Conference Schedule for November 7, 2018

 

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Registration, Breakfast & Networking

7:30–8:30 a.m., Registration Desk II & Presidents Hall

Full breakfast buffet

Morning Keynote

8:30–9:30 a.m., Presidents Hall

Penny Zenker: “Energy of Thought”

Morning Coffee Break 

9:45–10:45 a.m.

Break area near conference rooms 106 & 107 

Morning Breakout Sessions

9:45–10:45 a.m.

Kick-Start Your Kick-Offs
Room 105
Presenter: Julie Simon

Create Effective Project Teams: Prioritizing People and Owning Your Success
Room 106
Presenters: Rebecca Rodgers & Christine Bannon

Project Management Trends
Room 107
Presenters: Lisa Hammer & David B. Newman

Using Soft Skills to Lead Project Success: Perspectives from Across Disciplines
Room 109
Presenters: Dora Hunter, Ashley Stauffer, Meghan Flannery Hayes, Brendan Bagley

Case Study: The Strategic Importance of Project Governance: How the State of GA Implemented a Strategic Governance Process that Improve Citizen Services and Saved Millions of Dollars in Project Costs
Room 205
Presenter: Philip Weinzimer

Morning Coffee Break 

10:45–11:00 a.m.

Break area near conference rooms 106 & 107 

Morning Breakout Sessions

11:00–12:00 p.m.

If Your Project Went Exactly as Planned, You Failed, You are Lying, or You Were Unnecessary
Room 105
Presenter: Jim Taylor

Team Building with Grace and Truth – Effectively Engaging Leaders, Staff, and Volunteers
Room 106
Presenters: Yuhui Zhou & Linda Duerr

Lessons from the Wizard: Gandalf on Project Management
Room 107
Presenters: Samuel Barnes

LionPATH and WorkLion: Behind the Scenes
Room 109
Presenters: Michael Busges, Rina Kumar, & Stephanie Szakal

The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall at Penn State – The Journey of how Three Project Managers Coordinated this Large-Scale Event
Room 205
Presenters: Beth Bamford, Cassie Caldwell, & Jason Smith

Lunch

12:15–1:15 p.m., Presidents Hall

Full lunch buffet

Afternoon Keynote

1:15–2:15 p.m., Presidents Hall

Penny Zenker: “The Power of Listening”

Afternoon Coffee Break 

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Break area near conference rooms 106 & 107 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2:30–3:30 p.m.

How to Deal with Annoying People and Make Your Team Stronger
Room 105
Presenter: Amy Elliott

Paving the Cow Path – Is Your Project Ready to be a Project?
Room 106
Presenters: Juli Bogdash & Brian McClafferty

The Power of Partnership: Blending Project Management and Organizational Change Management Disciplines
Room 107
Presenters:Ken Layng &Sue Cromwell

How the Magic Happens: Processes, People, Communication, and Performance
Room 109
Presenters: Kelli Prescott,  Michelle Carr, Brendan Bagley, & Lindsey Marshall

A Slice of Swiss Cheese, Please
Room 205
Presenter: Mathew Heller

Afternoon Coffee Break 

3:30–3:45 p.m.

Break area near conference rooms 106 & 107 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

3:45–4:45 p.m.

Alternative, Visually Oriented, Project Scheduling Techniques
Room 105
Presenter: Kenneth Schroyer

The Lonely Only – How to Stay Sane When You’re the Only PM in Your Organization
Room 106
Presenter: Michelle Isham

Program Management – Delivering Benefits and Organizational Transformation
Room 107
Presenter:Joseph Sopko

The PMI Game Show
Room 109
Presenters: Lisa Komidar, Cassie Marsh, & Beth Bamford

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