Chapter Events

The San Diego Chapter holds regularly scheduled events. These events offer the opportunity for members and guests to learn about the latest in project management, share and exchange information, network, find job opportunities, and enjoy some refreshments.

PMI San Diego Dinner - 1.5 Strategic PDUs

January 24, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bernardo Heights Country Club
16066 Bernardo Heights Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92128

Opening Presentation: Cyber Security for Small Businesses and Normal People
Presented by: Mike Olivier, CommTech Systems

Abstract: A very timely and important talk! There are six steps that we can all take to protect our information from Cyber Attack. Our opening presentation will go through these six actions the average person or small business can do to provide a reasonable degree of cyber security for their home and business.

Mike Olivier, PMP is president of CommTech Systems Inc., an information technology company providing Project Management services and System Engineering expertise for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems and communications. He has previously served as Project Manager for the Marine Corps, Expeditionary Energy Office in tracking and monitoring fuel consumption for military vehicles. He also provided project management support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advanced Conveyance Security Device (ACSD), and support in the development of the first SCADA wireless traffic census application for CALTRANS. Mike served as an advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Defense providing operational planning, training, and program management to the Ground Forces Command, the operational command for the Afghan forces in their counter insurgency efforts, and provided operational planning support for the coordination of voting security and ballot transportation for the 2014 national elections.

Mike has published articles on Stakeholder Management and Risk Assessment for the Marine Corps Gazette, a professional journal focused on the Project Management Institute approach and its applicability in military planning and operations. He is a member of the California State DVBE (Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises) Advisory Council, the Elite SDVOB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business) organization, the NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), and the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association).

 Main Presentation: Strategically Thinking: Project Management Meets the Big Picture?
Presented by: Dr. Cynthia Boccara, Wellness for Life

Abstract: In today's business climate, it is not enough to be a competent Project manager and get your initiatives in on time and budget, you also need to be strategic. Your projects must align with the larger business goals and provide value beyond just their completion. You need to be able to effectively communicate with the C-suite to get executive support and to be able to course correct. This session will teach you 3 mistakes most PMs make and 3 critical skills you will need to be able to position yourself strategically as a trusted advisor and someone who is able to see the big picture beyond the completion of their successful project.

Dr. Cynthia Boccara is founder and CEO of Wellness for Life. Over the past 30 years, she has worked with organizations and thousands of people with her signature process to help them live happier, healthier lives while increasing their productivity and performance. Dr. Cynthia believes that alignment, both of our bodies and of our vision, is the key to unlocking performance and making a difference in the world. She teaches workshops on Physical Intelligence and Executive Presence and has worked with many tech organizations including Dell Software, Pacific Life, SoCal Edison, Sotec, and WITI.

6:00 pm - Arrivals and Networking
6:15 pm - Welcome, Brief Announcements, and Icebreaker
6:45 pm - Opening Presentation / Activity
7:00 pm - Jobs Available & Sought
7:30 pm - Main Presentation
8:30 pm - Final announcements / survey drawing / adjourn

No dinner selection is required this month as we're having the Taste of Italy Buffet, which consists of:

  • Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons & Fresh Parmesan
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Fettucine & Assorted Sauces
  • Homemade Meatballs
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Garlic Bread
  • Assorted Cookies


Registration/ Pricing:
Member                               $40
Non-member                       $45
In Transition                        $35
All registrations after 6 pm Monday, January 22nd and Walk-In    $65

Note, registrations after 6 pm on Monday, January 22nd must present their receipt at the door for entry and choice of menu is not guaranteed. There will be 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.  Please contact with any questions.  Thank you!


$40.00 Member Chapter Dinner
$65.00 after 06:00 pm January 22

$45.00 Guest Chapter Dinner
$65.00 after 06:00 pm January 22

$35.00 In Transition Chapter Dinner
$65.00 after 06:00 pm January 22