2018 Professional Development Day

11th Annual PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter

Professional Development Day

Friday, October 12, 2018

Theme:  Rising Up, Stronger Together

Double Tree by Hilton

350 1st Avenue, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


Program Agenda:

This one day program will enhance your project management skills and knowledge.



7:15 - 7:50 AM Registration and Breakfast
7:50 - 8:00 AM Welcome and Sponsor Announcement

8:00 - 9:30 AM 

Morning Keynote Speaker
Monica Vernon  "Project Management Under Pressure"  (10122018-01)



9:30 - 10:00 AM Morning Break

10:00 - 12:00 PM

Morning Breakout Sessions

AM1 Joyce Layman

"The Networking Shift, A Deep Dive" 

AM2 Scott Carbonara 

"Thriving in Times of Change" 

AM3 Chad Kopitzke

"Generations Collide"


Leadership (10122018-02) Leadership (10122018-03) Strategic (10122018-04)
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

PM1 Joyce Layman

"The Networking Shift, A Deep Dive"

PM2 Scott Carbonara

"Thriving in Times of Change"

PM3 Chad Kopitzke

"Generations Collide"


Leadership (10122018-05) Leadership (10122018-06) Strategic (10122018-07)
 3:00 - 3:15 PM Afternoon Break    

3:15 - 4:45 PM  

Closing Keynote Speaker   
Scott Carbonara   "Getting It Right When It Matters Most"  (10122018-08)



This event includes breakfast and lunch at Double Tree by Hilton      Attend the entire day and earn 7 PDUs


 Please Thank Our Sponsors

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.


Alliant Energy


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.

Robert Half Technology
Robert Half


Technology doesn't change the world. People do.As a technology staffing firm, we can't think of a more fitting mantra. We're extreme believers in technology and the incredible things it can do. But we know that behind every smart piece of software, every powerful processor, and every brilliant line of code is an even more brilliant person.The intersection of technology and people —it's where we live. Backed by more than 65 years of experience, Robert Half Technology is a leader among IT staffing agencies. Whether you're looking to hire experienced technology talent or find the best technology jobs, we are your IT expert to call. Call us today at (319) 362-8606.

Pearson 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.


 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.
NextEra Enercy
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.
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.

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