WMPMI - January 19, 2018 Breakfast Meeting

January 19, 2018
6:45 AM - 8:30 PM
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University Club
111 Lyon St NW # 1025 | 10th Floor of the Fifth/Third Building
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
http://universityclubgr.com
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WMPMI's monthly breakfast meeting is a one-PDU event featuring a speaker that presents on a topic from the PMI Talent Triangle. Also included is an excellent breakfast buffet and the company of your project management peers.

Location: University Club - 10th Floor of the Fifth / Third Building - 111 Lyon St NW # 1025, Grand Rapids

Speakers: Kim Kalman, CAPM and Jeff Kissinger, PMP

Topic:  A Look Behind the Curtain of WMPMI's THE Project Collegiate Project Management Competition

Description:
2018 marks the seventh year of WMPMI's THE Project collegiate competition. This competition challenges teams of college students in West Michigan to solve a real world scenario, provide their solution in the form of a complete project plan, and present it on the second Monday in April. The top teams in each division present their plans to executive judges from the West Michigan business community for the chance to win a top prize of $5,000.

This presentation will provide a brief history of THE Project competition; its effects on WMPMI's membership, volunteers, and the students who have competed; its strategic and business functions within WMPMI; and how a team of dedicated volunteers carry out its primary deliverables every year.

PDUs:  1.0 (0.5 Strategic / Business Management and 0.5 Technical)

Speaker Bios:
Kim Kalman, CAPM, directed THE Project 2016 and 2017 competitions, is currently mentoring the new director, and is serving on the WMPMI Board of Directors as the Director of Outreach. She is a Davenport University graduate in Business Administration and Marketing and Past-president of Holland-Zeeland Communities United Way.

Jeff Kissinger, PMP, directed THE Project 2014 and 2015 competitions and is currently the President Elect of WMPMI Board of Directors. He is a senior project manager in the Information Technology Department at Grand Rapids Community College. Jeff has 17 years of experience managing information technology projects in academic and commercial organizations. He also has over 25 years of experience as a volunteer managing projects in non-profit organizations. In addition to being a PMP® certified project manager, he is a FLOW certified trainer and professional, has a B.A. in communication studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a master’s certificate in IS/IT project management from Villanova University. And, most recently, In October 2017, he graduated from PMI’s Leadership Master Class. 

 

Agenda:
Doors open at 6:45 AM.

The breakfast buffet begins promptly at 7:00 AM.
After 45 minutes of networking, the program begins at 7:30 AM and ends promptly at 8:30 AM.

Tickets:
$20.00  WMPMI Members

$25.00  Non-Members

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