PMI San Diego Quarterly Dinner Event - 2 Leadership PDU

March 22, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Hotel Karlan San Diego (Double Tree by Hilton)
14455 Penasquitos Dr.
San Diego, CA 92129

Opening Presentation: Ways to Form a High Performance Team
Presented By: Parisa Abedinpour

Abstract: Exploring the common stages of a team development, how do we form and sustain a group of high-performing, goal-oriented individuals to collaborate and present excellent results? What do we mean by team engagement? What are the characteristics for a high performance team, and what are your responsibilities as a leader/manager to engage your team members? Data shows that on a team of 10 people, only three or four are engaged and are happy with their job. But there are ways to engage a team. In this presentation we will interact and discuss the factors to build and engage the employees in your team.

Parisa Abedinpour received her PhD in Biochemistry at Lund University, Sweden.  She moved to San Diego to pursue her goal to work as a scientist at a well known Cancer Center.  Searching for a balance between science and project management Parisa started to take PM certification program at UCSD extension, from 2012 - 2015, focusing on work team concepts and skills, Agile power practices, and project cost, risk, planning and procurement management.



 Main Presentation: The Art of Networking
Presented by: Heather Wieshlow, Turning Point Coaching

Abstract: Statistics show that 75-80% of all jobs and new ventures are found through the art of networking, yet many people find themselves at a loss in using this process to further their career or business. Many times they have let their network go dormant or have not made contacts with people in their industry - and find themselves without a net to work. Yet, still other people commit major networking faux pas and blunders that limit their ability to connect with others, or create an unfavorable impression despite their best efforts. Be honest and ask yourself: do you feel you are using an effective networking strategy to meet the kinds of people that can guide you toward your chosen field or endeavor? Do you network but find you dislike it and want to know how you can enjoy the process more? Are you networking but have few results to show for it? Or do you consider yourself a master networker, yet often find you are the one helping others and you are not getting the assistance you need?

If you answered yes to any of these, this presentation is for you. You will have the opportunity to examine your own personal networking style and learn how to become more effective, simplifying the process and building rewarding relationships offering powerful personal and professional connections. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, role-play and practice utilizing their new found networking skills in the group. 

  • Become aware of your own networking fears and understand how to manage them
  • Learn simple tips from Master Networkers that make the networking more enjoyable and easier
  • Expand your networking community by knowing how to give referrals and make effective requests
  • Learn what to do before and after a networking meeting to create the greatest sense of connection
  • Understand how to avoid "networking blunders" that can ruin your chances of making a connection.

ather Wieshlow is a certified coach, author, speaker, and owner of Turning Point Coaching and Consulting. Since 1998 she has helped thousands of professionals gain clarity during their career transitions and create success plans for their lives. She has worked with individuals in businesses, organizations and government programs in all aspects of career discovery, career design and career development. Her energetic, personal, insightful and interactive style combines over 20 years of business expertise with a solid foundation based on wholistic principles and real-world common sense. Heather is a graduate of the Newfield Coaching for Professional and Professional Mastery Program (CPPM), a Master Career Director (MCD), and a certified Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC), and holds a Career Transition Coach Certification from Chapman University. You can find Heather at

6:00 pm - Arrivals and Networking
6:15 pm - Welcome, Brief Announcements, and Icebreaker
6:30 pm - Opening Presentation
7:20 pm - Jobs Available & Sought
7:30 pm - Main Presentation
8:30 pm - Final announcements / Survey Drawing / Adjourn

Menu & Dinner Selection:
Entree (selection is made during ticket purchase):

  • Oven-roasted Marinated Chicken Breast
  • Grilled Pacific Salmon
  • Grilled Vegetable Napoleon Stack

Starch and Seasonal vegetables
Dessert: Double Tree Chocolate Cookies 
Coffee / Tea / Iced tea

Registration/ Pricing:
Member                               $40
Non-member                       $45
In Transition                        $35

All registrations after 6 pm Monday, March 20th and Walk-In    $65

Note: Registrations after 6 pm on Monday, March 20th must present their receipt at the door for entry and choice of menu is not guaranteed.

Online Registration Closes on Tuesday, March 21 at 8PM.

There will be a limited number of walk-ins available and will require cash or credit card payment at the door. Check-in at the dinner event is required prior to 6 pm to retain your reservation.

PMI-SD has a no-refund policy. All Dinner Registrations are final, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. 

Please contact with any registration related questions.  Thank you!


$40.00 Member Chapter Dinner
$65.00 after 06:00 pm March 20

$35.00 In Transition Chapter Dinner
$65.00 after 06:00 pm March 20

$45.00 Guest Chapter Dinner
$65.00 after 06:00 pm March 20