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March 14 - April 24: $125 (Early Bird) | Non-Members: $150
April 25 - May 8: $150 (Regular) | Non-Members: $170
May 9-May 15: $175 (Late) | Non-Members: $195
Onsite registration will be accepted, as space is available; $175 member and $195 non-member.
5 to 20: $125/person (Up to May 15th)
21 or more: $99/person (Up to May 15th)
NOTE: 7 PDUs | Reception & Agile workshop on May 16th | Keynotes & Breakout sessions
|Event End Date||05-17-2019|
|Registration Start Date||03-17-2019|
|Individual Price||Pricing Varies-Log in for member pricing|
Registration, Vendor Exhibit & Continental Breakfast
Welcome Remarks & Opening Plenary
Keynote 1: To Fear or Not to Fear? Change and You- Dr. Valerie P. Denney, DBA, PMP
Change is a fact. Change happens. Change is necessary to keep pace and evolve. So, why is change so hard for many? Think about your personal life, your work environment, and the PMI. Change is everywhere. But what makes some changes more successful than others? People often resist change because they believe they will lose something of value, or fear not being able to adapt. The presenter will discuss change principles both in the literature and through personal examples. Let’s and talk about how to embrace change without kicking and screaming.
Break-out Session 1
Three different topics (3 tracks) to choose from  Rebecca Huggins: Mastering Your Ability to Inspire, Influence, and Impact  Betsy Kauffman: Transforming a PMO into a VDO  Larry Mallett: Using Agile to Achieve Strategic Business Success
Break-out Session 2
Three different topics (3 tracks) to choose from  Ken Whitaker: 7 Deadly Habits of Ineffective Project Managers  Dr. Valerie Denney: How to Deal with Stressful Projects …And Survive  Tony Bryant: Hybrid Project Management
Lunch, Sponsor Highlights & Vendor Exhibition
Break-out Session 3
Three different topics (3 tracks) to choose from  Donna Mack: Beyond the Corporation  David Stark: Earned Value - Is it Useful and Will it Help Me?  Betsy Kauffman: Personal Agility-Me Needs to be Greater than We
Break-out Session 4
Three different topics (3 tracks) to choose from  Lilian Thompson: Diversity & Inclusion  Tony Bryant: Cyber Security Projects  Dr. Valerie Denney: Preventing the Crisis: Practical Threat and Opportunity Management
Keynote 2-An "I" for An "I": From Invisibility to Inspiration, Influence, and Impact!-Dr. Marlon Walters
This talk will help you recognize the pockets of invisibility not just in your organizations but within your personal life and how the correlation between the two impact perception and performance. At the end of this talk, you will understand how to clearly identify a state of invisibility in your personal and professional life, and strategies to reclaim control and exceed your wildest expectations, leading to the on-going achievement of your dreams.
Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
Adjournment & Closing Remarks
Dr. Denney is an Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide. A Navy veteran, she retired from Lockheed Martin after a demonstrated 30-year record of accomplishment of winning executable business, planning to assure program success, risk management and project execution with solid financial acuity. As a 20+-year project and program manager, Dr. Denney managed a wide variety of domains including satellite development, ground control stations, surface ships, electronic warfare, and unmanned underwater vehicles. She was responsible for a portfolio of over US$500 million.
Marlon Walters, Ph.D. is an executive, speaker, educator, consultant, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Inside Edge, a national consulting company focused on Leadership Development, Culture Transformation, and Talent Development & Recognition. Having traveled extensively throughout the country, Marlon addresses some of today's critical business & organizational issues affecting personal and professional development. His experience and research have given him insight that balances theory and science relevant to today's corporate climate. He spent 10 years specifically in project management with the last 4 of those years being a Portfolio Manager. He was responsible for managing initiatives delivering in excess of $52MM annually in revenue and capacity saves.
Mr. Whitaker has more than twenty-five years of software development executive leadership and training experience in a variety of technology roles and industries. Ken has written books on leadership, graphics and publishing. He is a recognized innovator in instructional design and workshops primarily on agile project management and execution.