April 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

Please note a change in our program!

Susan Schwartz replaces John P Jernovics Jr as our April speaker!

Main Presentation:

Title: Leadership is not a Solo Sport – Super Powers for Project Managers

Speaker: Susan Schwartz

Begin your training program to hone the four superpowers every project manager has within themselves to become a Most Valuable Project Leader (MVPL).  This interactive session will help you get ready to jump start your career with a professional bang as you learn how to leverage your personal team leadership super powers. Come prepared to participate in a scrimmage session that will help you flex your project leader muscles.

By the end of this session will be able to:

  • integrate the facets of the Diamond Leadership Model
  • enhance skills mapped by PMI’s Talent Triangle 
  • channel your innate leadership capabilities 
  • discover how to become the best person you can be


About the Speaker:  


Susan Schwartz works to support and promote the project management profession as a volunteer for PMIWDC. Currently, she serves on the Governance Board as a Director-at-Large.  She is an adjunct professor at George Mason University teaching project management and leadership courses.   

This past January, Susan released her first book, Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager’s Guide to Becoming a Leader, which unlocks the not-so-secret secrets of what aspiring managers need to become strong leaders.  It’s practical “outcome-tested” strategies and thought-provoking questions offer readers a means to craft a personalized framework to help them learn how to help people come together to create something larger than themselves.



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:
0.5 - Strategic and Business Management

1.0 - Leadership

Registration Information:

Regular Price: $50

Online registration (regular, non-early bird) closes at 7:30 pm the Tuesday prior to the Chapter meeting. Walk-in registrations accepted with cash or check only.

Discounts: $40 for early bird online registrants; $30 for students

Early Bird Online Registration - Pre-register and pay online during the early bird registration period to receive a $10 discount on registration.

  • With early registration, students will only pay $20; non-students pay only $40. 
  • Early bird registration ends at midnight the Wednesday prior to the Chapter meeting.

    Benefits of registering in advance:

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


Student Online Registration - Students must enter the code STUDENT in the Coupon field when registering in order to pay only $30 (or $20 if registering during “early bird” period!), and must show their student ID at the registration desk the day of the meeting.

Cancellation Policy

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. There are no transfers or refunds for no-shows.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-11-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-11-2018 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-15-2018
Cut off date 04-10-2018 7:30 pm
Individual Price $50 ($40 for early bird registration)
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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