PMI Portland Chapter

Chapter Meeting 2017-01

Chapter Meeting is canceled!

January 17, 2017

Due to inclement weather this meeting has been canceled.  Those who have already registered will receive an email regarding refunds.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but your safety is our primary concern.  

Keynote Presentation

"Life Happens. Live It!" (How To Keep Making Progress, No Matter What Happens), with Jake French

Educational Presentation

The Leadership Secrets of Sergeant Hooper, with Mike Goss

Registration Opens 12/25.  Late pricing starts 1/15

Keynote Presentation

"Life Happens. Live it!" (How to Keep Making Progress, No Matter What Happens)

Ever wonder why some people get derailed by the little bumps in the road, while others can go through almost unthinkable challenges and still come out on top? As a project manager, many times the situation you’re brought into is less than ideal. Jake believes that even when the situation might not be the best, who’s to say you can’t be the one that’s known for bringing the best out of each situation. Join Jake for a moving keynote speech where he will share the tools, mindsets, and strategies needed to turn adversity into opportunity, steer clear of burn-out or self-doubt, and create the kind of focus you can use to keep your team moving forward!

About the Speaker

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INSPIRATION lights up your people’s inner drive to push past limitations and perform at their highest level. Jake French, the very definition of inspiration, teaches what fuels it, inhibits it, and the strategies you can use to leverage it. As a young man on top of the world with a new college degree and dream job as a forester, life was suddenly turned upside down by a devastating spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic. Jake shares from firsthand experience what has to happen to keep organizations and employees moving forward when life happens. Today he rocks the stage teaching groups how to add optimism back into the office, and leads teams to bring the best out of each situation, and most importantly, each other.

Educational Presentation

The Leadership Secrets of Sergeant Hooper

Many projects under-perform because their team members are disengaged. Sergeant Hooper knew how to motivate each member of his team to dig deep into their soul, to deliver the best work of their career. I know. I was there. This is a story of real people with a real leader, at the height of the Vietnam War. Sergeant Hooper's lessons were important then. They are even more important today. Learn to accomplish more, by being more like Sergeant Hooper.

About the Speaker

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Mike teaches PMP prep courses, sales and leadership courses. He has spoken at PMI-Portland Educational Sessions and Dinner Keynotes. Mike's varied career includes elevator salesman, computer store owner, software developer, college instructor and navigation computer technician. Mike is the first person to hold both a PMP credential and a Distinguished Toastmaster credential in District 7 Toastmasters. Although he doesn't take himself seriously, he takes your enjoyment and education very seriously.




Grilled Wild Salmon with Spinach, Artichoke,
Roasted Tomato Pico, Served with Lemon Pesto Gnocci
Pecorino Crusted Eggplant with Tomato Coulis,
Succotash of Fresh Corn, Edamame, Red Onions and
Three Cheese Polenta Cakes



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


Chapter Meeting includes Educational presentation, Keynote presentation and meal. 

Regular Pricing: 12/25/2016 – 1/14/2017

  • Non-members    $45
  • Chapter Members   $25
  • Chapter Student Members    $10

Late Fee Pricing:  Starts 1/15/2017 

  • Add $15 to the pricing above 
*Chapter Members must log in to receive automatic membership discounts.


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