2016 Speakers

 

 

January 2016: "Negotiating with Difficult People"

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Margaret Meloni

Margaret Meloni is President of Meloni Coaching Solutions, Inc.; and is devoted to helping you successfully navigate the human side of the project world. She has supported project managers at organizations such as Occidental Petroleum, Northrop Grumman, Toyota Motor Credit, Southern California Edison, CalStart and arc.

Margaret understands that managing projects can be difficult. This is why her goal is to provide you with knowledge and skills that can be used on the job RIGHT NOW!

Margaret is a contributing author to the book 101Great Ways to Enhance Your Career where she addressed the topic of conflict resolution. She has also been called upon to contribute to articles in PM Network® and is a recipient of the UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor award and the Deans Outstanding Service Award from UC Irvine Extension.

 

February 2016: "I Think, Therefore I Plan: Mastering the Methods and Meditations of Project Management"

Don Kim

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A major shift in Don Kim’s career occurred, when he discovered the field of project management that seemed to integrate and reconcile technical knowledge, emotional intelligence and business management skills into a perfect marriage. He has never looked back.  In about the last decade, he has been involved in the field of project management initially as corporate employee and now as an independent consultant, trainer, coach, educator and writer which includes being an instructor at four universities and colleges, writer for several industry publications and event speaker.

He is the founder and owner of one of the world’s most popular PM portal websites at www.projectation.com

His core competencies are to consult, train and educate your organization, department or teams to better manage people and projects, act as a catalyst for change, and to push new boundaries.  In addition, his entrepreneurial pursuits have never left him, which provides him with a position uniquely suited to driving and delivering business value to his clients and customers.

His motto is to help you manage your projects like a business so that your "project solutions are realized"

 

March 2016: "Change Management"

Melissa Hosboyar, Ph.D.

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Melissa is an accomplished OD Consultant with 10 years' experience leading and managing large scale organizational change, design, and effectiveness efforts for high-profile corporations. 

Melissa Hosboyar earned her MS and PhD degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Alliant University (formerly CSPP). She serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at California State University Long Beach and Alliant University teaching “Organization Development” courses.

Melissa Hosboyar served as Sr. Change Management Consultant at Health Net, and Manager of Organization Development at Warner Bros. Entertainment. Prior to that, she worked as an OD Consultant at Southern California Edison, and as a Senior Learning Consultant at Capital Group. Over the years, she has supported clients on a variety of strategic and global initiatives, including implementation of organizational change management programs for ERP, SAP BPC, and smart meter technology. 

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April 2016: "Building a Successful Brand"

Lynnette J. Ward

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Lynnette is a Career Consultant who believes in the power to choose our work.  She has a unique ability to motivate and influence others to take action and adapt to change as she trains and coaches people across all functions and industries to build lifelong career management strategies. 

She specializes in management and career development while performing on-going consultancy on behalf of management and educational organizations including: Leadership Choice, Right Management, and Los Angeles Valley College Job Training.

In addition to providing management consultancy, Lynnette is also involved in coaching individuals as they navigate their career choices.  Prior to career consulting, Lynnette held management and sales roles at Time Inc. on behalf of LIFE, PEOPLE and TIME.  Lynnette received her Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnical State University in San Luis Obispo and is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

 

 

 

 

 

May 2016: "Project Managing Other People’s Stress"

Sean Barrett

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Sean Barrett is a senior project manager with 120VC, the only company in the United States that provides project management services and a portfolio management consulting as its core competency. Sean is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and an Agile Certified Practitioner with over twenty years’ experience in leading application and infrastructure projects and programs.

 

 

 

 

 

June 2016: "Unlock Your Zone of Genius to Increase Success"

Laura Cazares

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Laura Cazares helps people master the power of their minds and unlock their genius to design and create happier, healthier, and wealthier lives through the science behind success.  Laura brings more than 29 years of experience in speaking, coaching, teaching, and helping professionals and entrepreneurs increase success. She holds BS and MS degrees in Chemistry and is a graduate of Coach U.  She has also been certified as a DreamBuilder Coach and a Life Mastery Consultant through the Life Mastery Institute.  She has been a high school teacher, water quality project manager, entertainment IT project manager, and marketing director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2016: "Managing Projects With MS Project 2013 From the Ground Up"

Joel Viray

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Joel is a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) in both Microsoft SharePoint and Project Server technologies.  For the last 10 years, he has been focused on implementing and maintaining enterprise-level collaboration systems for Fortune 100 companies.  He provides technical and business process consulting and is successful in delivering SharePoint and Project Server solutions that companies can get excited about.  He
carries international experience and has delivered SharePoint-based solutions internationally to companies in China, Singapore, France, the UK, Belgium, Trinidad & Tobago as well as all across the United States.
Joel has consulted on Microsoft technologies with organizations in the following sectors: Finance, State & Local Government, High Tech, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Gaming Engineering, Insurance, and Medical.  Joel is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, and lives in La Crescenta, CA with his wife Renee and their four children.

