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.

Leading from the Middle (Self-Paced)

July 13, 2020 12:00 PM to September 12, 2020 9:00 PM

Online - (Self - Paced)

Leading from the Middle - (3 units)

Registrations are through the UCSD website using the following link --  Leading from the Middle - (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.

If you would like to benefit the PMI offerings please use the link to become a member.

Link to PMI Membership application



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

Managers and professionals are frequently tasked to lead teams to do more work with fewer resources, to champion new changes amid uncertainty, and to resolve interpersonal conflicts. By learning to grasp key leadership tenets and management best practices, you will be better positioned to manage performance. This course offers skill-building in areas such as: analyzing power dynamics in groups and organizations; communicating effectively; building strategic partnerships; thinking critically; identifying ethical dilemmas; and balancing planning, action and evaluation. Additional topics covered will include the art of constructive dialog, leveraging corporate values and culture, and connecting with an organization’s mission. The particular challenges of “managing up” will also be addressed.

Following completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Learn essential communication skills for managers
  • Create constructive dialogue, even when emotions run high
  • Understand change management techniques that maximize receptivity for others
  • Utilize effective feedback techniques to provide praise and developmental feedback
  • Identify key factors that lead to building win/win strategic partnerships
  • Guide groups to make effective organizational decisions
  • Effectively manage change issues “up” and “down”




Instructor - Maureen Orey, Ed.D., CPLP: Maureen Orey is a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance with over 25 years of experience designing & delivering training. An award winning international speaker, trainer and best-selling author, she is an expert facilitator and session participants rave about her work. Orey is president of the WLP Group and her clients include Scripps, SHARP and Kaiser Permanente.


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.