February Dinner Meeting -- Leadership, Lighting our Path with Focus

February Dinner Meeting -- Leadership, Lighting our Path with Focus

Leadership, Lighting our Path with Focus

What is the difference between a light bulb and a laser beam?  Focus.

Inspired by a presentation by Jon Haverly at the PMI Upstate NY Chapter in 2017, this presentation brings the audience on a full circle back to basics that will not only help PMPs lead projects to success but will focus the project management profession itself into a recognized leadership development organization.

Seventy Five percent of IT Executives believe their projects are doomed from the outset.  Eighty percent feel they spend half their time doing rework.  Low performing organizations complete only 36% of their projects. 

When we focus the strengths of our profession on recommended processes and tools, we can create a high performing organization and help our clients and employers recognize up to an 89% successful completion rate on project closing. 

In an engaging evening with the Upstate NY chapter of the Project Management Institute, let Chad help you focus your project management laser beam on burning through project noise to arrive at a peaceful on-time, on budget conclusion of your project.  Bring light to our profession by illuminating the body of knowledge and applying the tools and techniques that we've trained for and have committed to.

Chad Dehmler has varied experience over the years:

  • Four years project management consulting in the Albany area.
  • Fourteen years in eCommerce industry in Madrid, Spain providing:
    • IT Project Management,
    • Database Development,
    • “Knock your socks off” Customer Service
  • Six years Quality Management and Project Management Experience in Rochester NY for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company.

Chad is a “roll-your-sleeves-up” multicultural leader who motivates, trains, and encourages team development through Covey Leadership principles.  Currently as a consultant to NYS ITS in Albany, NY, he provides project management consulting for the NYS Commission for the Blind.

As an organized self-motivator with a talent for quality management and an ability for process improvement through methodical project management he takes pride in quantifiable cost savings, customer satisfaction and improved organizational productivity.

A native New Yorker, Chad was born and raised in western New York, close to the Grand Canyon of the East, the famous Letchworth State Park.  After studying in Germany and graduating from Schiller International University with an BBA in International Business, Chad worked for Bausch & Lomb, Inc in Rochester NY.  He continued his studies in Madrid, Spain and obtained his MBA in Information Technology.  He remained in Spain for the next 15 years running a small multinational ecommerce company.

He enjoys scuba diving, swimming with the Manatees in Florida, public speaking, traveling and enjoying three course meals with a bottle of Rioja on a wind-swept beach on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.

Dinner includes Chopped Romaine "Wedge" Served with Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea, Villa Italia Pastries & Cookies and Choice of Entree

  1. CHICKEN: Chicken Caprese

  2. FISH: Fresh Salmon Filet with Tomato Relish

  3. BEEF: Braised Beef Short Rib (Served with Chef Inspired Accompaniments)

  4. VEG: Eggplant Parmigiana (Vegetarian)

Please join us on (February 20, 2019) at Italian American Community Center, 257 Washington Avenue Extension,  Albany, NY - 12205.

Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.

Pricing for 2018-2019.  To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI UNY Chapter members; $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.

The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.

For details please contact:

Cheryl Patack, PMP - VP Programs, Mary Beth Imbarrato, PMP - 2nd VP Programs


Chris La Rocca, PMP - Program Director for Chapter Meetings


Event Properties

Event Date 02-20-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-20-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-22-2018
Cut off date 02-20-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price Discount for PMIUNY Member
No. of Leadership PDUs 1
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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