Uptown Charlotte Community Meeting

May 17, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Byron's South End
101 West Worthington Avenue #110
Charlotte, NC 28203



Becoming a Company of One 

Presented by: Dr. Dale Callahan

In this talk Dale brings the audience to understand that we are all entrepreneurs. Even those who work for large companies each operate as a single company inside the larger. The result of this training has turned around people, groups, divisions, and in some cases entire companies as they start to understand the customers they serve and how  each person adds value to the corporation.

He has been a faculty member of entrepreneurship and director of the executive graduate program Information Engineering and Management since 2000. He has been a frequent speaker at business, corporate, and association functions.

He thinks differently about work. After all, the name of his book is Resumes are Worthless! While he has a few standard talking topics, he often speaks on the real view of work and how people can move from the over 50% of people who hate their work to those few who love what they do!

Dr. Callahan's Biography

Dale Callahan is a leading authority on winning at work. Combining the
skills in engineering, personal leadership, and business strategy, Dale
works with professionals helping them develop their entrepreneurial muscles to foster innovation and economic development. He is the director and faculty of the graduate program in engineering management at the University
of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also an active speaker for professional organizations, a blogger, a podcaster, and a serial entrepreneur.
As an engineer in industry, Dale has served in telecommunications,
automation, software development, and project management. As a
faculty he has been part of Electrical and Computer Engineering course
development, program development, and led an active research program in embedded systems and tracking. Most importantly, Dale provides education and resources to help invigorate engineering careers that have gone stale
by teaching how to find the right career path and win. His course in personal
entrepreneurship continues to be the flagship of the Information Engineering Management program by rekindling the fire and spirit of innovation engineers once felt, but found smothered after years of bureaucracy.
Dale lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife is Lea. He has four
children and two grandchildren. 

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 5:30 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 Friday 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.

2015 Chapter Meeting Fee Schedule:
(Advance pricing ends at noon on the Friday prior to the meeting.)

Members in Advance: $20
Non-Members in Advance: $25
All Attendees at the Door: $40

Students in Advance $12
Students 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 Member Registration
$12.00 Earlybird rate before May 16

$20.00 Student Guest Registration
$12.00 Earlybird rate before May 16

$40.00 Member Registration
$20.00 Earlybird rate before May 16

$40.00 Guest Registration
$25.00 Earlybird rate before May 16