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Register for the PMI Tampa Bay Symposium
October 19th  8AM - 5PM
Keiser University
5002 W. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33634

7 PDUs - $199.00
Register now.

 You are invited to register for the PMI Tampa Bay Florida Chapter Symposium to be held at Keiser University in Tampa, FL.  Join fellow Project, Program and Portfolio Managers for a day of education and networking.


Keynote by Michael Milutis: Know Thyself!

Workshop Speaker - Jim Emerick

Keynote Information:

Know Thyself!
The Secrets of Self-Actualization and Workplace Engagement

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.

Learning Objectives:

Why is 80% of the global workforce disengaged and what does this mean for our lives and our businesses?

What are the most common hang-ups that technology professionals face when trying to plot their career path? What are the most common mistakes they make?

What is self-actualization and "flow" and how can it help technology workers become clearer on their career path and more fulfilled?

Your October 19th Symposium Registration of $199.00 will come with an additional $199.00 value from our partner CAI – please read below

“Thanks to our partnership with CAI -, our Tampa chapter is now able to improve the value you get with your symposium registration. CAI’s “Great IT Professional” is a mobile app and online library of over 1000 on-demand, PDU approved, educational lectures for IT Project Managers. Typically, $199 per year (per person), registrants to our Oct 19th symposium will receive a coupon that reduces their annual cost to this library to ZERO for one year. That’s an extra $199 value - plus unlimited free PDUs for one year- all free courtesy of your symposium registration!  You can view their full library at”


Michael Milutis is an INFP committed to human capital development, continuous workplace learning, and corporate mindfulness. He works with technology organizations to develop innovative learning cultures and he coaches individuals and teams so that they can develop continuously, grow personally, and realize their highest potential.Since 1997, Michael has worked in marketing, new business development, and L&D for Computer Aid, Inc (CAI), an international IT services and support firm. 

He is also the creator and director of CAI’s "Great IT Professional", an organization devoted to continuous learning and career development within the global IT community. Michael speaks around the world and offers coaching and consulting in the areas of human capital development and peak performance management. You can connect with him on LinkedIn at or on Twitter at @michaelmilutis.Read Michael's article on "6 Steps to Achieving a Career Breakout"



J.R. Russell is a PMP and Project Management Mastermind (PMM) with 40 years
of diverse project, program, and portfolio management experience worldwide. He
serves as the CEO of Tampa-based Imaginarium Masterminds, Inc., the sponsor of PM
Masterminds, an online peer community using masterminds to help project leaders
fast-track their careers with coaching, collaboration, mentoring, and sharing.
Session Title: Masterminds for Career and Project Success
J.R. Russell will show project leaders how they can use mastermind techniques to
brainstorm ideas and solve problems in their projects, programs, or portfolios, as well as
advance their individuals careers with peer collaboration and knowledge sharing. In a
highly interactive demonstration, J.R. will lead a group of volunteers through a
mastermind Imaginariumä where one volunteer will vocalize their idea or issue, and the
others will share their experiential input in a facilitated brainstorming session. J.R. will
then assist the Imagineer in the development of a measurable action plan with nearterm
If you’re a 21st-century project leader with a bright idea or a problem that needs solving,
this is the perfect session to get some knowledgeable and experience-based input from
your peers, as well as learn how to use mastermind techniques with your own teams
and stakeholders.
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Saleh Mubarak, Ph.D

 Session Title: Defining and Measuring Success

Success can be looked at from different angles by different project participants. It is important to define the objective / scope, along with the constraints. This presentation illustrates an Excel model that evaluates project performance, based on user-set criteria in order to measure success in the end of the project.  


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Anthony Schlinsog currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the American Board of Pathology, the nationally recognized organization responsible for the continuing certification of physicians in the field and subspecialties of Pathology. His IT leadership and project management experience span a wide range of industries including higher education, state government, transportation, insurance and healthcare, and he brings a unique prospective on planning for a high-quality product or service.

Mr. Schlinsog earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Andrews University in Michigan and his master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. He has also held a PMP certification for over 15 years.

