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
This one day program will enhance your project management skills and knowledge.
Community development consultant Monica Vernon spent 8 years on the Cedar Rapids City Council, six as Mayor Pro Tempore from 2008 through 2015. She served as Chair of the Council’s Community/Economic Development Committee and Chair of the Metropolitan Planning Organization where she worked with the cities and the towns of Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, R
Monica was instrumental in driving the successful recovery of Cedar Rapids after the historic 2008 flooding disaster. As part of the recovery efforts, Monica helped coordinate the recovery work with federal, state and local agencies, local not for profits, neighborhood organizations, local labor unions, and businesses to bring back housing, businesses, jobs and public facilities in the affected area that encompassed approximately 1/6 of the city.obins, Ely, Fairfax, Palo and as well as Linn County.
Joyce Layman is a national speaker, business coach, and author. As a former wallflower in the world of business networking, she knows firsthand what it takes to push past fear, create meaningful relationships, and build a powerful network. She has an entertaining ability to connect with the audience where they're at and motivate them to take action that gets results. At the continued prompting from audiences and clients, Joyce put her wisdom into book form with the release of Just Another Leap and did it again with Your Connecting Advantage.
Scott Carbonara held nearly 30 jobs since his first paper route when he was 8-years old. But he has spent much of the last 25 years practicing just 1 calling: he challenges people to imagine and create better lives for themselves and those around them. Scott is known as The Leadership Therapist, as he draws on his diverse background as an award-winning Family Therapist in the State of Michigan before transitioning into corporate America, where he served in a senior executive role as chief of staff for a multibillion dollar company.
Chad Kopitzke is an Xer stuck between two of the largest generations in American history—millennials on one side, boomers on the other. Through his background of managing internship programs on a state university campus, Chad has effectively played third party between companies and students. He hears what business leaders need and what keeps them up at night. And he understands today’s college students —
how they think and what they value.
Chad’s own mentors have been C-level corporate boomers, which means he can also relate to how they operate and what they expect. All of this places Chad at a unique vantage point in modern business culture. His focus is to help generations connect—rather than collide—for the sake of business growth.
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
PDUs 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
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
Leadership (10122018-05) Leadership (10122018-06) Strategic (10122018-07) 3:00 - 3:15 PM Afternoon Break
3:15 - 4:45 PM
Closing Keynote Speaker
PDUs 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
|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.|
|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.|
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.