PMI Eastern Iowa

PDD 2019

12th Annual PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter

Professional Development Day

Friday, October 11, 2019

 

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Theme: Honoring Our Foundation, Leading the Way into the Future

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

 

Program Agenda:

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A very special PMI 50th Anniversary celebration will be offered to all the attendees during the PDD this year. 
Join us and get surprised!

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

 

 

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Speakers

michael veltriMorning Keynote Speaker - Michael Veltri
Michael Veltri is a leadership expert, battle-hardened business executive, and Nationwide Bestselling author. Recognizing that success in business and life is created by the daily decisions we make, Michael elevates teams, fuel-injects leadership, and improves business performance through better decision-making practices.

From ancient Japanese warriors to brain science, from business titans to academic research, Michael tapped wide-ranging resources to develop a groundbreaking model for better decision making that leads to exponential leadership growth and peak performance with balance, not burnout. Simple, elegant, and effective, Michael's approach has positively impacted some of the world’s most successful organizations, brands, and leaders.

Michael is also a cancer survivor, decorated U.S. Marine veteran, and master-instructor in classical Japanese martial arts. He brings his business savvy, martial arts discipline, and Marine Corps leadership to every keynote speech inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.

Check out Michael Veltri's promotional video here.  

Afternoon Keynote Speaker - Kenneth G. Brown, Ph.D.  Kenneth g brown
Ken Brown is Ralph L. Sheets Professor of Management and Associate Dean in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He also holds a complimentary appointment in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa. Brown has served as a Fulbright Specialist at Seoul National University and a visiting professor at Monash and Deakin Universities in Melbourne, Australia. He received a B.S. from University of Maryland College Park (1993) and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University (1999). 

Ken has published numerous articles related to management learning and leadership. His articles have appeared in leading management journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, and Decision Science. He edited the Cambridge Handbook for Workplace Training and Employee Development, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Learning and Education. He is an elected fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and Association of Psychological Science.

Ken has won numerous teaching awards including the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, which represents the highest level of achievement in teaching given at the University of Iowa. His Great Courses lectures on “Influence: Mastering Life’s Greatest Skill” have been sold all over the world. His textbook (coauthored with Greg Stewart) is published by Wiley and is titled, “Human Resource Management: Linking Strategy to Practice.” Ken also consults with both for-profit and non-profit organizations on strategic planning and the strategic use of employee learning and development.   

Morning and Afternoon Breakout Session Speaker - Leo Bertling, PMPBertling Photo

Leo Bertling has been PMP since Jan. 1997 and is a longtime member of the Eastern Iowa PMI chapter. He is currently employed by Pearson as a Manager in the Forecasting and Planning Group heading a database tools development team. 

His background which includes writing technical documentation, designing and conducting training classes, installation planning, onsite/telephone support for field techs and sales staff, flight training and search and rescue incident management.
 

Morning and Afternoon Breakout Session Speaker - Michael Perdunn, PMP MichaelPerdunn PMP

Michael Perdunn is a project manager, teacher, and speaker. He is leading OPPD's cybersecurity team through the vital job of protecting Omaha's electrical grid. Michael also consults with local companies on their cyber security effectiveness, facilitates training and development programs in project management, change management and team building, and is an instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

He earned a Master’s degree in Communications as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certifications.

Outside of work, Michael is active in the community as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with children in the child welfare system. Growing up in the UK, Michael became an avid soccer fan and still plays and coaches whenever he gets the chance.

 

 

Agenda

 

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
Michael Veltri "Decision-Making Mastery: How to Deliver Stunning Project Management Results

1.5

Strategic and business

9:30 -       10:00 AM Morning Break

10:00 -     12:00 PM        

Morning Breakout Sessions
PDUs

AM1 Michael Veltri

"Slaying the Project Management Dragon: Surprising, Unorthodox Approaches to Powerful Leadership Outcome

AM2 Leo Bertling, PMP 

"Apollo Root Cause Analysis

AM3 Michael Perdunn, PMP

"Change for the Better: Incorporating Kaizen into your PM practice - Kaizen simply means "change for better"."

2.0

Leadership  Technical Strategic
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
PDUs

PM1 Kenneth G. Brown, Ph.D.

