Chapter Meeting

March 21, 2017

Keynote Presentation

Extraordinary Leadership in a Matrix World | Communication is a Leadership Tool, with Jason Scott

Educational Presentation

The Leadership Secrets of Sergeant Hooper, with Mike Goss

Registration Opens 2/26.  Late pricing starts 3/19.

Keynote Presentation

Extraordinary Leadership in a Matrix World | Communication is a Leadership Tool

Are you tired of hearing that most Projects fail because of poor communication? The frustration you feel is probably because you instinctively understand the following:
• Projects don’t fail, they don’t have a heart beat or social security number. People fail…
• Communication is simply the vehicle we use to lead…
• Blaming failure on communication is the greatest obstacle to addressing the lack of leadership skills that are causing Project failure…
When organizations focus on improving communication they generally add process and guidelines that won’t necessarily improve their Project, Program and Portfolio Managers leadership skills. However, when organizations focus on developing the leadership skills of each of their individual team members…It is much more likely that the Leadership Quotient (LQ) will increase in their organizations leading to fewer failed Projects.

About the Speaker

As a Parent, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and CEO, Jason Scott’s PURPOSE is to teach the world to build efficiently and cost effectively. To enable his clients to build the best products for their customers, create meaningful jobs that his employees love, and run a company for his shareholders’ that does more for the world than generate profits and dividends. In 2000, at the age of 27, he founded 120VC. Jason is responsible for the success of hundreds of million in portfolio each year for 120VC clients. Developed the 120VC practice standards, and trained hundreds of Project Portfolio Management practitioners. Jason is the author of the “The Irreverent Guide to Project Management” and is a frequent guest lecturer at the USC Marshall School of Business and a highly sought public speaker. In 2013, Jason launched the 120VC Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit focused on training transitioning armed forces members and under-employed Project Portfolio Management Practitioners in Project Management best practices. The Foundation volunteers train program participants, develop relationships with local business, and schedule interviews for Foundation Program graduates at no cost to the hiring organizations or the program participants. Jason remains engaged with the community by speaking at PMI events for Puget Sound, Olympia, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. He recently lead (2) Leadership practicums at the 2016 Conscious Capitalism Conference in Chicago and is scheduled to preform his first TED talk in December.

Educational Presentation

The Leadership Secrets of Sergeant Hooper

Many projects under-perform because their team members are disengaged. Sergeant Hooper knew how to motivate each member of his team to dig deep into their soul, to deliver the best work of their career. I know. I was there. This is a story of real people with a real leader, at the height of the Vietnam War. Sergeant Hooper's lessons were important then. They are even more important today. Learn to accomplish more, by being more like Sergeant Hooper.

About the Speaker

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Mike Goss is an accomplished trainer, speaker, author and project manager. He is currently the Director of Sponsor Programs for PMI-Portland. Mike teaches PMP prep courses, sales and leadership courses. He has spoken at PMI-Portland Educational Sessions and Dinner Keynotes. Mike's varied career includes elevator salesman, computer store owner, software developer, college instructor and navigation computer technician. Mike is the first person to hold both a PMP credential and a Distinguished Toastmaster credential in District 7 Toastmasters. Although he doesn't take himself seriously, he takes your enjoyment and education very seriously.



Smoked Tri-Tip,
Chipotle Demi-Glace, Buttermilk Fried Walla Walla Onions,
With Cheddar & Chive Potato Cake
Black Bean and Corn Cake, Pico de Gallo, Ranchero Soy Curls,
Roasted Peppers and Onions, Smoked Poblano
Cauliflower Puree

Banana Cake


Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!

4:00  Registration table opens
4:30  Educational presentation
5:30  Networking
5:35  New member welcome meeting
6:00  Dinner & announcements
7:00  Keynote presentation


Chapter Meeting includes Educational presentation, Keynote presentation and meal. 

Regular Pricing: 2/26/2017 – 3/18/2017

  • Non-members    $45
  • Chapter Members   $25
  • Chapter Student Members    $10

Late Fee Pricing:  Starts 3/19/2017 

  • Add $15 to the pricing above 
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