A Big Thank You to all of our 2019 PDD Sponsors!

PMI of Central Iowa would like to thank the following business partners for continuing to be such a big support for our annual Professional Development Day (PDD) on September 27th 2019. We appreciate your support not only for the day, but for the continued support of the chapter and for our community of project managers. A big THANK YOU and round o...
Continue reading
  36 Hits
  0 Comments
36 Hits
0 Comments

A video message from our PDD Speaker - Jacy Imilkowski

 Jacy Imilkowski (just think "I-milk-cows-on-skis"), PMP, CPCC, ACC, CLL is an energetic speaker, born storyteller, and self-admitted communication nerd. She is also an adjunct instructor on communication and leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Madison Area Technical College. A communication expert specialized in resilience ...
Continue reading
  80 Hits
  0 Comments
80 Hits
0 Comments

Featured PDD Gold Sponsor - The Uncommon League

PMI Central Iowa would like to thank Bob and The Uncommon League for being our Gold sponsor for this year's Professional Development Day 2019 event. Bob will also be presenting two sessions on the day of the event; "The Most Important Moments in Your Career" and "Preventing the Rise of Super Hero Project Villains: PM and BA Role Overlap". Why We Sp...
Continue reading
  70 Hits
  0 Comments
70 Hits
0 Comments

Featured PDD Gold Sponsor 2019 - Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield

PMI Central Iowa would like to thank Wellmark for being our Gold sponsor for this year's Professional Development Day 2019 event. Why We Sponsor:  Wellmark Blue Cross  and Blue Shield believes in supporting local events like the Project Management Institute's Professional Development Day (PMI). PMI helps to grow the project management fun...
Continue reading
  69 Hits
  0 Comments
69 Hits
0 Comments

PDD Gold Sponsors 2019 Highlight

We would like to thank our Gold level Sponsors for this year's PDD! We appreciate your partnership and support of our chapter. If you haven't registered for PDD, please click here and register for PDD 2019 today! 
  78 Hits
  0 Comments
78 Hits
0 Comments

Need more PDUs for your PMI certification renewal?

 PMI Central Iowa chapter is looking for volunteers to help with our annual  Professional Development Day (PDD) on September 27, 2019.   We are looking for volunteers to help us on the day of this event. Each volunteer can earn up to 7.5 PDUs for their time and will also be awarded a specially designed event shirt...
Continue reading
  170 Hits
  0 Comments
170 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2019 Afternoon Keynote - John Stenbeck's video message

​ John G. Stenbeck, PMP, CSM, CSP , PMI-ACP is our Professional Development Day 2019 afternoon keynote speaker. John G. Stenbeck is an Enterprise Agility Expert who works with organizational leaders to achieve meaningful, measurable progress towards market leadership with pragmatic thought-leadership and actionable insight.John is the Founder ...
Continue reading
  129 Hits
  0 Comments
129 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2019 Find Your Impact: Speaker Series - Episode 3

Bob Prentiss - Speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself. Bob is the CEO and founder of The Uncommon League providing Agile, Project Management, Business Analysis, and Leadership training, consulting and ...
Continue reading
  141 Hits
  0 Comments
141 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2019 Keynote - Chip Eichelberger's video message

"Chip Eichelberger brings the perfect combination of experience, passion, and enthusiasm to any room he enters." said one of his raving fans - Dave Breslin. As a motivational speaker, Chip's programs surpass most keynotes with a highly engaging, interactive workshop approach that is truly transformative. Chip will be presenting a keynote speech at ...
Continue reading
  255 Hits
  0 Comments
255 Hits
0 Comments

Featured Member - Amber Cole

By Alex Marckmann and Craig Hinson Craig Hinson and I were able to catch up with a new member to Central Iowa PMI Chapter, Amber Cole. Amber is currently a Program Manager at WR Berkley in Urbandale Iowa. [Alex] Can you give us some background on how you came into your project/program management role at WR Berkley? [Amber] I've always been in insur...
Continue reading
  147 Hits
  0 Comments
147 Hits
0 Comments

