PMI California Inland Empire Chapter

Past Events




Judy Hersch - Effectively Communicating In Challenging Times

Presentation Abstract

One of the greatest causes of stress and energy drain is ineffective and inefficient communications.  In fact, 70% of workplace mistakes can be traced back to problems in communication. 

In this interactive webinar, you will learn and practice scientifically validated techniques to:

> Think clearly from a more emotionally balanced and coherent perspective to achieve the best outcomes.

> Create more harmonious interactions, align team members, reduce stress and energy drains, and foster mutual respect among co-workers, team members, and family members.

> Create productive conversations where you can be more authentic in your communication, truly understand what the other person is saying, and better communicate your own perspective.

> You will be given handouts with the “Quick Steps” to easily implement what you’ve learned.

Speaker Bio

Judy Hersch is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Evolution Solutions, a Professional Coaching Organization leading individuals, groups, and organizations worldwide in building extraordinary lives, businesses, relationships, and results.

She is certified as an Executive Coach, a Life Mastery Consultant and HeartMath Trainer. She has worked with leaders in Fortune 1 – 500 companies, as well as small businesses and individuals seeking to turn ordinary lives into extraordinary lives.

Judy has also had a 20-year career as a certified project management professional (PMP) in the pharmaceutical and IT industries. She graduated with a Master of International Business Administration from Florida International University where she further advanced her work with leaders, teams, and organizations from different cultures around the world.

She has a unique toolbox of resources to create custom experiences for each client, leveraging cutting edge tools, practices, and principles from various disciplines, including project management and conscious leadership, quantum science, epigenetics, and heart-brain coherence.

Event Date 01-17-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-17-2023 8:00 pm
Cut off date 01-17-2023 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Leadership PDUs 2.0
Location Virtual Event/Web Conference

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Holiday Event: New Member Orientation & Networking Event 


PMICIE conducts New Membership Orientation Sessions designed to welcome you and give you the opportunity to understand what our Chapter is all about and the benefits of membership

This session is for all new and existing members.

We will also have a random drawing from all of the attendees for a $25 Amazon e.card.

Be sure to register to save your seat.


Mimi's Cafe

2230 Griffin Way Corona, CA 92879


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Event Date 12-06-2022 6:00 pm
Event End Date 12-06-2022 8:00 pm
Cut off date 12-06-2022 10:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Mimi's Cafe

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2022 Professional Development Day - In Person Event and Breakfast is Included!

Our Professional Development Day is your opportunity to hear from top speakers while earning a PDU from each area of the Talent Triangle!

($10 for members/$30 for non-members)


Carolyn Gross - Rise Above the Chaos

Carolyn Gross

When bombarded with constant uncertainty and all the turmoil from the global shuffle, how are you re-calibrating? This program offers concise strategies to help you minimize internal vs. external chaos and gives you tools to fill your reservoirs of strength. Navigate where you are with tactics to help you move forward confidently and in this era as we redefine. Learn to gauge how chaos is affecting you and shift your perspective to realize the lessons learned from Chaos the Great Teacher!

• Learn the three chaos ninja strategies to get wins in challenging times.
• Build your self-efficacy to create a mindset for success.
• Learn the categories of chaos and their impact on performance.
• Realign your team when productivity is marginalized.


Carolyn Gross calls Chaos the Great Teacher! Here expertise addresses the Global Shuffle from the Pandemic, that has redirected all our lives. As an Award Winning Speaker, Author and Reinvention Strategist, she has been seen on NBC, ABC and Lifetime TV. In her Keynote and Virtual Presentations she presents strategies to offset the adverse reactions from intensive-immediate crisis to long term stress conditions.

Carolyn Gross helps companies, associations and executives redefine their business as un-usual approach to rise above the chaos and lead the way. Through Keynote Speaking, Training and Coaching she has worked with Global Executives, Business Owners and Government Agencies for over two decades. Her vast experience inspires with case studies to help people restore confidence to make a fresh start.

Chaotic work environments and industries need support now to minimize the overwhelm that produces poor performance, low morale and workplace negativity. From her front-line experience in business leadership and service realms, she will help your audience use their set backs as a spring board to RISE UP and gravitate to health.

Her executive retreats and speaking has addressed a wide range of professionals in various branches of military & government, fitness and healthcare, luxury hotels & spas, integrative medical, women's health. leadership and business associations, as well as the real estate industry, insurance and finance companies.

Her latest book: Rise Above The Chaos helps people redefine their lives while maintaining their health and mental stability. Her work offer solutions successfully redefine and re-align teams with solutions to prevent overwhelm, and burn out. She teaches the power of a fresh start and how to overcome critical situations and make them powerful motivators, even in difficult environments. She will teach her Ninja tactics to your audience so they can fill their reservoirs of strength to be inspired and further support your organization.


Dave Cline - Project Risk Management in a Post Covid World

Dave Cline

We will take a journey through Project Risk Management in a Post Covid World.

Some key topics that will be addressed are:
What are the key components of a Risk Management Plan?
How much Risk Management is needed?
Why is stakeholder Risk Tolerance important?
How can you create a Risk Register that is effective?
What is an easy way to create a Probability and Impact Matrix?
How can Risk Management Strategies drive the appropriate response?
What are ways to exploit Risk Management Opportunities?
What impact has Covid had on Project Risk Analysis?

This session will pull from real world examples and engages the audience with some Risk Management Planning!


