Lehigh Valley Branch: July 2018 Meeting


PMI Keystone Chapter

Lehigh Valley Branch

Professional Speaker and Networking Event Series

Date :  Thursday July 19th 2018

6:00 to 6:30 – Meet and Greet

6:30 to 8:00 – Topic:  Successful Enterprise Project Management Offices (E-PMO’s)


Plan on joining your PMI Keystone Chapter – Lehigh Valley Branch colleagues in our bi-monthly events series.   .

This event will start off with foreword by Sandeep Dhareshwar (Lehigh Valley Region Branch Manager).   

Professional Speaker Session: (6.30 – 7.30 PM)

Topic                           : Successful Enterprise Project Management Offices (E-PMO’s)

Topic Summary          :   

Building an Enterprise PMO from scratch is a world class challenge. Don will walk through the process used to build a strong and effective PMO with a client. In a short and concise presentation, we will cover a range of topics including:

  • Building a guiding coalition and change management
  • Timing expectations
  • Building a strong value proposition and an effective compelling story
  • Basic principles of PMO structure
  • Challenges to expect and how to approach them

Attendees will walk away with a better idea of how structure and implement a PMO as well as some principles of effective change management.

Presenter                            :  Don Ortner, Partner, Enterprise Systems Partners, Inc.

Speaker Profile                   :  

Don builds processes and leads team to convert great ideas into reality. He has worked over 25 years in all aspects of project management and new product development from idea generation through production and commercial launch. After 6 years in international marketing and product planning at General Motors, Don moved into the heavy truck industry at Mack and Volvo. As Chief Project Manager, Don led teams to bring two successful new vehicle families from concept to market. Ten years ago, Don began consulting with C-level teams to develop processes for strategy, innovation, new product development and project management. He has worked with companies from early stage startups to global Fortune 200 companies in a broad range of industries to develop, implement and refine project and project portfolio management processes. In addition, Don has conducted practical project management workshops with over 500 people for a number of clients. 

In addition to consulting, Don teaches MBA level courses in project management and international strategy at DeSales University. He has earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is an active member of the PMI. Don holds a Masters of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina   

As always we look forward to an informative and entertaining PDU-category session. As with most Lehigh Valley Branch PMI events, there is no cost to attend this event, it is open to non-PMI members and PMI members alike, and complimentary snacks/non-alcoholic drinks are included at no charge courtesy of PMI. Attendees will also receive 1 PDU code.

If you know someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

Date               :   July 19th 2018

Time               :  Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm

Location         :  Eyer Middle School, Macungie, PA

ADDRESS      :  Eyer Middle School, 5616 Buckeye Rd, Macungie, PA 18062

Directions      :  Once you arrive at Eyer Middle School. Gate #19 (back side near School Bus Parking lot)

PROTOCOL: Dress code is business or business casual

COST: There is no charge for this meeting. This event is open to the public.

REGISTRATION: All attendees may preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1CEU).

Attendees must enter the 1 PDU for the monthly meetings into the CCRS system. PDUs for monthly meetings do not get updated automatically for attendees.

Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    -or- contact Sandeep Dhareshwar at (484) 515-0294

URL: http://www.pmi-keystone.org

Event Properties

Event Date 07-19-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-19-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-18-2018 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 07-19-2018 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Eyer Middle School
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