PM Insights-Foster City Nov 28 - Dare to Facilitate! Take charge of meetings to transform your projects!

PM Insights Foster City! Dare to Facilitate! Take charge of meetings to transform your projects!


When:   Tue Nov 28 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:  Foster City Community Center - Sail Room, 1000 E. Hillsdale Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404 - MAP
Last Date for On-line Registration is 11/23

Are deadly meetings sucking the life out of your project? There is a better way!
Great project meetings can be your super power – attend this session to find out more:

  • Create project momentum with great meetings. Learn how to avoid the derailers that too often knock them off track.
  • Understand how productive meetings should work, including the framework behind your role as leader, mentor and facilitator.
  • Dare to facilitate! Learn to embrace your role as facilitator and build your team by taking charge.



  • Participants will learn practical tips to improve their facilitation skills. The session will enable participants to tackle and find new approaches to their toughest meeting issues. 

About the Instructor:

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Marie Spark is Lecturer and Program Director of the Graduate Project Management program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She honed her expert facilitation skills through her extensive experience as a project manager, instructor, and non-profit board leader and has long had a passion for helping people to collaborate effectively.  She holds both a PMP and a Six Sigma Black Belt.  She entered academics following more than 15 years of project and quality management experience within technology, banking, and the nonprofit sector. Her passion for public speaking and running effective meetings originated in college as Toastmasters club president and CTM (Competent Toastmaster) and continued with her active involvement in the non-profit boards for the Alameda Food Bank, school PTA and PMI San Francisco. Spark serves as an academic liaison between Golden Gate University and local PMI chapters, as well as leading the PMI San Francisco Breakfast roundtable.


Meeting Leader:  Eugene Chen 

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PDU Info:     1.5 - Category A

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Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:30-7:45 PM - Featured Speaker

7:45-8:00 PM: Q&A and Raffle

8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn


Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)


At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")

Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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