Mr. Dave Cline has over 20 years healthcare experience and 25 years of IT experience. His unique blend of technical, business, analytical, educational and leadership skills allow him to solve problems, consistently deliver results, and successfully manage complex projects.

Mr. Cline is currently on sabbatical from having completed his assignment as the the interim Director of the IT PMO at Aspirus Health, a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin with 11,000 employees, 7 hospitals and 75 clinics. During this sabbatical "down-time," Mr. Cline is volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda.

Prior to Aspirus, Dave was the Director of Program Management at EPIC Management, an MSO in Redlands.
At EPIC Management, Mr. Cline built and led the Project Management Office and was the program manager for EPIC’s successful ICD-10 implementation and was the Implementation Director when EPIC Management implemented the industry leading EHR from Epic of Verona, Wisconsin.

Mr. Cline previously taught Project Quality and Risk Management at the University of Redlands and currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of Directors of PMI’s California Inland Empire chapter, where he previously served as president.

Mr. Cline holds a BS degree in Mathematics and a secondary teaching credential from the University of California at Riverside, is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, and a certified PMP and CSM.

Mr. Cline's passion when not leading PMOs is scuba diving and he was an instructor for over 10 years.


Joseph Parker - Benefits Realization Management through the alignment of business strategy and project management

Joseph Parker

This presentation will cover the practice of benefits realized (Benefits Realization Management BRM) through the deliberate connection of business strategy, business processes (BPM), and project management. We will outline the basic project management processes that will help drive the maturity of BRM;

1. Get the right team members involved.
2. Managing the portfolio with purpose.
3. Communication strategy to align executives and task-level team members.
4. Invest in the right tools to allow transparency
5. At the PMO level, consider the organizational structure

The continuous journey supports an ideology of constant learning with measurable improvement over time.


Joe is an experienced PMO leader and Operations Project Manager with a demonstrated history
of working in the technology and manufacturing industries. He has many years of
experience in Operations and Project Management, Sales Management, Customer Relations, and Team Building.

Joe holds the Project Management Professional credential from PMI, as well as two
MBA’s from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University; one
focused on Project Management (MPM), and a second focused on Business
Management (MBA).








08:30 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast & On-Site Check In


9:30 am – 9:50 am

Opening Remarks/Membership Meeting

Mr. James Reckon

PMICIE Chapter President


10:00 am –10:50 am

“Rise Above The Chaos”

Talent Triangle PDU: Power Skills (Leadership)

Carolyn Gross


10:50 am – 11:00 am



11:00 am – 11:50 am

“Project Risk Management in a Post Covid World”

Talent Triangle PDU: Ways of Working (Technical)

Dave Cline, PMP, CSM, LSSMBB


11:50 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm


Sponsor introductions


12:10 pm – 1:00 pm

"Benefits Realization Management through the alignment of business strategy and project management" 

Talent Triangle PDU: Business Acumen

(Strategic and Business Management)

Joe Parker, PMP, MPM, MBA


1:00 pm – 1:10 pm

Closing Remarks

Mr. James Reckon

PMICIE Chapter President


Total PDUs =


Event Date 11-05-2022 8:00 am
Event End Date 11-05-2022 1:15 pm
Cut off date 11-06-2022
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Strategic PDUs 1.0
No. of Technical PDUs 1.0
No. of Leadership PDUs 1.0
Location Hampton Inn & Suites Riverside/Corona East

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


David Mitchell 1

David Mitchell - NASA’s New Program Management Organization: Challenges & Forward Plans

Joint chapter event!

David Mitchell will discuss elements of his 35-year history working at NASA and specifically about his recent work and initiatives to improve program and project management across the Agency. Named NASA’s Chief Program Management Officer in January 2022. David is responsible for strengthening the agency’s oversight, management, and implementation of program management policies, processes, and best practices.

  • Agenda •
    • 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PST Networking: PMI Chapters from North California, Arizona, the Midwest, and the South! 
    • 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PST Presentation and Q&A 


Event Date 10-25-2022 5:30 pm
Event End Date 10-25-2022 7:00 pm
Cut off date 10-25-2022 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Leadership PDUs 1.0
Location Virtual Event/Web Conference

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


John Signo



Whether you are in transition or not, this hands-on event will improve your marketability and odds of landing that job or promotion you so much desire.

Is your resume the best it can be for today’s job market?  Is your LinkedIn profile as effective as it can be?  Do you feel comfortable going into a job interview?  Do you have problems establishing a people network?

If the answer to any of these questions is “no” or even “I’m not sure”, then you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this truly unique opportunity.

Your PMI Inland Empire Chapter is pleased to present the Brand and Land professional development event conducted by Signofied Services.  John Signo and his team have been enthusiastically embraced by numerous PMI chapters across North America and now it’s our turn.

Brand and Land is a one-day 5-hour weekend event that teaches PMI chapter members how to improve their personal marketability by teaching the following skills:

  • Resume Writing
  • LinkedIn Profile Optimization
  • Application Tracking System
  • Networking

THE BRAND AND LAND ADVANTAGE:  Signofied will work with up to 5 lucky attendees willing to participate and get immediate benefits from this event. Just imagine if you could get free counseling on these topics and help your fellow members at the same time.  We are looking for up to 5 people to bring their resume and LinkedIn profile to the event for live action of the Brand and Land process.  The deadline for volunteering for the “Fab 5” is October 5th.


For more information, check out the Brand and Land video!


Event Date 10-15-2022 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-11-2022 2:00 pm
Cut off date 10-15-2022 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
Location Virtual Event/Web Conference

We are no longer accepting registration for this event