Call for Presenters

    Summit18 Call for Speakers

    Have an exciting message? Ready to share knowledge with the broader community? Received a presenter’s invitation code? It’s time to apply to speak or run a workshop at Summit18!

    Summit18 is March 22-23, 2018 in Cincinnati Ohio and represents our 11th annual event (formerly known as Mega Event).This premier professional development event focuses on leadership, strategic business management, and technical expertise.

    The Project Management Institute Southwest Ohio Chapter (PMI SWO) is pleased to announce incredible keynotes from the national stage setting the tone for a can’t miss event at the Manor House located between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio!

    Already Confirmed:
    - helping individuals, teams and organizations aim higher and grow faster with nationally acclaimed learning experiences and through the techniques used by elite military teams to drive accountability, increase agility and accelerate performance. 

    Andrew Tarvin of Humor That Works - speaker, trainer, author, and coach that teaches people and organizations how to use humor to be more effective while having fun.

    Women in Leadership Panel more to come!

    SWO wants you to be a part of it!

    Who should present:
    Practitioners, experts, thought-leaders in running projects, programs, portfolios, and/or creating products are invited to share the story. ‘Summit 18’ is not about sales pitches for products or services. Summit 18 is about hands on road tested tools and techniques delivering success. Tell the story of success. Run a workshop to demonstrate the techniques for success. Light the way forward for fellow Practitioners across the region and the world. Teach what’s been well done and what can be still better done. Demonstrate greatness!

    What is the process:
    Applications are due by January 31, 2018. Walkthroughs of Presentations with SWO members will occur in February. Final presentations for publication are due to SWO March 5th.

    How to apply:
    The online application form favors applicants submitting a video example of the presentation and having topics easily relatable to PMI's Talent Triangle. Agile, Strategic Planning, Coaching, and Emotional Intelligence particularly interest our members who use projects to deliver unique products and services. Please do not submit sales pitches or purely theoretical work. Presentations offering real world case studies serve this venue best!

    If you want to be a part of PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter's premier event, Apply Here!

    PMI’s Talent Triangle

    Strategic & Business Management

    Business oriented skills, applies to all certifications

    Domain expertise, certification specific

    Competency in guiding and motivating, applies to all certifications
    • Benefits management and realization
    • Business acumen
    • Business models and structures
    • Competitive analysis
    • Customer relationship and satisfaction
    • Industry knowledge and standards
    • Legal and regulatory compliance
    • Market awareness and conditions
    • Operational functional (e.g. finance, marketing)
    • Strategic planning, analysis, alignment
    • Agile practices
    • Data gathering and modeling
    • Earned value management
    • Governance (project, program, portfolio)
    • Lifecycle management (project, program, portfolio, product)
    • Performance management (project, program, portfolio)
    • Requirements management and traceability
    • Risk Management
    • Schedule management
    • Scope management (Project, program, portfolio, product)
    • Time, budget, and cost estimation)
    • Brainstorming
    • Coaching and mentoring
    • Conflict management
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Influencing
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Listening
    • Negotiation
    • Problem solving
    • Team building