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 North County Breakfast - Apr 2021

April 21, 2021
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Virtual Meeting Online

Beyond the Image of Diversity: How to Create a Culture of Inclusion
Presented by: Dima Ghawi, MBA | Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Author 

Registration at 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: While it is reassuring that more organizations recognize the value of diversity in their teams and are implementing metrics to measure progress, the real goal of diversity is to create a culture of inclusion and belonging. By focusing on establishing an inclusive environment, organizations can unlock the true value of diversity.

In this presentation, Dima Ghawi shares three tips based on workplace surveys and interviews that she has conducted across a variety of organizations. These include:

  • Providing insight into what employees need to feel welcomed and included.
  • Managing change and creating a courageous culture, which is instrumental for handling conscious and unconscious biases, micro-aggressions, and resistance to inclusion initiatives
  • Structuring and utilizing Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). These are valuable affinity groups that provide a support network and education opportunity for their members, as well as increasing awareness across the company.

Creating a culture of inclusion is no longer simply “a nice to have.” Instead, it is essential for recruiting, engaging, and retaining top talent, and, as a result, increasing the competitive advantage of the company. Audience members leave with actionable takeaways that can be employed to create a productive, engaging, and inclusive workplace for their team.

Dima Ghawi is Middle-Eastern in her genes, American in her heart, and a global citizen in her spirit. Her own journey is one of escaping confinement, crossing continents, and transforming her life’s purpose. Harnessing the power of her story, Dima is committed to inspiring individuals to attain personal and professional growth.

Through keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching, Dima shares her unique leadership transformation journey with one goal in mind: motivate and activate those around her to reimagine their potential and grow into leaders. She draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. Dima has also honed a keen expertise in developing leaders, to meet the demands of the global workforce.

Dima’s memoir Breaking Vases has received many awards including Writer’s Digest 2018 Grand Prize Award, Best Indie Book Award, Readers’ Favorite Award, National Indie Excellence Award, and Nautilus Book Award.

Please join me in welcoming Dima Ghawi!

7:30 am Introductions
7:45 am Announcements
7:50 am Speaker Presentation
8:50 am Networking / Closing
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.


$5.00 PMI Member & 1 PDU

$7.00 PMI Guest & 1 PDU