Career Series

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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!

OFFERINGS

    Ask the Expert

    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
    10:00–12:00 9:00–12:00
    1:30–4:30 1:00–5:00 1:00–2:30

    Experts

    Learn more about this global team of experts on ProjectManagement.com.

    Dave Maynard

    Dave Maynard

    USA

    Areas of Expertise: risk management, aerospace, communication management, teaching project management, academia

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    Dan Furlong

    Dan Furlong

    USA

    Areas of Expertise: project / program / portfolio management, PMO, Agile, healthcare project management

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    Cheryl Lee

    Cheryl Lee

    Canada

    Areas of Expertise: business analysis, requirements management, communications management

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    Karen Chovan

    Karen Chovan

    Canada

    Areas of Expertise: risk management, program and portfolio management, sustainability, change management, stakeholder management, talent management

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    Lawrence Cooper

    Lawrence Cooper

    Canada

    Areas of Expertise: Agile approaches to project management, Strategic Portfolio Management, Agile PMO, IT project management, Scrum

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    Emily Luijbregts

    Emily Luijbregts

    Netherlands

    Areas of Expertise: agile practices, talent management, virtual teams, communication, professional development, Next-gen project management

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    Gina Abudi

    Gina Abudi

    USA

    Areas of Expertise: strategic consulting, change management, stakeholder management, leadership, talent management, communications management

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    Dave Davis

    Dave Davis

    USA

    Areas of Expertise: IT project management, enterprise system integration, systems management, team management and communications, business analysis, requirements management

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    Nic Jain

    Nic Jain

    USA

    Areas of Expertise: change management, social media for PMs, IT strategy, agile

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    Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach

    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!

    For more information about the assessment go to Gallup® Strengths Center.

    How will this work in Chicago?

    • 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.
    Diana Raimondo Montalto

    Diana Raimondo-Montalto

    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.

    Jennifer Selke

    Jennifer Selke

    CEO, Psychologist
    WorkStrengths

    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.

    Jan Shegda

    Jan Shegda

    Executive Coach and Trainer
    Clarity Coaching

    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.

    Stephen Starkey

    Stephen Starkey

    Organizational Coach
    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

    Jeremy Rose

    Coach
    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!

    Chicago Testing Centers

    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:
    Chicago MegaCenter
    One North LaSalle St
    Suite 2300
    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.

    Presentation Skill Building

    Project managers have to break the ice quickly with team members and stakeholders. What better way to master this by learning from a fellow Project Manager and Toastmaster! Deliver presentations that grab attention and persuade with power.

    Two opportunities will be available in the Exhibit Hall.

    Huddles

    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.