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20
Sep
2017

09-20-2017 7:30 am -9:00 am
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy St
$35.00

"Real Leaders Don’t Need Titles"
presented by Laura Davidson, PMP, PMI-RMP, IHG

Join us for breakfast at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church for a great start to the day!  You will enjoy networking with peers, a hearty breakfast, and an engaging presentation.

Presentation

Davidson-Laura-2017-squared-borderKevin Kruse tells us that, “Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others towards the achievement of a goal.” Seniority, position, and titles are often confused with leadership. Leaders are made over time, not miraculously created at the bequest of a title or pay grade.

The simplest definition of leadership is the ability to lead. Leadership is a complex skill made up consensus building, problem solving, and product execution. Project Managers use leadership to manage and deliver projects often without title or seniority – what makes some project managers better leaders than others?

Effective leaders strengthen their leadership skills by improving their communication ability. More than a 'how to present' discussion, this presentation will give you immediate tips on how to successfully connect and engage critical stakeholders for buy-in and support.

$35.00 84
20
Sep
2017

09-20-2017 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$15.00

"Business Intelligence: A prescription for Success in the Healthcare Industry" presented by Laura Visconti, Philips, Business Analyst

The PMI Atlanta Healthcare Forum has 9 planned sessions throughout 2017. Proposed topics include IT & IT PMO in Healthcare, Healthcare SME/Domain Forums such as Clinical, Laboratory, Research, Tomorrow's Healthcare & Government practices/law, Thought Leadership in Healthcare, and Innovation in Healthcare Technology.

Presentation

Visconti-Laura-squaredThe healthcare industry is evolving at a rapid pace leaving not only hospitals, but solutions providers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers struggling to keep up. 
 

This presentation will take a brief look at the evolution of reporting tools used in the industry, from Excel to canned reporting tools to self-service tools, and will examine why it’s critical for the industry to move towards more robust analytics tools.  Business Intelligence, with the right approach, can drive results across Healthcare Organizations and allow them to keep pace with the changing environment. 

$15.00 42
25
Sep
2017

09-25-2017 8:30 am - 09-26-2017 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta NW – Galleria Area
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta NW – Galleria Area
2855 Spring Hill Pkwy
$1,295.00

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 - Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Location:  Holiday Inn Express Atlanta NW - Galleria Area, 2855 Spring Hill Pkwy, Smyrna, GA 30080

Earn 16 PDUs!

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is an in-depth two day immersion into the world of Scrum. The class is full of practical, real world techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand.

$1,295.00 24
25
Sep
2017

09-25-2017 9:00 am - 09-28-2017 5:00 pm
DeVry University
DeVry University
100 S Galleria Pkwy NW #100
$1,219.00

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 - Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: In-Person - DeVry University – Cobb-Galleria Center, 100 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Earn 35 PDUs!

This 4 day course provides a comprehensive review of the PMBOK areas covered in the PMI Project Management Professional Exam. It includes 28 hours of classroom instruction (7 hours per day) as well as at least 7 hours of non-classroom assignments and activity (ex... homework to include sample test taking, reading assignments, etc.).

$1,219.00 17
25
Sep
2017

09-25-2017 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
7 Concourse Parkway NE
51.50

Join Us for our bi-monthly dinner meeting! Earn up to 2 PDUs while building your professional network, viewing new products and services, and enjoying dinner.  Earn 1 PDU for attending the Professional Growth event and 1 PDU for attending the dinner meeting.  

Newcomers Meeting - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

If you are a new member to PMI Atlanta, you do not want to miss this opportunity to hear how PMI Atlanta can help you achieve your goals and meet members of the leadership team. 

Professional Development - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

kupersmith-kupe-square"Applying Improvisation to Your Team" presented by Kupe Kupersmith, KupeTalks

Collaboration, creativity, and results grow out of an environment that is positive and affirming. In this highly interactive and fun session, Kupe focuses on key improvisation lessons that will help you be a more attentive and flexible team member or leader. You will walk away with lessons to help you improve the following skills – communication, relationship building, negotiating, influencing, critical thinking, and leadership. And your ability to gain buy-in, earn trust, and to make high velocity, quality decisions will sky-rocket.