"Communicating Effectively Based on the Science of Person Perception"

PM2 Leo Bertling, PMP

"Appolo Root Cause Analysis"

PM3 Michael Perdunn, PMP

"Change for the Better: Incorporating Kaizen into your PM practice - Kaizen simply means "change for better"."

2.0

Leadership  Technical Strategic 
 3:00 - 3:15 PM Afternoon Break    

3:15 - 4:45 PM                             

Closing Keynote Speaker   
 PDUs
Kenneth G. Brown, Ph.D.   "ATTiC: Big Picture Thinking about Influence and Persuasion"  

 1.5

Leadership

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Order Activity Title Hours Speaker Description Talent Triangle
1

AM Keynote: Decisionmaking mastery: How to deliver stunning project management results

1.50 Hours(s) Michael Veltri

Why do some project managers fail while others thrive? Because the best project managers have a decision making system to help them avoid and conquer common decision-making traps. From life or death decisions on the battlefield to the boardroom, Michael Veltri draws on his background as a battlehardened business executive and decorated U.S. Marine veteran to teach project managers better decision-making skills that deliver stunning results. His inspiring presentation delivers practical tools that can be used immediately to increase productivity and deliver bottom-line project management results.

You’ll learn to:

• Master the 5 most powerful decision-making solutions that you’ve never heard of; • Build a project management culture that celebrates fresh thinking and embraces new decisionmaking ideas;

• Implement better decision-making skills on a daily basis across all project management activities and roles;

Strategic and Business Management
2 AM1 Breakout: Slaying the Project Management Dragon: Surprising, Unorthodox Approaches to Powerful Leadership Outcome 2.00 Hours(s) Michael Veltri

With the “speed of business” evolving at an exponential rate, truly responsible leadership is difficult, and project managers need fresh and creative ideas to make the best leadership decisions possible — especially when the pace is fast, the stakes are high, and the outcome unclear. Michael Veltri weighs in with new and unique perspectives on this critical project management leadership challenge. In his energizing and inspiring presentation, Michael Veltri teaches project managers how to surpass leadership expectations — both their own and their organization’s — while slaying the project management dragon.

You’ll learn:

- Simple and effective leadership tools to complete projects on time and under budget;

- How the “3 x 15 Project Management Rule” can fuel-inject leadership;

- How to silence internal and external distractions to strengthen your “leadership muscle”;

Leadership
3 AM2 Breakout: Apollo Root Cause Analysis 2.00 Hours(s) Leo Bertling, PMP

Apollo Root Cause Analysis - A brief review of the 5 Why and Ishikawa diagrams. Then discuss why Apollo is very effective when the issues can manifest themselves through complex process chains. Breakout exercise for session participants on how to put an Apollo RCA together.

Business devotes a lot of energy to problem solving. For the issue at hand, the Holy Grail is to find THE ROOT CAUSE. To find THAT ONE THING that caused the problem. Problem identification will be straightforward at times.

A complex, intertwined work flow involving many people and departments can make problem identification difficult.

Now picture yourself being called to a meeting to review a costly problem. The issue is significant, equipment has been damaged and the production schedule is way behind. During the opening of the meeting, the leader says finding the “The Root Cause” is not the main concern. The meeting attendees all turn to look at the leader. This meeting is starting like no other problem-solving meeting you’ve been asked to attend.

Technical
4 AM3 Breakout: Change for the Better: Incorporating Kaizen into your PM practice - Kaizen simply means "change for better" 2.00 Hours(s) Michael Perdunn, PMP As leaders, we are always looking for ways to help teams adopt positive change. When Kaizen is applied through a consistent and sustained program of successful Kaizen events, it teaches employees to think differently about their work. Adding Kaizen as a skill creates tremendous long-term value by developing the culture that is needed for truly effective continuous improvement. Strategic and Business Management
5 Communicating Effectively Based on the Sicence of Person Perception 2.00 Hours(s) Kenneth G. Brown, Ph.D. Theory and research indicates that there are two fundamental dimensions to person perception, labeled in this workshop as competence and care. Those who are able to increase perceptions along these dimensions will be, in general, more effective in their efforts to lead others. Attendees will learn this framework and practice managing those perceptions in three contexts: Initial face-to-face introductions, ongoing project meetings, and formal data-intensive presentations. Leadership
6 AM2 Breakout: Apollo Root Cause Analysis 2.00 Hours(s) Leo Bertling, PMP

Apollo Root Cause Analysis - A brief review of the 5 Why and Ishikawa diagrams. Then discuss why Apollo is very effective when the issues can manifest themselves through complex process chains. Breakout exercise for session participants on how to put an Apollo RCA together.

