Speaker Policy

PMISSC Speaker Policy


Speaker fees.  PMISSC accepts pro bono speakers; we do not provide a fee or stipend or reimburse expenses except in unusual circumstances.  If it is not explicitly acknowledged in writing to the speaker, PMISSC will not provide a fee or stipend or reimburse expenses.

Royalties and Expenses.Unless otherwise agreed to by the PMISSC, Speakers understand that they will not receive any royalties, honoraria, reimbursement of expenses, or other compensation from the PMISSC in connection with the program or the rights granted above.

Other compensation .  PMISSC respects and values its member data and member/attendee information will not be shared with speakers in lieu of fee or stipend.

Non-Commercial Policy.  It is PMISSC’s policy that its events are not to be used as a venue for marketing products, services, meetings, publications, or memberships except by authorized organizations that have purchased exhibit space or are formally acknowledged as sponsors of PMISSC. Speakers ARE permitted to sell their promotional materials (e.g. books or DVDs) at the end of the event at which they are speaking under the conditions laid out in the Speaker Agreement.

Programs and Events are the property of PMISSC.  Advertising these programs and events is the sole responsibility of PMISSC. Reproduction of PMISSC marketing and advertisement materials for programs and events is not allowed without the express authorization, in writing, of a PMISSC Board member. PMISSC will uphold its non-Commercial policy.  In cases where there is an opportunity to cross-promote, PMISSC reserves the right to review the promotional materials proposed by the other party and veto, in writing, for any reason. Should PMISSC veto a cross-promotion, the other party must remove all related materials from public view within a reasonable period of time.  A reasonable period of time is defined as 3 business days.

Use of Likeness. Speakers authorize the PMISSC to use their name, likeness, photograph, and biographical data in connection with the use and promotion of Programs, Events, or Symposia.

Mutual Indemnification. Speakers indemnify and hold the PMISSC harmless from and against any and all claims, expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees), and understand that they will not receive any royalties, honoraria, reimbursement of expenses, or other compensation from the PMISSC  in connection with the program or the rights granted above, and liability whatsoever arising, directly or indirectly, out of their actions or inaction at, or participation in, the Conference (including but not limited to any injury or damage which Speaker may suffer as a result of my participation in the Conference). In turn, the PMISSC agrees to indemnify the Speaker and hold the Speaker harmless from any claims, demands, and expenses which result from the Speaker’s action, or failure to act, associated with this event.

Intellectual Property. PMISSC speakers attest that their presentations are their own original work, that Speakers’ presentations are therefore their Intellectual Property. PMISSC will not seek to represent those presentations as their own, except in the sense that presentations are the highlight of a PMISSC Program or Event.  Speakers grant PMISSC a non-exclusive/royalty-free license to use, reproduce and/or distribute to program attendees, any and all presentations and handout materials that the speaker provides to supplement their presentation(s) unless otherwise agreed to in advance and in writing.

Cancellation or Date Change.  PMISSC reserves the right to negotiate a new date or cancel at any time without penalty from the speaker. Speakers agree to notify PMISSC Programs immediately in the event that an emergency should prevent them from speaking at a Program or Event.

Promotional Material Sales (If applicable). Guest speakers of PMISSC are permitted to sell their promotional materials (e.g. books or DVDs) at the event he or she is speaking under the following conditions:

  1. At least one (1) week prior to the program, the speaker must clearly communicate his or her intent to sell materials in writing to the VP of Programs or Speaker Liaison.
  2. The speaker or their staff must handle all promotional materials. PMISSC is not responsible for any transportation, damage or loss of promotional items.
  3. The speaker must run all set-up and sales of materials independently of PMISSC volunteers and staff. PMISSC staff and volunteers cannot assist in the handling or sale of speaker promotional materials.

Under these conditions, the PMISSC agrees to provide a designated space for sales of speaker promotional products. Other logistical arrangements such as a wireless are outside the purview of this agreement but may be available on a case-by-case basis. Not all venues are capable of providing phone or internet connectivity.

Updated March 11, 2018

If you agree to the policy and would like to submit your information for speaker selection please complete this form and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Photo Release

Photo Release
In consideration of the acceptance of this registration, I, the undersigned, specifically release the PMI SIlver Spring Chapter and its representatives from any claims or liabilities arising from or related to my participation in this activity.
 
