Monthly Program Meetings

The PMI Heartland Nebraska / Iowa Chapter holds monthly program meetings, normally on the third Wednesday of the month that include a meal, excellent networking opportunities, and an educational program. Exception is October when no monthly program meeting is held in lieu of the Project Management Professional Development Day conference.

These programs qualify for Professional Development Units (PDU's) toward PMI credential certification renewal.  For members, PDUs will be reported to PMI by the Chapter.

2016 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Topic Attendence
20-Jan Jon Stanton  Behavioral Styles 75
17-Feb Mike Donner  Growing and Maturing Your PMO 89
16-Mar Jeremy Suing  Agile Project Management 86
13-Apr Chris Henkenius Merging Startup Mentality with Government Projects: How the Nebraska Behavioral Health Project Changed the Mentality of Stakeholder Engagement 56
18-May Dr. Steve Schulz The Supply Chain for Talent: Creating the 21st Century Workforce 68
22-June Cheryl Fitzgarrald To Inspect and Adapt: The Value of a Retrospective 63
20-July   The Key To Making It All Work  
3-Oct ProDev    


2015 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Topic Attendance
21-Jan Jay Miralles LEAD The Pack in 2015!  91
18-Feb Rodney Verhoeff Effective Virtual Teams  81
11-Mar Ronnie Thomas Necessitate Leadership  56
15-Apr Kevin Straub Becoming a Person of Higher Influence  75
20-May Angie Garfield Healthy Conflict in the Workplace - Put Away the Whistle!  71
17-Jun Nick Kramer

Using Science to Design an Agile Team

15-Jul Susan Corpuz Five Languages in the Work Place  54
19-Aug Shelly Schwedlhelm Developing and Maintaining a High-Performing Team in the Nebraska Medicine Bio-Containment Unit  90
16-Sep Sonia Keffer Decision Making and Consensus Building in Project Teams  66
5-Oct ProDev Various  359
18-Nov Andy Gustafson Taking the High Road while Managing Your Project  51
2014 Year in Review
Date Speaker(s) Topic Attendance
15-Jan Suzanne Ritchie Transformational Leadership 93
19-Feb Wendy Hancock Build Your Personal Brand Through Social Networking 78
19-Mar Bob Beck Servant Leadership 84 
16-Apr Beth Giesbrecht  Thriving in a Matrix Organization 66
21-May Visionary Collaboration Greg Fripp 61 
18-Jun The Battle Between Busy Syndrome Theresa Rollin 72 
16-Jul Continual Improvement Your Way Nikitas Kalantjakos 70 
20-Aug Beth Schmidt Crucial Accountability 100
17-Sep Marie Gregoire Elections: The ultimate time constrained project 52 
6-Oct Various Professional Development Day 289
19-Nov Tina Bakehouse  The Most Important PM-BOK Knowledge Area is up for Discussion 64
2013 Year in Review
Date Speaker(s) Topic Attendance
16-Jan PMO Round Table Project Management Outlook 81
20-Feb Anissa Stein Setting & Meeting Your Goals 71
20-Mar Brent Humphries Improving Project Outcomes with Gamification 81
17-Apr  (Lunch) Cindy Tomcak Time Management (Prioritizing Time) 74
17-Apr   (Dinner) Cindy Tomcak - Cancelled  Time Management (Prioritizing Time) - Cancelled  0
15-May Laura Linhart Risk Management: "Risk Appetite: What's on Your Menu?" 62
19-Jun Nik Kalantjakos Project Estimating & Why Agile Does It Right - Free Business Meeting 87
17-Jul Neil Deutsch Present with Success 46
21-Aug Rolly Dessert Importance of a Philosophy of Leadership 70
9-Sep Various Professional Development Day 268
16-Oct Andre Simones Agile 56
1-Nov Harold Sargus Business Meeting 54
2012 Year in Review
Date Speaker(s) Topic Attendance
18-Jan Shelly Blakeman & Connie Carroll PMIH Mentoring Program 94
15-Feb Susan Smisek Setting & Meeting Your Goals 74
21-Mar Lynn Schnoor Non-verbal Communication 78
18-Apr Scott Bishop Social Networking 29
16-May David Kohrell Team Works 84
June 20 Beth Giesbrecht The One Page Project Manager 114
11-Jul Sally Elatta Transforming to an Agile PMO 72
15-Aug Wayne E. Grachek, Jr. USSTRATCOM Program Management Office 73
17-Sep 3 Keynotes & 5 Breakouts Professional Development Day ~230
17-Oct Sarah Lopez Habitat’s Project Plan for Building Community 60
14-Nov Business Meeting World Café 54








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Chapter Membership

Total Members 714
PMP® Members 474
CAPM® Members 6
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 4
PMI-ACP® Members 26
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 2
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 684
Student Members 26
Other Members 2
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