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PMISSC 2021 Symposium

Embracing Change: Resilience and the Impact Upon Project Management

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - Virtual!

Last Call: Hurry Up, You Don't Want to Miss This. Register Now!

The Project Management Institute Silver Spring Chapter’s (PMISSC) 8th annual symposium is a few weeks away. This virtual event is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2021 and it promises to be impactful.


The theme for this year is: “Embracing Change: Resilience and the Impact Upon Project Management”


Registration is open: This year's symposium will have two sessions, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Each session guarantees four (4) professional development units (PDUs) for attendees and that is a total of eight (8) PDUs for all who sign up for the full day.

  • The cost of registration for both sessions is $45.
  • Those who wish to pay for one session and not the other will pay $25.
  • Students enjoy $20 for the entire day.


Focus areas for the symposium include: Change Management, Projects and Globalization Dynamics, Human Behaviors, Technology Transformation, Project Portfolio Management, Digital Strategy, Customer Intelligence, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Organizational Collaboration.


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Please make room on your calendar and remember to review our speaker lineup as well as chapter/symposium sponsorship information. Also check out last year's recorded talks!


Symposium Moderators 

Richard Cheng photoRichard Cheng, Vice President of Training and Chief Product Owner,  NextUp Solutions. Read Bio




Marcus Parker photoMarcus Parker, Program Manager, Department of Defense, and Consultant /Lead Instructor, ATEM Group, LLC. Read Bio




Symposium Speakers 

Hector Del Castillo photoHector Del Castillo, Chief Product Officer, Bold PM (Keynote Speaker). 

Session Topic:

Making Change Happen, Against the Odds. 

PMI Triangle: Technical / Strategies & Business. Read Bio


Joyce Hunter photoJoyce Hunter, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Vulcan Enterprises LLC (Keynote Speaker). 

Session Topic: 

It's About What: Building resilience into your project portfolio  

PMI Triangle: Leadership. Read Bio



Marvin Chambers photoMarvin Chambers, Founder and Principal, Marvin Chambers, LLC. 

Session Topic:

It is More Than What You See: Shifting Mindset, Sustained Success. 

PMI Triangle: Leadership. Read Bio


Wendy Raulin photoWendy Raulin, Experienced Project Manager, Consulting. 

Session Topic: 

Resolving the Communication Challenges with Enterprise-wide Projects. 

PMI Triangle: Technical. Read Bio


Ordonna Sargeant photoOrdonna Sargeant,  Program Manager, Wunderman Thompson. 

Session Topic:

Digital Transformation. 

PMI Triangle: Strategies. Read Bio


Lee Lambert photoLee Lambert,  Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lambert Consulting Group. 

Session Topic:

Artifical Intelligence (AI) and Project Management: A Marriage Made in Heaven. 

PMI Triangle: Technical. Read Bio 


Sarah Miller photoSarah Miller, Project Manager and Organizational Development Consultant, MITRE Corporation. 

Session Topic: 

Introduce the Concept of Psychological Safety. 

PMI Triangle: Strategies. Read Bio


Becca Lehner photoBecca Lehner, Lead Organizational Change Management Program Consultant, MITRE. 

Session Topic: 

High Engagement Organization Design Goes Virtual: How a U.S. Government Agency Pivoted to Virtual Change During the Global Pandemic. 

PMI Triangle: Leadership. Read Bio


Adam Terragnoli photoAdam Terragnoli, Senior Organizational Change Management Program Consultant, MITRE. 

Session Topic: 

High Engagement Organization Design Goes Virtual: How a U.S. Government Agency Pivoted to Virtual Change During the Global Pandemic. 

PMI Triangle: Leadership. Read Bio



Additional Event Details 

All-day Event with 2 Sessions (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) 


Session 1

Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Start: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (1 Keynote; 3 Speakers)


Session 2

Registration: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 

Start: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (1 Keynote; 4 Speakers [2 of them are co-speakers])             

1 PDU will be given for each session/keynote speaker; potentially earn 8 PDUS in total


Attendee Registration Fee: Student Registration $20 and General Registration $25 each session/ $45 for both sessions. A portion of the registration fees will be donated to a Silver Spring non-profit organization.

This year’s event is one you don’t want to miss and registration closes at 8 a.m. on June 24, 2021.  For those who register early, expect to receive a link  for the event on June 23.  Please endeavor to test your access and save the link.


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Sponsor Video: UMD PM Center for Excellence

Sponsor Video: Morgan State University (Graves School)

2021 Symposium Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

UMD Project Management Image

Silver Sponsors

UMD Project Management Image
The ATEM Group Image
ProSource Consulting
Leadership Techniques LLC

Bronze Sponsors

Academy Leadership
Morgan State School of Business and Management

Patron Sponsors

Audley Consulting Group
Educology Solutions