Past Events



 Anup Deshpande - Creating a Value Delivery Office (VDO) for Extreme Business Agility


Presentation Abstract

Does your organization strive to achieve laser focus on planning the right set of projects and delivering at a predictable pace? Do you want to learn from the successes (and failures) of Extreme Agile Implementation at a Corporate to attain a sustainable business model? Then hope isn’t a plan! It takes more than a year to get into a regular rhythm, with about 1,000 people interacting with the model. If you want to learn directly from the people who’ve made it work, this session is for you.

Expected Takeaways -
- How to set up the Org to bring in Extreme Business Agility
- Pointers to transform PMO into Value Delivery Office
- Knowledge of Org Level Value Realization Metrics

Speaker Bio

Anup Deshpande has been instrumental in Agile Transformation at the enterprise level and has over 25 years of program management, business operations, and security experience in the Software Industry. He has served at the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter as a President, a Chief Governance Officer (CGO), and a Board Member. Anup served as the PMI Silicon Valley Chapter president in 2012 as well. He has been on the Agile Advisory Board and taught as an Adjunct Faculty at UC Berkeley Extension for various Agile and Project Management curricula.

He currently works at a Fortune 100 Healthcare organization as a Sr. Director of Program Management, Business Operations, and Security and has tremendous energy to drive audacious goals for the company. Before this, he worked at various companies, including Yahoo, Visa, and Broadcom, where he spearheaded multiple cross-organizational plans to successful completion.

He has bootstrapped two software product startups successfully. Anup focuses on building Trackegy, one of his young startups, where they prepare the students for the exams and take their confidence off the roof, making them successful in taking on further career advancements. The product also helps lead generation and evaluation for businesses.

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Event Date 03-21-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-21-2023 8:00 pm
Cut off date 03-21-2023 10:00 pm
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No. of Power Skills PDUs 2.0
Location Virtual Event/Web Conference

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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


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


Speaker Bios

Mohun Sundar is currently a Senior Program Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield, managing health care projects with the goal of improving health outcomes while reducing managed care costs.  He has previous work experience at the Cleveland Clinic.  Mohun continues to be an active member of PMI Dallas and PMI Dallas Toastmasters.  He is an advocate for PMI certifications and currently holds the PMI PMP, PMI ACP, and PMI RMP certifications.  In addition, he is a certified resume writer and LinkedIn specialist that provides private career coaching services for working professionals.


Rebecca Cooper is currently a Project Manager at Core Logic, managing projects with the goal of improving data-driven insights for commercial and residential real estate investment purposes. Rebecca is an active member of the PMI Dallas Chapter.  She currently holds the CAPM certification along with Scrum certifications to demonstrate her proficiency in project management and Agile methodologies.  She also privately coaches project managers with their resumes and LinkedIn profiles.

Event Date 03-18-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 03-18-2023 2:00 pm
Cut off date 03-18-2023 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
Location Virtual Event/Web Conference

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New Member Orientation


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.


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Event Date 03-07-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-07-2023 8:00 pm
Cut off date 03-07-2023 10:00 pm
Individual Price Free

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Marie Spark, MBA, PMP - Jumpstart Your PM Career

Presentation Abstract

The demand for project managers is booming - could one of them be you? PMI estimates that the global economy will need 25 million project managers and there are not enough people in the pipeline to meet the demand. Whether you have many years of work experience or are a new graduate entering the field, you will learn something new.

Come to this informative session to learn all about this rewarding career and how YOU can get started on your path to success!

Among the topics covered:
• PM 101 - What PM is all about and what it means to be a project manager
• PM jobs are booming! Learn why and how you can find your own opportunities
• Finding a fit – Learn about whether this is the right career for you, including required skills and strengths, PMI Talent Triangle, and learning/development options
• Career paths—Learn about PM job options to get started, choosing and changing industries, planning your PM career path and growth

Speaker Bio

Marie Spark, MBA, PMP, the director of the project management graduate program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and is an active leader for the local chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI San Francisco). She came to academics following a career in project and quality management in banking, technology and nonprofits. Her passion is to empower adult learners to their careers.

Event Date 02-21-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-21-2023 8:00 pm
Cut off date 02-21-2023 10:00 pm
Individual Price See registration to select ticket price
No. of Businiess Acument PDUs 2.0
Location Virtual Event/Web Conference

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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 Power Skills PDUs 2.0
Location Virtual Event/Web Conference

We are no longer accepting registration for this event