Supporting Military, Veterans and Families
PMI is proud to partner with the United States Federal Government on an inspiring initiative known as Joining Forces.
The Joining Forces program is a non-partisan national initiative led by the White House in support of service members, veterans and their families. The initiative is intended to mobilize public and private sectors to ensure that these individuals have the tools and resources they need to succeed throughout their lives.
PMI and many of our United States-based chapters are getting involved in presenting service members and veterans with the many opportunities that project management has to offer. Engaging military personnel in project management is mutually beneficial as it is an excellent post-service career that is a great fit with many of the skills and disciplines learned in the service. It also helps to fill the gap of much-needed project management talent now and in the future.
PMI Alaska Chapter has a Volunteer Military Liaison and volunteer committee who are working on outreach to local Alaska Military. Contact us to find out more! And watch for newsletters and our website for updates this work.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
This Month’s Topic will be: Building a Quality Culture
1. All of us work with or within organizations that have, intentionally or not, developed a unique management culture. A great part of an organization’s culture is defined by their awareness and understanding of quality management processes. We’ll discuss the process of developing a stronger quality culture and its role in setting the path to improved performance and profitability.
About the Keynote Speaker:
James Kaufman has over 30 years’ experience in the fabrication, construction, commissioning and repair of oil and gas production, refining and petrochemical-related equipment and facilities with leadership/management roles in some of BP’s largest projects including BP’s GoM Deep Water Development Program (Mad Dog, Holstein, Thunderhorse and Atlantis platforms) and the Whiting Refinery Modernization Program. Recent small/medium-spend capital project portfolio management experience with BP Exploration Alaska as the GPO Category B Projects Quality Advisor.
The Alaska Chapter of PMI will be hosting a one-day professional development workshop this fall. The event will include a full day of professional development classes, interactive sessions, and a networking reception.
- Friday, November 13,2015
- NANA Development Corp. Conference Room
- Earn Seven PDUs
$ 280 members
$ 320 non-members
$ 330 members
$ 370 non-members
Speakers for this Professional Development Event are;
- Michele Brown – President, United Way of Anchorage
- Topic: Leadership and Collective Impact
- Michele's presentation is about Collective Impact. It brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change. People come together to collectively define a problem and create a shared vision to solve it. It is data-driven and establishes shared measurements, which allows for accountability and continuous improvement. It fosters mutually reinforcing activities. Coordinating collective efforts to maximize the end result rather than working in isolation. It encourages continuous communication, building trust and relationships among all participants and honest assessment of best practices. To make all this happen, there needs to be a strong backbone. That means having a team dedicated to orchestrating the work of the group. That’s where project management skills are needed, to facilitate all of these conditions which together produce extraordinary results. Collective impact takes us from common goals to uncommon results.
- Jim Bates – Dir. of Enterprise Technology Services - State of Alaska
- Topic: Leading Project Time Management
- Jim will be speaking on Leading Project Time Management.Project leadership has become more in demand as executives realize that projects are one of the most important ways that organizations achieve their strategic goals. Project Time Management is one of the three most critical constraints considered in achieving project success and ultimately project quality delivery. We will explore ways that project managers can use leadership skill to help lead, manage, and deliver timely projects.
- Walter Almon - Team Lead, Operation Mech. Civil & Lifting at BP
- Topic: Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration
- Walt will discuss “Stakeholder Discussions - Stories”. The new rage in project management is to recognize and utilize stakeholder engagement and collaboration. In projects, the stakeholder can be an individual or organization that is actively involved, affected by, or influences the successful outcome of a project. As project managers, cost estimators, planners, construction managers, we are actively involved stakeholders in our Projects.
- Dr. Ginger Blackmon – Professor, UAA
- Topic: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
- Dr. Blackmon’s teaching focuses on leadership. Her research focuses on student learning when schools are designed to address the learning needs, styles and opportunities for today's “digital natives”
Now more than ever project management professionals need to keep their PM skills sharp. PMIAK provides members with the resources to stay informed of project management methodologies to navigate through an increasingly challenging job market. In addition to providing programs on the process of implementing and practicing the discipline of project management, PMIAK provides opportunities to network with other project management professionals from a variety of industries.
PMIAK Member Benefits at a Glance