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Healthcare Forum - 191016

10-16-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"Positively Resilient"
presented by Buck Davis

The PMI Atlanta Healthcare Forum has 9 planned sessions throughout 2019. 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.


In his dynamic keynote, Positively Resilient, buck Davis draws from evidence-based research on positive emotions and resiliency while sharing his own insights as to how to remain centered and retain perspective, even when anxiety, burnout, cynicism, self-doubt and exhaustion threaten to turn motivation on its ear.

Through the adept use of interactive group activities, multi-media visuals, real-time polling and engaging lecture and storytelling, he delivers a practical and compelling message with insights that can be implemented immediately. Audience members will leave feeling inspired, empowered and reinvigorated – ready to manage the chaos that gets in the way of bringing their most authentic and brilliant selves to work.


Networking Event - Emotional Intelligence: A Scientifically Proven Method for Developing the Skills of Success - 191017

10-17-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"Emotional Intelligence: A Scientifically Proven Method for Developing the Skills of Success" presented by Tarshish Jordan

Join us for the October Networking event at ROAM Alpharetta.  Featuring a structured networking activity and an opportunity to chat with peers and PMI Atlanta leaders, this event also provides a presentation to improve your project management and professional skills.

Presentation Details 

Jordan-TarshishMotivated business professionals are looking for every edge to be successful in the workplace. Naturally, many develop expertise in technical or task-oriented skills to enhance their careers. However, those who have a high level of awareness and control over their emotions and use their emotions to connect with others and develop positive relationships will find even greater success in the workplace. 

This soft skill is known as emotional intelligence (EQ), and it is an essential element in the business world, especially in high-stress environments. If you are unable to control your emotions, they can preoccupy your thoughts and interfere with your ability to evaluate a situation objectively. On the contrary, knowing what triggers your emotional responses and understanding how to exercise self-control over them enables you to confront difficult issues and manage change with clarity and composure.

Ms. Jordan’s EQ Program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills desired by most employers. You’ll learn how to avoid self-sabotaging outcomes by altering how you perceive and respond to emotionally-charged situations. Also, you’ll improve your ability to resolve conflict constructively, create a productive work environment, build and mend relationships, and bounce back from setbacks and disappointment.


Entertainment Forum - 191017

10-17-2019 6:00 pm -7:45 pm

How To Capitalize And Thrive In The Music Industry. Insights on Making Hit Music for TV, Film, Ads.

presented by Eric Campbell, Songwriter, Producer and Multi-instrumentalist

The PMI Atlanta Entertainment Forum is focused on expanding knowledge and appreciation of Project Management and its benefits in unconventional fields by providing informational, educational, and networking events for individuals in various roles in the entertainment industry. 

Entertainment Industry = those businesses involved in providing entertainment
• Media – film, television, radio, theater
• Music
• Sports
• Fine arts
• Digital - Gaming


An intimate discussion about the techniques and strategies required to create hit songs and instrumentals for various media.


Technology Forum - 191022

10-22-2019 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Integrating Business Intelligence Solution (PDL) into a Customer Experience Strategy

presented by Frank Kiniklis, Assistant Operations Manager/Project Leader for Discount Tire Company

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.


Technology integration can be a difficult task for any company and there are often many challenges along the way. This session will cover the process that aligns a new business solution with core business strategies. The lessons we learned along the way helps better understand what it takes to be a leader who bridges the gap between a corporate technology initiative and end users.


Governance Forum - 191023

10-23-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

The Governance Forum provides value to the PMI Atlanta community by offering participants:

Discussion of field-tested best practices, Decisions frameworks to assess culture and apply optimal strategy, Key takeaways to “take to work tomorrow” to maximize realization of value through introduction and standardization of best practices in the oversight and execution of projects, programs, and portfolios.




PMI Atlanta Toastmasters Meeting - 191024

10-24-2019 6:15 pm -8:00 pm

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.


Auto & Transportation Forum - 191028

10-28-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

The PMI Atlanta announced a new forum in 2019 - Auto & Transportation Forum. The Auto & Transportation forum provides the project management professionals working in automotive, transportation and ancillaries to share knowledge of how they employ the principles of project management.

Presentation Details



ProjectTalks - Fall 2019

11-08-2019 8:30 am -10:30 am

Join us Friday, November 8th from 8:30am-10:30am for a new program in Atlanta - ProjectTalks!  This program brings you 4 presentations, 20 minutes each.  Earn 2 PDUs: 1 in the Leadership and 1 in the Strategic and Business Management categories.  Topics include: 

Change Management – The “Scope-Creep” Magic Bullet
Cary Green, Managing Partner, NCR

The Critical Importance of a Work Spouse
Hans Eckman, Principal Research Director, Info-Tech Research Group

How To Know When “Agile” Isn’t the Right Answer
Eric S. Norman, PMP, CSM, PgMP, PMI Fellow

Project Leadership and Organizational Leadership are NOT the Same Thing
David Barrett, President, Solutions Network Ltd.


Barrett-DaviWe are really excited to be hosting the first edition of ProjectTalks in Atlanta. These are TedTalk-like sessions from local and international experts. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with others from different industries and project structures while hearing innovative ideas affecting your project environment today. Tell your colleagues, share with your local project teams… and don’t forget those PDUs.
See you there!
-David Barrett, Director, ProjectTalks


PMP / CAPM Exam Prep Boot Camp - Online - 2019708

11-09-2019 10:30 am - 12-14-2019 2:30 pm
WebEx Virtual Class

Date: Saturdays (4 hours a week, over 6 weeks) November 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7, 14, 2019
Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm EST
Location: Online! WebEx Virtual Class (Note: PM Enterprises will provide the URL and Dial-In information in advance of the session.)

Earn 35 PDUs!

PM Enterprises (a PMI Registered Education Provider) is proud to partner with the PMI Atlanta Chapter to offer an online, instructor-led PMP/CAPM Exam Preparation Boot Camp. This high-quality course is unique in its level of participant interaction, activities, and exercises that engage participants and ensure understanding and retention of all exam concepts. The course is delivered via WebEx allowing you to conveniently participate from your home or office. In addition, all sessions are recorded and can be reviewed for up to four weeks after the last class. 


PMI Certification Exam Prep Course for the PMP - 2019705

11-11-2019 9:00 am - 11-14-2019 5:00 pm

Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 - Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm, with an hour for lunch
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.).

Agile Final

AEC Forum Final v2 

Entertainment Final v2 

Governance Final


Healthcare Final

Technology Final


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