Annual Conference

2014 Managing Projects, Programs, and Portfolios Conference

Organizational Agility

This premier educational event is set to occur September 19, 2014. Watch this space for the latest 2014 Conference information.

Come join us in 2014 to . . .

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  • Learn the latest tools, tips, techniques and trends in project, program and portfolio management that will help you take your career to the next level and improve your organizational success.
  • Network and share ideas and experiences with executives, project, program and portfolio managers, sponsors,  and other practitioners from a wide variety of industries, government agencies, and educational institutions.
  • Earn professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining your PMI credential.

Whatever your stake in projects, this event is a valuable asset for you, your team, and your organization.


Conference Info

The Annual Conference is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  It will include breakfast, lunch and plenty of networking opportunities, as well as many valuable sponsor booths.

There will the 3 Tracks, each with 4 speakers.  The Tracks are:

  • Strategy & Leadership:  Project Managers must often be change agents and are always leading.  This track will focus on effecting change and building leadership skills and tools.
  • Tools & Techniques:  Strengthening the effectiveness of delivering project results through effective methodologies.  This track will focus o practices that deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • People Skills:  Project Management is working with  people.  PMs most often have responsibility but without authority.  This track will focus on the skills to work with others for optimal results. 

Keynote Speaker

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John Parker Stewart

Internationally Recognized:

  • Leadership Coach
  • Executive Development Specialist
  • Award Winning Leadership Trainer & Speaker
  • Team Performance Consultant
  • Author of Books and Articles
  • Orals Coach for Government Contractors

For the past 35 years, John has coached and trained tens of thousands of leaders worldwide. He managed executive and leadership development for 86,000 employees at Lockheed Corporation where he designed and taught the Lockheed Executive Institutes for 13 years.  He started Stewart Systems, Inc. in 1980 where he has researched, consulted, taught, and coached CEOs, presidents, executives, and government leaders. 

John began his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado.  He finished his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University and earned his master’s degree in Organizational Communication where he wrote his thesis at Parliament in London.  He began his doctoral work and teaching at Michigan State University, and continued his doctoral studies under management guru Peter Drucker in Executive Performance and Leadership at Claremont Graduate School. 

John has researched organizations and worked with corporations worldwide.  He was selected “National Trainer of the Year” by the American Society for Training and Development for two consecutive years. In addition to training and coaching all levels of management at Kennedy Space Center over an eight year period, his client list includes: Citibank, U.S. Air Force, Chevron, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Toshiba, CSL-Hong Kong, Xerox, GM, Kaiser Permanente, Telstra-Australia, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Boeing, and many other commercial firms and government agencies.


Call for Speakers

We are currently accepting applications from those interested in becoming a speaker at this exciting event. 

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We are currently accepting applications from those interested in becoming a volunteer at this exciting event.  Check back often as new positions are posted weekly.

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