Fall 2019 Project Management Symposium – Day 1 (10.21.19)

Fall 2019 Project Management Symposium – Day 1 (10.21.19)


$0 for PMI Montgomery County Chapter Members | $250 for Non-Members & Guests

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Symposium Theme: Project Management In The Digital Age

Date: Monday, October 21st 2019

Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring MD

Cost: $0 for PMI-MC Members, $250 for non-Members/Guests

PDU Talent Triangle Breakdown: 7 PDUs (2 Leadership, 3 Strategic, 2 Technical)

Day 1 Speaker Line-Up (Subject to Change & Growing):

Mr. David EpsteinHiring, Cultivating and Retaining the Workforce of the Future

*1st 300 arrived attendees receive complimentary hardcover copy of ‘Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World’

Speaker Bio: David Epstein is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World , and  The Sports Gene. He has masters degrees in environmental science and journalism and has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He lives in Washington, DC.

Presentation Abstract: Mr. Epstein will be sharing the secrets of hiring, cultivating and retaining a workforce with range. Audience-specific talks share essential guidance on:

  • Identifying (and not screening out) hires with the most potential to innovate
  • Forming teams that optimize the specific strengths of experts, generalists and, increasingly, AI
  • Reinvigorating creativity and ingenuity with outside perspectives
  • Improving decision-making and avoiding “the curse of expertise”


Dr. Al Zeitoun

Speaker Bio: Dr. Zeitoun has more than 30 years of global experiences in strategy execution, portfolio, program, and project management. In his recent position, as President of PM Solutions, his responsibility energized the global strategic direction and performance of this strategy execution consulting and capability development firm. His experiences span: leading organizations and standing their Enterprise Program Management Offices (EPMOs); directing PPM Methodology implementations; driving the leadership education and research activities and curricula for major global enterprises and institutions; and successfully executing complex global mega infrastructure, IT, and manufacturing strategies

Leadership Techniques (Lisa Hammer & David Newman) – Project Managers have Feelings too!

Speakers Bio: David B. Newman and Lisa Hammer are co-founders and principals of Leadership Techniques, LLC. Specializing in leadership and project management training and consulting, their public speaking experience has been expanded to include workshops at PMI’s SeminarsWorld®. While often asked to intervene in challenging scenarios, they always try to inject positivity and happiness into the environment and look to reduce stress for employees while driving results for all stakeholders.


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