2015 Professional Development Day

September 26, 2015
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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UNC Charlotte Center City
320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


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Morning Keynote: Ethics with David Gill

David is the Mockler Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology and Business Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a principal of EthicsBiz, an ethics and values consulting firm.

Lunch Keynote: Motivating Project Teams with Andy Crowe 

CEO of Aegis Ventures start-up. PMP, PgMP and PMI-ACP. CEO of Velociteach and author of multiple books in project management that have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide, and regular speaker in the management world.  

End Note: Joe Topinka presents Business Partnerships: Aligning Project Management with the Business Strategy

Recognized as a game-changing career CIO, his IT Business Partner Program™ has driven exponential business results consistently across industries by bridging the chasm between business stakeholders and IT organizations.

6 Tracks of Speakers including: 

  • Joe Little: Agile Project Management
  • Summer Ficorrotta: From Intuition to Fact: How Agile Impacts your Business
  • Tom Wessel: Using Agile & Lean Techniques to Effective Strategic Planning
  • Ann Neel: Are We There Yet? Determining When Requirements are Done
  • Phil Caputo: Leveraging Tools in Lean Six Sigma
  • Barbara Burkholder: Software Quality Management: It's More Than Testing!
  • Tom Wagner: Schedule Diagnostics, Quality & Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Sharon Conklin: Successful Project Engagement and Delivery in the Healthcare Setting
  • Leandre Adifon: Risk Management & Leadership
  • Mark Bruinooge: Queen City Forward, Non-Profit to Support Startups
  • Joe Griffin, and Others: Construction Project Management Panel
  • Juan Flowers: Effective & Strategic Training: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Say No Evil
  • Kim Hill & Mindy Bostick: Change Management: A look at the people side of a project
  • Brandon Conrad & Scott Sax: Simplifying the Change Management Processes within a PMO
  • Sonja Kassis Stetzler: From Average to Alpha: Communication Skills to Advance your Career
  • Barbara Burholder: Quality
  • Tom Henry: Microsoft Project Tips and Tricks
  • Tom Henry: Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) for Projects & Portfolio Management


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For visitors from outside the Charlotte area: 

A small block of rooms is being held at the Westin Hotel under PMI-Metrolina  on both 9/25/2015 and 9/26/2015. 

Room Single Rate $129.00
Executive Suites $229.00
Each Additional Person: $20.00 – for triples and quads
All room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, currently 15.25%.

For more information please contast ava.phillips@westin.com. 


$99.00 Member Ticket

$129.00 Guest Ticket

$50.00 Full Time Student, Retired or Unemployed

$50.00 Full Time Student, Retired or Unemployed