Past Events

Focus on the 5th Question
September 13, 2022
 
Why do 85% of business leaders believe in-person and virtual events are essential to their company’s success? One word - networking.
Do we exchange business cards? Do we make small talk? Yes. But does that type of exchange really make up the long-term relationships that convert to sales time and time again? No! So - What if we had a way to push beyond the small talk? What if we had a way to expedite the move from conversation to connection? What if we had a way to empower our people to stand above the crowd? What if we have the 5th QUESTION?
 
In this engaging and entertaining session, Gina Glover leads attendees on a journey to not only uncover but to master the 5th question. She helps your people move beyond the standard and often mundane networking conversation to the connections that convert to sales. From her years of experience as a career coach and highly-skilled networker, Gina guides her audiences on what they must do before, during and after the event.

Learning Objectives:

  • The critical elements of all effective 5th questions
  • How to get past those inevitable uncomfortable moments
  • How to apply follow up strategies after the event to strengthen every new connection they make

Location: HUMANA - 1100 Employers Blvd DePere, WI (note: GPS may use Green Bay as the city)

Cost:  Onsite - $40 Non-Members; $30 Members

           Webcast - $20 Non-Members; $15 Members

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Onsite Schedule:
5:30 PM -Registration
5:30 PM -New Member Orientation
6:00 PM -Dinner
6:30 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speakers Present
8:00 PM -Closing
 

Webcast Schedule:

6:00 PM -Webcast Opens
6:30 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speakers Present
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Gina Glover

 

Gina Glover is a professional speaker and career coach who writes and talks about communication, networking, and career change. She’s worked in and with corporations, small businesses, associations and non-profits. She’s a graduate of Ferris State University (Go Bulldogs!) and has been in the Fox Valley area since 1996. In addition to speaking and coaching, she’s working on her first book Navigating SHIFT Creek and also on a quest to run a race in every state in the U.S. Gina’s mission is to connect with people from all walks of life, to share stories that help them see for themselves the lives they can create.

 

Immersive Agile Learning
March 8, 2022
 
Target's Immersive Learning program has stemmed from many challenges in their project management practices, such as:
  • Existence of Zombie projects and programs 
  • Need for moving more quickly 
  • Drive for Removing silos 
  • and more....

Learning Objectives:

  • Where the Target environment began
  • Our First Immersive Learning Environment
  • Key IT Changes
  • Evolution and Change
  • A New Frontier (Impacts of COVID-19)
  • How can you get started?
  • A Sucess Story

Cost: $5.00 Non-Members; FREE for Members

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

 

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:40 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

 Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Michaele Gardner

Michaele GardnerMichaele is a Lead Agile Coach at Target. Her background includes being a COBOL Developer, XP Java Developer, Business Analyst and Project Manager. She is experienced in executing classic Systems Development Life Cycle projects, as well as Agile delivery frameworks while building an Agile Mindset. As a coach in Target’s Immersive Learning Environment (aka: The Dojo) she has experience helping over 80 teams frame up value statements while delivering in an predictable manner.  In her free time, she teaches at the University of St. Thomas in the Master’s of Software Engineering and Information Systems. She truly enjoys spreading ideas around how we can help teams learn and deliver cool things together. All while having fun!

Speed Networking
January 11, 2022

 

NetworkingLast year’s PMI-NEW Networking Event was a huge success. So we are doing it again! PMI-NEW is holding a virtual “Speed Networking” event on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. The networking activity will begin at 7:00pm, unless the business portion ends early, and end about 8:00pm.

Speed Networking is designed to breakout attendees into smaller groups multiple times during the event to share their thoughts and discuss topics presented for each breakout session. Attendees can share wisdom and experiences, as well as ask questions of the others in their breakout session. The topics will be varied, from lessons learned and new tools & techniques to continuing education and the value of certifications. Each breakout session will be a random mix of different participants. Something for everyone!

Feel free to enjoy a beverage of choice (optional) while you participate in this fun and interactive session!

