PMI cares about your career and will offer opportunities for one-on-one, group, and panel discussions to help you learn how to grow your skills to be more effective in your current role or provide insight to help you develop into your next position!
Do you want some specific career advice from a professional project, program, portfolio or BA professional? Sign-up in advance or stop by the Meet the Expert desk located in the Community Connections area of the Exhibit Hall to sign up for 20 minute sessions!
Paid registrants will receive instructions for participation in an attendee only newsletter. You can also find signup information in your attendee only MyConference portal!
Tentative Schedule/Open Hours
Saturday, 28 October
Sunday, 29 October
Monday, 30 October
Learn more about this global team of experts on ProjectManagement.com.
Areas of Expertise: risk management, aerospace, communication management, teaching project management, academia
So much of professional development is focused on areas of improvement. PMI would like to help you identify your STRENGTHS to excel! 500 conference participants will have an opportunity to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which identifies what YOU do best! Participants will have an opportunity to meet with coaches one-on-one or in a group setting to understand how to turn your talents into strengths!
Attend an introductory session on Saturday, 28 October from 9:00-10:00am to learn about the assessment and receive a special code (limited to the first 500 people).
Take the assessment on your own laptop, tablet or phone. Limited assessment taking stations will be available in the exhibition hall following the 9:00am introductory session. Note: lines at the assessment stations, could be long!
Stop by the PMI in Training area in the Exhibit Hall to schedule time to participate in one-on-one (20 minutes) or one hour group review sessions. Activity is on a first come, first served basis.
President and Owner
Unconventional Consulting, LLC
Diana is a certified leadership development consultant with 24 years of experience in human resources management, talent management, and organization development. She has facilitated leadership development seminars, change management training courses, emotional intelligence workshops, business talent reviews and strengths-based sessions for leaders at all levels.
Dr. Jennifer H. Selke is a U.C. Berkeley trained Educational Psychologist specializing in helping managers build an engaged the workforce. She is on the faculty in the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Education and for the last 25 years, Jennifer has run large summer camps and managed a staff of over 150 people each summer.
Executive Coach and Trainer
Jan Shegda M.A., is a Gallup certified strengths coach. She specializes in using the StrengthsFinder for career and leadership development with her clients and their companies, and offers 1:1 coaching, team coaching, trainings and 360 feedback facilitation.
Courage Labs, LLC
For over 16 years, Stephen Starkey, ACC, CSP, CSM, CHP has focused on creating the ideal workplace. His primary study includes the social and mental processes for producing the right results at the right time. He blends positive psychology, neuroscience, and agile methods into a potent support for accelerated growth.
Jeremy Rose Coaching and Consulting
Jeremy Rose received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education and Leadership. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation and a certified coach through Gallup and iPEC. In his free time he runs, volunteers and watches anything on Bravo!
Are you eligible to test for one of PMI’s credentials?
Get the most out of your trip to Chicago—sit for a test and experience Conference! Only 15 minutes from McCormick Place, the testing center is holding seats for Conference attendees! A shuttle will be provided to/from the Chicago Mega Center from/to McCormick place for registered Conference attendees on Friday, 27 October (before Conference) or Tuesday, 31 October (after Conference) for those who both register for Global Conference AND reserve their seat by 22 September.
Please be advised that:
The Chicago MEGA Center will not be able to take walk-ins
Global Conference programming does not include “test prep” for any credentials
Scheduling is the sole responsibility of the candidate
Chicago MEGA center is located at:
One North LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60602
The Prometric MegaCenter at 1 N. LaSalle Street is located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop on the corner of LaSalle and Madison. The Chicago MegaCenter is within walking distance of Union Station, Olgivie Center (both have exits on Madison Street). The South Shore Line and a Metra terminus are located underground at the Prudential Building at Randolph & Michigan Avenue and is a short walk to the test center. It is suggested that you contact CTA for specific bus routes and the stops that would be most convenient to our location. Additionally, we are only one or two blocks from the Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Purple and Red lines of the CTA. There is no parking garage affiliated with 1 N. LaSalle, but there is an independent garage west on Madison Street.
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Two opportunities will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
Several opportunities will be available during this year’s program where you can join a huddle in the Main Stage area of the Exhibit Hall to discuss topics of the day and network with PMs in your Industry. Detailed times will be released via the Event Mobile App.