PDD 2022


15th Annual PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter
Professional Development Day 2022

The Power of Project Management


 ***In-person and virtual attendance options are available.  

This year we will be offering a live stream of the event to provide additional options for our members based on your feedback. If you choose livestream option a link and password will be sent to you 24 hours before the start of event.

2022 Morning Keynote Speaker


Make Change Happen. You are in Charge.

Jackie Pelland and Courtney Smock

Change makers understand the powerful opportunities in the choices before them. In this keynote, we will share how project managers can use an understanding of both change and leadership to move projects through challenges. We will give you insights on how to make things happen when you are not the boss, but you are in charge.

2022 Session Breakout Speakers


Courtney Smock

The Change Experience

In this session, participants will be introduced to the change experience. We will view change through a project management lens - decision, impact & planning. Through the discussion in this session, participants will not only understand change better, but they will also understand their own experiences more. The intention of these insights is to help them lead projects more effectively.


Kim Laughridge

Live and Lead with Courage

Participants will gain additional confidence to live authentically and lead with courage. Through storytelling and practical tools/examples, participants will walk away with better insight into their core values, how to lean into those to show up authentically, build trust, and ultimately achieve greater success with their team, colleagues, and their own personal goals.


David Tominsky

Strategies and Technologies for Designing and Executing an Innovation Management Framework Inside Your Project/Program Management Organization

With a focus on strategy and technology, you will come away from this session with some additional tools, methods, strategies, and mindset to help create an Innovation Management Framework. Introducing these new ideas to your project organization, while experimenting with possible solutions, will help you execute new solutions and achieve measurable outcomes.

2022 Afternoon Keynote Speaker


Tim Hankewich

Nature of Creativity

Join Maestro Timothy Hankewich, music director of Orchestra Iowa, for a session exploring the unexpected processes and requirements for discovering creativity in your work settings. With stories, music, and the Maestro’s unmistakable laugh, participants will come away from this session with an understanding of how deliberate messages and unintended non-verbal cues leaders can inadvertently send to their employees can have lasting impacts.



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