Uptown Charlotte Meeting

April 17, 2018
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Wells Fargo Connections at The Green
435 S Tryon St, Unit 200
Charlotte, NC 28202

TOPIC: From Yoga Master to Scrum Master

(see updated parking information below)


LOCATION: The Green 425 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte



  • The Green - underground parking deck (map & building information in the link below:).
  • $5 Parking Vouchers will be provided to all attendees at the meeting - be sure to pick one up when you register.
  • The vouchers will cover entry to the parking deck from 5p
  • Those entering prior to 5p will have to pay $5 in addition to the utilizing the voucher


Paul Naso

Paul has an interest in sharing his passion and experience for both project management and yoga.  He is equally experienced in both practices and has been successful in incorporating both.  He has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, is a certified instructor by Yoga Alliance, and teaches at various YMCA's in Charlotte and Carmel Club.
After 10 years as a student, he completed 200 hours of teacher training to become certified in Vinyasa Yoga through Yoga Alliance. Through this experience, he has learned to further appreciate the ability to turn on the mind, body, and spirit connection. As a result, he has continued to practice yoga on his personal journey toward a better life. This has helped to navigate stressful and challenging moments and stay centered during his professional career in Information Technology Management. 
He has allowed his enthusiasm, inquisitiveness, and steady calmness to flow through his ever changing and evolving practice and look forward to sharing this with others on and off the mat.  Including offering private, customized programs for corporations, business executives, and leaders at all levels.
In addition, He is a professional with over 20 years experience both as an individual contributor and executive for various Information Technology solution providers in the global marketplace. Prior roles include Developer/System Engineer, Account Manager, Project/Program Manager, VP of Sales and Marketing, and Partner. Experience across a wide range of vertical industry sectors with public, private, and government organizations including early stage through Fortune 50 enterprises.

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. 

PDU Category: Technical

POC: uptown@pmi-metrolina.com

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 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. 

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.


$30.00 Guest Registration
$25.00 Earlybird rate before April 16

$20.00 Student Registration
$12.00 Earlybird rate before April 16

$30.00 Member Registration
$20.00 Earlybird rate before April 16