Dinner Meeting - 181112

Join us for our bi-monthly dinner meeting! Earn up to 2 PDU while building your professional network, viewing new products and services, and enjoying dinner. Earn 1 PDU for attending the Professional Development session and 1 PDU for the Dinner Meeting Keynote Presentation.

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

"Be SMART or Be CLEAR – The Pathway to Successful Goal Setting" presented by Felix Hernandez, All American Technology Solutions

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

"Managing Motivation: Leadership Lessons from an AT Thru-Hike" presented by J. Kendall Lott, M Powered Strategies, Inc.

  • PLUS! Receive a chance to earn an extra PDU from Mr. Lott!

Professional Development Session Details

The techniques in this engaging presentation will guide the attendee through a process that simplifies managing their project goals.

Takeaways Discussed:

  • Determine exactly what goals you want to achieve
  • Set goals in accordance to your team members’ strengths
  • Create an action plan
  • Set concrete deadlines
  • Keep goals on track

By following these techniques, the attendee will be on track to having a project complete on time and on budget.

Professional Development Presenter Biography

Hernandez-FelixFelix Hernandez has over 16 years of experience in IT business management, integration and training. He has a significant background in guiding businesses through large technology transformation initiatives. These initiatives have been implemented successfully across many industry sectors, such as education, not for profit, legal and food distribution. Currently, his work is focused in the areas of technology and operations transformation, enterprise risk management, information security, and IT project management. Felix is known for his ability to drive processes, motivate cross-functional teams, and the tenacity to achieve organizational strategic success.

Felix earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Management from the New York Institute of Technology and his Masters in Information Management for Executives and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Information Security Management from Syracuse University. In addition, Felix holds the following industry credentials, CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), PMP (Project Management Professional) ITIL V3 (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) and others from Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMWare.

Last but not least, Felix is a native New Yorker, living in Atlanta, GA with his beautiful wife and two children.

Keynote Presentation Details

Leadership, management, and motivation are not just metaphors, but things that the physicality of an endurance hike can inform…and it comes with beautiful trail pictures. 8 lessons from the trail remind us of how to self-manage and manage teams, all learned from the physicality of the trail. These lessons lead to a realization of a simple technique to manage personal motivation to take on challenges.

Learning Objectives
Participants will learn a technique for managing motivation that empowers success, as well as be reminded of 8 steps that have application directly to the management of projects to help us be better managers and leaders.

PLUS! Receive a chance to earn an extra PDU from Mr. Lott!

Keynote Presenter Biography


With over 20 years of experience in the federal government and as a consultant, Kendall Lott is the CEO/President of M Powered Strategies, Inc, a change management consulting firm in Washington DC that supports organizations in public service. His professional background includes government service as a Presidential Management Fellow and as a career civil servant at the Departments of Agriculture and Justice.

A certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), Kendall has served as a volunteer with Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) for over a decade, and was an active member of the board for 8 years. His volunteer roles include executive management, as he has been the COO and CEO of PMIWDC, the Executive Director of the Project Management Day of Service, the Chairman of the Board of the PM4Change non-profit organization, and the host and producer of the PM Point of View® podcast. He has won volunteer leadership awards with PMI at the regional and nation level. In 2017, he completed a thru-hike of the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail.

Kendall is a Gallup certified StrengthFinders® coach.


Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:00pm - 8:00pm


The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 


Please Note:  Early Bird Registration expires Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:59pm.   

**Effective immediately - We will no longer be accepting cash/checks for walk-ins**












Meeting content, presenters, and location are subject change. Refunds will not be made for changes in meeting content, presenters, or locations.

Logging PDUs

Professional Development Session: 1 PDU, Strategic & Business Management
Keynote Presentation: 1 PDU, Leadership

PDUs can be claimed here.
For detailed instructions, please visit the CCRS User Guide.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-12-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 11-12-2018 8:00 pm
Registered 95
Cut off date 11-12-2018 11:00 pm
Location The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
We are no longer accepting registration for this event