I understand the PMI Silver Spring Chapter or its representatives may take photographs of attendees at the above identified event. I agree that the PMI Silver Spring Chapter may use such photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content. (Note: "If I do not wish to be photographed, I understand it is my responsibility to notify the photographer on site at the event.")

PMISSC: May 11, 2016 Dinner Meeting

Agenda:
6:00-7:30 pm: Check-in and Networking
6:00-7:15 pm: Job Connect Table Open (new)
6:30-8:00 pm: Dinner and Dessert Buffet
7:30-8:00 pm: Chapter Meeting and Announcements
8:00-9:00 pm: Main Presentation

 

Presentation Information:

Title:  Leadership and the Project Manager: Bearing the Brunt of the Storm

Description: Leadership skills increasingly are a critical success factor for Project Managers, especially with the increasing complexity of projects. The ability to effectively communicate project status, develop and monitor plans, and assign and manage teams and tasks are often not enough to achieve project success in the absence of strong leadership. This interactive discussion will address leadership versus authority, emerging roles, and key characteristics of today's successful Project Managers.

Speaker Information: Jon Weinstein

 

Jon Weinstein, PMP, is the Founder of Line of Sight (www.line-of-sight.com), a consulting firm delivering project management, organizational change, business process improvement, and strategic planning services. He has 20+ years of experience in these areas, working with clients of varying sizes – from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms - and in a wide variety of sectors – including government, IT, insurance, healthcare, and transportation. Jon has authored articles and two books: “Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government” (Management Concepts: 2010) and “The Government Manager’s Guide to Project Management” (Management Concepts: 2013). Jon has spoken on management and leadership topics across the US, Europe, and Africa including several PMI speaking engagements in Baltimore, Washington, and at the Global Congress. In November 2014, Jon successfully concluded one his most significant personal projects, running for and being elected to represent Ellicott City, Elkridge, and Columbia on the Howard County (Maryland) Council.”

 

Meeting Location:

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

Free Parking - Get ticket validated at Front Desk

 

PDU Information:
Quantity:
2.0 PDUs

CCR PDU Category:  Strategic and Business Management

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For more information on how to submit PDUs, please click here.

 

Registration Information:
Student Fee: $20 (must enter discount code of STUDENT and present student ID)
All others: $40

NEW PRICING at DOOR:

Walk-in or register online in advance and select "Pay at Door":
Student Fee: $25 (must present student ID)
All others: $50

NOTE: Registering in advance has it advantages -

1) You receive a pre-printed name badge at the meeting

2) You can pay with a credit card (only cash or check accepted at the door)

Registration closes at 5pm, the day before the chapter meeting. 

If registering with a coupon please select the coupon option under payment type. A current coupon must be presented in order to enter the event at no charge.

 

Cancellation policy:  There are no transfers or refunds for no shows.  If you contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the Sunday before registration closes, you can receive a full refund.  If you contact programs after Sunday and before registration closes, you can request a transfer to another dinner meeting.     

PMISSC: June 8, 2016 Dinner Meeting

Agenda:
6:00-7:30 pm: Check-in and Networking/Job Connect Table open
6:30-7:30 pm: Dinner and Dessert Buffet
7:30-8:00 pm: Chapter Meeting and Announcements 
8:00-9:00 pm: Main Presentation

 

Presentation Information:

Title: Maximum Impact:  The 4 Biggest “Force Multipliers” for Project Portfolios

Description: Whether you’re a master practitioner of project execution or just learning the ropes, you likely understand that speed and reliability are two powerful drivers of project impact.  But few of us are taught much about the discipline of maximizing this impact, or about complementary drivers that can further amplify project portfolio performance to help us engineer the most “bang for the buck” possible.  Not many of us are taught to think of projects in such ROI terms, as the traditional project-management world has focused more on “delivering within plan,” and the Agile world has focused more on “delivering value frequently,” trusting that these alone will translate into maximum-impact results. 

Once we focus on how to maximize the returns on our project portfolio investments, we can more clearly identify the four biggest “force multipliers” of project portfolio performance, and apply specific techniques designed to amplify their impact—uncovering enormous opportunities to multiply it by 2X, 4X, even 10X or more.  Imagine the impact you could have if you were able to drive a ten-fold increase in your project portfolio’s ROI—this session will show you that amplifying your impact in such a dramatic way is feasible, and within your grasp.

