Public Announcements

2020 Tulsa PMI Professional Day

Aug. 5, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 PMI Tulsa Professional Development Day!

Full Day Option: 8 am to 4 pm

Half-Day Option: 8 am to Noon or Noon to 4pm

We are excited to tell you about all the speakers that we have lined up.  This year's PDD is different.  Different in so many ways than previous years, largely because our selection of speakers are at the highest caliber that it has been in years.  We have nationally recognized speakers ready to impart knowledge, and push us to reach further with the knowledge that they will share. 

Registration begins July 15.  Reserve your seat!

To hear about more updates as the dates gets closer, be on the lookout for our emails.

We start with our announcement introducing:

Keynote Speaker: Mallory Weggemann

Mallory Weggemann is a gold medal winning Paralympic swimmer.  Throughout her career, she has won gold medals at the IPC Swimming World Championships in 2009 and 2010. Other accomplishments from her lengthy career include:


·        Two-time Paralympian (Rio 2016, London 2012) in Swimming

·        Paralympic Gold Medalist in 50m Freestyle at the London 2012 Games

·        Paralympic Bronze Medalist in the 4×100 34 pt Medley Relay at the London 2012 Games

·        7 time member of the US Paralympics National Team

·        Has held 34 American Records

·        Has held 15 World Records

·        2015 Para Pan American Games in Toronto ? Two gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal

·        2012 Paralympic Record Holder ? 50m Freestyle

·        2011 ESPN ESPY winner ? Best Female Athlete with a Disability

·        2011 Pan Pac Championships in Edmonton, Canada ? Nine gold medals

·        2009, 2010 and 2011 USA Swimming Disabled Swimmer of the Year (Trischa L. Zorn Award)

·        2010 IPC Swimming Long Course World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands ? Eight gold medals and one silver medal

Using her influence, Mallory Weggemann has influenced with her personal story and touched the lives of everyone of different ages.  Whether it is building leaders, speaking from personal experiences, or coaching organizations to be better, she has continued to maintain the same message; be a better version of yourself.  During the PDD, she will be speaking on leadership, dealing with attacking obstacles in manageable steps, and arise as a better leader in the process. 


Track #2: Krissi Barr

Topic: Conflict Management using ORCA

For over 17 years, Krissi Barr has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals succeed. Her consulting firm, Barr Corporate Success, has consistently delivered results working with everything from Fortune 50 companies to family businesses and start-ups. Her company's efforts have sparked transformations that have produced long-term growth and profitability, as evidenced by 95% of her clients having exceeded their goals.

Krissi Barr is the author of two business books (The Fido Factor on leadership and Plugged on strategy), she has chaired or co-chaired over 30 non-profit events and she is personally responsible for bringing a labyrinth to downtown Cincinnati's Riverfront Park.

Krissi Barr is a renowned independent consultant who provides executive coaching, strategic planning, behavioral assessments, training and business coaching services. Her company, Barr Corporate Success, helps people and organizations break through barriers and reach their highest potential. She works with clients from Global Fortune 50 to mid-size and family-run businesses.

Track # 1 Project Management 101


                                                       A Survival Toolkit for New (And Accidental) Project Managers

Don't Miss this powerful 1/2 day session at PMI Tulsa's Professional Development Day, taught by Sara Gallagher at the Persimmon Group.

So you've just been promoted to a formal role in project management...

Or maybe you've been asked to run a project (or three) in addition to your day job.  If you're scrambling to find impactful, practical project management training relevant to your situation, you're not alone.

Much if the "PM 101" traininf on the market today is heavily focused onlarge projects in "traditional" project management disciplines, run by formal project managers on the path to certification.  The result is content that can be overly academic and theoretical-leaving many people in the cold without the survival toolkit they need to succeed.

That's why PMI Tulsa has partnered with The Persimmon Group to bringyou this powerful 1/2 day workshop for new (and accidental) project managers. This interactive virtual learning will give you a powerful, practical toolkit to deliver successful business projects no matter tour industry or background.

You'll learn how to:

·        Maximize the first 30 days of your project for better results

·        Choose a project execution rhythm that delivers consistent wins

·        Communicate project status in a way that builds stakeholder confidence

·        Anticipate risk and navigate issues that could derail your project

PLUS, by attending this session, you'll get exclusive 30-day access to our "PM for the Uninitiated" website with downloadable tools and templates you can use today.

Still curious whether this seesion is for you?

This workshop is built for those in the trenches-anyone who needs a powerful, practical toolkit to deliver value in a project context. No rigor project management experience required. You may benefit from this session if:

·        You are a business professional (any industry) who is often asked to lead special projects

·        You are a project manager who never received formal training in your field

·        You were recently promoated to project management and struggling to get started.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Sara. Be sure to book your seat ASAP!

Track # 1 Discipline Agile.

Why is it CRITICAL that you learn about Disciplined Agile NOW?

Besides the fact that Disciplined Agile (DA) has an incredible toolbox of different ways for you to manage your future projects, it will be required for your PMP re-certification, and will also be part of the PMP exam, beginning in 2021.

This track delves into why an Agile Mindset is extremely important and will explain the new DA WoW (Way of Working). The DA ?toolkit? of project methodologies includes the ever popular ?waterfall? approach + several different Agile options.

DA's goal isn't to force you to use Agile, instead it is about helping you choose the ?BEST? way to manage your next big project!

Check out this BLOG and video that was put together by Scott Ambler, PMI's Vice President and Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile. Then, plan to sign up  for this important track to find out how DA can help you prepare for next year's requirements.

How to Optimize Your Wow with Disciplined Agile

LEARN FROM THE BEST! This PMI Tulsa PDD track is being delivered by an experienced Project Manager with a highly diversified set of credentials. Keith Wilson's Agile certifications include: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Kanban Management Professional (KMP), SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC 5.0), Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM), and Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI)



Humberto Barreda


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