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Annual Business Meeting and Chapter Dinner - June 2018 | Keynotes by Tim Runcie, President of Advisicon; and Andrea Anderson and Rodney Wheeler of United Way

June 28, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Seattle Hilton
1301 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

Please join us for the Annual Business Meeting followed by enlightening keynotes by the renowned author, speaker, and trainer, Tim Runcie of Advisicon; and Andrea Anderson, Director of United Way.

Dinner keynote: "Utilize Office 365 & Microsoft’s Extended PPM Suite of Tools for Advanced Program to Portfolio Management capabilities."

By Tim Runcie, PMP, MCTS, MCP, P-TSP, MVP

President Advisicon Inc


Speakers Bio – Tim Runcie, PMP, MCP, MCTS, P-TSP, MVP 

Tim is one of 6 Project MVP’s in North America. He is a veteran of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management with a true love for teaching and helping organizations to optimize their processes and use of technology. As the President of Advisicon, Tim has written over 36 books on PM Methodologies and Technologies, covering topics relevant to a range of industry sectors including Information Services, Healthcare, Construction, and Energy. Tim is an accomplished speaker and trainer and is actively involved in the PMI community as a volunteer technical writer and instructor.

Advisicon is a professional project and portfolio management consulting, training, and custom application development company. Our services and training focus on decision systems, planning solutions and enterprise reporting by leveraging Office 365, SharePoint, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Project Server/Online

Advisicon is a PMI Registered Education Provider, and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in Networking Infrastructure Solutions, Information Worker Solutions, and Enterprise Project Management Specialization. Our clients throughout North and Latin America realize quantifiable results through our unique approach of combining knowledge transfer, optimization, and sustainability of processes and technology while increasing stakeholder competencies.



"Utilize Office 365 & Microsoft’s Extended PPM Suite of Tools for Advanced Program to Portfolio Management capabilities."

Most everyone has used MS Project, but not for strategic planning, nor possibly have they leveraged the newly extended and blended tools in Office 365. Come, learn best practices of not only Portfolio Management but also how you can leverage Microsoft’s tool suites (both Desktop to Online) to readily accomplish strategic planning and portfolio management.

All attendees to the presentation will receive complimentary decision and strategic support tools (valued at over $500) that have been used in Office and Project Desktop that have helped small to large organizations rapidly eliminate the emotion out of strategic decisions and to quickly get to a clear prioritized portfolio of projects.

Leveraging Active Dashboards to rate, rank and prioritize or respond to issues, slippages, etc.

Leveraging Active Dashboards


Design/ Decision Matrix: Leverage the Decision Support Tool to quickly help rate, rank and prioritize decisions, projects of deliverables. Using a decision matrix can shorten the time and improve the quality of decisions and designs created by groups.


Pre-Dinner keynote: “This is not your grandfathers United Way"

By Andrea Anderson, Director
Rodney Wheeler, 
Development Officer 

United Way of King County


Andrea Anderson

Speakers Bios - 

Andrea Anderson is a first-generation American, her family having moved from Denmark to the United States in the 50’s to put down roots in the Midwest. She is the first person in her family to graduate from college and has her BS from Western Michigan University. She has worked for the past 20 years on issues near and dear to her heart around social justice, equality, anti-racism, healthy sexuality and generally striving to challenge the patriarchy in all the best ways.

She has worked and lived all over the planet, created curriculum for medical students in the US and Philippines, was the CEO for Planned Parenthood of Hawaii, founded her own consulting business specializing in Executive Coaching and Board Development, and in 2015 was able to cross off a major bucket list item by giving a Ted Talk.
Currently, Mrs. Anderson is the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations for United Way of King County, lives in a cute cottage in West Seattle with her dog Athena and is busy exploring all the amazing places around Puget Sound.

Rodney Wheeler is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in communications and journalism.
After working for several years as a broadcast journalist in radio and television, Rodney joined United Way and during a 27-year career, served with United Way organizations in North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, New York City and Seattle and with United Way of America as its Director of Fund-Raising Programs. He has also worked to support public education with the Alliance for Education and has served on numerous non-profit boards including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Women’s Funding Alliance, Rotary International, Wing Luke Asian Museum and Schools First.
Most recently, Rodney taught English in Hangzhou, China for 8 years. Upon returning to Seattle, he rejoined United Way of King County as a development officer on the Individual Giving Team.


PDUs: 2


5:30 - Check in, networking and apps

6:00 - Keynote by United Way

6:45 – 7:00 – Break/ Dinner seating

7:00 – Dinner served

7:00 - Annual Business Review (Chapter President)

7:15 – Chapter announcements (Vice President, Programs)

7:25 - Board Member announcements (Chapter Past President)

7:35 – Volunteer Awards (Vice President, Operations / President)

7:50 - Keynote by Advisicon

8:50 - Raffle

9:00 - Close

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

Dinner choices:
Vegetarian/ Gluten free entree:
Northwest Greens with Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Seasonal Local Vegetables
Assorted Artisan Breads and Rolls
Assorted Desserts

Non-Vegetarian entree:
Northwest Greens with Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing
Grilled Chicken Breast, Mushroom Tomato Ragout
Pasta Primavera
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Seasonal Local Vegetables
Sliced Seasonal Fruits and Berries
Assorted Artisan Breads and Rolls
Assorted Petite Desserts


Special event evening parking rate for PSPMI at Hilton Seattle of $5.

If you park in their garage, please remember to get a voucher at check-in. First come first serve, limit 50.

Evening rate $7 + tax at these nearby locations between 5:01 PM and 10:00 PM:

Washington Athletic Club Parking
1409 6th Ave (bet. Union St-Pike St)

ACE One Convention Place
1457 7th Ave (bet. Union St-Pike St)

SP PLUS Parking - Union Square
601 Union St (bet. 8th Ave-6th Ave)


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$55.00 Member
$60.00 after 11:55 pm June 14
$50.00 Earlybird rate before June 1

$60.00 Non-Member
$65.00 after 11:55 pm June 14
$55.00 Earlybird rate before June 1