November Dinner Meeting

6:00-7:00 pm: Check-in and Networking
6:30-8:00 pm: Dinner and Dessert Buffet
7:00-7:30 pm: Chapter Meeting and Announcements
7:30-8:30 pm: Main Presentation


Main Presentation Information:

Title: How to increase innovation in your projects and increase team engagement at the same time

Speaker: Dr. Josef Martens

This dinner event will highlight key skills that project managers need to drive innovation. You will walk away with a clear understanding of how you can impact the innovative efforts of your whole team.

Key skills we will explore are assessing and taking risks, creativity, improvising, enrolling others and pitching ideas.  We will also discuss the myths that stop us from implementing innovation efforts and chart a strategy to drive innovation and engagement in our project teams.

At the conclusion of the presentation, you will be able to:

  • Understand the consequences of increased innovation and the myths that stop us from achieving the maximum innovation potential
  • Describe the key behaviors of project managers that drive innovation
  • Assess yourself on the key behaviors and have a clear idea how to ramp up your score
  • Implement an action plan for yourself and your project team to explore innovation


About the Speaker:


Innovator, futurist and strategy expert, Dr. Josef Martens helps organizations become more innovative. Josef focuses on the human side of innovation and helps leaders develop their five innovation skills. His clients range from small not-for-profits to global enterprises, and they include the private sector and the federal government.

Josef is not just a consultant on innovation – he is an innovator himself: he holds six patents on OLED displays, a field that has grown to a multi-billion dollar market, has published almost fifty peer-reviewed articles and several books on leadership and innovation, including the light-hearted picture book “50 Lessons on Innovation”.

Dr. Josef Martens is a Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned professional designation of the National Speakers Association.


Meeting Location:

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

Free Parking - Park in the garage under the hotel and get your parking ticket validated at the front desk before leaving.


Professional Development Units:
Quantity: 1.5 PDUs

CCR PDU Category:
1.5 - Strategic and Business Management

Registration Information:
Regular Price: $50 ($30 for students)

*Note: Students must enter the code STUDENT in the Coupon field when registering, and must show their student ID at the registration desk the day of the meeting.

Pre-register and pay online during the early bird registration period to receive a $10 discount on registration.  That is, students will only pay $20; non-students pay only $40.

Early bird registration ends on Wednesday, November 1, and online registration closes at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 7.

Benefits of registering in advance

  1. You receive a discount on registration if you register early enough
  2. You receive a pre-printed name badge at the meeting (makes networking easier)
  3. You are automatically entered into a drawing for a coupon for a free dinner meeting
  4. You can pay with a credit/debit card or PayPal account (only cash or check accepted at the door)

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 on Tuesday, you can request a transfer to another dinner meeting.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-08-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 11-08-2017 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-12-2017
Cut off date 11-07-2017 7:30 pm
Individual Price $50 ($40 for early bird registration)
Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
8777 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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