In the book, “To Sell is Human,” Daniel Pink highlights improvisation as a critical skill for everyone. With Kupe’s improv, information technology, and business background, he will be able to help you directly apply these skills on the job.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Learn how to listen to understand (The foundation for customer service, influence and trust).
  • Learn how to build trust with team members and clients.
  • Understand when to take the lead and when to release control.
  • Show gratitude for information and ideas through empathy and awareness.
  • See how to promote failure and continue learning.
  • Learn ways to co-create and innovate

So while improvisation is best recognized in the entertainment world as quick-witted responses in unscripted scenes, in the business world, it’s the art of listening intently and observing what is happening so you can respond. You will leave this session armed with skills you can apply immediately in the work place to influence, collaborate and lead successful teams.

Keynote Presentation - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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"Project Leadership: Moving to a Higher Level" presented by Michael Wilkinson, Leadership Strategies, Inc. 

As a project manager, you already know how to develop a work breakdown structure, create tasks, assign resources, monitor progress, and adjust timelines. So rather than project management, this workshop is about moving your project leadership skills to a higher level.

What is the difference between a manager and a leader?  How do you inspire your team members to excel to the best of their abilities?  How do you build trust and empower the team to higher levels of success? In this highly engaging and dynamic workshop, Michael Wilkinson, the founder of Leadership Strategies and author of The Secrets of Facilitation, will review the seven principles for taking a facilitative approach to project leadership and share key strategies you can use immediately to raise your leadership skills to a higher level.

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26
Sep
2017

09-26-2017 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
$15.00

"BlockChains:  The Next Technology Disruptor?"
presented by Neil Rivenburgh, Sr. Manager, Business Intelligence, Philips

PMI Atlanta Technology Forum provides an environment for Project Managers to adopt and benefit from the latest technology in their professional life and career. The forum also plans to bring speakers to discuss & share the best practices in technology.

Presentation

Rivenburgh-squaredBlockchains have the potential to be the next big technology disruptor. Find out what kind of impact they may have and how they will change the world around us.   

$15.00 60
27
Sep
2017

09-27-2017 8:30 am - 09-28-2017 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta NW – Galleria Area
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta NW – Galleria Area
2855 Spring Hill Pkwy
$1,295.00

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Thuirsday, September 28, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn Express Atlanta NW – Galleria Area, 2855 Spring Hill Pkwy, Smyrna, GA 30080

Earn 16 PDUs!

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) is an in-depth two day immersion into the world of Agile Product Management. The class is full of practical, real world techniques, which can be implemented immediately at your workplace. This class will allow your organization to enjoy the many advantages Scrum has to offer. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Scrum firsthand.

$1,295.00 20
27
Sep
2017

09-27-2017 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Global Payments
Global Payments
10 Glenlake Pkwy #55 NE North Tower
$13.00

"Building an Effective Relationship between PMO and the Business" 
presented by Amanda Sheehan, Program Manager, Carter's|Oshkosh B'gosh

The PMI Atlanta Governance Forum has established a premier collaboration and networking experience for Project/Program Managers and those involved with PMOs – to share challenges, trends, leading practices, and thought leadership.

Governance practitioners typically include members from strategic, corporate, and operational management. Attendees will find this forum beneficial and should gain invaluable, just-in-time insight for existing business challenges.

Presentation

Amanda will talk about the model that she helped implement at the Carter's PMO to help Sheehan-Amandaachieve value for the business.  In a rapidly-changing industry facing enormous disruption like Retail, a successful partnership between the PMO and the business is a must.

 

$15.00 66
27
Sep
2017

09-27-2017 6:00 pm
The Judge Group
The Judge Group
1117 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA 30338, USA

Sellers Smith will mentor the PMI-ACP Study Group starting Wednesday, September 27th. The class will meet on Wednesdays for 8 consecutive weeks from 6pm-8pm.

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28
Sep
2017

09-28-2017 6:15 pm -8:00 pm
ABB
ABB
400 Perimeter Center Terrace, STE 100, (North Perimeter Terraces)
$5.00

If you would like to earn PDUs while improving your communications and leadership skills, this opportunity is for you! PMI Atlanta has teamed up with Toastmasters International to offer you a chance to hone your public speaking, critical listening, and leadership skills in a supportive environment. You will also have an opportunity to practice speaking off-the-cuff, giving and receiving feedback, emceeing a meeting, and many other valuable business skills. Since this club is exclusively for PMI Atlanta members, you will also have an opportunity to develop bonds within the PMI community.

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