8th Annual PMIW Symposium (formerly PDD)

29 Apr 2017 - 8:30am
8th Annual PMIW Symposium (formerly PDD)

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Come join us for our 8th Annual Symposium!

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

Manhattanville College campus map - route to parking and Reid Castle


Jack S. Duggal, MBA, PMP "Disrupt or be Disrupted: How to Change the World with Project Management"
Are you ready for project management & PMO in a disruptive world? We are in the midst of unprecedented change and disruption in every sphere. The unforeseen and unexpected are happening at a faster pace challenging traditional approaches. Management practices that we have relied on are based on old-thinking. What kind of project management and PMO is best suited to excel in today’s turbulent world? What are the characteristics of iconic projects and people who change the world? Based on an extensive study of great projects and leaders who lead them this session will reveal the formula and the key characteristics necessary to Change the World and make a difference. The next generation of project managers don’t just manage or lead change, they are ‘change-makers’ they drive and cause change. You will find out who you are based on three types of project managers, and you will find out if you have what it takes. This engaging and inspiring session will provide actionable insights on how to prepare yourself for the next generation of project management and lead the change, or risk being disrupted!

Linda Van Valkenburgh "Determining Your Skills, Strengths, & Validation Stories to Create Your Unique Value Proposition!"
Join Certified Executive Career Management Coach Linda Van Valkenburgh, MS, CCMC, CJSS, CSMCS, CELDC, to learn how to determine many of your skills and strengths; create validation stories; and begin to write your value proposition. This workshop will help position yourself for career search or to elevate your credentials and industry reputation. Linda will demonstrate how to determine your skills, create a tool kit of stories, and lay out the template for your value proposition. When you include these key elements you can execute an integrated strategy for supporting your career campaign and market yourself with strong marketing materials.

John Sherlock, MBA, MS, PMP "Managing Project Details: Going Beyond the Gantt Chart"
Project Management can start on the whiteboard, move to the spreadsheet, eventually morphing into the time-tested Gantt chart. It is all too common that a Project Manager might reach the milestone of Gantt chart generation and not pursue the more insightful avenues of EVM, PDM, CPM, CCM, group creativity techniques, alternatives generation, variance and trend analysis, reserve analysis, resource optimization techniques, schedule compression, risk probability and impact assessment, etc. These are each familiar PMBOK® terms which have very practical uses in extending the reach of the basic Gantt chart. This presentation will explore a PM’s life beyond the Gantt chart and into the realm of PM analytics. As a practitioner turned academic, it is most rewarding to see textbook theory become reality. Let us help you bridge the gap from the classroom (from the PMBOK®) to the Project Manager’s desktop.

Jack S. Duggal, MBA, PMP "How to Develop Change Intelligence"

Great Speaker Line Up!
Instructor Bio: 

Jack S. Duggal, MBA, PMP, is a sought after international keynote speaker, change-maker and executive. His passion is to provide new perspectives on how to manage the DANCE [Dynamic – Ambiguous – Nonlinear – Complex – Emergent] nature of projects and life in today’s disruptive world and inspire people and organizations on how to lead the change and make a difference! Jack is an internationally recognized expert in strategic execution and PMO. He is a leading thought partner and practitioner who brings a unique blend of practical experience with innovation and insights to deal with today’s turbulent environment. He has facilitated large-scale organizational change and executive leadership programs. He has also taught as a visiting Professor at the University of New Haven and University of Hartford, CT. Jack is the Managing Principal of Projectize Group, working with leading organizations from NASA to Silicon Valley companies and Governments around the world.

Linda Van Valkenburgh, Owner & Certified Executive Career Coach of My Executive Career Coach, LLC - Stamford, CT, has great business experience in a broad range of corporate environments including marketing, advertising, engineering, entrepreneurial partnerships, industrial manufacturing and full time career development. Recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Linda’s credentials include: Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS), Certified Social Media Career Strategist (CSMCS) and Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach (CELDC). Linda partners with clients to discover their skills and strengths; develop their value proposition and strategic plan; target opportunities that advance their careers to the next level and supports them through a skillful negotiation process.

John Sherlock, MBA, MS, PMP is an accomplished and credentialed Project Management Professional with almost 40 years' experience in the energy, financial, telecom and automotive industries.
John is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of the Project Management Program in Hagan School of Business at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY; and until recently, an IT Program Manager with Volvo Cars of North America. John is a PMP, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Six Sigma Instructor, a PMP Prep Instructor for the Westchester Chapter of PMI and also credentialed in the areas of software development, IT governance, risk, and audit.

Event Fees: 

PMIW and Neighbor Chapter Members: $250 through 6:00 p.m. 28 Apr 2017
($300 after that time, through start of event)
All Others: $300 through 6:00 p.m. 28 Apr 2017
($350 after that time, through start of event)

Neighbor chapter member discount applies to members of following PMI Chapters: New York City, Southern New England, New Jersey, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Binghamton

*If registering after 24 Apr 2017, must pay by check at the door


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