PMIWDC Chapter Meeting: Evening Mixer

Help PMIWDC kick off our 2023 evening chapter meetings with beer/wine and heavy Hors d'oeuvre. Meet your fellow PMIWDC meetings in person in Washington DC February 15, 2023 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. Starting at 5:30 PM. There is a free member orientation before the presentations. PMIWDC is offering an In-Person Member Orientation to highlight the benefits of being a Chapter member.

Get answers to all your questions, learn about all the PDU opportunities PMIWDC has to offer, meet the Chapter's leaders and much, much more! At 6:15 PM, we will have our guest speaker, Vittal Anantatmula, who is a professor in the College of Business, Western Carolina University presenting Group development in agile project teams. At 7:30PM Carol Martinez is PMIs Manager of Community Engagement who supports the Youth & Social Impact Department. Carol will be presenting Humanizing Diversity Equity and Inclusion for the Community.

Join us for food, beer/wine and networking included in addition to the presentation. Cash bar available for cocktails.

Abstract: The conventional team development stage model proposed by Tuckman (1965)—a gradual and sequential process of moving from forming to storming, norming, and finally, performing stage of team development—does not work in its pure form during the current global economy of free market philosophy, as teams will have to perform at a high level as quickly as possible to stay ahead of the competition. 

Abstract: We’ve all been excluded-And it is this kind of human feeling that I believe we need to reconnect with if we are going to create real change in our communities and ways of making an Impact. Community inclusion matters in the representation of how work is done, and growth is encouraged. In this session we will talk about the elements of humanizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion how to define community. We will also focus on opportunities to eliminate barriers of welcoming others to engage now and always. 



Carol Martinez

Carol Martinez is PMIs Manager of Community Engagement who supports the Youth and Social Impact Department. She has been working at PMI for over five years, expanding the synergies of volunteerism in organizational growth. Her work is focused on supporting the PMI volunteers and members engage in social impact outreach activities that grow the Impact of the PMI chapter and the PM profession on the local community as well as the world. In her current work Carol manages key global volunteer groups and emerging language-based volunteer groups that amplify PMIs messaging, share knowledge, and grow the impact of the global project management profession as a life skill. Carol is bilingual in English and Spanish and holds a Master of Science in higher education and administration from Drexel University, in Philadelphia. She has also completed various trainings in the areas of Community Management, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Cultural Sensitivity, Management and Volunteer Management. Carols past work experience includes leading inner city youth programs in New York City, community outreach program leadership in Pennsylvania, and various academic leadership roles in colleges, Universities, and trade schools.

Vittal Anantatmula
Dr. Vittal Anantatmula
is a professor in the College of Business, Western Carolina University, a campus of University of North Carolina. He was the former Director of Graduate Programs in Project Management and was a recipient of excellence in teaching and research awards at Western Carolina University including the University Scholar Award. Dr. Anantatmula is also a global guest professor at Keio University, Yokohama, Japan and Skema Business School, France. He is a member of the Project Management Institute’s Academic Insight Team. Prior to that, he served as a director and board member of the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center (PMI-GAC) from 2016 to 2021. He serves on editorial board of several scholarly journals including the Project Management Journal. In the past, Dr. Anantatmula taught at the George Washington University and directed the project management degree program. He has also worked in the petroleum and power industries for several years as an electrical engineer, project manager, and as a consultant for several international organizations including the World Bank. Dr. Anantatmula has authored more than 100 publications including twelve academic research books. He received his PhD from The George Washington University and he is a certified project management professional (PMP).

Event Details

Date & Time

15 February 2023

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST-05:00)


Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20004


Members: 50

Non-Members: 60


Power Skills PDU's: 1
Ways/Working PDU's: 1