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Upcoming Events


Dinner Meeting - 190311

03-11-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

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.  

Please note the event begins at 6:00pm

Newcomers Meeting - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

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 - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

"Cross-Functional Team Leadership: 5 Ways to make your dysfunctional cross-functional team more functional" presented by Dr. Kathi Middleton

With the accelerated pace of business today, companies need cross-functional teams to be successful. The best project managers have mastered the skills necessary to work across their organization and bring different cross functional leaders together in support of projects. By building cross functional teams, companies leverage diversity of thought to promote innovation, garner cost savings, improve operational efficiencies and advance business performance. In this seminar you will learn the following:

  • How cross functional teams solve challenging problems faster.
  • How to lead cross functional tams when you’re not the boss.
  • Effective strategies for leading a group of people with different functional expertise towards a common goal.
  • Identify ways to avoid common pitfalls of cross functional teams.

Dr. Middleton will cover practical techniques for enhancing your cross-functional skills. Join us for this informative presentation.

Kahnweiler-JenniferKeynote Presentation - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

"The Introverted Leader in Project Management: Building on Your Quiet Strength" presented by Jennifer Kahnweiler, Global Speaker and Author

Introverts ARE leaders. This inspirational and practical keynote demonstrates how introverts can use their quiet strengths to conquer leadership challenges. Extroverts and “Ambiverts” will also learn how to expand their leadership skills. All audience members will learn to use their natural style, flex to others and get the most out of their project teams.

Jennifer draws upon her latest research, stories and humor to demonstrate how organizations can harness introvert power. She will walk the audience through a well-oiled leadership and career development process called the 4 P’s. You will learn how Preparing, being Present, Pushing, and Practicing can help us amplify our impact and get results.

You will learn:

  • A better understanding of the differences between Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts
  • To assess your own introverted leadership strengths and blindspots
  • Challenges for introverts in a Type A workplace and practical tips for how to overcome them
  • Customized suggestions to help your organization become a more introvert-friendly workplace

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Forum - 190312

03-12-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

"Trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Applications"

Presented by Hai T. Ho, Ph.D., NPDP, ABET PEV

The PMI Atlanta AEC Forum is a focus group that hosts regular events with ranging topics in the architectural, engineering, and construction fields. We will show the importance of solid project management in these related fields of study.


Artificial intelligence is coming at us like a tsunami, and every business could greatly benefit by its application. No professionals should risk Dr-Ho-Haigoing on without at least general knowledge of what AI is all about. The presentation will cover survey of AI landscape and some key concepts. Then it will look at some cases of how teaching machines/software to think and act like humans to improve productivity, costs, and effectiveness.


PMI Atlanta Toastmasters - 190314

03-14-2019 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.


Agile Forum - 190319

03-19-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

The Agile Forum meetings offer an opportunity for professional networking and knowledge sharing with other agile practitioners as well as provide a learning environment for professionals interested in learning about agile techniques. Everyone is welcome to participate.                                                      




PM in the AM Breakfast (Alpharetta) - 190320

03-20-2019 7:30 am -9:00 am

We are bringing back PM in the AM in Alpharetta!  Join us at J. Christopher's as we start the day off right with a thought-provoking presentation.  Come with coffee in hand or order off the menu and network with your PM and community peers.




Healthcare Forum - 190320

03-20-2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm


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.




Entertainment Forum - 190321

03-21-2019 6:00 pm -7:45 pm

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



Agile Final

AEC Forum Final v2 

Entertainment Final v2 

Governance Final


Healthcare Final

Technology Final


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