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Professional Development Day 2021 - Transform Your Tomorrow


Transform Your Tomorrow


Great project leaders go above and beyond. In addition to solid project execution, they are strategic business partners fully vested in the success of the organization.  The project and business environments are consistently changing and evolving. Execution has become more challenging as a result of COVID-19.  If you are looking to stand out and take your project management career to the next level, then you need to attend PMI Metrolina's Professional Development Day (PDD) and get ready to Transform Your Tomorrow.

Join PMI Metrolina Leaders, fellow Chapter Members, and other industry professionals on Friday, September 24, 2021, for our Professional Development Day (PDD), now on an exciting online platform! This year’s theme, Transform Your Tomorrow!, brings you speakers who are sure to excite, energize, and prepare us all to move ahead and beyond.

This is a half-day virtual conference with 10 sessions, designed to enable you to Transform Your Tomorrow to an ever-changing environment. Earn up to 10 PDU's prospective or current PMPs (PDUs vary for other certifications i.e. PgMP, PMI-ACP). Each session includes one or more of the PMI talent triangle components: Technical, Leadership, and Strategic/Business Management. All sessions will be recorded and available for post-event viewing.

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Keynote Speakers

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Bonnie Biafore (PMP) 

Bonnie Biafore is a project manager, author, and trainer, with more than 25 years of experience managing projects of all sizes in numerous industries. 

Bonnie is the author of numerous popular LinkedIn Learning courses on project management, Microsoft Project, QuickBooks, and other software. Her introductory project management course, Project Management Foundations has been in the LinkedIn Learning top 10 for several years and is available in several languages. 

She is the author of books including Practical Project Management with Microsoft Project, Successful Project Management, Your Project Management Coach, Project: The Missing Manual, and Practical Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018.  



Asya Watkins, MBA, 6σGB, PMP®

Asya serves as the Founder of Women Of Project Management. Asya’s career spans 20 years as an in-demand expert in the project management industry working with top-tier brands like Walgreens, CVS/Caremark, Optum, & United Healthcare.

She has also served as the Director of Mentorship for the Project Management Institute (PMI) and was one of the creators of the 1st Women’s Network for Walgreens Corporation. Featured in Forbes for International Women’s Day as a leading voice in the project management profession, Asya is an International Speaker, serving as the Keynote Speaker for the Project Management Institute (PMI) in Beijing, China as well as top tier Organizations, Leadership Conferences, as well as the Featured Guest on numerous Podcasts including the Project Management Institute (PMI) Podcast, Projectified™




Additional Speakers

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Lee Carpenter  


Educational Coach and Trainer

Central Piedmont Community College

Topic: Engaging Your Audience…From Team Meeting to the Boardroom

Guy Grindborg  


President, Owner at Grindborg Ltd. CO.

Topic: Emerging Trends in PMO Trends

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Cheryl Lee


Co-author of the books

Effective PM and BA Role Collaboration

The PMI Guide to Business Analysis

Topic: Virtual Meeting from Snore to Snore

John Rush


Project/Program Management Consultant at CapTech

Topic: The Intersection of Agile and Waterfall
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Vijeta Pai


Program Manager, Cloud Evangelist, TEDxSpeaker

Topic: Harnessing the Power of Cloud using Storytelling:

A PM’s Guide to Cloud Technologies

Anitra Tanner


Enterprise Agile Coach

Duke Energy

Topic: Using System Thinking to Analyze you Value Stream

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Ebony Burroughs

Agile Coach

at Insight Enterprises

Topic: Agile Mindset Matters: Putting Agile Thinking Into Practice

Nancy Tighe

Director of Learning & Development

at Project Leadership & Training

Topic: What every Project Manager should know about Business Analysis


Register to this event
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Type of category: Special Events

Type of activity: Technical

Date: September 24th, 2021

Hour: 12:00 to 17:00

Number of PDUs: 10


Members: $119.00

Non members: $139.00