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SOLD OUT! - June (Q2) 2017 Chapter Dinner & Annual Business Meeting

June 12, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Hotel 116 - Coast Bellevue
625 116th Ave NE,
Bellevue, WA 98004

Annual Business Meeting
Dinner Keynote by Dr. James Brown



 Please join us for the Annual Business Meeting and a lively talk by the world renowned author, speaker and trainer, Dr. James Brown. The evening will also include a pre-diner workshop.

James T. Brown Ph.D., president of SEBA® Solutions Inc., a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, has provided training and consulting services for dozens of companies nationally and internationally. He has sixteen years of NASA experience that includes "hands on" experience as a team member, project manager and serving in executive level organizational leadership roles.

He provides consulting services in project management and has served as a subject matter expert for a leading project software vendor. James is the author of The Handbook of Program Management published by McGraw-Hill.   He has been published in PM Network, PE Magazine, Projects@Work, PMI Community Post and PM World Today. A recognized authority in project management, he is a frequently invited keynote speaker on project management areas of interest and leadership.

Dr. Brown has a patent for a project scheduling methodology, and has received numerous awards including "Engineer of the Year"   from the Cape Canaveral Technical Societies and is a recipient of the "NASA Public Service Medal"   for exceptional contributions to NASA's mission. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and the National Speakers Association.

James has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, a MS in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

Read more about Dr. James T. Brown here

Stakeholder Management:  What Dog Ownership Can Teach You

Dog ownership is serious responsibility that is time consuming, challenging, and rewarding.  There are many parallels from dog ownership that apply to stakeholder management.  In his humorous, hard hitting, tongue in cheek style, Dr. Brown explores the following points relative to every project manager.

  • Who is the real master?
  • Stakeholders need to be trained
  • Know your stakeholder’s pedigree
  • Stakeholders need to know the scent of other stakeholders
  • Stakeholders behave differently when they are in a pack

This session will give you a jump start on becoming the “stakeholder whisperer” and enable you to improve project outcomes through effective leadership of your stakeholders.

Pre-Dinner Keynote"

Nicholas has an MBA, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, RMP, and SP certification. He is a regular speaker at PMI events across the country. His talks take the “from the field”, practical experience approach. Nicholas is known for his blend of ironic humor and storytelling to not only educate but entertain. Who said learning can’t be fun? He has a long history of working for professional services organizations. He is currently in Services Sales, but his extensive background in delivery gives him the full services perspective. Nicholas sits on the Iona College Project Advisory board, and just published his first book, “Off the Beaten Path – A Project Management Field Guide”. Nicholas has three wonderful children, a beautiful wife, and a dog. He is originally from New York, living in the Dallas area. Friends call him the “New York Cowboy.”

Find out more at http://www.nicholasjameserrico.com.

Leadership of Tomorrow

We don't need more project managers. We need project leaders! Take a journey as we discover what being a leader truly means! What is the transition to leadership we must all make? How might a magical fairy steal the show? Or a beautiful swan? Why does business need us? What is success? How can you convey your value? Are you a doer, director, or leader? What's the difference? What are hidden moments of truth? Master the Jedi mind trick, the WIFM, and understand the squirrel’s fate. Join me as we take an ironic, humorous, relevant, storybook adventure about the Leadership of Tomorrow.

PDUs: 1 + 1

5:30 - Mixer - No Host bar and appetizers.
5:30 - Pre-Dinner Keynote – Nick Errico (1 PDU)
6:30 - Dinner guest seating
6:45 - Annual Business Review
7:00 - Chapter announcements and welcome to the speaker
7:15 - Keynote Speaker - Dr. James Brown (1 PDU)
8:15 - Q&A & Raffle
8:30 - Dinner program concludes

5:30PM - No host bar.
7:00PM - Dinner

Parking: FREE  at Hotel 116

Dinner Options: (Choose one)

  • Non-vegetarian,  Chicken entrée
    Special cut breast with drumette attached, grilled and served on a home-style stuffing
    with Chicken cream sauce  



  • Vegetarian / Gluten Free entrée
    Ricotta, Spinach and Parmesan Cheese in a roasted Portobello Mushroom cap


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$40.00 Non-Member (advance registration)
$45.00 Non-Member (at the door)
$35.00 Earlybird rate before June 10

$35.00 Member (advance registration)
$40.00 Member (at the door)
$30.00 Earlybird rate before June 10