Ways of Working

WMPMI's monthly chapter meeting is a two-PDU event featuring two presentation sessions linked by networking time and dinner.   



  • Doors open at 4:45 PM ET
  • The program begins at 5:00 PM ET and ends promptly at 8:00 PM.
    • 5:00 PM - Zoom login, Speaker Introduction 
    • 5:10-6:10 -  Session 1 Presentation
    • 6:20-6:50 - Networking / Dinner
    • 6:50-7:00 - Announcements
    • 7:00-8:00 - Session 2 Presentation
  • The Zoom information will be in your registration confirmation email. 

Location: The Pinnacle Center - 3330 Highland Dr, Hudsonville, Michigan 49426

PDU: 2.0 (1.0 Business Acumen, 1.0 Ways of Working)


Session 1 

Get the Lawyers Out of the Way: Project Managing Negotiations Through Execution 

Erin will provide insights on the value of including the project management team at the table alongside the lawyers at the negotiating table. She will discuss the importance of transparent and consistent communications during project execution to help minimize legal risks and build the other team's trust. Finally, she will discuss how maintenance of accurate and up-to-date documentation during the project can further limit claims raised during Go-Live.

Erin_Toburen_speaker.png About the Speaker:  Erin Toburen

Erin Toburen is a commercial attorney in West Michigan, serving as Senior Legal Counsel for Kyriba Corp. With nine years of experience, she advises global partnerships, project management, and sales teams on legal aspects from go-to-market strategies to project "go-live." Fluent in English and Spanish, Erin negotiates agreements worldwide. A graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, lives in Alto, Michigan, with her husband and two children.

Session 2

Modern Work Manifesto

Work is broken. We point to the pandemic as the cause, but the reality is work was broken far before we all learned to work from home. To fix work we need to fundamentally change the way we approach it…we need something to rally us together…we need a manifesto! During this hands-on workshop we’ll dive into the principles that shape the Modern Work Manifesto, such as flow and adaptability. Discover how to implement the manifesto in your work by incorporating three practical techniques that you can begin applying as early as tomorrow. Viva la Modern Work!

Mark-Cruth-speaker.png About the Speaker: Mark Cruth

Mark Cruth is a pragmatic modern work designer and coach with over a decade of experience at companies like Boeing, Nordstrom, Charles Schwab, and Rocket Mortgage. As the Principal Modern Work Coach at Atlassian, he focuses on transforming work practices and expert storytelling. Mark coaches Atlassian and customer teams on new ways of working and shares his insights at events worldwide.

We are also offering a virtual option for this event for members and those not yet members.

$10.00 Member Price Virtual Option

$20.00 Non-Member Price Virtual Option

The Zoom Meeting information will be in your registration confirmation email. 

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Type of category: Dinner Meetings

Type of activity: Ways of Working, Business Acumen

Date: September 9th, 2024

Hour: 4:45PM to 8:00PM

Number of PDUs: 2


Members: $40.00

Non members: $50.00


The Pinnacle Center

3330 Highland Dr
Hudsonville, Michigan, 49426