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Project Excellence via Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – October 21, 2021
When: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Via Zoom
Credit: 2 Leadership PDUs
Registration fee: $10 Members, $20 Non-members
Speaker: Megan A. Speight, M.S.
As seen in recent PMI Pulse of the Profession findings, 88 percent of surveyed project professionals reported that diverse project teams increase value. Meanwhile, organizations with culturally diverse leadership are associated with higher organizational performance.
As the global PMI community works together towards building a more equitable future, Megan will share insights on how to create a future of opportunity and inclusiveness for all – and what steps we can take today as individual changemakers, professionals, and community members.
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Networking
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Speaker Presentation and Q&A
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Breakout Boxes (Discussion About Session/Meet the Speaker)
Megan A. Speight, M.S. has worked in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors for organizations such as Comcast, the National Constitution Center, and Maternity Care Coalition. In her current role as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(DE&I) Manager at Project Management Institute, Ms. Speight leads and works with cross functional teams to advance PMI’s work in the space of DE&I. Through her work, Ms. Speight promotes a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, and positions PMI as a growing force in the DE&I space by integrating it into the different components of the organization and global community.
Ms. Speight is a native of Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, but currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Springside School, obtained her B.A. in Communications from George Mason University and her M.S. in Public Communication from Drexel University. She is co-Chair of the Board of Directors for Project 440, the Marketing Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Junior League of Philadelphia.
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Military Outreach Program
PMI Delaware Valley Chapter has an active Military Outreach Program. Harris Snyder is the current point of contact for this effort, with support from Frank McKeown, and Jim Snyder. The team’s primary goal is to support active duty and ex-military members who are interested in Project Management, encouraging them to get involved with PMI and get certified. A second goal is to support veterans where possible, using the team’s knowledge and experience where appropriate.
Speakers for PMI-DVC Meetings
Project Management Institute-Delaware Valley Chapter (PMI-DVC) is looking for dynamic speakers who have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in and/or related to project management. PMI-DVC has several chapter events including dinner meetings, professional development days and special events that allow our 3800+ members to learn about current trends in the project management field. Our meetings are held within the Delaware Valley area throughout the year.