Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI

11/5/20 - 2020 Vision for Project Success - Professional Development Day

11/5/20 - 2020 Vision for Project Success - Professional Development Day

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Professional Development Day and International Project Management Day #2020PMVision

Join your colleagues via Zoom for several enlightening hours of learning at our annual Professional Development Day. We have arranged for two great speakers to present a variety of topics. You can register for all presentations or just the evening keynote. We are also offering a virtual social hour for some professional networking. (You’ll have to provide your own drinks and snacks.)

Earn up to 5.5 PDUs: Leadership 1.5, Strategic & Business 2.5, Technical 1.5


  • 12:30 – 12:45pm Opening Remarks and Announcements - Connie King from Baldwin Wallace and a Special Guest
  • 12:45 – 1:15pm Vision 2020: Reflections on Project Management and the Future (0.5 Strategic PDU)
  • 1:15 – 2:45pm Leadership Topic: Going from Manager to Leader (1.5 Leadership PDU) presented by Bob Graham
  • 2:45 – 3:00pm Break
  • 3:00 – 4:30pm Technical Topic: Risk Management – A Case Study (1.5 Technical PDU) presented by Rick Clare
  • 4:30 – 4:35pm Afternoon Session Wrap-up and Raffle
  • 4:35 – 4:45pm Break
  • 4:45 – 5:45pm Virtual Network Social Event: Round-the-Zoom-Room Q&A and Trivia
  • 5:45 – 6:00pm Chapter Announcements and Speaker Introduction
  • 6:00 – 7:55pm Keynote: Breakthrough Communication Skills (2.0 Strategic PDU) presented by Bob Graham
  • 7:55 – 8:00pm Wrap-up, Raffle and Good Night

Presentation Details

KEYNOTE: Breakthrough Communication Skills – 2.0 Strategic PDUs

Using a unique combination of personal anecdotes and interactive activities, Bob Graham of Breakthrough Solutions will offer a unique look at communications. Using humor and heart-breaking moments, he will guide participants to discover how a cancer diagnosis and the resulting recovery can inform us on strategies for more effective communications. Learn how his proprietary Breakthrough Communication Skills (Attunement, Experience Management and Storytelling) can determine how and why communication works or doesn’t work. Using these three skills, uncover a new method for becoming more effective in all communications, from meetings and progress reports to the dreaded missed-deadline meeting and other difficult discussions.

Going from Manager to Leader – 1.5 Leadership PDUs

Managing -- delegating tasks; coercing, cajoling and check-marking completion of those tasks, and celebrating the few times team members actually achieve what is expected on time – remains woefully ineffective and detrimental to team development. Managers take on the role of adversary. In contrast, leaders guide their teams toward shared goals. Leaders help their teams see the bigger picture, how each member’s work fits into the whole, and empower team members to “own” their work and seek support and assistance from others on the team. In this interactive workshop, Bob Graham of Breakthrough Solutions will lead participants to the differences between managers and leaders. In online breakout sessions, participants can develop strategies for leading and creating their leader’s mindset. Participants will leave with strategies they need as leaders to steer their teams forward in more efficient, powerful ways. 

Bob-GrahamBob Graham, CEO of Breakthrough Solutions, has been coaching, training and speaking on the power of people, from improving leadership, communication and office processes to educating people on his Breakthrough Communications Skills. A former journalist, marketer and college lecturer, he is coauthor of The 55 Soft Skills That Guide Employee and Organizational Success, co-host of the Today’s Antidote Facebook Live broadcast and co-founder of The Ring of Renegades, a Facebook group empowering business leaders, owners and entrepreneurs to find their unique path toward success. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Risk Management – A Case Study – 1.5 Technical PDUs

Risk Management holds an unusual position in Project Management – we all talk about it but it only rarely gets actually done. This presentation will allow the attendees to experience something unique – an actual case study where all of the steps of risk management are done and the benefits are clearly visible.

Although the focus of the case study will be IT, the Risk Management processes that will be seen are universal and can be applied to any project. We will start in the beginning, where the team is formally introduced to Risk Management and left in no doubt about how it will be used, by the creation of a risk strategy. Risks (negative and positive) will be identified and fully analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively, and each risk will be assigned an owner from the team. The analysis results will drive actual changes to the schedule and the budget. Risk management will continue throughout the project, both to identify new risks and to continue to monitor existing ones.

It has been said that properly done risk management could almost be used to run a project by itself. At the end of this presentation you will know why!

Richard-ClareRick Clare PMP®, CBAP®, CSM, MSPM is Partner, Director of Solution Services, Business Analysis Practice Director and Senior Instructor for PMCentersUSA. Rick joined the organization in the fall of 2000, as a Technical Consultant leveraging his business systems and Oracle development experience and progressed through various roles of increasing responsibility through the years. In his position as BA Practice Director, Rick is responsible for maintaining the company’s business analysis courseware and developing customized training material for private clients. In his role as Director of Solution Services, Rick serves as a Project Management and Business Analysis Subject Matter Expert, working closely with our many clients on a wide range of enterprise training programs and consulting engagements. He assists clients on key projects of varying size and scope and leverages his expertise in the field of project management and business analysis to deliver the organization’s specialty solution engagements. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Full-day: $40 Member, $50 Non-Member
Evening Only: $10 Member, $20 Non-Member

You must pre-register for the event. Day of registration will not be available.

Zoom Links will be sent to all paid registrants one week in advance of the event.


Event Properties

Event Date 11-05-2020 12:30 pm
Event End Date 11-05-2020 8:00 pm
Individual Price VARIES
Location Webinar
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