PMI-OC's Career Enhancement & Development Day (CEDD)

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PMI-OC's Career Enhancement & Development Day (CEDD), September 25, 2021, 9am – 1pm PDT


“Future Proofing Your Career in Project Management - Looking Ahead, Preparing & Taking Action.” 

As we continue to adjust to the worldwide pandemic, PMI-OC’s CEDD will be geared towards preparing for the future of the Project Management industry.  Gather with fellow project management professionals to get the latest from notable experts and organizations in the field of career development.  There will be definite takeaways from this interactive and engaging event regardless of where you are in your career journey.  And earn 3 PDUs!

Moderating this event is John Jones, Jr., PMI’s Region 7 (Southwest North America) Mentor.  John will be contributing his leadership and project management experience to the overall discussion and will guide us in “future proofing” our careers in project management.


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Included with registration:

-Soft skills assessment and evaluation
-Copy of the book, “The Persuasive Project Manager: Communicating for Understanding”
-Passion Planner


There are 3 PDUs for this event (issued based on PMI guidelines)

PDU Category: Leadership



  Early Bird
(Until August 31st)
Advanced Pricing
(September 1st - 24th)
PMI Member Pricing: $40.00 $60.00
Non Member Pricing: $80.00 $80.00


Main sessions:

-Loretta Stagnitto, Executive and Leadership Coach

“Honing the Soft Stuff: How to Build What Today’s Top Program & Project Managers Believe to Be the People Skills Necessary for Success”

As a Project or Program Manager, “hard skills” like knowing how to create a project budget, critical path diagram, or work breakdown structures are considered necessary ‘table stakes’ for success in the role.  Yet, what about the soft stuff, considered for some to be the hard stuff?  What people skills are also needed for achievement in the role?  And are you self-aware enough to know your strengths in the soft areas, or what you need to do to build them?

Find out what top PM leaders regard as the 5 to 6 soft skills that are also considered must haves for fine-tuning a career in Project or Program Management.  Also, learn the ‘how’ for building these necessary soft-skills by first understanding a set of 8 personality-defined Motivations or Aspects that drive certain behavioral strengths, and then assessing yourself against these at a high-level.  Determine where you might need to tune-up or tone-down in order to build a mastery of relevant interpersonal skills.  Connect what you already have to what the experts say you need!

-Dr. Bill Brantley, Career Strategist

Your Program and Project Management Career in the Next Decade”

Who can predict what program and project management will be like 10 years from now? What effects will artificial intelligence, the gig economy, and digital transformation have on programs and projects?

This presentation will provide tools to prepare you for the future program and project management job market. Learn how to use the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) Loop to build your career strategy in the new volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous career landscape. 

-Chelsea Wong, Passion Planner Representative

Turning Your Personal & Professional Goals into Action”

Learn to put your plans into action!  Identify and break down your short and long term goals so you can build towards them every day.  Turn plans into action by breaking goals down into actionable steps and incorporate them every day/week/month.  Navigate changing times while staying aligned with goals.

Breakout rooms to include:

-Personal Brand Consultant
-Hiring Consultant

Biographies of moderator and speakers 

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John D. Jones, Jr., PMP®, CGCIO™, ITIL 

John Jones is an “Army brat” who spent his formative years in Germany, working in the international marketing industry and eventually moving to California at 21. He began his professional career in technology as a help desk technician in the private sector in the early 90’s. Jones has developed a specialized skill set for technology-related projects in the public sector and is employed by the City of Belmont as the IT Director and at USC as adjunct professor developing curriculum and teaching courses for the Bovard College graduate degree in Project Management. Jones has served on various technology, leadership and project management boards. Aside from speaking engagements, Jones conducts workshops on leadership & team building, project management and organizational change management. He obtained his BA in Digital Graphics from CSU-East Bay. Jones graduated from PMI’s Leadership Institute Master’s Class (LIMC) in 2015 and volunteers with PMI as the Region 7 (Southwest North America) Mentor. In addition to his PMP®, he also has an ITIL certificate and is a graduate of the Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO™) program from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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Loretta Stagnitto, Executive and Leadership Coach

Loretta Stagnitto is a personal development and leadership coach (Corporate Coach U Certified Graduate), as well as an executive advisor, author, trainer, and workshop facilitator. She has inspired and coached many highly motivated individuals in dynamic and constantly changing business and personal environments. In 2004 she founded Loretta Stagnitto Leadership Associates and in 2011 she launched The “I Know” System  for Personal and Team Leadership Development.  Loretta created this unique coaching methodology after years of interpreting how good managers become great leaders and how productive individuals evolve into high-performing ones.

A former Silicon Valley Marketing executive, Loretta has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in start-up, turnaround and large corporate environments. She has orchestrated multi-million dollar marketing and brand development campaigns for products and services that fundamentally changed the way consumers and businesses use technology. Loretta is certified in several psychometric and skill development tools, including the Lumina Learning suite of personal, leadership and emotional intelligence assessments and online learning programs. A passionate volunteer and community leader, Loretta currently serves on the Leadership Council for Rise Up ( a global non-profit that advances health, education, and equity for girls, youth, and women and has advocated for over 100 laws and policies, impacting 115 million people.

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Dr. Bill Brantley, Career Strategist

Dr. Bill Brantley has been a project management practitioner and scholar for twenty years. Bill teaches a graduate class in project management leadership at the University of Maryland where he previously taught project management communication. Bill has taught in the Communication Department of the University of Louisville for the last twenty years. He wrote the Persuasive Project Manager: Communicating for Understanding (2019) and Four Scenarios for the Future of the Federal Government: Collected Essays on Transforming Government (2019).

Bill has presented on project management at project management conferences, professional groups, and, recently, the White House Fellows Program. Bill works at the Navy Inspector General Office as a senior training specialist. Previously, he worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a program manager for leadership development, career coaching, and executive coaching in the Enterprise Training Division. Along with his three project management certifications (PMP, PMI-ACP, and Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM)), Bill is also a certified professional in training management, a certified professional in talented development, certified agile coach, and a certified data scientist.

CEDD 2021 Chelsea

Passion Planner, by Chelsea Wong

Passion Planner believes that no matter where you are, you have the power to create the life you've always wanted. Their vision: Building a world where everyone has access to the tools and community they need to live an authentic and fulfilling life. Passion Planner helps you identify your dreams and build toward them every day.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-25-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-25-2021 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-08-2021 5:00 pm
Cut off date 09-24-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price PMI Members: $40.00 (Early Bird) or $60.00 (In Advance); Non Members: $80.00
Location Online
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