PPRC June 2018 Chapter Meeting

June 14, 2018
5:00 PM MDT to 8:00 PM MDT
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Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center
2886 S Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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5:00-6:00pm: The Non-Traditional Guide to Getting Started in Project Management, Chris Thompson
6:00-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:00pm: Business Meeting/Chapter Announcements
7:00-8:00pm: Transform Your Project Management Career, Kane Wai
8:00-8:10pm: Closing/Drawings

 Session 1 (1 Strategic PDU):

The Non-Traditional Guide to Getting Started in Project Management

Are you brand new to project management? Or maybe you are looking to make a career change into project management? Either way, you are faced with the same question...how do I get experience in project management when every job requires a PMP certification? And it gets further complicated if you do not work in IT or construction. Fear not, there is a path into project management even if you do not have experience or do not work in the "traditional PM" fields. In this session, we will create a plan for you to get started in project management and equip you with the tools to support your growth.

  1. How to find a non-traditional job that will be a foot in the door to earning experience in project management.
  2. How to develop core project management skills in a non-traditional role.
  3. How to find a mentor and why it will be the best career decision that you make.

Speaker:  Chris Thompson

 Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® with 9 years of experience leading projects and teams in ecommerce, software development, web development, and marketing. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Project Management from Colorado Christian University. Chris loves Jesus, his wife Emily of 12 years, his two boys Henry (5) and Arthur (2), snowboarding, espresso, and J.R.R Tolkien.

Session 2 (1 Strategic PDU):

Transform Your Project Management Career

Most of us stumble into project management and have become successful at it by necessity rather than careful planning. But that doesn’t mean you can continue to be successful without taking care of your project management career. The problem is, no one really knows how to plan a project management career because project management doesn’t typically show up on any organizational chart or career roadmap. This presentation will help attendees understand where they’ve been, where they are in their career and how they and the organization of which they are an integral part can establish a credible and beneficial career management model that will benefit both.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn to take an objective look at your professional history and identify the key areas of Project Management competency
  2. Learn to understand the job market for project managers and what they mean to your career
  3. Learn how keep your job change strategy current and viable

Speaker: Kane Wai, MBA, PMP, CSM, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ken Wai

Kane has more than 19 years of management and consulting experience implementing PMO solutions to large, complex and highly visible projects for his clients. He is currently responsible for assessing, tailoring and deploying project management offices on client engagement of more than $50M in revenue for Deloitte Consulting. Kane is also currently serving as the Vice President of Programs for the Dallas Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI).


10 Person/Seat Table Purchase Option:

PPRC is providing, to it's members, the option to purchase a 10-person/seat table at Chapter Meetings. For more information on the option and guidelines around a purchase, please visit the Multi-Seat Table Registration informational page.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

The PMI Pikes Peak Regional Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy is currently under revision. As per the approved revisions, cancellation of registrations for Chapter Meetings will be honored and refunds granted when the cancellation is completed/received by 11:59 PM seven business days before the event. 

You will be required to review and accept the current PMI Pikes Peak Regional Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy as part of your registration.  Please review it here.

Registration Questions:

Please contact the VP Communications for any registration questions or problems that you may have.

NOTE: If presentations are provided to PPRC for posting, they will be posted on the Presentation Archive page after the meeting.  Many are not provided.


$35.00 Member
$30.00 Earlybird rate before June 8

$40.00 Non-Members/Guest
$35.00 Earlybird rate before June 8

$300.00 10 Person Coupon Purchase. If the table has fewer than 10 people attending then no refunds or reassign to future meetings for the empty seats. A coupon code will be sent to you for distribution to all to use for individual registration.