“Jai was the Keynote Speaker at our July 2016 Canadian West Coast Chapter (CWCC) PMI event and he was well prepared, authentic and engaging. As a speaker, Phillip demonstrates his natural ability to engage his audience and his values of working with purpose. His presentation, Taming Tigers – Successfully Managing Complex Stakeholder Relationships was creative in the sense that it offered a different perspective in how to successfully manage stakeholders. I would recommend him for any Keynote or public speaking engagement and gladly have him back at PMI. Well done.” — Rosmary Conte Project Cost Analyst @ BC Hydro and VP, Programs, PMI BC Chapter
“We engaged Jai (Phillip) Djwa to lead a strategic session around mission, vision and branding for a new Vancouver media outlet. Five key stakeholders of Roundhouse Radio were present, each with a slightly different take on what the station might become. Our goals ranged from high level (work toward a common language) to specific (map out our website navigation). Phillip was well-prepared in advance, highly focussed during the day, and thorough in his followup. He expertly and patiently facilitated this crucial conversation and led us toward results. At one point my boss leaned over and whispered to me, ‘Jeez, this guy’s good.” — Tracey Friesen, Director of Programming, Roundhouse Radio
“Jai (Phillip) has always been a pleasure to work with. His high integrity and grassroots approach to whatever he does ensures that the communities were always first and foremost. Phillip has an excellent understanding on all aspects of the work he does, his commitment to detail and ensuring process is followed, all the while maintaining an open and transparent work ethic, make him a valuable asset on any team.” — Jamie Sterritt -Sa’hetxw Consulting: Helping communities and their members grow strong and prosper.
“I just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful presentation yesterday. The students really loved it – particularly exploring “their world” in new ways that open new potentialities for their career development and film projects. It’s really great to have you in house now, and I very much appreciate the care and detail you took to convey such a comprehensive class in a clear and accessible way – in such a short amount of time. Thank you for helping round out the course.” — Michelle Mason, Instructor, Capilano University
“Jai (Phillip) is a consummately engaging presenter. His visual materials are exceptionally well designed and are packed with the most current information on digital culture. His manner of speaking encourages spirited discussions, laughter, and plenty of synthesizing a-ha moments. Phillip’s presentation served to open dialogue between our staff that is resulting in increased engagement with emergent digital platforms, and is truly breaking some silos between the disciplines that have to work together in our organization. A highly recommended speaker!” — Ki Wright, Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program, BOSA
“Jai (Phillip) Djwa was a dynamic and engaging presenter to a diverse audience of school-based administrators at our recent Canadian national conference. Jai addressed the topic of leadership for the modern day, and he also conveyed the idea that practical solutions to complex leadership issues are achievable. Many conference participants spoke highly of his presentation. I would be pleased to recommend Jai as a speaker for future talks.” — Jeff Lewis, Principal, Ellenvale Jr. High School
“Jai (Phillip) is a great community leader. He is creative, prolific, passionate, and completely reliable – anything you ask him to do will get done, no compromise. He’s a multi-talented guy: he can do technical strategy, creative approaches, bring fresh ideas, and he knows how to get things done. If you need a partner on a project that needs these things, hire him you won’t be disappointed.” — Jason Mogus – Principal Strategist at NetChange