PMI Eastern Iowa

Past Events

Date  Program 



 2/12/2015  Franklin Covey How to Achieve Your Top Priorities    Anne Plotz
 3/12/2015  Vendor Management Organizations    Prashant Vijay 
 4/9/2015  Connect with Kirkwood Students  

 Jim Off

 Sandy O'Brien

5/14/2015 Working Agile in a Waterfall World   Brennan Russell
6/11/2015 Demystifying Global Delivery – A Vendor’s Perspective  

Kiran Sullia

Nata Kumaraswamy

7/9/2015 Business Requirements Gathering and Writing   Kimberly Bauer
8/13/2015 Working Agile in a Waterfall World   Brennan Russell

Communication Skills/Public Speaking -

What to do, not do, and behind the scenes insight into the news biz

  Ashley Hinson

2015 Professional Development Day -

Energize Your Profession


6.75 PDUs

 Alliant Energy Staff

 Kent Stock

 Bob Chiusano

11/12/2015 Project Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management Technical Angela Bauer Wisner
12/10/2015 PMI Talent Triangle Update Technical Greg M. Laffey
2/11/2016 What's at Stake? Integrating Stakeholder Management To Drive Project Success Technical Greg M. Laffey
3/10/2016 Using Working Styles to Assemble a Synergistic Team Leadership Anne Plotz
4/14/2016 2016 PMI Project Management Education Summit Technical Chapter Leadership
5/12/2016 Membership, it's all about YOU! Leadership Patty Collins
Carol Scherrman
Stephen Simmons
6/9/2016 Managing complex projects in remote locations Technical Mike Ball
7/14/2016 Create Your Best Life

Strategic &

Business Mgmt

Jim Burke
Quinn Pettifer
 08/11/16 Accountability’s Role in the Project Triangle: The Key to Strengthening Productivity Leadership  Dr. Deb Oliver
 09/08/16  Risk - Why Take It  Technical  Paul Wood
 10/14/16  Professional Development Day  Various - 7 hours  Various
 11/10/16  Transformation Management Office (TMO) in driving critical and strategic work  Strategic & Business Mgmt Janet Godwin
01/12/17 Refueling Outages as a Project Technical Tom Vehec
02/09/17 High Performance Work Organizations - What, Why, and How Strategic & Business Mgmt Gale Mote
03/09/17 How to Think About Statistics Strategic & Business Mgmt Mark Latta
04/06/17 2017 PMI Project Management Education Summit Technical PMI Leadership Team
05/11/17 Strategies for successful transitions in Project Management Strategic & Business Mgmt Rochelle Claude Kotar
05/24/17 Strategies for successful transitions in Project Management Strategic & Business Mgmt Rochelle Claude Kotar
06/08/17 Employee Engagement - What is it, what is your role, and what are the key factors? Leadership Ginny Wilson-Peters
06/22/17 Big Grove Project Leadership Owner & Staff
07/13/17 Resource Recovery and Waste Management Strategic & Business Mgmt Jason Evans
08/10/17 Continuous education for project management professionals in the Corridor Strategic & Business Mgmt Dawn Kluber
Alliant Energy’s Big Cedar Industrial Center – Driving
Economic Development
Strategic & Business Mgmt Jeff Hoefer with Alliant Energy
11/9/17 Economic Development" Brian Crown - Economic Alliance about Cedar Rapids   Strategic & Business Management  
1/11/18 The Ball Flow Game  Strategic & Business Management Terri Riegel
2/8/18 Secrets to fight the sugar cravings  N/A Alina Warner
3/8/18 Building Powerful Teams, Collaborate to Dominate  Leadership Bob Chiusano
3/21/18 Cedar Falls: Secrets to fight the sugar cravings  N/A Alina Warner
4/19/18 2018 PMI Project Management Education Summit,  Technical PMI Leadership team
5/10/18 Evolution of NewBoCo, Strategic & Business Management Nate Adams
5/23/18 The Art and Science of Negotiations  Strategic/Leadership Dr. Russell Guay
6/14/18 The Ball Flow Game,  Strategic & Business Management Terri Riegel
6/20/18 Speed Networking  Leadership Saeko VonBehren
7/12/18 Keep Calm and Carry On Stress Management  N/A Alina Warner
8/9/18 PM Skills in the Entrepreneurship World,  Strategic & Business Management Alina Warner
9/13/18 Cedar Ridge Tour, free event  Strategic & Business Management  
11.8.18 Tips and Tricks to tame the schedule monster  Technical Phil Braun & Mitch Golde
1/10/2019 Your Resume: Ticket to a Promotion/Interview/Professional Development Strategic and Business Management Norma Jean Havlik-Smith
2/14/2019 Lessons Learned from Leadership Iowa and Projects at New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative Technical David Tominsky
3/14/2019 How to market yourself and trending for the project managers in the Corridor area Strategic and Business Management Eric Halter, Senior Recruiter, Robert Half Technology
4/10/2019 Your Resume: Ticket to a Promotion/Interview/Professional Development Strategy and Business Management Norma Jean Havlik-Smith
4/11/2019 2019 PMI Project Management Education Summit Technical PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter Leadership Team
5/9/2019 Grit to Greatness: A Leadership Journey Leadership Jeanne Heil, DTM, Immediate Past District Director
6/13/2019 Starting a New Company Strategic and Business Management Mike Ball, PMP
7/11/2019 Panel Discussion with local Program Manager experts Strategic and Business Management Amy Rupp, Cassie Rochholz, and Teresa Davis
8/8/2019 Unlocking the Mysteries of Lean……… the Office Technical Dr. Deb Oliver, Executive Director 
9/12/2019 Are You Prepared to Bounce Back? Leadership Gale Mote, MBA, CPLP, Trainer and Organizational Development Consultant
11/14/2019 More Effective Leadership through Solid Goal Setting Leadership Lisa Persels, PMP
1/9/2020 Your personal brand: Embrace the power of you. Leadership Dr. Lynn Maternach 
2/13/2020 Cultivating Iowa’s Talent Continuum with the ABI Foundation Strategic and Business Management Jessi (Steward) McQuerrey
3/12/2020 Impact Leadership Theresa Mickelson, DTM
6/11/2020 How to use BUSINESS ANALYSIS to Hedge Job Uncertainty Technical Laura Paton, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP, IIBA-AAC, CSM
7/09/2020 Due to COVID-19, Many Employees Are Becoming Remote. Did We Lose Sight of Our Work? Leadership Douglas Williams, PhD, PMP
7/28/2020 Protect your Project during the Pandemic and Beyond Leadership (0.5), Business and Strategic (0.5) Bernadette Donnelly, PMP

