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Early bird pricing ends on June 30, 2018 at 11:55 pm. View all registration categories and fees

Keynote Speakers:

Lisa Withers

Lisa Withers, PMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL

Lisa Withers is a Senior Program Manager with 16 years of expertise in program management.  A hallmark of her engagement style is relationship-building, and she offers clients the leadership skills necessary to provide successful vision, planning, and oversight for large organizations and programs.

Lisa is also an accomplished educator with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership and over 20 years of teaching and training experience.  Through her training background, she demonstrates an exceptional ability to motivate others and has created and implemented a multitude of training programs.


Jimmy Godard, MBA, PMP, ITIL

Jimmy Godard is a practitioner of portfolio, program and project management with 18 years of growing experience. He leads enterprise-wide technology changes that impact people, process, and technology. He is a dynamic, fun, and exciting international speaker that will motivate you at moving toward a passionate vision and getting things done.

Jimmy has served as president of the PMI Portland Chapter. He performs the functions of Program, Change, and Service Delivery Manager for Bank of America. He is an instigator of process improvement and innovation with an unwavering determination to bring about results. He implements global changes in leading technology integration efforts for Infrastructure, End User Computing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures.

Bob MahlerBob Mahler, PMP, PMI-RMP

Bob Mahler served 12 years in the U.S. Army in the Mechanized Infantry and later as a Green Beret. He left the service as a highly decorated combat-Veteran. He has excelled in the telecom industry and a Federal consultant. He has trained more than 3000 students in a wide variety of project management classes and is the current Director of Business Development for Velociteach, a Kennesaw, GA based REP. Bob has served in multiple PMIWDC Board positions and is a Risk SME contributor to PMBOK 6. Bob currently lives in Murfreesboro TN with his wife and 10-year-old son.  

Bob is a popular speaker among PMI Chapters and has spoken at several PMI Nashville Symposiums. If you’re looking for a fun, informative and interactive presentation, then you don’t want to miss this!


Breakout Speakers to Be Announced May 30

The deadline to apply is May 15. Join the 2018 PMI Mid-Mo Professional Development Days line-up as a breakout speaker, focusing on topics in the talent triangle areas: leadership, strategic and business management, and technical project management.

About the Event

We have an exciting agenda planned, including 3 keynote speakers, 12 breakout topics, a social event, and plenty of opportunity to network with other project managers.  Through the theme of “Explore the Universe of Project Management,” we will provide you with a wide range of topics to choose from that will enhance your knowledge and accumulate up to 13 PDUs.

Our agenda will be packed full of informative sessions, networking, and opportunities to make new contacts.  You won’t want to miss out on the program or the great prizes you’ll be eligible to win if you attend.  Opening session will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th, with a wonderful meal, keynote speaker, and a special kickoff prize drawing.  All breakout sessions and additional keynote addresses will be scheduled throughout the day on Friday, October 19th.

More details will be provided as breakout speaker arrangements are finalized, but we want to be sure you have an opportunity to take advantage of the early bird rate now through June 30th.  After that date, the registration cost will increase.