 

 

 

 

September 2016: "What Sets You Apart?: Articulating Your Worth in the Workplace"

Laurie Firestone Sidelman

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Laurie Firestone Siedelman is a performance coach, facilitator and speaker with over 15 years experience cultivating effective leaders and improved business results. Laurie assists clients in exploring motivation, articulating goals, and creating project plans and road maps with measurable outcomes to evaluate success. Laurie identifies barriers preventing individuals, teams and leaders from reaching their intended targets, and guides clients from reactive defaults to purposeful behavior.  The resulting learning, talent and communication solutions fill skill gaps, reduce redundancies and align organizational behaviors with strategic focus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2016: "Lean Business Communications - Power of Communication"

Tom Stapleton

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Sean Barrett is a senior project manager with 120VC, the only company in the United States that provides project management services and a portfolio management consulting as its core competency. Sean is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and an Agile Certified Practitioner with over twenty years’ experience in leading application and infrastructure projects and programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Speakers

 

 

January 2017: "Risk Management"

Michael Haupt & Richard O'Shaughnessy

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Michael Haupt
CEO of the Project Management Knowledge Academy in Thousand Oaks, California

Michael Haupt is currently the CEO of the Project Management Knowledge Academy in Thousand Oaks, California. PMK Academy is a leading provider of instructor-led Project Management Workshops and Training offered in flexible training formats suitable for virtually any learning situation. Michael is also a Professor teaching Project Management Courses for DeVry University in Sherman Oaks, California and the Keller Graduate School of Management in Sherman Oaks, California.
Michael was the Director of Sales in North America for Tiba LLC, a Project Management training and consulting company located in Southfield, Michigan with headquarters in Munich, Germany.

 

Michael also recently worked as an Engagement Manager and was involved with the largest Aerospace & Defense SAP ERP/EVMS system implementation in the United States for the F-35 Program at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Haupt has served as the VP of Sales for Waer System's International Aerospace and Defense Practice and the Director of Sales for Epic Data's Aerospace and Defense Vertical. He was the Industry Director for Oracle Corporation’s Aerospace and Defense Practice, and the Industry Manager for Aerospace and Defense for SAP America and the Baan Company. He has worked in implementation consulting for Accenture and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. He also served as the President of Frontier Solutions, a management consulting and education firm in Calabasas, California.

 

Mr. Haupt has over 25 years of experience in Program/Project management, Earned Value Management, ERP System Design and Implementation, and Sales and Marketing of complex ERP/Supply Chain Management, EVMS/Program and Project Management Systems for the Aerospace and Defense Industry. He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and is APICS certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and is a frequent speaker at APICS International conferences and APICS dinner meetings, PMI dinner Meetings, as well as other Aerospace & Defense related organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Coast PMI Chapter as the Vice President of Strategy and Operations. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and a Masters of International Management from Baylor University.

 

 

 

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Richard O'Shaughnessy, PMP
Project Manager/Senior Program Analyst at United States Department of Defense
Richard leads efforts to simplify work environments and introduce project management best practices for the Naval Facilities and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Naval Base Ventura County. In response to increasing organization and system complexity he works with senior leaders in guiding business decisions in the complex defense logistics environment. His previous experience includes work as a partner in an international consulting firm specializing in work with the Department of Defense, improving effectiveness and efficiency by applying the principles of project management, knowledge management and organizational change management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feburary 2017: "Business as Unusual: Shift From Big Problems to Great Opportunities"

Tim Higgins

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Since retiring from Rocketdyne, Tim has worked as a NASA Safety and Mission Assurance specialist, and is now a Managing Partner of InVista Associates, Inc., a group practicing Lean Accelerated TM and assisting organizations to develop practices that provide business as unusual.  He is President of the In2:InThinking Network, a non-profit, conducting its 16th Annual Conference 7-11 June 2017.  He has 27 years of experience at Rocketdyne in the engineering, manufacturing, and quality departments.
 
He plays o jogo bonito (the beautiful game) 4 days a week and enjoys time in Brazil and the US with wife and his multi-lingual son.

 

 

 

March 2017: "Let’s Debrief Q1 to Evaluate your Career to Make a Plan for the Rest of the Year"

Lynnette J. Ward

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Lynnette is a Career Consultant who believes in the power to choose our work.  She has a unique ability to motivate and influence others to take action and adapt to change as she trains and coaches people across all functions and industries to build lifelong career management strategies. 

She specializes in management and career development while performing on-going consultancy on behalf of management and educational organizations including: Leadership Choice, Right Management, and Los Angeles Valley College Job Training.

In addition to providing management consultancy, Lynnette is also involved in coaching individuals as they navigate their career choices.  Prior to career consulting, Lynnette held management and sales roles at Time Inc. on behalf of LIFE, PEOPLE and TIME.  Lynnette received her Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnical State University in San Luis Obispo and is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).