Uptown Charlotte Community Meeting

July 18, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Byron's South End
101 West Worthington Avenue #110
Charlotte, NC 28203

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Becoming A Leader

Paul Marks

Speaker:  Paul Marks

In July of 2009, Paul formed Over The Counter improv to teach leadership, public speaking, and quick thinking skills through improvisation and right brain thinking. By 2012, Paul was featured in an article for the Charlotte Observer regarding the benefits of improv in the corporate world; and, in 2013 he was selected as the Keynote speaker on leadership in New Orleans for 700 college students. He has worked with companies such as Wells Fargo, Ingersoll-Rand, Elevation Church, Novant Health and many others. As a top executive said at University Eye Associates, “Paul’s workshop had more laughter than at any function in our 35 year history” Welcome Paul Marks

OTC Improv prides itself on taking fun improv games and turning them into games/exercises that will yield tangible results for corporations. Whether the employees are conservative or outgoing, this workshop helps everyone discover methods to improve skills such as leadership, active listening, and innovation. 

Our first objective is to develop both sides of the brain through fun exercises and historical data that back up the validity of the process. This has a tremendous impact on a professional when they are giving a presentation or talking to their employees because they can elucidate their ideas and vision seamlessly.

Second, we want help each person to think outside the box to solve problems and create new business opportunities through the creative process. OTC improv is specifically designed to help everyone think quicker and more fully in the corporate environment.

Third, we want each person to realize the power of agreement. In other words, we have dozens of games that require team cooperation in order to work. These games help people realize how much more can be accomplished through listening and agreement. In fact, agreement (or YES AND as they call it in improv) is the cornerstone of every OTC improv game.

Finally, we hope to create a business atmosphere in which people have fun while improving their right brain skill set.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Chapter Meeting Presentations 
As a means of helping chapter and local community members who are certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) satisfy the continuing education requirements for re-certification, PMI Metrolina Chapter arranges its monthly meeting schedule to allow a 1.5 hour PDU training session to be incorporated into its normal meeting. 

Topics presented during these sessions are designed to not only satisfy the PDU requirement for re-certifying as a PMP, but to also provide wide appeal to people involved in project management regardless of whether or not they are certified PMPs. The 1.5-hour sessions meet the educational requirements to qualify for 1.5 PDU credits for maintaining PMP® certification or to meet the requirement for attending 35 hours of formal project management education prior to applying to sit for the PMP® exam. 

The sessions are open to all.

Important Chapter Meeting Information

Monthly PMI Metrolina Chapter Meetings:
PMI Metrolina Chapter holds it monthly chapter meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. We meet at Byron’s South End located at 101 West Worthington Avenue, Suite 110, Charlotte, NC, 28203. There is plenty of free parking, a light rail stop, and the location is close to uptown.

In order to keep our costs low and provide the best member value possible, we are required to provide our chapter meeting venue caterer with a headcount on the Friday prior to the meeting. It is for this reason that we have discounted pricing for advance registrants. In order to receive the advance registration pricing, you must register, and make payment, for the meeting online before noon on the Monday before the meeting. If you register for a chapter meeting and then later find you are unable to attend, please contact us by email before the start of the chapter meeting and we will perform a one time, no cost transfer of your registration to the following month's chapter meeting. If you register after the stated deadline, we cannot offer you the discounted price and must charge you the full price.

In order to qualify for student pricing, you must be a full time student and show your college/university ID at the door at registration.

In order to qualify for active duty military pricing, you must be currently enlisted and show your military ID at the door at registrration.

2017 Chapter Meeting Fee Schedule:
(Advance pricing ends at noon on the Monday prior to the meeting.)

Members in Advance: $20
Non-Members in Advance: $25
Members and Non-Members at the Door: $30

Students in Advance $12
Students at the Door $20

Active Duty Military in Advance $12

Active Duty Military at the Door $20

New Chapter Members Take Note:
Individuals join the chapter though the PMI website. It can take up to five (5) business days for PMI process a new chapter membership before it shows up in our chapter database. New chapter members will not be able to register for chapter meetings at the chapter member rate until that occurs. The chapter does not want you to wait until your membership is processed, before you attend a chapter meeting. New members who are not able to register for the chapter meeting as chapter members before the advance registration deadline should email vpmembership@pmi-metrolina.com. You must send your email before the advance registration deadline in order to be eligible for the member advance registration rate. Please attach a copy of your receipt from PMI to the email, showing that you have joined the chapter. If you follow these instructions, you will be charged the advance registration member rate for the chapter meeting. The Membership team will work with you to process your registration either over the phone or in person at the chapter meeting registration table.


$20.00 Student Registration
$12.00 Earlybird rate before July 17

$30.00 Member Registration
$20.00 Earlybird rate before July 17

$30.00 Guest Registration
$25.00 Earlybird rate before July 17