 

Cost: $5 for non-members, FREE for PMI Members

Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Logon/Arrival
6:40 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Networking Sessions Begin
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 0.5 Technical & 0.5 Leadership

 

 
 

Exploring Wicked Problem Solving
February 8, 2022
 

For years, PMI has equipped project managers with the tools to plan and execute on solutions that make a difference. Now, in partnership with technology pioneer, Tom Wujec, PMI introduces a complimentary course offering a proven process with an adaptable, scalable approach for PMs to employ in solving even the most Wicked problems. The Wicked Problem Solving course, combined with the rigor of PMI Standards employed by our nearly three million members around the globe, is a gamechanger.

We invite you to join us this February for an overview of the Wicked Problem Solving course experience, led by PMI Northeastern WI President, Teresa Watry. Teresa will share her experience taking the course and offer insights from a learner’s perspective on how you can employ Wicked Problem Solving (WPS) techniques in your organization by putting your focus on the right plays.

Join us to learn:

  • What are “Wicked Problems”?
  • How the new PMI micro-certification in Wicked Problem Solving can position you to tackle even the toughest problems on the job.
  • Tips & tricks for making the most out of the course

Location: Badger State Brewing, 990 Tony Canadeo Run, Green Bay, WI 54304

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Cost: Onsite - $25 Non-Members; $20 Members, Webcast - $15 Non-Members; $10 Members

Onsite Schedule:

5:30 PM -Arrival/Networking
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:40 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing

PDUs: 1.0

 

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Teresa Watry, PMI-NEW President

TeresaWatryTeresa is recognized for her passionate pursuit of operational excellence and strategic growth. After several years as our Vice President of Operations, she was recently elected President of PMI Northeastern Wisconsin. By day, she specializes in portfolio & program management in the mortgage finance industry, leading enterprise transformation and supporting the growth and development of the project professionals around her. In her time with PMI, Teresa has supported the PMI 2.0 and 4.0 strategies, exploring and operationalizing new ways to promote PMI standards across the PM community and navigate the changing landscape of the #projecteconomy. Teresa has served PMI since 2016. In addition, she is an enthusiastic advocate for special needs education and financial literacy, serving in an advisory role with the Wisconsin DPI. At home, she enjoys adventures with her 2 boys, teaching & learning from them as often as possible. Teresa holds a BA in Behavioral Psychology, a Project Management Lead certificate from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is an Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) certified by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

 

Panel Discussion: Project Management Practices
October 12, 2021
 

Project Management Practices come in all shapes and sizes, some are big and complex and some are succinct and simple. Every company (and every project manager) operates a bit differently. Some companies have strict guidelines that must be followed and some encourage adjusting processes to fit the situation.

PMI is an organization where we can learn from our peers. And this is a perfect opportunity! At our October chapter meeting, three members of our chapter, each working for a different local company, will answer questions and share information about the processes applied in their companies related to project management support of strategic efforts, change management, onboarding of new Project Managers and other activities. Our session will be moderated by another member of our PMI-NEW chapter who will share perspectives from her experience.

Our panel members will answer questions proposed to them by the moderator. We will take additional questions from the meeting attendees, time permitting.

The past several Panel Discussions have proven very popular and we expect this Panel Discussion to be equally well received! Please join us.

Cost: $15.00

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:40 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing

PDUs: 1.0

Panel Members:

Ruth WiegardRuth Wiegand
Project Manager IV (Consultant) - Kimberly Clark

Rue Wiegand is a multi-talented business professional whose career has included management; project management; scrum/agile; EPM administrator; analysis; business ownership; user interface designer/development; graphic design; art direction; software training; and photography. She holds a Master of Science in Project Management and a Master of Arts in Management from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from UW-Milwaukee and is she is a certified scrum master. Rue excels in idea generation, organization, strategic planning, and solutions that meet and exceed desired business goals. Rue values relationship building with work teams and in her off-time you can find her camping, snowmobiling, or riding her Spyder across the Midwest.

 

 

Matthew KirchmanMatthew Kirchman
Director, Digital Technology Program Management and Vendor Management - Oshkosh Corporation

Matt Kirchman has been building, launching, and leading PMOs for over 20 years in a variety of industries including financial services, securities exchange, construction, and manufacturing. Though project management has been his primary focus, he’s also had the opportunity to lead security, facilities, fleet management, and procurement organizations. Matt is currently the Director of Digital Technology Program Management and Vendor & Asset Management at Oshkosh Corporation, where his teams support a variety of initiatives that are driving the Company’s digital transformation.

 

 

 

Heather AckeretHeather Ackeret
Sr. Manager – Program Management, Kitchen Fixtures & Faucets - Kohler Co.

Heather Ackeret is an experienced global manager with a demonstrated history of building teams and managing change and holds a BS in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering from UW-Milwaukee. Skilled in Prosci Change Management, Manufacturing Operations, Supplier and Quality Management; she currently leads a team of New Product Development Program Managers at Kohler Co. A Wisconsin native, she loves spending time with her family while camping, running, and exploring the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

Moderator:

Monica ClaussMonica Clauss
Senior Project Manager - Associated Bank

Monica started her career in banking in college as a teller, then loan assistant and ultimately landed a role in commercial lending after college as a credit analyst and portfolio manager. After earning her MBA, she began exploring career options and became interested in project management. A significant project involving a new commercial lending application was the gateway to her project management career. Since then, Monica has earned her PMP and has led projects of all sizes and complexities at Associated Bank including large upgrades and implementations spanning lines of business.

 

 

9/11 and Beyond
September 14, 2021
 

September 11th, 2001 was a gorgeous day in Washington, DC. Within 2 hours of getting to work and meeting with my team, everything changed. Not only for us but for everyone in America. On that day and the months that followed, I learned a lot about myself and the people around me about courage, commitment, and the ingenuity of Americans that have a purpose and want to make a difference. They are lessons any leader can use to lead better, get more done, and leave a legacy

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply strategies to decrease conflict within teams
  • Break down barriers to communication in order to increase effectiveness
  • Understand and apply the underpinnings of leadership and human relations

Cost: $15.00

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:40 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing

PDUs: 1.0

 

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Charles "Chip" Lutz

Chip Lutz is a retired Naval Officer and under his command as Commanding Officer of two different Naval facilities, both his teams received national recognition for setting new standards of service while maintaining high morale and high retention among team members. He also knows about meeting critical objectives during stressful conditions – having served as the Director of Security for Naval District Washington, DC during September 11th, 2001 – where he was responsible for the safety and security of 25 thousand people on 6 different Naval installations in the National Capital Region.

Chip is the author of 5 books and adjunct faculty for two colleges. He has earned the Certified Speaking Professional Designation (CSP) from the National Speaker's Association and the Certified Humor Professional Designation (CHP) from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

 

Speaker Website: http://www.unconventionalleader.com/

 

 

Build Trusting and Engaging Teams
April 13, 2021
 

Sponsored by PMI-NEW & PMI Madison/South Central Wisconsin

TeamworkTeams function best when the people on the team trust each other. When you trust each other, real work gets done.

Learn how to: get the right people on your team, lead them to trust early, and engage them sooner and more effectively. In this interactive session, we’ll go beyond traditional “ice-breakers” and have you prepped with tools for your toolkit you can start using immediately!

After attending this webinar you will be able to:

  • Use the 7 Rs of communicating in uncertain times
  • Employ the 3 Steps to Get to Trust Quickly
  • Learn the value of Reap, Deep, and Keep -- a model for high-performing teams

View/Download the presentation slide deck 

Cost: $10.00

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Webcast Opens
6:45 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Speaker Presents
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Roger WolkoffRoger Wolkoff

Roger is a motivational speaker who helps you tap into your strengths and potential so you can get out of your way and get more done. He speaks about the power of connecting, gratitude, and appreciation. He delivers stories, ideas, and keys to unlock what’s already inside you. Roger has over 20 years of expert interpersonal communication and team-building experience.

His core messages center around trust, communication, and emotional intelligence. He helps leaders and high-performing teams communicate with clarity, conviction, and positive intent. He is an avid believer in Clifton’s Strength Finder and everything surrounding positivity. Roger is an expert in emotional intelligence, communication, and building positive relationships.

Roger lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Anne. He loves to travel, bike, and read science fiction. He is a big fan of baseball, pinball, and all things Tesla.

 

Speaker Website: https://www.rogerwolkoff.com/

 

 

Complaint Free Business - Complaining is costing your business money!
March 9, 2021

 

78% of employees report wasting 4.5 hours every week listening to coworkers complain. Not only that, 1 out of every 10 employees quit their job due to complaining coworkers. When businesses talk about employee retention, complaining plays a huge role. Complaining keeps employees focused on the problem instead of working towards solutions. It also has the potential to create a toxic work environment. I bet you can think of at least ONE coworker right now that is a chronic complainer who can find a problem with every solution!

Project Managers, their teams, and other stakeholders deal with hundreds of complaints on a daily basis — complaining coworkers, complaining customers, and don't forget family and friends too! Becoming complaint-free has been proven to make us all happier people! And happier people = happier, more productive employees. Everyone will leave inspired, mindful of their own complaints, and motivated to approach complaining customers and co-workers with new, simple, and effective strategies. To help keep everyone accountable, you will also be introduced to the 21 Day Complaint Free Challenge. This will last long after your conference is over and everyone will start to see changes in both their personal and professional lives!

Download the presentation here

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Logon/Arrival
6:45 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Networking Sessions Begin
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Wendy BabcockWendy Babcock

In 2006 Wendy left an abusive marriage and set out on a new journey to discover who she was. Along her path, she found her passion for speaking and teamed up with Will Bowen to help share his vision of A Complaint Free World. As the only active Certified Complaint Free Trainer in the world, Wendy loves to bring humor to everyday examples of complaining. She has since been appointed the Director of Certified Complaint Free Trainers.

 

Speaker Website: https://www.wendybabcock.com/

 

 
 

Vendor Management: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
February 9, 2021

 

Vendor ManagementVendors, whether they provide contractors, code, or construction material, make or break your project. It starts by creating a good relationship, contract, and statement of work. It requires constant communication, clarification, change orders, and follow-up. You need trust, but you also a good dose of pessimism—always confirming your vendors are on track.

This session covers:

  • How to set up a good relationship with a vendor with contracts and SOWs
  • Overcoming challenges that will inevitably arise
  • What happens when you don’t address issues promptly and have to go to court

We will explore international and domestic examples from dealing with staff augmentation to sub-component delivery. Come and learn how to make vendor management easier.

 Click here to see the presentation deck!

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Logon/Arrival
6:45 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Networking Sessions Begin
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

Speaker Biography/Credentials:

Todd Williams

Todd Williams. A strong comprehensive strategic foundation coupled with operational excellence allows companies to build the capabilities to thrive. Todd Williams brings this foundation to your organization. His goal is to improve how companies implement their strategic plans. Utilizing nearly thirty years of experience, he helps companies turn their vision into value. By following the mantra “Strategy, People, Process, and then Technology,” he specializes in building success-focused, project-delivery cultures, rescuing projects, and helping organizations drive business value from their strategic plans. He has worked with all sizes of companies from start-ups to multi-billion enterprises in the US, Far East, and the Middle East with experience in manufacturing, sales, electronics, healthcare, and automotive. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer doing over 40 presentations, workshops, and custom classes a year throughout the United States, Canada, and the European Union. As an expert witness and the author of two books—Filling Execution Gaps: How Executives and Project Managers turn Strategy into Successful Projects (2017) and Rescue the Problem Project, A Complete Guide to Managing, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure (2010) he has helped set the standard for how organizations can run projects successfully.

 Registration 

 
 

Speed Networking
January 12, 2021

 

NetworkingLast year’s PMI-NEW Networking Event was a huge success. So we are doing it again! PMI-NEW is holding a virtual “Speed Networking” event on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The activities will start at 6:45pm and end at 8:00pm. Breakout networking sessions will begin at 7:00pm.

Speed Networking is designed to breakout attendees into smaller groups multiple times during the event to share their thoughts and discuss topics presented for each breakout session. Attendees can share wisdom and experiences, as well as ask questions of the others in their breakout session. The topics will be varied, from lessons learned and new tools & techniques to continuing education and the value of certifications. Each breakout session will be a random mix of different participants. Something for everyone!

Feel free to enjoy a beverage of choice (optional) while you participate in this fun and interactive session!

 

Cost: FREE

 Registration 

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Webcast Schedule:

6:30 PM -Logon/Arrival
6:45 PM -Business Meeting
7:00 PM -Networking Sessions Begin
8:00 PM -Closing
 

PDUs: 1.0

 Registration 

 
 
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Chapter Membership

Total Members 504
New Members This Year 64
PMP® Members 361
CAPM® Members 9
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 17
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 1
Members with no Certification 131
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Individual Members 490
Student Members 12
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