PMI San Diego Special Quarterly Dinner - 2 Leadership PDUs

August 24, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Hilton Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

Opening Presentation: Project Value at Risk:  A New Way  to Connect Risks to Business Outcome
Presented by: Nicki Kons

Abstract: PVaR (Project Value at Risk) is a new indicator for connecting risks to some of the most important questions in project management: when will the project be completed and at what cost? It is based on the widely accepted VaR (Value at Risk) financial indicator. There are two mini revolutions currently taking place in risk management: the cognitive and big data revolution, and PVaR is connected to both. The multitude of KRI (Key Risk Indicators) has made it difficult for project managers to communicate risk in a concise, clear way that decision makers can easily understand and use. This short session will introduce PVaR (Project Value at Risk) and the importance of connecting risks to business outcomes.

Nicki Kons is a risk management researcher, consultant, lecturer and author of: PVaR™ - Project Value at Risk. She is an Industrial Engineer B.Sc. and an IT analyst, with an MBA in finance and an MA in international relations. Nicki is a multi-disciplinary expert who incorporates engineering, IT, business, finance and political science concepts into a strong coherent message of risk management excellence. Nicki believes the only way to keep on top of risks is by pushing our own limits of risk understanding time and time again. 

Main Presentation: Project Everest:  Essential Steps for Successful Projects
Presented by: Alan Mallory, P.Eng., P.E., PMP

Abstract: Climbing Mount Everest is considered one of humanity’s greatest feats of human endurance. The two-month quest to reach the highest point on earth is a journey filled with unparalleled challenges and some of the roughest and most extreme conditions imaginable.

Alan’s dynamic presentation focuses on developing leadership capacity and strengthening teams by reinforcing the professional development skills that are essential for success in any endeavor. It highlights the essential processes that are involved in planning and executing difficult projects by using the challenge of Everest as a metaphor and example of such a project.
His presentation is structured around a two-month mountaineering expedition where Alan, along with his father, brother and sister set a world record on Everest after climbing through some of the most arduous and terrifying conditions imaginable.

Alan's underlying message is about how we as project managers need to reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take in order to achieve breakthrough performance. By integrating his many years of innovative leadership and project management experience with captivating mountaineering and adventure stories, Alan creates a powerful and unforgettable journey for his audience.

The principal themes and key messages of Project Everest include:

  • Improving Communication and Overcoming Communication Barriers
  • Developing a Clear Scope and Objectives through Strategic Planning
  • Establishing a Schedule and the Consequences of Schedule Deviations
  • Risk Management, Mitigation and Planning Risk Responses
  • Initiating, Managing and Embracing Change
  • Developing a Stronger Level of Trust in Professional Relationships
  • Effective Methods of Dealing with Conflict and Adversity
  • Improving Team Dynamics and Collaboration

You do not want to miss this!

Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author and professional development trainer who is passionate about leadership and living life to the absolute fullest. He studied engineering at Queen’s University and has worked all over the world as a mechanical engineer and project manager  -  but his true passion is in working with people to reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take. Alan has always had a keen interest in discovering what drives us to do what we do and how we can use this knowledge to improve our overall health and happiness.

As a keynote speaker and leadership coach, Alan delivers a number of exciting presentations and training programs that are all about embracing and working through challenges as well as exploring the skills and mindsets that allow great leaders and committed teams to achieve breakthrough performance. Alan integrates his many years of innovative leadership experience with captivating mountaineering and adventure stories to create a powerful and unforgettable journey for his audience.

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Arrivals and Networking
6:15 pm - Welcome, Brief Announcements, and Icebreaker
6:45 pm - Opening Presentation / Activity
7:00 pm - Jobs Available & Sought
7:30 pm - Main Presentation
8:30 pm - Final announcements / survey drawing / adjourn

Dinner Menu (Buffet):

  • Mixed green salad with dressings
  • Garlic Bread
  • Pasta
  • Meatballs
  • Marinara Sauce (gluten free)
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Grilled Chicken Strips (gluten free)
  • Grilled Vegetables (gluten free)
  • Coffee, decaf, iced tea
  • Chef’s choice dessert

Registration/ Pricing:
Member                               $40

Non-member                       $45
In Transition                        $35
All registrations after 6 pm Monday, August 22nd and Walk-In    $65

Note, registrations after 6 pm on Monday, August 22nd must present their receipt at the door for entry and choice of menu is not guaranteed. There will be limited number of walk-ins available and will require cash or credit card payment at the door. Check-in at the dinner event is required prior to 6 pm to retain your reservation. PMI-SD has a no-refund policy.  Please contact with any questions.  Thank you!


$40.00 Member Chapter Dinner
$65.00 after 06:00 pm August 22

$35.00 In Transition Chapter Dinner
$65.00 after 06:00 pm August 22

$45.00 Guest Chapter Dinner
$65.00 after 06:00 pm August 22