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Ignite Project Management Excellence Virtual Development Day

Dec 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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PMI Baltimore Chapter – Virtual Training Session, Development Day

Title: Ignite Project Management Excellence

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $50 for members; $60 for non-members.

You must be logged in as a member to receive the member discount; no credits will be provided if you are not logged in. There will be no refunds or credits issued for this meeting.

PDUs: This educational event qualifies for 6 PDUs.

Online Access: On December 5, 2023 you will be sent the URL to join the meeting from If you don’t receive the login info, please check your spam

Meeting: 8:45am: Log in and join the session — 9:00am – 5:00pm: Ignite Project Excellence


Learn, get inspired by others, and earn PDUs at our first multi-chapter cooperative Professional Development Day! Eight chapters have combined their resources to create what promises to be an exciting and educational one-day, virtual event.

The packed agenda includes:

  • Keynote Address from David Barret, founder of, on “Strategic Thinking for Your Work, Your Career, and Your Life”
  • Three tracks to choose from with nine speakers covering all sides of the Talent Triangle
  • An Executive Panel Discussion
  • Event-wide coffee chat sessions covering fifteen different discussion topics

The nine speakers include:

  • Eric Bloom on “What Project Managers Should Know About Strategic Development” (Business Acumen)
  • Nan Gesche on “Managing Difficult Conversations” (Power Skills)
  • Panayiotis Melas on “Change Begets Change” (Ways of Working)
  • Jenny Fowler on “How to Build Your Project Management Influence” (Business Acumen)
  • Eric Bloom on “Brainstorming Techniques That Get Great Results” (Power Skills)
  • Amber McMillan on “The Transformative Influence of AI on Project Management” (Ways of Working)
  • Sinikka Waugh on “Empowering Changemakers” (Business Acumen)
  • Lisa DiTullo on “The Project Coach: How to Stretch and Develop Others While Getting Work Done” (Power Skills)
  • Aina Alive on “Agile Portfolio Management: Transforming Business Strategies into Client-Centric Outcomes” (Ways of Working)

There will be two Discussion Group Sessions of 25 minutes each covering the following topics:

  • How to Manage Projects When They Don’t Value Project Managers?
  • What are the essential elements of Project Leadership?
  • Where do PMs fit into Scaled Agile Framework?
  • What are the key steps to a successful agile implementation?
  • How do you manage difficult stakeholders?
  • What is the secret to a strong Project Sponsor Relationship?
  • How can we add a fun element to our Project Team?
  • What is next – after Project Management?
  • What is the secret to great Communication with a Project Team?
  • How does a Project Manager lead up to Senior Management?



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Dec 6, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This educational event qualifies for 6 PDUs
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12-5-2023 2:00pm
Online Access: On December 5, 2023 you will be sent the URL to join the session from If you don't receive the login info, please check your spam

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PMI Baltimore Chapter is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Project Managers and promoting professionalism in Project Management. As the Baltimore Chapter is a Registered Education Provider with PMI, you can obtain PDUs (Professional Development Units) by attending chapter meetings and sponsored functions. See our page which is All About PDUs!
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