Professional Development Day 2019

Mark your calendars! PMI Central Iowa Chapter's biggest event of the year, PDD 2019 is on September 27th 2019.   Planning has kicked off for this year's Professional Development Day.   Keynote and session speakers are in the works. Stay tuned for more details.   
  126 Hits
  0 Comments
126 Hits
0 Comments

Featured Member - Sinikka Waugh

by Jeff Tuttle and Craig Hinson Sinikka Waugh, Jeff Tuttle, and Craig Hinson recently met over a cup of coffee, and not only was the conversation very enlightening, but there were a few surprises.  {Jeff & Craig} Tell us about your project management pilgrimage. {Sinikka}"Initially, I actually thought I was going to be a teacher and did no...
Continue reading
  163 Hits
  0 Comments
163 Hits
0 Comments

Featured Member - Kyra Jacobson

​ By: Katie Dietz Kyra is a mover and shaker! I got the impression from my time with her that she doesn't stand idle and wait for good things to happen. She's much the opposite. She does her research and makes fact-based decisions which have lead her to success. And although she is just at the beginning of her project management career, I fully exp...
Continue reading
  379 Hits
  0 Comments
379 Hits
0 Comments

Featured Member - Zach Laws

​ By: Katie Dietz {Katie} Please tell us your personal project management story. {Zach} "I had a unique start - my project management story began in Melbourne, Australia, where I worked as a Project Manager in Danfoss' Electronic and Controls Division managing a national network of sub-contractors. Our team focused on improving energy efficiency in...
Continue reading
  533 Hits
  0 Comments
533 Hits
0 Comments

Featured Member - Allan Dahl

By: Katie Dietz Those of us serving on the board know Allen very well! He's a Command Sergeant Major (Retired), Iowa Army National Guard. He's our first success story with the Military to Project Management (Mil2PM) program that we kicked off last year with leadership support from Joel Wolcott and Robert Olinger. Ironically enough, I first met Alle...
Continue reading
  273 Hits
  0 Comments
273 Hits
0 Comments

Featured Member: Aaron Matthews

By: Katie Dietz While I was interviewing Aaron, he reminded me of a very important lesson (and essentially the exact reason why I LOVE this spotlight article) that "you can't judge a book by its cover". He was detailing his technical experience in healthcare and it was very clear to me that his knowledge and expertise was far beyond that which my t...
Continue reading
  259 Hits
  0 Comments
259 Hits
0 Comments

One more week left... PMI Central Iowa PDD 2018

Happy Friday!!!!  PMI Central Iowa Chapter's biggest event of the year is officially a week away.  Online registration is opened until October 9th, 2018.  You will  earn 7.5 PDUs from this attending event. The theme for this year event is "Exercise Your Mind". Our keynote speaker,  Alana M. Hill aka The Miss ...
Continue reading
  149 Hits
  0 Comments
149 Hits
0 Comments

A Big THANK YOU to our PDD 2018 Sponsors

PMI of Central Iowa would like to thank the following business partners for continuing to be such a big support for our annual Professional Development Day (PDD) on October 12th 2018. We appreciate your support not only for the day, but for the continued support of the chapter and for our community of project managers. A big THANK YOU and round of ...
Continue reading
  167 Hits
  0 Comments
167 Hits
0 Comments

PDD Silver Sponsor Highlight - Your Clear Next Step

Your Clear Next Step was founded in 2008 with a strong commitment to making work better for people in business. Our team includes trainers, coaches, and problem solvers who specialize across industries and disciplines, so we can support organizations, teams, and individuals from a variety of backgrounds—from finance and insurance to manufacturing a...
Continue reading
  218 Hits
  0 Comments
218 Hits
0 Comments

