August 2018 Professional Development Day!!

August 2018 Professional Development Day!!

August 18, 2018
10:00 AM PDT to 2:15 PM PDT

Ayres Lodge & Suites Corona West
1900 W. Frontage Road
Corona, CA 92882

 Please join us August 18th, 2018 at our Annual Professional Development Day in Corona!    The event is $15 for PMI-CIE Chapter members and registration is limited to the first 50 registered attendees.  Lunch is provided!


  •    9:30 - 10:15 Check-In
  •   10:15 - 10:25  Opening Remarks
  •   10:30 - 11:30  Leisa Reid
  •   11:30 - 12:00  Lunch
  •   12:00 - 1:00   Gina Farrar
  •   1:00 -   2:00   Greta Blash
  •   2:00 -   2:10 Closing Remarks 



Leisa Reid -   Does Your Thinking Limit Your Success in Conflict Management?

PDUs Awarded: 1 - Leadership

Abstract:  Creating a winning mindset as a Project Manager!

Leisa Reid's presentation is a blend of information with undeniable experiences. You will be invited to participate in activities where you can:

  • Discover how your perceptions could be preventing you from seeing opportunities in project management
  • Take actions that would lead directly to the results you ideally want as a project manager.
  • Uncover your own unique thinking that is holding you back as a project manager

Come prepared to challenge how you think about things. After all, “to get what we never got, we have to think like we never thought!”

Speaker Biography

Leisa Reid, M.A. is a Professional Speaker & Author who presents to thousands of people on the power of mindset. After 20+ years of Management, Sales and Executive Leadership, Leisa joined Productive Learning, a personal development company specializing in helping people close the gap between what they have and what they truly desire.

In 2013, Leisa spearheaded and founded the highly successful OC Speakers Network, an organization that supports speakers who wish to share their expertise. In 2016, her book, "Manage to Success: A Guide to Cultivating Happy and Productive Employees" was published.

Leisa is a mother to Ariana and wife to Mark. She has enjoyed living in Orange County since 1991, after moving from her hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Gina R Farrar - Mastering the Art of Self Leadership

PDUs Awarded: 1 - Leadership


~Priorities: Developing discipline

~Problem Solving: Overcoming Obstacles

~People: Improving Influence 

 Speaker Biography

Gina R Farrar is a dynamic speaker and trainer with a passion for people and leadership. Her many years of experience in leadership and team management enable her to present practical, creative solutions with energy and clarity. Her straight forward approach has created a reputation for thinking outside of the box, intuitive problem solving, and inspiring people to join together in accomplishing a common goal. Gina knows from personal and professional experience that teamwork really does make the dream work!


Greta Blash, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA and Steve Blash, PMP, PMI-ACP 'The New Role of the Project Manager in PMBOK 6" 
PDUS Awarded: 1 - Technical

Abstract: The PMBOK 6th edition has altered the role of the Project Manager and increased responsibilities. Greta and Steve will lead an interactive discussion on the ways the PMBOK 6 has changed the role of the project manager and how to effectively execute project management responsibilities under the new standard.

Speaker Biography

Greta Blash is a certified PMI Project Manager Professional (PMP®) with extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and international. Her extensive experience enables her to concurrently manage multiple high-risk, high-tech projects. Her areas of experience include Program Management, Project Management, Agile, Scrum, CRM Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and System Development with emphasis in the areas of System Implementations and Conversions.

Greta is certified as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ®, and as a PMI Professional Business Analyst (PMI-PBA)®, and has taught Project Management, Agile and Business Analysis Certification courses worldwide for the last five years. She has also served as V.P. of Education and Programs for at the PMI Southern Nevada Chapter (PMI-SNC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been the Academic Outreach Liaison for PMI Region 7 since 2012.

Steve Blash is a senior trainer and consultant with Facilitated Methods and is a certified PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) ® and a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ®. He possesses exceptional Information Technology operational and technical knowledge, and has extensive Project Management experience managing all aspects of large complex projects. His areas of expertise include Business Requirements Analysis, Business Re-Engineering, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, CRM, Web Analytics, Information Technology Infrastructure, Wireless Technology, System Development, Implementations and Conversions.

Steve is Past President of the PMI Southern Nevada Chapter (PMI-SNC) in Las Vegas and also served as V.P. of Communications and Executive V.P. for that chapter. He has written numerous articles for,, and, as well as for the PMI-SNC Chapter newsletter.



$15.00 Member Tickets (Includes Lunch)

$55.00 Guest Ticket (Includes Lunch)

$15.00 PMI-SD / PMI-OC /PMI-LA Member and Military Guests

Event Properties

Event Date 08-18-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 08-18-2018 2:15 pm
Individual Price $55.00

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