Session Title: Planning for Quality  

A different take on planning for quality with a focus on 6 main points: Control the Known Practice the Variables Eliminate the Preventable Manage the Predictable Prepare for the Inevitable Imagine the Impossible Learning Objectives:Things to keep in mind as you plan your work to increase the chances your work will be of high quality.
Who Should Attend Your Session? (Geared toward positions/levels):Anyone who is looking for ways to improve the quality of their output.
What Instructional Materials will be used (i.e. case studies, discussions, etc.)?:These points will be illustrated by a number of real-world examples, primarily the July 23, 1983 Air Canada Flight 143




Workshop (3.5 PDUs): - 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.

Students will:

Understand the perils of multitasking

Discover the importance of soliciting and receiving feedback

Practice effective decision-making

Role play common conflict scenarios

April2016speakerWayne Brantley - Change is going to happen – what you do about it changes everything!
Why have initiatives like project management, six sigma, and agile not been more impacting? This is a question lingering since the days of TQM, quality circles, zero defects, and balanced scorecard. In every project there are deliverables of a product or service that will impact many parts of an organization. These changes are often misunderstood creating opposition, resistance, and fears. How can you reduce these issues? Through effective and impacting change management techniques you can ensure that your project has maximum impact and effect for your company and all stakeholders. Through a 5-process methodology (The PROSCI ADKAR) you can plan and implement a proven methodology that can be rolled out with every project and initiative that your organization faces. Learn techniques to ensure that your organization is ready for change.

Moorthi2018Sundara Moorthi, PMP, CSM - “How Artificial Intelligence is changing the Project Management?”

Sundara Moorthi is a senior consultant at BST Global where he currently leads the Application Performance Engineering practice areas, since 1995 he is working in multiple capacities at BST Global such as Product Manager, Project Manager, Business Intelligence Solutions Architect and Senior Software Engineer. BST Global is a leader in providing Enterprise Resource and Project Management solutions for Professional Services Industry worldwide since 1971. Moorthi is also a passionate instructor, speaker and mentor in Project Management areas. He is teaching at various organizations including PMI Tampa Bay since 2008. He led the PMI Tampa Bay Chapter and the Board as President during 2014 and served in the Executive Board since 2010.

Radical technological advanc impact in our lives and careers. Organizations are expected to do more with less resources and it’s highly essential to know how we can increase the productivity leveraging these technological advancements. Moorthi will share his thoughts on how to exploit the AI and Automation in Project Management and explore few currently available industry solutions. He will illustrate few case studies on how AI is affecting the Project Managers.


LeslieLLeslie Lieblein, PMP, CSM, CPO, DevOps Foundation

Experis IT – Delivery Solutions 

Have you been thinking about whether your organization should adopt Agile, or wondering how to take Agile to the next level?  This discussion will provide questions to ask yourself in assessing whether you are truly ready to move to Agile, and if so, describes potential next steps needed to get the journey started.   Along the way, we’ll dispel some myths about Agile.

The Learning Objective of the course is to understand how to arrive at a high level self-assessment of your readiness to adopt Agile, and begin to identify next steps to take towards the journey.

Who Should Attend This Session:  Anyone who is interested in bringing Agile into their organization. 

Leslie is an experienced IT Project Manager and Scrum Master with over 15 years of experience in a variety of industries. Leslie has managed multiple projects for Experis clients using a variety of project management methodologies, including waterfall and Agile. She has strong experience in digital, web and mobile application projects. Clients include Top 10 banks, a children’s charity, a top data processing company, and an insurance software company. Leslie graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a degree in Finance.

Leslie is passionate about working with teams to overcome obstacles and attain success. With a solid background in stakeholder, resource, budget, and scope management, Leslie is skilled in monitoring risks and issues throughout the engagement and communicating with client executives. Skilled in the coordination of multiple activities and priorities in large initiatives, Leslie will drive tasks to successful completion. Leslie holds Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CPO), and DevOps Foundation certifications.



Chapter Membership

Total Members 2159
New members this year 329
PMP® Members 1388
CAPM® Members 35
PgMP® Members 5
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 2
PMI-ACP® Members 88
PfMP® Members 2
PMI-PBA® Members 5
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 2085
Student Members 63
Other Members 11
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Tampa Chapter Meetings will now be on the 3rd Thursday of the month

PLEASE READ:  PMI Tampa Bay monthly chapter meetings have been moved to Thursday evenings beginning in January, 2019. They will be held every 3rd Thursday of the month. The location remains the same:  South University.

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