Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI

International Project Management (IPM) Day 11/6/2014

Topic:  Celebrating Project Management

Summary of Event:

Come celebrate International Project Management Day with us as we take an unconventional look at a blossoming vocation.

Highlighting where we came from and where we are we going, we explore the project management crown jewels in the United States.  We look at some of the most successful and important endeavors in the United States in the fields of science, spaceflight, transportation, and urban renewal.

Exploring professions and industries in ascension, we review who and what is currently embracing project management.  To conclude, we discuss the trajectory of the profession and the bright future of project management.

Speaker: Mark Ward, President of Grail LLC

IPM 2014 Speaker Mark Ward

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm


            5:30 pm Registration, Reception and Networking

            6:30 pm Welcoming Remarks, Announcements, PMI Scholarship Awards, Speaker and Q&A

            8:00pm Raffle and adjourn

Cost: Free

Refreshments: Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments

PDU/s: 1.5 PDUs

Register: Please register through Baldwin Wallace’s Constant Contact site:

Location:        Baldwin Wallace University Center for Innovation and Growth

                        340 Front Street, Berea, OH 44017

Directions and Parking:

Directions to Baldwin Wallace University - Center of Innovation and Growth

Student and Visitor parking is available at the Center for Innovation and Growth. Overflow parking is available directly across the street in the Adelbert St. Lot - (access from Adelbert Street – SW corner of Front/Adelbert).


Speaker Biography:

Mark is president of Grail LLC.  He is a retired US Air Force officer, with many years of practical project and program management experience.  He has a Ph.D., PMP, several technical certifications, numerous scholarly publications, and years of teaching experience in the public and private sector.  He has also been an invited speaker at numerous project management venues to discuss topics as diverse as the state of project management education and Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®).  He is a former PMI Specific Interest Group Vice-Chair for Professional Development.