Philosopher & Vedanta Proponent


Date: Saturday, June 9th 2012

Time: 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.




Speaker: Ashish Paranjape, Independent Consultant

Ashish has a rich and diverse experience of 19 years in the industry. His educational qualifications include Mechanical Engineering and an MBA-Finance from Jamnalal Bajaj (JBIMS) Mumbai. He is a PMP since 2005 and is also ITIL v3 certified. He has been trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt by GE. Ashish has worked across multiple industries / domains, including Manufacturing, IT, Consulting, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Airlines, Automotive, Metals and Education.


He has performed roles from Project Engineer, Team Lead, Manager up to COO and Executive Director. He has worked across various functions such as Marketing, Sales, Pre-sales, IT, Operations, HR, Training, Process, Quality and Planning.


Ashish is an independent consultant, currently focusing on Project Management training, executive coaching and Quality Consulting. He has also been engaged in Process Consulting and Knowledge Management Consulting assignments overseas.


Topic: What they don’t teach you as PMP?

This topic would cover some key aspects which are not officially covered as part of the PMP course or PMBoK. This includes “Understanding Customer Contracting from the PM perspective”, “Client Engagement by Project Managers”, “Perception Management”, “Revenue and Cash Flow Management”, “Project Profitability”.


Speaker: Mrs Niloofer Giri, Philosopher and Vedanta Proponent

Niloofer Giri has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy and also is an Associate of the Trinity College of Music, London as a Piano performer. She has the distinction of being honored with an Exhibition Award for standing 1st in Asia by the Trinity College of Music, London at the age of 16.

She started her studies in Vedanta at 20 with Swami Parthasarathy at the Vedanta Academy. Later she began teaching and organizing seminars and lecture series. With a quest to understand the traditional teaching tradition of the Vedanta along with the learning of Sanskrit, the language of the Vedas; she decided to pursue further studies in Vedanta traditionally with a guru.

Along with her husband, she studied at the Arsha Vignana Gurukulam under the guidance of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a link in a long unbroken tradition, from Adi Shankara to the present day. Along with the knowledge of the scriptures and the teaching methodology she has gained the tools to understand Sanskrit grammar through the Panini rules.

In 2007, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati has entrusted Shribanta and Niloofer Giri with a Vedanta and Yoga Retreat Centre at Amboli Ghat at the southern border of Maharashtra. Under Swami Dayananda Educational Trust, the Amboli Ashram conducts regular retreats and workshops on Vedanta, Yoga, Sanskrit and meditation.

She continues the teaching of Vedanta in a traditional manner in regular sessions at Mumbai, Pune and conducts retreats along with her husband at the Vedanta Centre at Amboli. She also travels abroad and addresses groups on invitation.

Topic: Emotional Balance for 21st Century Professionals

Mrs. Giri would be diving into the Vedas and Upanishadas to provide insight into achieving Emotional Balance for 21st Century Professionals. She has conducted similar session at OnTarget – NLP Huna Workshop 2012. Be there to listen the “Guru” herself!


Monthly seminar is FREE FOR ALL / NO Entry FEE; one does not have to be Pune Chapter member to attend this seminar. 


1.     Please share this information with other interested acquaintances / your friends, they need not have to be Pune Deccan Chapter member 

2.     Practicing PMPs can earn 1 to 2 PDUs by attending seminar 

3.     Non paid members may subscribe to On Target Newsletter by paying marginal amount of INR 100/- annually. All payments must be paid in advance. Checks payable to: "PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter", Payable at: Pune, India. You may bring the check on seminar day and handover to Sangeeta Zaparde (Finance Director), Shyam Bhavsar (Marketing & Communications Director) OR Himanshu Warudkar (Programs Director). Please write your Name, email ID & Date of Subscription backside of the check.


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2.     Send mail to with following information: Name, Personal   Email, Home Phone, Mobile No, Company Name, Work Email, Work Phone, Designation, PMI Member (paid $119)? Pune Chapter Member (paid $10)?

3.     Chapter website: www.pmipunechapter. org


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Phone: 09922909060


Patrakar Bhawan
Shramik Patrakar Sangh, Cummins Auditorium,
193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Near Alka Talkies, Garware bridge & S. M. Joshi hall
Pune, Maharashtra