PMI South Carolina Midlands Chapter

Development Day

1 Day . 15 Speakers . Sponsors . Vendors

Event Starts In
Friday, May 15, 2020

Keynote Speaker

Anton Gunn is a best-selling author, Ceritifed Speaking Professional (CSP), and leadership consultant.

For more than 20 years, Anton has been a leadership advisor to some of the biggest brands in the United States of America, including the President of the United States. He has worked with hundreds of leaders and organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sector.

Anton has become the number one authority on presidential leadership in the healthcare environment. He has trained hundreds of leaders includig c-suite executives, business leaders, physician leaders, professioal athletes, music artists, entrepreneurs, and elected officials. Because he knows what it takes to build world-class leaders, Aton proides authentic customer-centered solutions that give every leader next day, actionable steps to improve employee engagement and increase their impact.

Anton is a former state legislator, presidential appointee, and lecturer at Harvard University. His leadership exploits in business, sports and politics have been featured in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost and many other top media outlets.

Panel Speakers

Lola Jordan

President at Companion Data Services

Lola Jordan

Dallas Covington

Dallas Covington

Director of Execution Services at South State Bank

Chad Hardaway

Deputy Director Office of Economic Engagement, University of South Carolina

Chad Hardaway

Riddhi Gupta

Riddhi Gupta

Seinor Vice President            Wells Fargo N.A.

Breakout Speakers

Breakout Sessions

The PMI South Carolina Midlands Chapter's 2020 PDD Breakout Sessions feature dynamic speakers and 15 breakout sessions focusing on the three areas of the PMI Talent Triangle.




Please hover over the the Breakout Session below to learn more about them.


Fostering Psychological Safety in Teams

Learn how to assess psychological safety on a team and three behaviors that leaders can use to foster psychological safety and thus improve the performance of the team

Leaders Embrace Change

To help participants see change from a different perspective and to take advantage of changes that occur

Agile Leadership- What is needed to steer the ship of transformation?

Understand the details of providing intentional leadership for your Agile transformation.

Adaptive PMO-Operating in a transformative business environment

You will learn about Leadership and Strategy

Managing Innovation through Organizational Design (Competing by Design)

You will learn best practices on Managing and Promoting Innovation in Organizations

Addressing Company Culture for Project Success

Attendees will learn the six foundational factors that can enhance or destroy company culture. Attendees will learn how to assess a team’s Skill, Will, & Hill to increase outcomes and effectiveness. Attendees will learn a necessary “life language” for better-quality interpersonal communication.

The Intersection of Agile & Waterfall

Learn where both types of project management work together to deliver results.

Protecting the Mobile Frontline – Managing Mobile Application Projects

Promote the understanding of the changes on the Mobile Landscape to include: mobile security, common mobility threats, and how to effectively manage mobile application projects.

Rock Stable Stability in Times of Seismic Change

Overview of how medicine has changed and how these changes affect you now and how to adapt.

A Country in Crisis: Leadership 2020 and Beyond to Attract Talent

Learn what can you do as an individual to attract, train and retain talent in the Project Management profession or globally in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

What the @#$* is DevOps?!

DevOps is a term that has com to refer to culture, a grassroots movement, organizational structures, technologies & Toolchains, and more

Creating a Culture of “Hope Killing” with Realistic Product Roadmaps

Attendees will gain an overall understanding of the concepts of a roadmap framework and how to manage stakeholder expectations to facilitate decision making.

Artificial Intelligence : A Primer

AI is often used as a catch all phase and during this time we will be discussing the basics of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and how it is different than a complex computer program. We will discuss why AI is needed, the history of AI and the ethics of artificial intelligence.

How Technology Companies Stay Ahead of the Curve

Discuss 4 key areas that will help companies to stay ahead of the curve, staying up to date on change (industry, market, technical, etc).

Protecting SC Cyber Critical infrastructure...from conceptions to full scale operations in under 2 years

You will learn how to create a functional, multi-jurisdictional task force on a shoe-string budget and provide real measurable results to SC.

Event Location: R2I2 | 763 Fashion Dr | Columbia, SC 29229

Endless Possibilities

The PDD Team