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.

Collaboration Saturday - April 21 2018

April 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2655 Camino Del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108

Note: Registration is  available for the full series or each Saturday.

This 12 PDU / 3 Saturday course series is based on the fundamental leadership philosophy of Dr. John C. Maxwell, rated the #1 leadership person in the world by Inc. Magazine. The course will cover topics ranging from personalities, connections, growth, influence, and high levels of leadership. The PDUs will count in the following ways…8 Leadership – 4 Strategic.

You definitely do not want to pass on the opportunity to learn leadership from a retired Marine Chief Warrant Officer 3, Project Management Professional, and Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker on the John Maxwell Team. Remember – Leadership is Influence…nothing more, nothing less.

Classes will be held on Saturday, April 21stSaturday, May 5th; and Saturday, May 19th, 2018 - 9 AM - 1 PM. Registration accepted with payment only.

1st Saturday – Class 1 starts with an exploration of personality types.  There are so many tests and evaluations and quizzes out there it is hard to know what to do and follow.  A key to understanding all of them is they basically have the same language and use the same terminology regardless of the outcome (color coding / sea creatures / birds).  We will figure out your personality type; we will figure out the personality type of key players on your team; we will then take things a step further by going where most other training on personality types never goes…how to deal with people realizing and understanding your personality and theirs. 

Class 1 continues by looking at the Maxwell book, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.  Here we will take the information we learned about personalities and expand things from just communicating with people to actually connecting and adding value.  Having conversations is just a piece of communication…building a connection takes relationships to the next level.

2nd Saturday Class 2's journey begins with growth through Maxwell’s The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.  Here we will dive into several of the laws to help the Project Manager expand their tools of leadership and create a more productive environment for their team.  Growth is the key to moving forward in leading.  If a person is not growing, they are dying.

Class 2 continues by exploring the importance of influence with Maxwell’s Becoming a Person of Influence.  Leadership is all about one’s ability to influence others.  There are many pieces to the puzzle of influence and we will discuss and share how to best build the puzzle for maximum results.

3rd Saturday – Class 3 focuses on Maxwell’s REAL Leadership 101 Series.  The topics in this session include Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership.  Each area will be explored through discussion and conversation so participants can realize how they can become better leaders.

Finally, Class 3 and the entire leadership series will conclude by tying the information together by exploring 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell.  This will give you an opportunity to figure out how to practically apply the lessons into your leadership style.  By the end of it all, your leadership lid should have moved up and your desire to add value to everyone around you should have grown.

De Vry University, 2655 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA 92108

PMI San Diego Chapter Member - $347 for the entire series / $127 for one day of training
Non-chapter Member - $547 for the entire series / $187 for one day of training
Fee required at registration.  No walk-in registrations permitted! 
Note: To register only for May 5th or May 19th go to the event posts for those dates.

A full refund, minus a $75 processing fee, will be provided up to one week prior to the first class.  Registered students may transfer their seat to another student, transfer will be provided up to one week prior to the first class.

Instructor Bio:
Prior to joining the John Maxwell Team, Christopher W. Diem, MA / PMP spent over 22 years as an active duty Marine and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3, Criminal Investigations Officer.  He worked his way up through the ranks with ever increasing levels of leadership and responsibility and truly began his journey in leadership and mentoring during his career.  He firmly believes leadership starts and ends with integrity.  Christopher has taught college classes, worked as a project manager, and experienced success in network marketing.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University, a Master’s Degree in Management:  Organizational Leadership from American Military University, and his Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute.  Christopher is the Founder of Carpe Diem Consulting Group, Inc., based in San Diego, CA.  He coaches and mentors business partners, business owners, and people wanting to make a difference in the world.

His true passion is teaching and empowering others to succeed.   He teaches others by equipping them with the tools, strategies, and philosophies required to balance their lives by keeping their emotional, mental, physical, financial, and spiritual wells filled.  He effectively teaches because he actively listens.  This builds relationships through positive communication and connecting.

When speaking, Christopher entertains, engages, inspires, and injects humor.  His favorite part of speaking is connecting with the audience, adding value to their lives, empowering them to succeed, and solidifying their belief they are destined to achieve more.  He has a heart for people who are unsure of how to get to their next level of leadership.  Currently, Christopher lives in San Diego, California with his wife, Rochelle.  Having her on his journey gives him inspiration to continue impacting lives and watching people dream again.


$347.00 PMI-SD Member Collaboration Saturdays Registration - 3 days

$547.00 Non-PMI Member Collaboration Saturdays Registration - 3 days

$127.00 PMI-SD Member Collaboration Saturdays Registration - April 21

$187.00 Non-PMI Member Collaboration Saturdays Registration - April 21