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Non-Members $25, Members $10, Volunteers $0. No refunds will be provided.  


A new project management (PM) model has been developed at Arizona State University. It is being introduced to the PM community at the SKEMA Business School PM Graduate Program at Lille, France. The model replaces the traditional PM role of managing, directing and controlling to identifying and utilizing expertise in projects. It goes far beyond Agile PM in flexibility, risk minimization, and overall performance. The results have been shown in Pilot testing with a 90% decrease in effort by client organizations, 98% customer satisfaction and has led to 1% vendor cost and time deviation rate. The model utilizes performance information that is simple and observable. It applies to construction, IT projects, and any long-term service. In this session, Dr. Dean will demonstrate how traditional management approaches create more risk by relying on trust and relationships. The presentation will present case studies with results of a $70M construction project, $2.5M IT project, and a recycling service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the most recent research in project management.
  • Learn the impact of the new PM model.
  • Learn how to deliver projects with 50% effort with high performance.
  • Learn how to minimize vendor change orders to less than 1%.
  • Learn how to increase the utilization of expertise.

Event Date 05-21-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 05-21-2020 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 05-06-2020
Registered 199
Available place 101
Cut off date 05-21-2020 2:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
No. of Strategic PDUs 1.0
No. of Technical PDUs 0.5

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Managing a meeting tends to be a skill often overlooked by leaders and managers. A meeting can be an efficient and powerful way to make decisions, disseminate information, build relationships or otherwise get things done, but only when it is productive. In this session, Darlena will discuss how to conduct productive meetings, while engaging participants in activities aimed at reinforcing learned skills. This presentation uses a framework provided by Toastmasters International—among the premier public speaking and professional development organizations in the world. It approaches meeting productivity in the context of working remotely.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will get a better understanding of the following:

  • How to prepare for a meeting
  • Create a concise agenda
  • Maintain order and respect
  • Evaluate and follow-up effectively

About the Speaker


Darlena Swann, MBA, joined Toastmasters International to overcome her fear of public speaking. This year she hopes to become a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)--the organization's highest educational award. She is a member of two clubs: Blue Devil and Bull City Toastmasters. In 2018-19 she served as Area Director and earned the Select Distinguished status.

Darlena is an educator in the Durham Public School System, CEO and Founder of her own nonprofit, Boss Lady Enterprise, and author of the motivational book titled, "The Ladybug - Words from the Heart." Her passions are community outreach service, youth mentoring, yoga, and professional development. 

Event Date 06-10-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 06-10-2020 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-24-2020 9:00 am
Registered 45
Available place 55
Cut off date 06-09-2020 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free
No. of Strategic PDUs .5
No. of Leadership PDUs .5

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NCPMI is offering an Online Live PMP Exam Prep Class at no cost to those who were members on or before May 15, 2020. This class is not an enticement to get people to join NCPMI, it is a give back to existing members. Therefore, you must be a member of NCPMI on or before May 15, 2020 to take advantage of this offer.

Event Date 06-17-2020 1:00 pm
Event End Date 07-28-2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-15-2020
Registered 20
Available place 0
Cut off date 06-15-2020
Individual Price FREE for all NCPMI members

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Public Sector CoP June 2020: Project Management for Smart and Connected Community Initiatives

Hear from Terry Yates, Smart Cities & IT Project Manager from the Town of Cary, about Cary’s Smart and Connected Ecosystem and working with regional partners on Smart Cities initiatives. He will touch on some of the challenges he faced and lessons learned while highlighting a few objectives.

Event Date 06-17-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date 06-17-2020 7:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-26-2020
Registered 20
Cut off date 06-17-2020 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
No. of Strategic PDUs 0.25
No. of Technical PDUs 0.5
No. of Leadership PDUs 0.25

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Non-Members $25, Members $10, Volunteers $0. No refunds will be provided for cancellations.  


This seminar is designed to showcase the new Microsoft Excel Power BI tools, with the goal ofshowing attendees the possibilities of performing project data analytic activities more quickly and accurately in Microsoft Excel®. Excel’s new Power BI tools are a great tool for working with project data analytics smartly and efficiently. Participants will be introduced to Microsoft Excel’s Power Query, Power Pivot, and Power Map tools in this cutting-edge seminar.

Please feel free to bring your computer if you would like to follow along in real-time!

Learning Objectives:

- Overview of the Power BI Tools

- Power Query Demonstration

- Power Pivot Demonstration

- Power Map Demonstration

Event Date 06-18-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-18-2020 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-01-2020
Registered 148
Available place 102
Cut off date 06-18-2020 11:55 am
Individual Price $25.00
No. of Technical PDUs 1.5

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