PDD Silver Sponsor Highlight - Grinnell Mutual

Grinnell Mutual , headquartered in Grinnell, we've protected our customers for more than 100 years, offering auto, home, farm, and business insurance. We are the 111th-largest property-casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America. Our mission and our core values focus on...
Continue reading
  246 Hits
  0 Comments
246 Hits
0 Comments

A Big THANK YOU to our PDD 2018 Sponsors

PMI of Central Iowa would like to thank the following business partners for continuing to be such a big support for our annual Professional Development Day (PDD) on October 12th 2018. We appreciate your support not only for the day, but for the continued support of the chapter and for our community of project managers. A big THANK YOU and round of ...
Continue reading
  286 Hits
  0 Comments
286 Hits
0 Comments

PDD Gold Sponsor Highlight - The Braintrust Consulting Group

As a worldwide leader in Agile / Scrum training, The Braintrust Consulting Group offers energetic, highly interactive classes and coaching. Through practical, hands-on training and enterprise and team coaching, we help our clients learn, plan, and implement Agile processes. Our goal is to teach our clients how to increase predictability of delivery...
Continue reading
  293 Hits
  0 Comments
293 Hits
0 Comments

PDD Platinum Sponsor Highlight – Aureon Consulting

The right consultants should offer brand new ideas, yet fit neatly into a company's culture as if they'd always been there. And that's exactly what you'll find at Aureon Consulting. We started nearly 20 years ago as Midwest Project Partners, and today we offer a full spectrum of project and business management solutions. We're proud of our long-sta...
Continue reading
  240 Hits
  0 Comments
240 Hits
0 Comments

Featured Member - Mary Porter

By: Katie Dietz

I met up with Mary at Smokey Row to have a cup of coffee before heading into work. She and I were previously coworkers at Wellmark so we caught up like old friends before diving into the interview questions. I learned several knew tidbits about this lady that I didn't know before. Enjoy!

{Katie} Please share your personal project management story.

{Mary} "Started managing implementation projects back when I was an ERP Systems Manager. After that I studied at the University of Iowa as a full-time MBA student and received my degree in 2005. Then I moved back to Des Moines and got my first official PM role and have been a PM ever since. I received the PMP certification in 2014 and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) just this year."

Continue reading
  984 Hits
  0 Comments
984 Hits
0 Comments

Featuring PDD 2018 Keynote Speaker - Alan Mallory

Featuring Alan Mallory - our lunch keynote speaker will be presenting "Project Everest: Reaching New Heights in Project Management" and "Managing Risk in the Face of Uncertainty" Please watch a sneak peek from Alan by clicking on the video below..  
  196 Hits
  0 Comments
196 Hits
0 Comments

Featured Member... Mahlon Barker

By Katie Dietz I got the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Mahlon Barker back in July. He picked Pancheros because of the proximity to his office and I'm also guessing it's a favorite lunch spot of his. I hope you all enjoy the chat because it certainly was a highlight to my day! {Katie} Tell us your personal project management story. {Mah...
Continue reading
  230 Hits
  0 Comments
230 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 8

Lenae Price excels at relationship and communications training, and story development. She specializes in employee professional development and stakeholder engagement.In her role leading Cork Cares, Lenae helps non-profit organizations develop their stories and their executive team's ability to deliver them with maximum impact. With a proven track ...
Continue reading
  324 Hits
  0 Comments
324 Hits
0 Comments

Would You Be Interested In Being a PDD Sponsor?