Business devotes a lot of energy to problem solving. For the issue at hand, the Holy Grail is to find THE ROOT CAUSE. To find THAT ONE THING that caused the problem. Problem identification will be straightforward at times.

A complex, intertwined work flow involving many people and departments can make problem identification difficult.

Now picture yourself being called to a meeting to review a costly problem. The issue is significant, equipment has been damaged and the production schedule is way behind. During the opening of the meeting, the leader says finding the “The Root Cause” is not the main concern. The meeting attendees all turn to look at the leader. This meeting is starting like no other problem-solving meeting you’ve been asked to attend.

Technical
7 PM3 Breakout: Change for the Better: Incorporating Kaizen into your PM practice - Kaizen simply means "change for better" 2.00 Hours(s) Michael Perdunn, PMP As leaders, we are always looking for ways to help teams adopt positive change. When Kaizen is applied through a consistent and sustained program of successful Kaizen events, it teaches employees to think differently about their work. Adding Kaizen as a skill creates tremendous long-term value by developing the culture that is needed for truly effective continuous improvement. Strategic and Business Management
8 PM Keynote: ATTic: Big Picture Thinking about Influence and Persuasion 1.50 Hours(s) Kenneth G. Brown, Ph.D The session will present a research-based approach to understanding how to persuade others. The four components of the ATTiC model will be reviewed with both research evidence and practical examples, and attendees will be challenged to identify personal strengths and weaknesses and development a personal development plan. Leadership
 

 

 Please Thank Our Sponsors

If you'd like to become a sponsor, we are still accepting sponsors currently. Please contact our VP of Communications and Publicity.

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.
Upper Iowa Univiersity
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Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.

 

Pearson
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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.

Robert Half Technology
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SILVER SPONSOR:

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.

 

Shive-Hattery
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BRONZE SPONSOR:

As a client-intimate architecture and engineering design firm, Shive-Hattery goes beyond traditional design practices, offering customized solutions and support as a true extension of your staff. With focus in the education, commercial, government, industrial, and healthcare markets, Shive-Hattery has become a trusted advisor to many earning PSMJ’s Premier Award for client satisfaction every year since 2015.

Currently ranked #20 on the BD+C Giants 300 Engineering and Architecture firms list, Shive-Hattery has again earned a spot on the Engineering News Record Top 500 list for the 36th consecutive year. The firm has also been named the Best Architecture Firm and Best Engineering Firm by the Corridor Business Journal.

 MAXIMUS
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BRONZE SPONSOR:

Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People ®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit maximus.com.

Hills Bank
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BRONZE SPONSOR: 

Founded in Hills, Iowa in 1904, Hills Bank has been filled with insightful visionaries, determined co-workers, and loyal shareholders who have helped mold the rich culture and unique history we enjoy today. We have grown to become one of Iowa's largest independent banks and achieved this growth the old-fashioned way — by earning our customers' respect, one at a time. We were founded on the principle that banks should care about the people they serve and provide ways to help them prosper. With our large asset base and community orientation, we offer the advantages of a large regional bank while maintaining the responsiveness of a smaller community bank.

Centro Inc. 
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Since our founding in 1970, Centro has been singularly focused on custom rotational molding. We strive every day to live our mission of being “the Best Rotational Molding Company in the World”.  In addition to our commitment to retain the best associates at all levels in the organization, we have invested in state of the art equipment and tools to deliver the best custom rotationally molded products. As a testimony to our efforts, customers of nearly 50 years are still awarding us new business!  Centro has been ranked #5 by Plastic News amongst North America’s 10 largest Rotational molders.  Our headquarters are located in North Liberty, IA with 8 manufacturing locations.  We have also expanded to Brazil and have additional engineering services in Northern Ireland. For more information, visit centroinc.com 

 

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