2015 PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter 8th Annual Professional Development Day

SavetheDateimageEnergize Your Profession

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Breakfast and Registration begin at 7:15

Program 7:40 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Dress code: Business casual
Agenda:

Registration and continental breakfast - Ballrooms A&F 7:15 am -7:40 am

Welcome— Ballrooms B-E

PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter President, Greg Laffey

7:40 am – 8:00 am

Session 1— Ballrooms B-E

Featured Project—Alliant Energy

8:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break— Ballrooms A&F

Visit our sponsor and vendor booths! Door prizes (Must be present to win)

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Session 2— Ballrooms B-E

Ken Stock “How do you want to be remembered?”

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch and Networking — Atrium

Visit our sponsor and vendor Booths after lunch!

Door prizes (Must be present to win)

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Session 3— Ballrooms B-E

Bob Chiusano “Career Development” and “Change Management”

12:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Afternoon Break - Ballrooms A&F

Visit our sponsor and vendor booths! Door prizes (Must be present to win)

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Session 3— Ballrooms B-E

Continue Bob Chiusano “Career Development” and “Change   Management”

2:45 pm – 4: 15 pm

 

During this one-day program participants will learn how to energize one's profession through project management. This event includes breakfast and lunch at the Kirkwood Hotel.

PDU's: 6.75

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd.SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Download our flyer PDD 2015
Registration ends October 16, 2015

Register online at www.pmieasterniowa.org.  To register a group, send an email to the VP of Finance with a list of registrants and note whether a member, and we will provide a invoice.

The first 30 individuals who register for the 2015 PDD (as recorded on pmieasterniowa.org) will receive a special gift at the PDD. As you "Energize Your Profession" you can also energize your phone with a PMI-branded USB car charger.

AlliantEnergy logoFeatured Project

Alliant Energy will discuss how environmental regulations, shifts in fuel sources, smart technology, and environmental concerns shape their projects. They will walk through the maturation of project management at Alliant.

 

KentStock“How do you want to be remembered?”

Kent Stock.  The daily details of everyday life often cloud our ability to see the big picture.  As depicted in the 2007 film, “The Final Season,” the nationally recognized Norway baseball team came together under head coach Kent Stock to defy the odds and win Norway’s 20th state title in what would become the team’s final season. This experience and the motivation he used to guide Norway, has given him the insight to develop leaders in organizations across the country.

 

TN 446192 ChiusanoBobcrop“Career Development” and “Change Management”

Bob Chiusano.  RMC Consultancy, LLC and the former Executive Vice President and COO of Commercial Systems at Rockwell Collins, Inc.—has been described as Engaging. Passionate. Thought-Provoking. Informative. He is a highly recommended speaker who will energize our afternoon sessions.

 

 

Early-bird rates until Friday, September 25, 2015:

$99 Full Time Students - must show current student ID at event

$169 Eastern Iowa Chapter Members

$199 Non-members/guests

 

Regular rates after Friday, September 25, 2015:

$119 Full Time Students - must show current student ID at event

$189 Eastern Iowa Chapter Members

$219 Non-members/guests

 

The Kirkwood Center

7725 Kirkwood Blvd.SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

www.thehotelatkirkwood.com

Here is how to report your PDUs for this events:

1. Log in to www.pmi.org using your PMI username and password (If you are a new user, click the link to establish an account)
2. Go to MyPMI
3. Report PDUs
4. Under the Education column on the left, click Course or Training
5. Activity Number = 10232015-01. A drop down list will automatically populate. Select (10232015-01) 2015 Professional Development Day.
7. Date started = 10/23/15 (optional field)
8. Date completed = 10/23/15 (optional field)
9. For PDUs Claimed, the system now shows PDUs in each of the categories of the PMI Talent Triangle. For this event, all 6.75 PDUs should will auto-populate in the Technical category. Leave the PDUs in this default location.
10. Check “I Agree this claim is accurate.” And hit Submit

 

Please thank our sponsors!

