PMI Inland Northwest Chapter

2021 PMIINW Professional Development Day

2021 PMIINW Professional Development Day

At this year's PMIINW Professional Development Day, take your project leadership abilities to the next level

Friday, May 14, 2021 at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley

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 Registration Fees:

PMIINW Chapter Members - $225.00**
Non-members - $275.00
Groups of 5 or more (chapter members or non-members) - $225.00 per person


Please join the PMI Inland Northwest Chapter for this full day of professional development taking your project management skills to the next level.

For this PDD we have two great speakers and dynamic presentations:

  • Project Everest: Hybrid Agile Strategies for Reaching New Heights in Project Management by Alan Mallory
  • The Levity Effect: It Pays to Lighten Up by Scott Christopher

Both sessions will be packed with information, practical activity, an opportunity to share information and plenty of humor and laughs. This is a one of a kind event available in the Inland Northwest in 2020 and is not to be missed.

MORNING SESSION - Project Everest: Hybrid Agile Strategies for Reaching New Heights in Project Management presented by Alan MalloryEverest mountains 2
Climbing Mount Everest is considered one of mankind’s greatest feats of human endurance. The exciting expedition to the top of the world’s highest peak is a journey filled with unparalleled physical and mental challenges and some of the roughest, most extreme conditions imaginable. Alan Mallory took on the challenge and set a world record when he, along with three other members of his immediate family, reached the summit.

Alan’s dynamic presentation focuses on agile thinking, tools, and strategies as well as comparing and contrasting these elements to a more traditional waterfall approach. It is an engaging visual and educational journey that is supported by many of the stunning photos and short videos captured along the expedition. Alan’s keynote reinforces the importance of numerous project areas such as strategic planning, effective communication, risk management, teamwork and development of trust within professional relationships as well as the mentality and passion involved in conquering one’s own Everest, whatever that may be.

The real story is much more than the climb; it is about a purpose-driven team that sets an ambitious goal, committed to the planning and preparation, persevered with passion and achieved success. The powerful strategies and skills that contributed to this achievement, especially during the intense and at many times critical situations, can be applied to all projects.

The underlying message is about how we as project managers need to reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take in order to continuously improve ourselves, our industry reputation and our teams. Alan creates a powerful and unforgettable journey for his audience by integrating captivating mountaineering and adventure stories with his innovative leadership and project management experience.

levity book coverAFTERNOON SESSION - The Levity Effect: It Pays to Lighten Up presented by Scott Christopher

The evidence is abundant: it pays to lighten up. From greater employee engagement to higher financial returns, leaders who embrace levity enrich the lives of their direct reports while reaping personal rewards as well.

Best-selling author Scott Christopher, author of the best-selling books, The Levity Effect, People People, The 7 Ups of Happiness and contributing author of the Daily Carrot Principle, reveals how tapping your “lighter side” brings tangible, positive results. Attendees learn what constitutes levity at work--Latitude, Attitude and Gratitude™, how to effectively recognize employee accomplishments, and what successful organizations are doing to cultivate a more ‘people first’ culture. Amid audience interaction and lots of laughter, attendees experience firsthand the levity effect in action.

In a lively and hilarious speech, Christopher establishes the case for levity leadership using:

  • data from the Great Place to Work Institute's million-person study establishing the connection between "fun at work" and "best places"
  • statistics from various surveys and research supporting the importance of having a sense of humor
  • case studies and stories from KPMG, Boeing, Microsoft, Virgin, Southwest Airlines and many other organizations where levity has moved the needle
  • proven tips, tools, and ideas on how to lighten up a workplace NOW

This presentation is a high-level look at all aspects of the levity effect, including:

  • the business relevance of humor and fun
  • energizing fun at work
  • building trust
  • creating dynamic presentations
  • holding more effective meetings
  • enhancing creativity
  • levity for home and life


Standard Registration Fees:

PMIINW Chapter Members - $225.00**
Non-members - $275.00
Groups of 5 or more (chapter members or non-members) - $225.00 per person

DATE: Friday, May 14, 2021

TIME: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (registration, networking, and breakfast opens at 7:30 am)

LOCATION: The CenterPlace - 2426 N. Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley, WA. 99216

PDU's: 7 (4 for technical, 2 for leadership, and 1.5 for strategic & business management of the PMI Talent Triangle)

It's an all-inclusive day.

  • Two fantastic presentations
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Afternoon snack
  • Free Parking
  • 7 PDUs 
  • Networking


Thank you to our Professional Development Day sponsors, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Gonzaga University, and STCU!

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Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author and professional development coach who is passionate about leadership and project management. A graduate from Queen’s University, he has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and PM for custom machine design projects.

Living and working abroad has given Alan the opportunity to deepen his understanding of individual and team challenges, better appreciate cultural diversity and successfully adapt to different organizational structures. Through his work and life experiences, he has discovered that his true passion is helping people reach new heights by cultivating effective ways of thinking and taking action.

Scott Christopher holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Connecticut. As scott christopheran undergraduate, he earned the United States’ highest collegiate acting honors, The Irene Ryan Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as the nation’s top actor. In a parallel professional life, he has appeared in movies and television series (Modern Family, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Touched By An Angel, Everwood, Granite Flats and many others).



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**You must be logged into PMIINW website as a PMI Inland Northwest Chapter Member to receive the $50 discount. This is done using your login credential.

Event Properties

Event Date 05-14-2021 7:30 am
Event End Date 05-14-2021 4:30 pm
Cut off date 05-07-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price PMIINW Chapter members $225, non-members $275
Location CenterPlace

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person ($)
5 225.00

Contact Us

Send questions or payments to:
PMI Inland Northwest Chapter
PO Box 694
Veradale, WA 99037-0694

To pay for events, make checks payable to PMIINW. Checks must be postmarked by posted deadlines for each event.