Speaker Name: Michael Hannan

Speaker Bio:  

Mike Hannan is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, professional speaker, and innovator of industry-leading techniques to drive unprecedented improvements in IT project portfolio performance.  His career spans a diversity of fields, including software engineering, space systems development, high-performance computing, economic development, and international trade policy.

His background in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) programs. He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments.

Mike has presented at dozens of industry events, including PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM symposia, and in the Agile community. He is also the lead author of the recent book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.

Mike serves on the board of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Washington DC Chapter, on two corporate boards, and his company is the first Founding Sponsor of the Project Management Day of Service—the largest PM pro-bono event in the history of humankind.  He also holds Masters degrees in International Affairs and Information Technology.

On the personal side, Mike is a 2015 national champion track & field athlete, and a happily married father of three teenage boys.

 

Location:

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

Free Parking - Get ticket validated at Front Desk

PDU Information
Quantity:
1.5 PDUs

CCR PDU Category:  Strategic and Business Management

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For more information on how to submit PDUs, please click here.

 

Registration Information
Student Fee: $20 (must enter discount code of STUDENT and present student ID)
All others: $40

NEW PRICING at DOOR:

Walk-in or register online in advance and select "Pay at Door":
Student Fee: $25 (must present student ID)
All others: $50

NOTE: Registering in advance has it advantages -

1) You receive a pre-printed name badge at the meeting

2) You can pay with a credit card (only cash or check accepted at the door)

Registration closes at 5pm, the day before the chapter meeting. 

If registering with a coupon please select the coupon option under payment type. A current coupon must be presented in order to enter the event at no charge.

 

Cancellation policy:  There are no transfers or refunds for no shows.  If you contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the Sunday before registration closes, you can receive a full refund.  If you contact programs after Sunday and before registration closes, you can request a transfer to another dinner meeting.     

PMISSC: August 10, 2016 Dinner Meeting

Agenda:
6:00-7:30 pm: Check-in and Networking
6:00-7:30 pm: Job Connect Table Open
6:30-8:00 pm: Dinner and Dessert Buffet
7:30-8:00 pm: Chapter Meeting and Announcements
8:00-9:00 pm: Main Presentation

 

Presentation Information:

Title: Leading teams with a common touch

This lecture is designed to help managers of all experience levels utilize just a few cliché questions to align their team members current well-being up on the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to assess the general well-being of your team members by starting a conversation with two questions- How is your day going? Tell me about what is making your day going the way it is? Maslow hierarchy of needs speaks to the well-being of employees as they traverse the levels from Physiological, Safety, Belonging, Esteem, and Self Actualization.

 

Speaker Information: Marcus Parker Sr., PMP®, CSM®, LSSBB                                                                        

 

Marcus Parker is an internationally recognized lecturer, author, instructor, and an industry thought leader with 17 years of experience.  He is currently a Program Manager at the Department of Defense and adjunct Professor at Trinity University in Washington, D. C. He achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, and a Master of Science from RIT. He has published several articles in Department of Defense publications on Business Process Improvement using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies. He is also a content contributor in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th edition chapter 8 on Quality Management.  Marcus serves as President of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Silver Spring Maryland chapter which has 660 plus members. He is the recipient of the 2015 PMI® Chapter Leadership award and his board of directors won the 2015 PMI® award for collaboration and outreach.

 

Meeting Location:

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

Free Parking - Get ticket validated at Front Desk

 

PDU Information:
Quantity:
1.5 PDUs

CCR PDU Category:  Leadership/Strategic

Triangle
For more information on how to submit PDUs, please click here.

 

Registration Information:
Student Fee: $20 (must enter discount code of STUDENT and present student ID)
All others: $40

NEW PRICING at DOOR:

Walk-in or register online in advance and select "Pay at Door":
Student Fee: $25 (must present student ID)
All others: $50

NOTE: Registering in advance has it advantages -

1) You receive a pre-printed name badge at the meeting

2) You can pay with a credit card (only cash or check accepted at the door)

Registration closes at 5pm, the day before the chapter meeting. 

If registering with a coupon please select the coupon option under payment type. A current coupon must be presented in order to enter the event at no charge.

Cancellation policy:  There are no transfers or refunds for no shows.  If you contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the Sunday before registration closes, you can receive a full refund.  If you contact programs after Sunday and before registration closes, you can request a transfer to another dinner meeting.     

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