Randy Black is Chair of the PMI Global Board of Directors. A vibrant and colourful speaker, he has presented at PMI® Leadership Institute Meetings, global conferences, regional meetings, and chapter meetings as well as international technical conferences on topics such as strategy, leadership, strategic telecommunications operations, process re-engineering, people and personality, and, of course, project management.
Mr. Black is the owner and principal of Edutainer53 Consulting Limited, an Edmonton-based consulting organization focused upon project management and operations consulting and training.
Throughout his 40-year career, he has worked in a variety of industries including telecommunications, IT consulting, e-learning development and consulting, project management training and consulting, and PMO management. As a project management consultant and trainer, he has led consulting work in a variety of industries and taught courses as part of executive education training offered through Alberta-based colleges and the University of Alberta.
Mr. Black has been a volunteer for most of his life. As a young man, he volunteered with the YMCA and with his local church. He has held office in such diverse organizations as his Church Servers Guild (head server), the University of Waterloo Alumni Association (vice president–events; chapter president) and with PMI and specifically the PMI Northern Alberta Chapter (vice president–education, president, past president). Within his 12 years of PMI volunteering, he has served as a Region 1 Mentor and served on the Chapter Member Advisory Group (CMAG).
Mr. Black earned his B.A Sc. In Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also holds certificates in Engineering Economics from Duke University, and Insights Personal Discovery™ evaluation. Mr. Black holds a Professional Engineering (P. Eng.) designation registered in the Province of Alberta, and has held his PMP® designation since 2004.