Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting - December 18, 2018

Keynote Presentation - Josh Ramirez

Behavioral Project Management - a Call for a Fundamental Project Management Paradigm Shift

Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Finance, and Behavioral Supply Chain Management all have recognized the human factor by embedding the behavioral sciences throughout their disciplines. It’s now Project Management’s time. 

Educational Presentation - Jodi Wilson

Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Projects with Candor

Behavioral project management (BPM) works with, what is known in behavioral economics as, cognitive biases to improve adaptive performance in projects. Candor has the ability to mitigate several cognitive biases such at courtesy bias, authority bias, optimism and pessimism biases. In this session, we will explore how these biases work against us on a project and how to use candor to mitigate them as team members and leaders.


House Brined Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
Sage Stuffing
Pan Gravy
Fresh Vegetables
Holiday Dessert


Saffron Risotto Cake
Lentil & Split Pea Cassoulet
Herb Roasted Vegetables
Holiday Dessert

Tableside Coffee Service of Freshly Brewed Villa Rey 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee. 
Decaffeinated Coffee and Hot Tea Served on Request




Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon
Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!


Chapter Meeting includes Educational presentation, Keynote presentation and meal. 

Regular Pricing: 11/25/2017 – 12/12/2018

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

Late Fee Pricing:  Starts 12/13/2018

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Event Date 12-18-2018 4:00 pm
Event End Date 12-18-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-25-2018
Cut off date 12-18-2018 10:00 pm
Individual Price $45.00
Late Fee $15.00(From 12-13-2018)
Location DoubleTree Hotel



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Educational Presentation

Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Projects with Candor.




New Member Welcome Meeting


Dinner & Announcements


Keynote Presentation

Behavioral Project Management - A Call for a Fundamental Project Management Paradigm Shift




Jodi Wilson

PhD Business Psychology

Jodi Wilson is a behavioral scientist. She holds a PhD in business psychology and has nearly 20 years' experience serving individuals, organizations, and Fortune 500 companies on issues that directly impact organizational culture and project-based organizations. Her work includes integration of the behavioral sciences into project management, including interdisciplinary research in risk and uncertainty, judgment and decision making, leadership, prediction and forecasting, social psychology, and other applicable behavioral sciences.

Josh Ramirez

President - Institute for Neuro-Behavioral Project Management

osh Ramirez is president of the Institute for Neuro-Behavioral Project Management and an adjunct professor of project management, with experience that includes business operations management, project management, and project controls, including work at several national laboratories and other projects throughout the U.S. Department of Energy complex, as well as private sector work in the field. He is currently completing a PhD with dissertation work toward a theory of Behavioral Project Management. He has a masters degree in project management, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and conducts training courses and consulting that integrate the behavioral and neurosciences with project management through his company Evanclaer, LLC.


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