The University of Iowa, Tipple School of Management
UofI PLATINUM SPONSOR: The programs of the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business are built on the principles of integrity, innovation, and impact. These three words describe and inspire what we do here at Iowa. It's what we call The Power of I. Iowans are known for their strong work ethic and at the Tippie College, it's no different. Our programs are challenging, and to succeed at Iowa, students must be dedicated and hard-working. But, it's about a lot more. It's about innovative programming and research that change the way we look at business. And, it's about the impact that we have on our students, our alumni, and our communities that demonstrate the value of the Tippie experience.
Alliant Energy
Alliant GOLD SPONSOR: Alliant Energy Corporation is a Midwest energy company with annual operating revenues of more than $3 billion. Our company is primarily engaged in electric generation and the distribution of electricity and natural gas. Alliant Energy serve approximately 1 million electric customers and 420,000 natural gas customers in Iowa and Wisconsin; has approximately 4,200 employees and more than 29,000 shareowners of record. Alliant Energy delivers the energy solutions and exceptional service that our customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Those solutions include building new gas-fired electricity generating stations, improving existing plants to meet new and existing state and federal standards, capturing the power of wind, investing in solar projects and educating and encouraging customers to adopt more energy-efficient practices.
ACT, Inc.
ACT red blue GOLD SPONSOR:  ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, ACT is trusted as the nation’s leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality achievement assessments grounded in more than 50 years of research and experience. ACT offers a uniquely integrated continuum of solutions that help people succeed from elementary school through career, providing insights that unlock potential. To learn more about ACT, go to www.act.org.
Transamerica
TA GOLD SPONSOR:  " With a history that dates back over 100 years, the Transamerica companies are recognized as leading providers of life insurance, savings and retirement and investment solutions, serving millions of customers throughout the United States and Canada.

Transamerica works to Transform Tomorrow® for those who entrust its dedicated professionals with their financial needs, helping them take the necessary steps to achieve their long-term goals and aspirations. Transamerica’s 10,000 employees serve nearly every customer segment, providing a broad range of quality life insurance and savings products, individual and group pension plans, as well as asset management services. In 2013, Transamerica fulfilled its promises to customers, paying over $6.5 billion in benefit claims, including return of premiums paid.

Transamerica’s corporate headquarters are based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Baltimore, Maryland. Transamerica employs nearly 150 in its Project Management Office throughout some of our major locations across the country. "

 
Pearson
Pearson_without_strapline_blue_rgb_hires_small SILVER SPONSOR: Pearson is working to deliver real results that break through the challenges in education today. Pearson partners with educators to develop new personalized ways of learning through effective, scalable assessment and instructional tools, enabled by technology and supported by services. Together, they are improving learning outcomes and transforming lives.
Modis
 Modis BRONZE SPONSOR: Every day, Modis helps top project management professionals just like you connect with exceptional companies. By staying right in the center of the ever-changing world of technology, Modis connects you with the very best temporary and permanent opportunities for a variety of roles. By keeping our finger on the pulse of the IT staffing industry, Modis keeps you up to date with the latest workforce trends and information that can help guide your Project Management career. We look forward to being a part of your success!
randstad technologies
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BRONZE SPONSOR:  Randstad Technologies creates the talent-driven strategies that help our clients stay competitive in the marketplace.  We understand that every business has a unique set of challenges and opportunities and we leverage our unique industry insights, honed through decades of experience in the technology sector, to deliver the talent and solutions necessary to achieve each client's specific goals.

As the third largest technology and solutions provider in the US, our track record speaks for itself.  From connecting clients to the expert technology talent they need, providing strategic technology consulting services, to jump-starting and completing stalled projects, or allowing them to outsource a fundamental technology function, we help companies become more efficient and reduce millions of dollars' worth of costs.  Backed by our high-impact professionals, we deliver tangible and meaningful results powered by solutions that help create, innovate and lead change.

Our focus on long-term partnerships- with both clients and candidates- helps us see our world at 360 degrees to continually refresh and deepen our industry expertise.  With this deep understanding we generate the solutions that match and surpass business and career objectives.

