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 Professional Development Breakfast - 1 Leadership PDU

March 04, 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


 Exploring the Intersection of Leadership, Management, and Innovation
Presented by: Jon Jorgensen - Director of Agile Coaching - Project Brilliant

Registration for this online event is limited to 100 attendees. Register for the event as usual. We'll send you the meeting link and password after registration closes at 8 pm the evening before the event.

Abstract: In the tradition of Lincoln and Douglas debates, the careful deliberation of the trade-offs that exist in approaching a collective endeavor lies squarely at the center of organizational leadership.

Experiential learning while “thinking out loud” will occur as participants grapple with tough choices and unavoidable human factors that sway the outcomes, and make all the difference in the world of ‘Innovation’.

Standing in inquiry, having fun with thought experiments, and bringing your “A” Game to the table will leave you with a reference point to jump off from in your future world of work.

You will find yourself emerging from the stands, and getting on the court to score points for your team, both metaphorically and literally.

Prepare to be surprised… and unprecedentedly powerful.

A very wild ride awaits you…

Jon Jorgensen spent 17 years working in Japan, learning to be Lean, to be Agile, and to flow with work. He won’t toe-dip. He dives in head-first and goes deep. He returns to the surface with ideas which are uncommon, unconventional, and simple, but just might work when nothing else will. (Think: MacGyver without the mullet.) Jon has literally won a competitive Japanese game show (The Magic Lamp, 1997) paired with his wife’s grandfather.

During his travels to Japan, Jon set up the Xbox and Apple Xserve call centers, and took call escalations in Japanese for many years. Making a difference in people’s lives by being of service to them, is his passion. Jon brings many people together to discover what’s possible when facing a challenge. He emboldens emerging leadership everywhere in the enterprise.

Coaching teams and leaders is a passion of Jon’s. He won’t fix or protect people, because they don’t need it. Instead he gets curious about them, and what they really care about. If they feel “stuck” he helps them find their way to break through. That’s Jon’s happy place; where people are being awesome and are acknowledged for their greatness.

Based in Mission Viejo, California, if given the opportunity to sail a boat, Jon will try even in gusty conditions. He has capsized more than once; no damage nor casualties. On weekends his wife and children don’t sail with him, and keep his phone dry. Please give a warm welcome to Jon Jorgensen!

Event Attendance Considerations:

  • This event will be presented using Zoom, so please install the latest version of Zoom before the event, and ensure that the Audio and Video are working properly in Zoom.
  • Do not use a smartphone – use an actual computer, have a physical keyboard attached so you can enter questions/comments in the Chat box, and make sure you have access to from a web browser.
  • This is an interactive event, so make sure you aren’t just listening, or just watching. You want to be a part of this lively discussion.


7:30 am - 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 [email protected] with any registration-related questions.

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$5.00 PMI Member & 1 PDU

$7.00 PMI Guest & 1 PDU