Chapter Meeting

March 21, 2017

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

***Late Fee Notice***

Effective immediately, please register by Thursday 3/16 instead of Sunday 3/19 before the Chapter Meeting to avoid a late fee of $15.00. This change is necessary to provide adequate lead time to the venue event manager. We thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

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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 Goss is an accomplished trainer, speaker, author and project manager. He is currently the Director of Sponsor Programs for PMI-Portland. 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.



Smoked Tri-Tip, Chipotle Demi-Glace, Buttermilk Fried Walla Walla Onions, With Cheddar & Chive Potato Cake
Black Bean and Corn Cake, Pico de Gallo, Ranchero Soy Curls, Roasted Peppers and Onions, Smoked Poblano Cauliflower Puree   
Banana Cake


Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

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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: 2/26/2017 – 3/16/2017

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

Late Fee Pricing:  Starts 3/17/2017 

  • Add $15 to the pricing above 

***Late Fee Notice***

Effective immediately, please register by Thursday 3/16 instead of Sunday 3/19 before the Chapter Meeting to avoid a late fee of $15.00. This change is necessary to provide adequate lead time to the venue event manager. We thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

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