Chapter Meeting: EoY Celebration / Two ProjectBites Sessions

13 Dec 2022 - 6:15pm

6:00 | In Person: Sign-in, Networking & Dinner
6:15 | Remote: Sign-in, Networking
6:45 | Announcements
7:00 | Guest Speakers - ProjectBites (1 PDU)
8:15 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU) or Networking

End-of-Year Celebration - and - Two ProjectBites Sessions

This month we will welcome everyone back to in-person meetings (well, at least hybrid!) and celebrate the end of the year - and all the holidays - with an "End of the Year" toast!
(Up to two glasses of wine or beer per attendee will be covered by the Chapter; those attending remotely will need to supply their own libations.)

Our meeting presentation will consist of a ProjectBites webinar highlighting two speakers. The topics will be:

1. Product Development as a Risk Management Strategy - Teresa Jurgens-Kowal
2. Leading When No One Wants You To - Jeff Manhardt

Both of these topics will feature a 20-minute presentation followed by discussion.

The in-person side of this hybrid meeting will also include an End-of-Year Celebration!

Teresa Jurgens-Kowal
Jeff Manhardt

Both Teresa and Jeff are featured speakers on the ProjectBites platform.
Teresa Jurgens-Kowal is a speaker, writer, and facilitator. She helps organizations improve time-to-market for new products by delivering enhancements across the innovation ecosystem. Teresa has worked with innovation teams around the world in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, medical devices, publishing, petrochemicals, non-profits, and more. She is the author of The Innovation ANSWER Book, currently in the 2nd edition and the companion book, The Innovation QUESTION Book. Teresa specializes in product development consulting and product management coaching.

Jeff Manhardt is the Chief Project Officer for a Buffalo-based Health System and has over 18 years of success achieving project, program & Portfolio management objectives while utilizing situational leadership to manage global teams. He has managed 3 PMOs, dozens of projects & programs and is an acquisition specialist. Over the last 12 years, Jeff’s results oriented, process driven leadership approach has culminated with projects, programs & portfolios completing within 10% of time and cost, earning him an award for Best Technology Project Manager. Jeff has served as the President of the PMI Buffalo chapter since 2016 after serving in positions of VP of Programs, VP of Professional Development, VP of Technology & Business Services and VP of Finance. Jeff is a 2013 LIMC graduate, frequent conference speaker and is an Adjunct professor at the University of Buffalo & Canisius College Center for Professional Development. Jeff has also served on the boards of the Buffalo Chapter of the IIBA, BA/PMWorld Toronto Board of Advisors & the Graycliff Conservancy. Specialties: - Situational & servant leadership - Budget delivery - Advanced technical knowledge - Self-starter - Great collaborator - Proven skill leading large multifaceted projects - Bank acquisition specialist


This will be a hybrid meeting!

We will once again be meeting (in person) at The Royal Palace! In order to attend in person, you MUST pre-register on-line; there will be no admittance to "walk-ins" at the door.

There will also be a remote component, via Zoom. You must also pre-register in order to attend remotely.

In Person:
$30 for PMI Westchester Chapter Members
$45 for non-members

Remote (via Zoom):
$15 for PMI Westchester Chapter Members
$20 for non-members

Pre-registration is required; registration closes Monday, 12 Dec 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Registration fee is non-refundable.

Register here!

Payments must be made in advance by PayPal/credit card, or by check (payable to PMI Westchester).
Credit card payments can be made through PayPal without the need for a PayPal account.

Location (Address): 

The Royal Palace       - or -       Zoom
77 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY