PMI Portland Chapter

Chapter Meeting 2016-12

Chapter Meeting

December 20, 2016

Registration Opens November 20

Keynote Presentation

Courageously, Compassionately, Confidently Learning: A 21st Century Role for Project Managers, with Diana Larsen

Educational Presentation

Creating Environments for Team Learning, with Diana Larsen

Special Pricing

Bring up to 4 guests – the price is only $10 each for members, non-members and guests – December 2016 only! You need not be a member to bring a guest or to qualify for the $10 pricing.  

Toy Drive

Bring a toy for a deserving child and be entered into a raffle - benefitting OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Late pricing starts Thursday 12/15, and all registration closes Sunday 12/18 at 5 pm, so don't wait!

Chapter Meeting Sponsors (Silver)

CEPE gunter group 200
VanderHouwen logo   Xtreme Consulting Group 150

1st  Annual PMI Portland Chapter Holiday Toy Drive

It’s the season of giving, so let’s come together as a Chapter to give the children of our community the special holiday they deserve. This year's holiday toy drive will benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. 

If you are able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy donation to the Chapter meeting. Recommended donations include: board games, puzzles, dolls/action figures, stuffed animals, coloring books and art supplies (donations are needed for children of all ages – infant through teen).

As a special ‘Thank You’ for your support, those who bring a toy donation will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize from one of our sponsors. And from all of us, thank you for your support of the children at Doernbecher, and in our community!

Keynote Presentation

Courageously, Compassionately, Confidently Learning: A 21st Century Role for Project Managers

Courageously, Compassionately, Confidently Learning: A 21st Century Role for Project ManagersLearning is emerging as a key competency as the 21st century unfolds, not only for every organization, but also for every individual – from those in the board room and the executive suite, to managers and leaders in the middle, to teams on the front line, and those who coach and facilitate them. Key, not only for everyone who wants to succeed, but particularly for those who seek proficiency and success. In this talk, Diana Larsen will celebrate the learning practitioner/leader. You’ll discover how to find courage and compassion as project leaders who can see, embrace, and learn from mistakes. You’ll engage with ideas for setting the conditions for your maximum learning. And you’ll walk away with guidelines for confident learners and the energy to put them to the test.

About the Speaker

larsen diana2016Diana Larsen - Author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects, Quickstart Guide to Five Rules for Accelerated Learning, and originator of the Agile FluencyTM model. Diana is a founding partner of FutureWorks Consulting and is considered an international authority in the areas of Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Deeply in tune with how work teams grow, adapt, and develop, Diana works with organizations around the world to design work systems, improve project performance, and support Agile leaders and enterprises. An active contributor to her professional community, Diana is a former chair and board member for Agile Alliance, and current board member of Organization Design Forum, and Agile Open Northwest. She is an Associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.

Educational Presentation

Creating Environments for Team Learning

Are you working with a team of knowledge workers? Are you a member of such a team? Project leaders who can design and equip environments for team learning gain a critical skill for enabling successful knowledge work. These environments celebrate the heroic learner potential in all of us. In this session, you’ll practice setting the conditions for maximum learning for your teams. You’ll leave with five crucial guidelines for heroic learners.

Bring a team learning challenge to this education session. We will examine new approaches to meeting your challenge including skills for sustaining and becoming comfortable with a stance of relentless curiosity and continuous inquiry. You will apply Five Rules and Five Questions that improve environments for learning. 



Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!

4:00  Registration table opens
4:30  Educational presentation
5:30  Networking
5:35  New member welcome meeting
6:00  Dinner & announcements
7:00  Keynote presentation


House Brined Turkey Breast
Saffron Risotto Cake (vegetarian)
Chef’s Choice Holiday Dessert


NOTE:  Pricing and registration deadlines are changed for the December Meeting only!!  See below.
Chapter Meeting includes Educational presentation, Keynote presentation and meal. 

Regular Pricing:  Through 12/14/2016

  • Non-members,  Chapter Members & Guests    $10 each

Late Fee Pricing:  12/15 - 12/18/2016 

  • Add $15 to the pricing above   $25 each
All registration closes 12/18/2016 at 5 p.m. (or sooner if maximum capacity is reached).  There is no walk-in, at the door, registration at this meeting!

Registration Info

  • Visit this page for complete Event Registration FAQs
  • *Chapter Members must log in to the PMI Portland web site prior to registering in order to receive automatic member pricing discounts!
  • NEW / RENEWING MEMBER? NOTE: It takes up to three business days for PMI Global to process your new PMI Portland Chapter membership so that we can create your PMI Portland login account on our site. If you're a new/renewing member or planning to join, please plan accordingly!  See the New Member web page for more information. 
  • There will be no retroactive payment adjustments. Please be certain you are registering correctly prior to payment.



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