10th Annual PMIW Symposium

6 Apr 2019 - 8:30am
10th Annual PMIW Symposium

The 10th Annual PMIW Symposium will be held 06 Apr 2019;
by popular request, it will again be held in Reid Castle at Manhattanville College.

Register now!

Earn up to 8 PDUs by attending the PMIW Symposium. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, all conference materials, and a special gift will be provided.

The 10th Annual PMIW Symposium is sponsored by


Scott Carbonara: Get PSST! Igniting Team Member Engagement
Have you been asked to “do more with less”? Do you find the expectations put on you and your team increasing at the same time you see your staffing budget shrinking?
If that’s the case, you’re not alone. And since the amount of work placed on you won’t be going away (nor will your budget likely grow), you’re left with one solution: maximizing performance and productivity by tapping into your team members’ discretionary efforts.
How? It’s pretty easy. You just have to Get PSST… That is, it’s time to get Personal, Strengths-based, Social, and Targeted with each team member to maximize their engagement and performance! Learn how to inspire your team to want to give their best, through the practical and often fun principles in A Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement:

  • Get to know your team members so you can better motivate them;
  • Learn ways to tap into the personal strengths of those around you;
  • Discover how to create the kind of social environment that makes team members part of something bigger than themselves; and
  • Become equipped with tools for getting targeted around the passions and interests of your team members

Uri Gimaldi: Lessons Learned From A Billion Dollar Project Failure
The goal of this presentation is to equip you, the Project Manager, with a comprehensive framework for assessing the health of your project. You will also be given an opportunity to practice this framework on a real-life case study of a failed billion-dollar project, presented by CBS 60 Minutes.

The presentation includes:
1. A framework for assessing your project health;
2. Video - The CBS 60 Minutes Billion Dollar Project Case Study; and
3. A practice discussion about this billion-dollar project failure and what could you have done to avert this failure.

Laura Powers: Emotional Intelligence (“EQ”) for Project Managers - An Essential Ingredient of Career Success

In today’s ever-changing, globally competitive workplace, strong technical skills and a high IQ are no longer enough to ensure our career success. We need to have a high, well-developed EQ as well. In fact, EQ has been shown to have a major impact on career performance, effectiveness and success. What is EQ? What does high EQ look like, in terms of language and behaviors? What are the benefits (and costs) of high (or lower) EQ in our careers – and can our EQ be improved? Join Laura Powers, President of Powers Career Coaching, LLC, for a lively, interactive and content-rich presentation on this fascinating, essential component of career success.

Chris Tella, Understanding Your Value in Project Management and Beyond
All too often project managers confuse the meaning of leadership and management. Understanding the difference can greatly influence change management and affect adoption. In this discussion, Chris Tella will explore the various ways you can leverage your total life experience to produce outcomes that not only thrive, but illustrate your core value.

This year we have:
Instructor Bio: 

Scott Carbonara is a keynote speaker, author, and change management consultant who is passionate and skilled in engaging a company’s greatest asset: its people. Scott helps organizations and individuals create and live the stories they want to have told by stakeholders, employees, and customers. Scott is known as “The Leadership Therapist” for his diverse professional portfolio - from serving as an award-winning crisis counselor, to executive director of communications/change management, and eventually chief-of-staff of a multi-billion-dollar healthcare company. He addressed a skyrocketing 38% attrition rate and, through digging beyond the surface and implementing creative employee engagement initiatives, reduced it to an unprecedented 6.5% - saving millions of dollars. Scott has spoken for such esteemed groups as SAS and AT&T Global, and is the author of several leadership books including A Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement (McGraw Hill). He breathes life into employee engagement, culture, change management, communication, and customer service. www.LeadershipTherapist.com

Uri Galimidi, MSc, MBA, ACC, spent most of his career in senior management consulting positions, including Global Partner with the consulting firm Accenture in South Africa, Vice President with Oracle Corporation in the USA, and Senior VP with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Canada. In these roles, Uri helped his C-Level clients and their teams develop business strategies and implement complex business transformation projects.

In the last 8 years, Uri transitioned from active consulting to mentoring, coaching, writing, and speaking on topics such as Leadership, Organizational Transformation, and Personal Development. Uri earned both his MSc in Bio-Medical Engineering and his MBA in South Africa. Uri is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and was certified as a Corporate Coach. Uri is an avid traveler, amateur photographer, and long distance runner. www.thewilltochange.com

Laura Powers, President of Powers Career Coaching, LLC, is an Executive Career Transition Coach with 23 years of experience helping unhappily employed and currently transitioning executives build the clarity, confidence and self-marketing skills needed to make satisfying, successful career moves. In addition to her work as a private coach, Laura’s corporate experience includes career transition consulting roles at four major human resource consulting firms, a five-year career advisory role with The Hartford Financial Services Group, and prior career experience as a corporate and private banking lender and business developer in the metropolitan New York area. Laura holds professional certifications a number of widely used assessment instruments, including the Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile®, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the Strong Interest Inventory®. A sought-after speaker on career and business development topics, Laura has presented at diverse organizations throughout the Northeast, including the Business Council of Westchester, where Laura was invited to design and deliver the Business Council’s StarPower leadership development program for Westchester’s current and future Rising Stars (40 Under 40), now in its fourth year. www.powerscareercoaching.com

Chris Tella is an accomplished business and career coach who specializes in building high performance teams by helping business professionals identify and leverage their core strengths. Chris’s proven methodology of building cultures based on individual empowerment has led to countless individual, team, and business successes. His broad-ranging experience includes over 25 years of launching and managing new projects and business opportunities, supporting environments from Fortune 100 to monetized high tech start-ups, and with budgets ranging from shoestring to million dollar multiples.

Chris is an honored recipient of multiple performance awards in sales, marketing, and business management. Chris’s projects have been recognized by CIO Magazine as one of "Six Amazing Advances in Cloud Technology"​, judged as "Best Start Up of 2014"​ at Interop Las Vegas, and recognized by Information Week as one of "8 Hot Technologies", amongst other media accolades. Chris holds an MBA from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management, currently ranked #1 by the Wall Street Journal for Masters in Management.

Event Fees: 

Register now!

Regular Pricing, through Friday, 05 Apr 2019:
PMIW and Neighboring Chapter Members: $250
All Others: $300

Day of Event (at the door): $350 (check only)


Reid Castle
Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577