What does it take to put on the PGA TOUR tournament when it comes to town?
Tracy will explain why it takes 12 months to coordinate a one- week event. Learn how Pro Links Sports works to ensure goals and objectives of all event stakeholders are met in the area’s largest annual sporting event.
Tracy West, Tournament Director for the PGA TOUR's Valspar Championship, leads the strategic and overall management efforts for this official PGA TOUR professional golf tournament. She is currently one of only three female Tournament Directors on the PGA TOUR. Played at Innisbrook Golf Resort, the tournament is one of over 40 tournaments which are part of the PGA TOUR. Owned by Copperhead Charities and managed by Pro Links Sports, the tournament began as a mixed-team event in 1977 and became a full-field PGA TOUR event in 2000. It is broadcast in over 227 countries on NBC and the Golf Channel with a potential audience of 1 billion and annually attracts over 100,000 fans as Tampa Bay's largest annual pro sporting event. The Copperheads have donated more than $41 million to hundreds of local charities and the tournament generates an annual economic impact of over $50 million.
2019 Executive Board Elections
Our Chapter needs skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable leaders for positions on the 2019 Executive Board .
As a board member, you will be a member of the leadership team that will manage the operational and strategic objectives of our Chapter.
Your contributions will be a significant factor in moving the chapter to the next level of service delivery to our members, and your contributions to our Chapter members, regional and global partners, and our contacts throughout the Tampa Bay community will be significant and invaluable.
The PMI Tampa Bay Chapter is managed by a volunteer executive board consisting of the President, President Elect, Past President, and nine Vice Presidents. Each Vice President is responsible for managing his/her program to execute the Chapter's operational and strategic objectives.
To nominate yourself or a member for a position on the 2019 Executive Board please follow this link to the 2019 Board Nominations form.
Course Dates: October 13th, plan for four consecutive Saturdays
Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm (each of the four Saturdays)
Location: South University - 4401 N. Himes Ave, Suite 175 Tampa, FL 33614
- Fall Course starts on October 13
Register for the PMI Tampa Bay Symposium
October 19th 8AM - 5PM
5002 W. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33634
7 PDUs - $199.00
Session speaker: - Jim Emerick is the founder and president of profit-with-purpose Choinque® (pronounced "choynk") LLC, an international network of organizations in relentless pursuit of the good and best within themselves, and even more so, in others. He passionately supports Autism Speaks, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, and other great causes worldwide. He is an Academy Leadership Master Facilitator and has offered courses and invited talks in the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, Peru, Chile and Australia. He is rather active on Twitter under the username @choinque, and hosts a weekly podcast appropriately named the choinquecast.
Jim has been a technology entrepreneur for three decades within the government, small & large businesses. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Jim served as a program manager developing and integrating next generation spacecraft computers into over fifty platforms including the Cassini-Huygens probe. In 1992, he co-founded and led innovative systems & technologies corporation, here in Tampa, pioneering three generations of radio frequency system-on-chip integrated circuits with diverse teams in the United States, Scotland and Canada, selling the company in 2006. Afterward he served as Vice-President Advanced Technologies at ITT, developing and delivering breakthrough communications platforms. Since 2011, over 1,000 professionals have attended his leadership courses, and he has read and reviewed over 100 books on leadership.
Jim is a lifetime member of the Air Force Academy Sabre Society, and frequently serves as advisor or board member for numerous organizations. He and his wonderful wife Cheryl, their two awesome children, and three cats live in Tampa, Florida and Pine, Colorado.
Session Information: Leading projects have many challenges for the seasoned project manager and the new project manager. What if you could be equipped with tools to become an impacting project manager? What if you could lead project teams effectively and efficiently? What would this mean to you and your company? In our upcoming Leadership Toolbox for the Project Manager workshop, Jim Emerick will facilitate interactive exercises attendees may use every day to become a more effective project leader.
Understand the perils of multitasking
Discover the importance of soliciting and receiving feedback
Practice effective decision-making
Role play common conflict scenarios
The keynote speaker will be Michael Milutis: Know Thyself!
In this session, Michael Milutis will share what he has learned from having consulted with hundreds of project management and IT professionals from around the world on their career development challenges. He will explain why self-knowledge and mindfulness are such critical success factors in the modern technology workspace, while exploring the key personal questions to which everyone must find answers. Michael will walk you through this process and then demonstrate how one's learning strategy, networking strategy, and personal branding strategy all flow logically from the answers. Attendees will walk away with a roadmap for becoming more fulfilled and self-actualized and for positively transforming their careers.