ShiveHattery
 Shive BRONZE SPONSOR: Shive-Hattery is a consulting architecture and engineering design services firm focusing on education, commercial, government, industry, healthcare and telecommunication clients. Recent area projects include Cedar Rapids Schools Educational Leadership Center; DuPont plant expansion; Westdale Mall Redevelopment, and Utilities for the new Children’s Hospital at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Shive-Hattery has been ranked Best Engineering Firm in the Corridor seven years in a row by the Corridor Business Journal and is nationally ranked 208 in Engineering News Record’s Top 500 firms and 22 in top engineering/architecture firms in Building Design and Construction’s 2013 Giants 300 Report.
St Ambrose University
 StAmbrose BRONZE SPONSOR: St. Ambrose University is known throughout Iowa and the Midwest for the excellence of its educational experience and the quality of its graduates. Professional Development at St. Ambrose University offers non-credit training programs in a variety of topics. Classes include Project Management, Leadership and Supervisory Skills, and Grant Writing. Customized training programs are also available. St. Ambrose University Professional Development is academically based with real world applicability. Graduate education at St. Ambrose University serves students and society by offering dynamic programs where knowledge and professional practice are advanced in a community of learners. St. Ambrose offers a broad range of master's degree programs to meet the growing need for well-trained professionals around the country. Programs include MBA, Organizational Leadership, IT Management, Accounting, and a Doctor of Business Administration.
NextEra Energy
NextEraEnergy DuaneArnold BRONZE SPONSOR:  NextEra Energy is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and is delivering clean energy solutions. In Iowa, NextEra Energy has a total capital investment of $2 billion, which includes nine wind energy centers, a wind repair facility, and Iowa’s only nuclear power plant, the Duane Arnold Energy Center. The Duane Arnold Energy Center supports $255 million of economic activity in Iowa every year and produces enough electricity to power 600,000 homes.
TekSystems  
 Tek BRONZE SPONSOR: People are at the heart of every successful business initiative. At TEKsystems, we understand people. Every year we deploy over 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our deep insights into human capital management enable us to help our clients achieve their business goals—while optimizing their IT workforce strategies.  With 106 locations throughout North America and local presence here in the Iowa market from the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines offices.  The areas of expertise we support are Applications, Network, Infrastructure, and Telecommunications through our IT Staffing and Services.  With 30 years of success TEKsystems has grown to be the number one IT Staffing and Services company.
Weitz
 Weitz Corridor Business Journal insert: The Weitz Company is a national full-service construction firm operating as general contractor, design-builder, and construction manager.  Customers gain all the benefits of industry knowledge, partnerships, and resources, when working with a company having 159 years of history.  Weitz serves the markets of commercial and industrial construction in Eastern Iowa and beyond, with 16 office across the United States, including Guam.   At Weitz, we focus on exciting the customer by taking care of cost, quality, schedule, and safety.  All of these combined benefits allow Weitz to provide solutions for your upcoming construction needs.
 
ShiveHattery  
Shive Corridor Business Journal insert: Shive-Hattery is a consulting architecture and engineering design services firm focusing on education, commercial, government, industry, healthcare and telecommunication clients. Recent area projects include Cedar Rapids Schools Educational Leadership Center; DuPont plant expansion; Westdale Mall Redevelopment, and Utilities for the new Children’s Hospital at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Shive-Hattery has been ranked Best Engineering Firm in the Corridor seven years in a row by the Corridor Business Journal and is nationally ranked 208 in Engineering News Record’s Top 500 firms and 22 in top engineering/architecture firms in Building Design and Construction’s 2013 Giants 300 Report.
Rockwell Collins  
RockwellCollins logo Brochure Printing:  Rockwell Collins, Inc. is a large United States-based international company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, primarily providing avionics and information technology systems and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers.
Kirkwood Hotel  
KirkwoodHotel logo In-kind Sponsor:  The Hotel is conveniently located just minutes from the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), Interstates 80 and 380, and U.S. Highway 30.
The Hotel's high service standards have once again earned the American Automobile Association (AAA) prestigious Four Diamond Award for lodging. The Hotel is the only Four Diamond award winner in Cedar Rapids and one of only three Four Diamond rated hotels in all of Iowa.

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