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 Career Development Breakfast - 1 Leadership PDU

February 23, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

The Broken Yolk Cafe
11630 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92128

 Project Managers versus Project Leaders
Presented by: Barbara Gunning, Rocking Your Team and Mark Title, Advanced Technology Leadership

Registration at this venue is limited to 60 attendees. Register now to reserve your spot!

Abstract: If there’s one debate that is vibrantly alive in project management circles, it’s the one on project managers vs project leaders. Are project managers really that different from project leaders? If so, what constitutes this difference? Which role is more impactful, and hence more powerful? What can I personally do to make me a better manager/leader? And can I be both at the same time? Please join us, bring your stories, & join the debate!

Barbara Gunning is the President of Rocking Your Team, a company that applies the Science of Personalities to businesses, teams, and families with incredible success. During her 25+ years of experience as a project manager, Barbara discovered the value of understanding people at a deeper level to increase the effectiveness and productivity of her teams while reducing frustrations, misunderstandings, and conflicts both at work and in life.

Barbara combines real experience and personality science knowledge to provide programs with practical application. She has worked as a project manager in many diverse fields including manufacturing, banking, insurance, food service, and software development. In addition, she is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified, holds a Bachelor’s and an MBA in Business from San Diego State University. She teaches at UCSD-Extension and holds multiple certifications in applying personality science to teams. Barbara is a Master Practitioner in Personality Types and a Certified DISC provider, and she is qualified in MMTIC, Conceptual Coaching, and Emotional Intelligence.

Barbara's company, Rocking Your Team, provides courses and workshops for project managers and resource managers on how to use the Science of Personality with their own teams. Her workshops provide participants with methods to improve communication, leadership, conflict resolution, and management styles as well as reduce stress. Barbara also speaks at conferences and events and is passionate about sharing the benefits of the Science of Personality.

Mark Title, PhD, PMP has devoted more than twenty years in advanced  technology and team management in support of industry, health care, the community, and the arts. At Biosite Diagnostics he supported a revolution in health care instrumentation, leading teams through multiple generations of diagnostic product development and advising sister companies on alternative technologies. Mark has actively shaped the Biosite corporate culture, training hundreds of employees across the organization in achieving measurable results, accountability, and personal satisfaction in their work. Prior to Biosite, Dr. Title developed novel technologies to shape microwaves and test superconductors at Innova Laboratories. Earlier he managed the San Diego office of Schafer Corporation, providing technical evaluation and monitoring of classified projects in satellite and submarine laser communications, energy storage, and micro-electronics for space and military applications. Dr. Title's graduate work at the University of California, San Diego developed a new generation of photonic supercomputers, crunching massive arrays of information on beams of light. While completing his Ph.D. Mark worked for the America's Cup races in San Diego, coordinating with civic agencies and managing area directors and 550 personnel in defending the Cup against New Zealand.

Dr. Title makes his home in San Diego with his wife Claudia and their two standard poodles Harpo and Zeppo. In his leisure time he flies airplanes, collects short films, and crafts new works in glass and neon art.

7:30 am Registration & Introductions
7:45 am Presentation
8:45 am Wrap up & Networking
9:00 am Adjourn

Please Note that PMI-SD has a no-refund policy for this event. All event registrations are final, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. 

Please contact with any registration related questions.


$15.00 Member Breakfast & PDU

$20.00 Guest Breakfast & PDU

$5.00 Member Coffee Only & PDU

$7.00 Guest Coffee Only & PDU