PMI Midlands

Change: Embracing the Possibilities 2021 PDD

PMI South Carolina
Midlands & Charleston Chapters

Development Day 2021

1 Day . 13 Speakers . Sponsors . Networking

Event Starts In
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Event Information

Location: Online via Zoom

Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Replays: Links to the recordings will be distributed within ten days after the conference ends.

PDUs: Up to 15 PDUs (13 PDUs during the online event PLUS 2 PDUs after the conference)

Post-Conference BONUS Content:

  • 1 PDU: A complimentary course provided by one of our sponsors, International Institute for Learning (IIL).
  • 1 PDU: A recorded presentation from our PMI Chapter Engagement Partner, Sarah Maxwell.

How will I get my PDU credits?

  • PDU credits will be logged on behalf of those who attend the live Zoom sessions.
  • We will also make the event codes available for self-reporting after watching the recordings.

Keynote Speaker

Betsy Kauffman, PMP, PMI-ACP
Betsy Kauffman, PMP, PMI-ACPCross Impact
Betsy Kauffman is a globally recognized Organizational Agility Coach with more than 20 years of experience working in Fortune 500 companies. Cross Impact Coaching is an Organizational Design Firm focused on working with companies to help them solve the big problems impeding them from achieving agility, collaboration, alignment, and innovation. She is a published author providing thought leadership to the agile and project management communities and speaks internationally on leadership, corporate culture, and organizational agility. She just completed her first TED Talk: "4 Tips to Kickstart Honest Conversations at Work," in conjunction with the TED@PMI partnership and was selected by the TED editors to have her talk brought to the main stage. Check it out at or! []

Speaking Brief

Change. This word is used frequently in both our personal and professional lives. 

We use it in how we relate to people: “How do I change them?” We use it when we relate to concepts and ideas: “We need to change how we deliver projects.” It even has its own profession and discipline of principles and practices: “We need a change manager or at least a change management plan.” 

Yet, how we all cope and respond to change varies. Some of us embrace it and thrive amid change, while others resist change and do their best to fight it, deny it, and avoid it at all costs. 

During this engaging and candid conversation, we will explore the science and behaviors of what drives our desire to accept or resist change and explore strategies we can use to support ourselves, our families, and our co-workers to embrace the possibilities of change. 

Track Speakers

Chad Hardaway, JD, MBA
Chad Hardaway, JD, MBAUniversity of South Carolina, Deputy Director, Office of Economic Engagement
STRATEGIC & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT : Managing Innovation through Organizational Design (Competing by Design)
Dallas Covington, MBA, PMP
Dallas Covington, MBA, PMPSouth State Bank, SVP, Director Commercial & Credit Initiatives (EPMO)
STRATEGIC & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT : Adaptive PMO: Operating in a transformative business environment
Jessica Katz, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, ICAgile-Agile Coach, PSM
Jessica Katz, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, ICAgile-Agile Coach, PSMLiberated Elephant LLC, Owner, Coach, Trainer, Speaker
LEADERSHIP : Making Your Emotions Work for You: Emotional Intelligence at Work
John Ruppel, MBA, PMP
John Ruppel, MBA, PMPTYIIR Institute, LLC, Managing Officer, DevOps / DevSecOps Coach, DASA Ambassador for US, Published Author
TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT : How a PM succeeds in a DevOps World

Lia Gil, CCMP, CHESBravesum, LLC, President & Chief Change Strategist
LEADERSHIP : Addressing Culture Change for Project Success
Michael Roberts, ICAgile-Team Facilitation, MCP, A+, Net+, Linux+, Security+
Michael Roberts, ICAgile-Team Facilitation, MCP, A+, Net+, Linux+, Security+SPK and Associates, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT : Taming a HiPPO with a Data-Driven Culture
Sarah Maxwell
Sarah MaxwellPMI Chapter Engagement Partner
TECHNICAL : PMI 4.0: The Story of Our Strategy
Chris Knotts, PMP
Chris Knotts, PMPCprime Learning, Product Director, Curriculum Designer
TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT : Security 2021 Primer: Risk, Threats, and Protection
Jennifer Baker, MSPM, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, ITIL, MBB, BRMP, SAFe-SA
Jennifer Baker, MSPM, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, ITIL, MBB, BRMP, SAFe-SAPMI Metrolina Chapter Past President & Emeritus Board Chair
TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT : Advancing Your Career Through Program Management
John Brock, MBA, PMP, PSM, Master of Managed Change
John Brock, MBA, PMP, PSM, Master of Managed ChangeBetter Squared LLC/, Principal Consultant
LEADERSHIP : Thinking with Both Brains: A Leadership Challenge
Mac Curfman, PMP
Mac Curfman, PMPM.A.Curfman Learning, Chief Learning Evangelist
STRATEGIC & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT : Wildly Successful Projects
Riddhi Gupta, MS, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist
Riddhi Gupta, MS, PMP, CSM, SAFe AgilistRISE Enterprise Consulting, Founder
LEADERSHIP : Agile Leadership: What do you need to steer the ship of transformation?
Ryland Leyton, PMP, CBAP, CSM, SA4
Ryland Leyton, PMP, CBAP, CSM, SA4Cognizant Microsoft Business Group, Senior Business Analyst, Author, Agile Coach
TECHNICAL : Dancing inside the Waterfall: Borrowing Agile Concepts to Benefit Your Waterfall Project

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