PMI PPRC 2020 March Chapter Meeting


March 12, 2020
5:00 PM MDT - 8:00 PM MDT
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5580 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
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Networking: 5:00 - 5:30
Business Meeting: 5:30 - 6:00
Dinner: 5:45 - 6:30
Presentation 1: 6:00 - 7:00 - Managing Risk and Logistics at 14,115 feet 
Presentation 2: 7:00 - 8:00 - When to Lead and When to Manage 
Closing / Mentimeter / Drawings: 8:00 - 8:15

Session 1 (1 Strategic PDU):

Managing Risk and Logistics at 14,115 feet

Ever wonder what it takes to put on the Pikes Peak Marathon? The impressive 26.2 mile race summits Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet and traverses back down to finish in Manitou Springs and is considered one of the world's toughest marathons. Managing risk and logistics for the annual race is no easy feat. Ron Ilgen, the race director, has many considerations to plan for. How do you manage a volunteer staff? What are the logistics of hauling supplies up back roads or running hose down from the summit? How do you adjust for weather? Are all competitors fit enough to finish the race? Join Ron as he walks through his risk management approach and learn more about the unique application of Project Management in a non-traditional industry. 


After 30 years in IT management, Ron Ilgen was able to spend more time with his hobby jobs as a ski instructor for Vail Resorts, and as the president of the Pikes Peak Marathon non-profit organization. Since becoming the leader of the marathon organization, he has helped guide it from a small local race to being one of the world’s top five international mountain races. Ron is also the chairman of the Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.



Session 2 (1 Leadership PDU):

When to Lead and When to Manage

Today's competitive market requires the adoption of the manager-leader model. During this session, attendees will discover how to influence organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and drive positive and quality project results as a manager-leader. Attendees will learn how to promote innovation and improve team effectiveness, project quality, and reduce project costs. Learn more about the 4P+Pr+A equation and the importance of the equation in achieving project success.


  • Learn applicable methods to influence employee engagement for achieving superior project results
  • Gain a clear understanding of the manager-leader role and organizational citizenship behavior
  • Explore ways of creating a working culture that promotes employee engagement, innovative thinking, and results


Eric Dunham is a veteran project manager, business leader, college professor, and a doctorate candidate with over 30 years of professional experience. He holds the Project Management Institute's PMP and PMI-ACP certifications, is a Certified Scrum Master, licensed FAA Commercial Pilot, certified open water SCUBA instructor, and works with individuals and organizations in coaching and developing project managers and business leaders. As a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and an accomplished speaker, he inspires, educates, and lifts his audiences to put people back into the equation for the project and organizational success. Eric's professional experiences span across multiple industries, private and public sectors, project management, continuous process improvement, Six Sigma, and Kaizen practitioner, Agile and Scrum methodologies, and sales and business operations. The common thread of his experience is leadership. His passion is leading individuals, teams, and organizations through change, transformations, and project implementations. People and achieving results through people are what drives Eric and his actions. His people focus on achieving results, motivated Eric to pursue his doctorate's degree in management with an executive leadership concentration.


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 Chapter Ticket, Member
$30.00 Earlybird rate before March 5

$40.00 Chapter Ticket, Guest
$35.00 Earlybird rate before March 5

$300.00 Chapter Tickets, Table