North Professional Development Workshop (Oct 2017)

October 14, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds -- Beard & Brown Room
5280 Arena Cir
Loveland, CO 80538

Event Agenda:

  • 8:00a - 8:30a  Registration and breakfast
  • 8:30a – 9:30a  Northern Colorado Leaders - Panel Discussion: Trends and Needs in Northern Colorado Project Management
  • 9:30a – 10:00a  Break and networking
  • 10:00a – 12:00p:  Rick Griggs, "The Confidence of Napoleon: Charisma to Lead, Speak & Manage" 

PDUs for the entire event: 3.5 (1.5 Strategy, 2.0 Leadership)


PDUs for panel discussion: 1.0

 PDU Category: Strategy

 In the panel, Northern Colorado business leaders will share their perspective on how projects are linked to their organizational strategy, how project management brings value to their organization, what skills and experience are critical and how the PM role is evolving.


  • Susan Benzel - Program Manager, Hewelett Packard Labs:   Bio
  • Petro Nortje - Senior Manager, Axsium Group:   Bio
  • Lisa Rady - Sr. Manager, Oracle Product Development PMO:   Bio
  • Lee Varra-Nelson – Sr. Technical Project Manager, West Safety Services; Adjunct Professor of Project Management at CSU:  Bio
  • Mark Wright - Apex Program Director, Ball Aerospace :   Bio
  • Kent McIntosh - PMO Director, Flatirons Jouve:  Bio


PDUs for networking: 0.5

 PDU Category: Strategy

During the networking session, attendees will have an opportunity to converse with fellow project managers in order to improve their business acumen, enhance their awareness of market conditions, perform competitve analysis, and gain insight into legal and regulatory compliance issues.


PDUs for Rick Grigg's presentation: 2.0

 PDU Category: Leadership

Presenter:  Rick Griggs

Rick Griggs

"The Confidence of Napoleon: Charisma to Lead, Speak & Manage"

Rick Griggs will present his workshop on "The Confidence of Napoleon: Charisma to Lead, Speak & Manage". The difference between confidence and self-confidence is where they are focused. Confidence is focused on the world around the person. Self-confidence is concerned with the individual’s personal reaction to internal and external events. Confidence predicts a bit of the future based on information. Self-confidence predicts a personal reaction based on current feelings and emotions. The charismatic leader we are studying is trustworthy and considerate of their followers’ needs and desires. The best leaders resist using charisma for personal desires or selfish purposes. Their charisma connects individual people and teams to a worthy, future set of events. The result is that they put the fingerprints of the vision on people’s emotions.

Speaker Bio

Special notes for this event:

We will be providing breakfast prior to the panel discussion. This buffet supports both vegetarian and gluten free options.  Menu


Refund and Cancellation Policy

You will be required to review and accept the PMI Mile Hi Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy as part of your registration.  Please review it here.

For questions about the North Professional Development Workshop series, contact the Director, NPD Workshops at


$45.00 Non-Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before October 13

$30.00 Member Ticket
$20.00 Earlybird rate before October 13