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.

Work Team Concepts and Skills (Self-Paced)

July 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Online - (Self - Paced)

Work Team Concepts and Skills - (3 units)

Registrations are through the UCSD website using the following link --  Work Team Concepts and Skills - (3 units)

Summer 2020 Project Management courses are eligible for a 20% tuition discount exclusively for PMI San Diego chapter members.

To request your PMI-SD member discount code, please complete request form.

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At UC San Diego Extension, we understand that professionals have a number of reasons for studying, so we have designed course offerings to meet as many of your needs as possible. The courses listed below may be taken individually or as part of Extension’s Professional Certificate in Project Management. Extension’s Project Management program courses provide a practical, hands-on approach to understanding the industry. Traditional in-class, online, and intensive courses are offered throughout the year to meet the needs of our diverse students. If you are interested in completing the full certificate, there are five required courses plus approximately two elective courses. We invite you to join our community of learning professionals.

For details on courses, visit


AGENDA: SELF-PACED from 7/13/2020 - 9/12/2020

Do you work in groups or teams in your workplace? Learn how to develop effective teams in the context of project management and how to implement communication and conversation strategies that help your team meet its project goals. Discover key factors that distinguish teams and shape team excellence, particularly communication and conversational dynamics. Study theories and models of individual and group conversational dynamics. Learn how to design powerful conversations to produce the results you want to achieve. Explore common team-related issues including: team charter and team contracts, trust, culture, and conflict resolution. You will also have the opportunity to practice diagnosing and dealing with a variety of group dynamics through a team project.



Instructor - Peter Thurman, MBA: As Manager of Practice Development at UCSD Health, San Diego’s leading health care research organization, Pete Thurman has acquired professional and personal growth through a diverse range of marketing, project management, leadership, and product development experiences in the technology and health care industries. Other key leadership roles he has taken include serving as a Senior Product Development lead for Kaiser Permanente and a Marketing Alliance Manager for SAS Institute.

Throughout his career, Pete has consistently contributed to his organizations by leading highly complex projects, improving efficiency, and managing strategic partnerships. He also demonstrates success in leading cross-functional teams and developing innovative solutions, which generate new sources of revenue. Pete consistently mentors and coaches colleagues in project management, Lean Six Sigma methodologies, and trains colleagues and peers in career development.

Pete finds it extremely fulfilling to teach and engage students in practical and interactive discussions about shared experiences and real-world examples that help students apply curriculum quickly. He is very passionate about equipping, training, and supporting students in the discipline of project management and how tools can be applied effectively in one’s professional and personal lives. 

Pete holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Southern California. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Pete has been a faculty member at Point Loma Nazarene University since 2015. In the Organizational Management Program at PLNU, he has taught undergraduate courses in principles of management, group and organizational behavior, and interpersonal behavior.

In his spare time, Pete is a father and enjoys helping other parents build theatrical sets for performing art productions at his daughter’s school. He is also an avid soccer player and sports fan.


Education/Professional Development Units (PDU): 27 educational hours / PDUs

Drop Deadline: You can drop most courses at any time before the final class meeting (by 11:59 p.m. on the day before the scheduled end date for online courses) or before final grades are posted, whichever comes first.

Refund Deadline: 7/20/2020 - If you drop a course after the refund deadline, even if you enrolled after that date, you will not receive a refund.