Disciplined Agile (DA) Toolkit Overview


Jonathan Lee, PMP, DALSM, CDAI, CSM


Collaboration Tools for Remote Project Management

Technical Karen Lewis, PMP, Behram Kasad, PMP and UFG Team

The Flavors of Agile: Who’s Who of Certifications

Technical Terrance Lynn Knecht, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP

The Future of Work: Corporate Innovation, Coworking, and Collaboration

Strategic and Business Management

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo)
- David Tominsky - Chief Relationship Officer
- Jennifer Murphy - Director of Innovation
- John Foster - Vault Coworking Community Manager
- Rob Merritt - Director of Communication


Leadership for Remote Work in Today's New Virtual World

Leadership Natalie Steck

Scrum vs. Kanban: Which Works Best Where?


NK Shrivastava PMP, RMP, ACP, CSP, SPC4
CEO/Lead Instructor/Enterprise Agile Coach


Evolution of the Prehistoric Sticky Note

 Technical Brandon Conrad, Product Manager, MatchWare Inc

2021 PMI Eastern Iowa Education Summit

Technical PMI Eastern Iowa Leadership Team

How do you make uncomfortable situation comfortable?

Technical (0.5)
Leadership (0.25)
Strategic and Business Management (0.25)

Mike Gregory, NSA, CVP, MBA, MS, ASA, CVA

Change Blows: Leading through the mess

Leadership Courtney Smock
8/12/21 Home Base Iowa, linking between veterans and their families with opportunities in the state of Iowa Strategic and Business Management Gary Sharp, Command Chief Master Sergeant, USAF Retired – Iowa Workforce Development; Home Base Iowa Program Manager
9/10/21 Annual Professional Development Day, no monthly program Various  

Wicked Problem Solving®- An Overview of How to Make Problems More Visible and Lead better Meetings


Technical Jenn Lohrer, PMP, PMO Manager, /MediRevv a Tegria Company
/11/11/21 Overview of UWECI and what they do in our community and Report Out of PMIEIC Hygine Kits Social Good Efforts for United Way Strategic and Business Management Karey Chase, MPA, Director of Community Impact, United Way of East Central Iowa

PM Metrics, Key Performance Indicators and Dashboards

Technical (0.75)
Strategic and Business Management (0.25)
Dr. Harold Kerzner, ILL

Toxic Leadership: Why It Happens and How to Stop It


Leadership Stephen Courtright, PhD, Director of Executive Education and Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business
3/10/22 Transitioning Program Manager Skills from Military Life to the Civilian World   Leadership Joshua Pollak, PMP, Senior Program Manager at Collins Aerospace
4/14/22 2022 PMI Project Management Education Summit Technical  PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter Leadership Team
5/12/22 Becoming  A Wholehearted Leader Leadership  Jennifer Zach, Zach Coaching
6/9/22 Brainstorming - Tools and Techniques for Idea Development Technical Harry Rever
7/14/22 Cedar Rapids Airport Terminal Modernization Project Technical Todd Gibbs, Operations Director
8/11/22 Promoting the Growth of Solar Energy in Iowa Technical  Genie Maybanks, Executive Director
9/8/22 Lion Bridge Brewing Company N/A Quinton McClain, Founder & Owner

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