Southern New England Chapter of PMI

SNEC PM Conference 2019 - Program Schedule

The Passion and Power of Project Management TM

Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT

Monday, April 29th, 2019


Note: You can attend presentations from ANY of the tracks below. Pick one presentation from each session when planning your day!

TIME Professional Development Day for Project Managers
7:00 - 8:00 Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast - Ballroom A/B
8:00 Exhibition Hall Opens - Prefunction Area
8:00 - 8:30

Opening Remarks - Ballroom A/B

Mary Frances Gorgas, PMP - President, SNEC-PMI

8:30 - 9:30

Opening Keynote Address - Ballroom A/B


High Performance Resilience


Bonnie St. John

9:30 - 9:45 Break - Visit Sponsor Exhibits & Network (15 mins)

Meeting Room 11-12

Meeting Room 14-15 Meeting Room 21-22 Meeting Room 24-25

9:45 - 10:45

Getting in the Ring: Project Manager or Project Leader


Julie Kowalski

How can you be BIG and be AGILE?


Wendy Avery

Lessons Learned from Managing Projects in 40+ Countries : Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant


Mark Hehl

Learning Organizations are Leading-Edge: Successful Educational Innovations through Project Management


Elizabeth Schlegel

10:45 - 11:00 Break - Visit Sponsor Exhibits & Network (15 mins)

11:00 - 12:00

Facilitating Good Stakeholder Relationships Through the 5 Languages of Appreciation


Sinikka Waugh

The Roles of Project Team members in Agile User Story Creation and Acceptance


Melissa Wisner

Culture Won't Eat This Strategy: What happened When Hartford Healthcare Aligned Project Methodology to Culture


Elise Sinha and Aimee Corvino

All in Project Management – Lessons from the Poker Table


Jeffrey Hanson


12:00 - 1:15

Lunch and Networking - Ballroom A/B


Visit Sponsor Exhibits - Prefunction Area

1:15 - 2:15

Afternoon Keynote Address - Ballroom A/B


Achieving the Elusive Work/Life Balance


Neal Whitten

2:15 - 2:30 Break - Visit Sponsor Exhibits & Network (15 mins)

2:30 - 3:30

Pop Quiz: Can You Have a Winning Team? Yes! Master Behavioral Styles


Brigid Carney

Project Governance and Change Management: Path to Project Implementation Success


Pamela Kriedeman and Ngozi Taffe

The Gotcha’s Of Agile – Pitfalls to Consider when Transforming to an Agile Culture


Patricia Tyre

The Tenth Principle – Maximize the amount of work not done!


Robert Schaff and Katie Tougas


Meeting Room 11-12

Meeting Room 14-15 Meeting Room 21-22 Meeting Room 24-25
3:30 - 3:45 Break - Visit Sponsor Exhibits & Network (15 mins)
3:45 - 4:45

Closing Keynote Address - Ballroom A/B


The Little Secret to Big Accomplishments


Belinda Goodrich

4:45 - 5:00 Closing Remarks - Ballroom A/B
5:00 - 6:30  Conference Reception - Prefunction Area

Program Subject to Change (last revised 10-April-2019)

Key to Presentations:

Leadership Track
Tools and Techniques Track
Culture Track
Innovation Track


Please see the Abstracts and Bios page and the Keynotes page for more detail on the Start, Build, Advance category, and the Talent Triangle and PDU Certification areas for each presentation!