Our Professional Development Day (PMI-PDD) event is rapidly approaching and we are asking for your support via a sponsorship. Would you be interested in being a sponsor for our event? The levels range from $1,000 to $4,000 with varying levels of benefits related to each. In order to put on a world class event...as we have consistently done eac...
Continue reading
  693 Hits
  0 Comments
693 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 7

The Kihon of Diversity and Inclusion: "Difference Brings Power" ​Paula Bell  is the CEO of Paula A Bell Consulting, LLC. She is a Business Analyst, Leadership and Career Development coach, consultant, speaker and author with 20 years of experience in corporate America in project roles to include business analyst, requirements manager, business...
Continue reading
  347 Hits
  0 Comments
347 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 6

" Keeping Technology Leadership Agile in the Virtual and Physical Worlds" ​ Brandon McNulty   ​ is a senior executive with proven success leading high-performing teams in challenging environments. Over the past 25 years, Mr. McNulty has overseen military construction and operations projects, nuclear power plant projects, sports venue build and...
Continue reading
  286 Hits
  0 Comments
286 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 5

Marketing as an Experiment  Joe Dager is a Lean practitioner (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) that specializes i Publish Post Once published, the post will appear on the blog listing n Service Design and Sales and Marketing. Most of his recent work has been in SaaS discipline working with organizations in the Business Development area and to onboar...
Continue reading
  163 Hits
  0 Comments
163 Hits
0 Comments

Collaborate to Succeed - Spring 2018 Project Grandview University

Grandview University and PMI - CIC Collaborate to Succeed Spring 2018 -  Project Grandview University MIS class and PMI-CIC Collaborate to Succeed program have joined forces to develop a technology solution for a private non-profit agency. Grandview's MIS students use the management of the development of technology solution as their capstone p...
Continue reading
  260 Hits
  0 Comments
260 Hits
0 Comments

Featured Member... Bridget Johnson

By: Katie Dietz Our chapter wouldn't survive without our members! Every single one of you bring something unique to our group. Today, you get the pleasure of getting to know a little about Bridget Johnson. She graciously agreed to meet me for coffee and donuts and we had the following conversation: {Katie} What is your personal project management s...
Continue reading
  224 Hits
  0 Comments
224 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 4

"The Psychology, Art, and Science of Gathering Business Requirements" ​ Anthony Reed , CPA, PMP has over 25 years in project management and IT executive positions. His area of expertise is implementing multi-million dollar, international business applications. The business, IT, travel, and sports publications which have featured him include the PMI...
Continue reading
  398 Hits
  0 Comments
398 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 3

7 Steps to Mastering Your Mind and Becoming a True Thought Leader Traci Duez is Founder and President of Break Free Consulting. As a recovering self-critic, she knows that self-doubt leads to procrastination, frustration, and discouragement. It kills productivity, profits, and achievement. When you allow self-doubt to control your habits, you not o...
Continue reading
  446 Hits
  0 Comments
446 Hits
0 Comments

PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 2

Climbing Mount Everest is considered one of mankind's greatest feats of human endurance. The two-month expedition to the top of the world's highest peak is a journey filled with unparalleled physical and mental challenges through some of the most extreme conditions  imaginable. ​ Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author and professiona...
Continue reading
  262 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Charity Dunwoody
Wow! The video clip is very enticing! I'm excited to see how the speaker ties his Everest experience into leadership, project mana... Read More
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:16
262 Hits
1 Comment

PDD 2018 Exercise Your Mind: Speaker Series - Episode 1

Make sure to join us this year in our Professional Development Day event to get inspired and learned from the International Change and Leadership Expert, Speaker and Author Alana M. Hill PMP.    Alana will be opening the event with " Survival of the Fittest " speech .   Her afternoon workshop " Catalyst of Change "   t each...
Continue reading
  254 Hits
  0 Comments
254 Hits
0 Comments

Professional Development Day 2018

PMI Central Iowa Chapter Presents: Professional Development Day 2018   The Chapter is excited to announce the theme for our PDD this year, "Exercise Your Mind" ... As project managers, it is important to have a balance and healthy mental health; this includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Our state of mind affects how we...
Continue reading
  682 Hits
  0 Comments
Tags:
682 Hits
0 Comments

Connect With Us:

LinkedInFacebookTwitter

Chapter Membership

Total Members 830
PMP® Members 518
CAPM® Members 17
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 4
PMI-ACP® Members 42
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 4
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 813
Student Members 16
Other Members 3
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.