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PMI Central Ohio Professional Development Day

Friday, November 15, 2013, 07:45am - 05:00pm
PDD 2013
PMI Central Ohio Chapter
Professional Development Day 2013

Benefits of Attending This Event

  • Three Keynote Speakers who will provide insightful suggestions for managing projects.
    • Erik Wahl, Ed Tate, Lee Lambert
  • Three Breakout Sessions, offering 4 different tracks.
    • Agile, Communication, PM Core Disciplines, PM Soft Skills
  • Network with over 20 Sponsors & hundreds of project management professionals.
  • Earn 6.5 PDUs at a cost that is hard to find anywhere else.

Agenda Overview

Date: November 15, 2013
Registration / Breakfast: 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Opening Remarks: 7:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Meeting Start Time : 07:45 AM
Meeting End Time : 04:50 PM
Location : Columbus Convention Center
Number of PDU's : 6.5 PDUs
Registration : Early bird registration for this event ends at MIDNIGHT on November 8, 2013. Only cash and checks are accepted at the door. Pay-at-Door Registration will be open 7:00 AM Seats are very limited.


Dates of Registration PMICOC Members Price Non PMICOC Members Price Full Time Student Comments
October 1st – November 8th $279 $349 $125 Early Bird Discount Code from newsletter*
Pay at the door – November 15 $349 $349 $125 Regular Price
*Members of the PMI Central Ohio Chapter will receive special pricing. Early Bird Discount Codes will be in the PMI Central Ohio Communication Newsletter sent twice a month to chapter members. Non-members will be given a discount code via a non-Member newsletter, that will only be valid through Sept 2. If you are not on the PMICOC mailing list, please contact and you will be added. Click here for detailed refund policy.
register_now_pdd Keynote Speakers
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    Transcend Mediocrity Through Creativity

    As an internationally recognized graffiti artist, author and entrepreneur, Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.” Pulling from his history as both a businessman and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today. Erik’s on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance. His list of clients includes AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and XPrize; Erik has even been featured as a TED presenter. The responses received have been nothing short of incredible, with standing ovations to prove it.

    Erik’s understanding of vision was originally born in the school of disappointment. After a eight-year career as a partner in a corporate firm, he became frustrated by the lack of innovative thought and corresponding profits he saw in business. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking, while simultaneously pursuing his own individual passions. He rediscovered his love for art, and now plays in the business world by working through his art.

    In the past 10 years, he has shared his incredible message with the largest and most influential companies in the world, leaving behind his prized artwork as a reminder of his passion for breakthrough thinking. He’s the Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, the Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of… well, having a Job.

    He is Erik Wahl: graffiti artist, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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    “I”nnovative Change: How to Thrive in Turbulent Times

    Ed Tate is an award winning international Keynote speaker, trainer, author, executive, and motivational movie star. Worldwide he is known as “The Speaker Who Energizes, Educates and Entertains.”To date, he has spoken professionally in 47 states, 15 countries and on five continents.

    Using the principles he teaches, Ed Tate won the “American Idol of Public Speaking” and became the 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking - Toastmasters International’s highest speaking award among its 200,000+ members globally.

    In 2008, Ed earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers (IFPS). It is the speaking profession's international measure of professional platform skill.It is an honor bestowed on less than 10% of its members.

    Ed’s clients include: Cigna Insurance, Hallmark Cards Inc., Hewlett Packard, Janus Funds, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Nielson, Project Management Institute, Verizon.

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    LEE R.

    The “Real World” of PM. Is it truly “one of a kind”?

    Lee R. Lambert, PMI Fellow, has established the standard against which educators and practitioners in the field of Project Management are measured. In 1981 he was invited to join the team that created the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Program.

    He is a Past President Central Ohio PMI. Lee authored two books and more than 30 professional article/whitepapers. He is also PMI SME for the EVMS Practice Guide and the Project Estimating Practice Guide Educated in Engineering Design at Utah Technical College. He is a holder of a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

    As the creator of the “Stealth Learning” concept, no other educator/speaker can contend with his uncanny technical knowledge, unique material content and refreshingly entertaining delivery. Lee takes the saying; “Been there, done that, got the T-shirt” to the next level as he continues to “make a difference” in his chosen field.

Agenda & Sessions
07:00 — 07:45

Registration & Continental breakfast

Located in Sponsor Area
07:45 — 08:00

Welcome & PMICOC update

08:00 — 09:15

Keynote 1
Ed Tate - "I"nnovative Change: How to Thrive in Turbulent Times

09:15 — 09:40

Break, Sponsors, Networking

09:40 — 10:40

Breakout Session 1

Marry Project Management planning techniques with the Agile framework and live happily ever after with your customers

Presenter: Christy Koczwara
Category: Agile

Rousing the Remarkable Team

Presenter: Ann Tardy
Category: Soft Skills

Project Manager Competencies - Changing The Game For the Next Generation of Projects

Presenter: Kevin Korterud
Category: Core Discipline

Enhancing Communication in your Projects Using Agile Techniques

Presenter: Rich Ziebarth
Category: Communications
10:40 — 10:55

Break, Sponsors, Networking

10:55 — 11:55

Breakout Session 2

Is Agile Change Management Redundant

Presenter: Brenda Sprite
Category: Agile

Bosses are like a Box of Chocolates

Presenter: Ann Tardy
Category: Soft Skills

Redefining the Purpose of Software Testing

Presenter: Joe Ours
Category: Core Discipline

Breathing Life into Business Presentations

Presenter: Ed Tate
Category: Communications
11:55 — 12:55


12:55 — 01:00

Door prize raffle

01:00 — 02:15

Keynote 2
Erik Wahl - Transcend Mediocrity Through Creativity

02:15 — 02:30

Break, Sponsors, Networking

02:30 — 03:30

Breakout Session 3

Knock Down the Organizational Cuture Barrier with Agile

Presenter: Jennifer Bleen
Category: Agile

Cultivate a Problem Solving Mindset

Presenter: Mary Kaufman
Category: Soft Skills

Building a Team to Build a Runway

Presenter: Tim Mentel
Category: Core Discipline

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Presenter: Ann Tardy
Category: Communications
03:30 — 03:45


03:45 — 03:50

Door prize raffle

03:50 — 04:50

Keynote 3
Lee Lambert - The “Real World” of PM. Is it truly “one of a kind”?



Event Location

Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH, 432215



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