January 2016 Dinner Meeting - Temecula
January 26, 2016
5:30 PM PST to 9:30 PM PST
What does not kill my PM career only makes it stronger!– Presented by Don Kim
PDU Category: Leadership
The “new normal” of today’s workplace that project managers find themselves in, are that they are in a constant state of career transition. Whether we are in or out of work, there seems to be a constant and perpetual worry that we will be out of work and/or feel very stuck in the position we are in and want to transition out of it. This is due to many factors, but the most prevalent are pay that is not keeping up with the rising cost of living expenses, being stuck in a rut with our current job title or area of expertise, working with demoralized and unmotivated teams due to the constant layoffs, reorganizations and rampant career dissatisfaction, etc.
So the million dollar question becomes: Is your career becoming redundant or are you building redundancy in your career? This is an important question to ask oneself. Because at some point you start to realize that you have a repository of experiences, competencies and skills that should be packaged and sold like a business, rather than getting yet another job and the slogging through the perpetual and redundant cycle of full-time employment which is no longer what it once was. This is a provocative statement to say, but then these are provocative times. Come to this presentation to expand your mind and lean the multiplicity of career opportunities, alternatives and methods of building redundant resiliency or "antfragility" to your career!
I live the very life of constant career transitions as I was a one-time aspiring PhD student in philosophy who became disillusioned with the whole tenure process and decided to do something else. I somehow became an owner of several franchise businesses (which included an Arco AM/PM gas station, mail and shipping center, etc.) while also teaching myself to program software during my free time and selling it on the side. I found a way to leverage these skills to transition back into the workforce initially as a software developer. This included a short stint in a start-up cutting code for an artificial intelligence call center system, to working for a boutique consulting company developing web applications for Fortune 100 companies.
A major shift in my career occurred, when I discovered the field of project management that seemed to integrate and reconcile technical knowledge, emotional intelligence and business management skills into a perfect marriage. I have never looked back. In about the last decade, I have been involved in the field of project management initially as corporate employee and now as an independent consultant, trainer, coach, educator and writer which includes being an instructor at four universities and colleges, writer for several industry publications and event speaker. I am the founder and owner of one of the world’s most popular PM portal website at www.projectation.com.
- 5:30-6:00 Check-In
- 5:30-6:15 Upcoming Event Loop
- 6:00-6:45 Dinner
- 6:15-6:45 Dinner Meeting Deck
- 6:45-7:00 Break & Speaker Presentation Setup
- 7:00-7:50 Speaker Presentation
- 7:50-8:00 Break
- 8:00 – 8:50 Speaker Presentation
- 8:50-9:00 Wrap-Up & Raffle
- 9:00-9:30 Networking
$30.00 PMI CIE Member
$15.00 Presentation Only / Student (no dinner)
$15.00 Presentation Only
What does not kill my PM career only makes it stronger!
|Event Date||01-26-2016 5:30 pm|
|Event End Date||01-26-2016 9:30 pm|