"Transform the Storm: Navigating to Project Success"

PMI-SD 2012 Conference May 17th - May 19th


Keynote Speakers


Thursday, May 17, 2012


Leslie Luke: the Group Program Manager for the San Diego’s Department of Emergency Services will talk about recent high profile, local emergency events around San Diego, and the valuable lessons of cool thinking under intense pressure, and meticulous planning and preparation.


Adam Curtis: a former Navy SEAL will talk about mental resiliency techniques used by SEALs, and how they are applicable to project managers and other leaders who need to operate in high-stress arenas.



Friday, May 18, 2012


Kimi Ziemski: The Tyranny of the Urgent:  The Value of Critical Thinking … Under Time Pressure

Naomi Karten:  Embracing Change: Transforming Ideas and Challenges into Opportunities


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Terry Schmidt: Personal Strategic Planning in Complex Times

Tutorials - Friday May 18th


One hour tutorials may include topics such as:

  • Characteristics of a Leading Project Manager
  • Negotiation Default
  • Scheduling 101
  • Change Management
  • Strategically Redefining Your PMO
  • Best Practices in Implementing an Electronic Medical Record
  • UX Design and Agile Development

Pre-selection of tutorials is not required.  You will be able to select four tutorials from multiple concurrent sessions on the day of the event.   Please check the website periodically for updated tutorial information.




Choose one morning and one afternoon half day session, OR one full day session.  For full descriptions of seminars and presenters, please visit the Seminars section of the conference website.


Morning Half-Day Session

  • Naomi Karten: From Panic to Poise: Developing Career-Enhancing Presentation Skills
  • Kugan Panchadsaram:  Intro to Sharepoint 2010 CLOSED
  • Terry Schmidt: Turning Strategy into Action 
  • Pattie Vargas: Beyond the Storm: Move Your Team from Storming to Performing
  • Kimi Ziemski: The Tyranny of the Urgent

Afternoon Half-Day Session

  • Sonya Gulati-Brown:  Modern Topics in Healthcare Program Management
  • Naomi Karten: Chatterboxes and Cave Dwellers: Making Sense of Extraverts and Introverts 
  • Kugan Panchadsaram:  Intro to Project 2010 CLOSED
  • Terry Schmidt: Turning Strategy into Action** (AM session repeated)
  • Kimi Ziemski: The Killer Competency – Emotional Intelligence

Full-Day Session

  • Jerry Wang: Lead-er's Edge & Pledge
  • John Stenbeck: Rolling Out Full-Scale Agile Practices: Moving Beyond Scrum Into Scalable Agile Practices

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Please direct questions regarding registration to conf.registration@pmi-sd.org 






Seminar Speakers - Saturday May 19th

Thu, May 17, 2012, 05:00 PM Start
Sat, May 19, 2012, 04:30 PM End
Hilton Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA, USA
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