2020 Call for Symposium Speakers is Open!

    "Leadership in Project Management"

    Friday, April 24, 2020

    The Island Hotel by RL, Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Technical skills are core to project and program management, however, PMI research tells us technical skills alone are not enough in today’s increasingly complex and competitive marketplace. Organizations need value-added skills and competencies in leadership and business intelligence to support strategic objectives and make a market difference. This year’s event will provide topics and information to support leadership development in project managers, motivating individuals to develop their capabilities and lead a team, project, and/or process. PMI Emerald Coast, FL welcomes your submission on the topics that fall under the PMI Talent Triangle. Examples include:



    Example Topics

    Technical Project Management*

    Knowledge, skills and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program and Portfolio Management.

    • Data Gathering and Modeling
    • Earned Value Management
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Performance Management
    • Risk Management
    • Schedule Management
    • Scope Management
    • Time, Budget, Cost Estimation
    • Agile, SCRUM, Lean Six Sigma


    Knowledge, skills and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross-cutting skills that help an organization achieve its business goals

    • Brainstorming
    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Conflict Management
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Listening and Negotiation
    • Team Building
    • Virtual Project Management

    Strategic and Business Management

    Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes.

    • Benefits Management and Realization
    • Business Acumen
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Customer Relationship and Satisfaction
    • Industry Knowledge and Standards
    • Operational Functions
    • Strategic Planning, Analysis, Alignment

    Speaker Benefits:

    • Increase your knowledge with a complimentary symposium registration (Presentations are voluntary, speakers are not paid)
    • Earn additional Professional Development Units (PDUs) for each hour spent preparing your presentation
    • Showcase your knowledge/expertise and be seen as a supporter of the project management profession
    • Connect with local professionals and gain exposure to experienced project management professionals and executives
    • Receive publicity via our chapter website, social media, and email announcements

    For more information, email [email protected] with the information below as well as a recent headshot.

    First Name:

    Last Name:

    Email Address:

    Phone Number:

    Presentation Title:

    Presentation Abstract:

    Personal Bio:

    PMI Talent Triangle PDU (Leadership, Technical Project Management, or Strategic and Business Management):