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Timonium Dinner Meeting - 15 Traits of Top Performers by Erica Woods & Cate Murray

PMI Baltimore Chapter – Timonium Site Dinner Meeting

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic

15 Traits of top Performers

Want to be considered one of the best employees on your team? In your group? At your company? Looking for ideas on how you can improve your performance and be known as “one of the best?” Especially if you want to set yourself apart and grow within your organization, you’ll want to make every effort to establish yourself as a reliable, eager, competent and value-add professional! In this workshop, we’ll highlight our top 15 traits in becoming a top performer, which include being proactively helpful, providing unanticipated value, and having the mentality that building relationships with all internal and external stakeholders and providing superior customer service are part of every job description. 

Shaping Your Hiring Process to Attract Top Talent - Abstract

Managers run into various roadblocks when trying to identify, engage, screen and attract quality candidates to join their teams. It’s frustrating when it takes a considerable amount of time to identify strong candidates, and even more frustrating to then lose them during the process.

In this session, we’ll cover:

   Top 10 reasons we’ve seen clients lose good candidate

   Formula for a quality hiring process


   Primary motivators of technical candidates


   Key components for a quality job description


   Recommended exercises to improve process



Erica Woods is the Manager of IT Contractor Programs and Philanthropy at Apex Systems. Her focus is on overseeing programs, teams, communication channels, and other resources that support and add value to their National IT Contractor Community of 15,000+. Erica also oversees corporate philanthropy efforts and STEM/Tech4Good programs. She has 13+ years of experience in the IT staffing world and an MBA from Loyola University. She delivers Career Development webcasts and writes articles for Apex and the MSSQLTips.com online technical community, speaks at tech community conferences such as BA World/PM Summit, PMI PDD events and SQL Saturdays, and provides internal and external Team, Attitude, Performance, Career and Hiring Coaching. Erica also is a Co-Organizer for the Tampa and Baltimore Tech4Good groups, which are Tech Soup NetSquared groups that bring together technical folks looking for skills-based volunteering opportunities with nonprofits in need of technology help/guidance/troubleshooting.

Publications: https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlserverauthor/128/erica-woods/  



Cate Murray Practice Director, is responsible for managing our nationally-based talent acquisition strategies of the Apex Systems PMO practice, including leading the efforts for supporting the needs of our clients’ PMO. Throughout Cate’s 14+ year career in talent acquisition, Cate has performed various roles within recruiting and management, including leading the delivery function of our Ohio markets, managing a team of skill-based recruiters, and helping our clients source and attract teams of proven performers across the IT spectrum. Cate holds her PMP certification from PMI and she is a speaker at Project Summit*Business Analyst World conferences, as well as PMI and IIBA PDD events.


Meeting Location:

Liberatores Ristorante

9515 Deerco Rd 

Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093


5:30PM - 6:30PM - Check-in and networking

*We will be highlighting any people hiring and those that are looking.

6:30PM - 7:30PM  Dinner

 *Meal: Buffett with a meat, pasta and vegetarian selection 

7:30PM - 8:30PM - Presentation and Q&A


$39  PMI Baltimore Chapter Member

$41 Non-Member Cost (PMI Members of other Chapters use Discout Code PMI-Other)

Groups of 5 or more receive $2 discount

PMI Baltimore Chapter has a new registration system.  You must be signed into the website with your PMI.org login information to get the member pricing for this event! 

NOTE: To reduce costs, cancellations will only be issued a credit toward future event for the value paid.

Event Properties

Event Date 07-18-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 07-18-2019 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 05-29-2019
Cut off date 07-15-2019 5:30 pm
Individual Price $39 Member; Non-Member $41
No. of Strategic PDUs 1.0
PMI Event Number C078-20190718
Location (Click link for address) Liberatore's Ristorante

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
5 41.00
6 41.00
7 41.00