PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

PM Insights - Foster City: Jobquake Preparedness

PM Insights - Foster City: Jobquake Preparedness


PM Insights Foster City - 

Jobquake Preparedness



When:   Tue, June 23, 2020  6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:  Virtual Meeting (Registrants will receive joining details from Meeting Leader) 
 Last Date for On-line Registration is Sun, June 21, 2020 

In the current times of uncertainty and confusion due to COVID-19, many of us are concerned about the employment. The current number of unemployed people are staggering and unheard of. Some of us in the project management community have lost their jobs and many are dreading to hear the sad news.

Can we really do anything in such a situation? Career coach and Agile coach Mandar Kulkarni believes that we can prepare ourselves to handle the jobquake situation just like we prepare for the earthquake. In his presentation, Mandar shares his 6-sided strategy with many insights and tips based on his first-hand experience of joblessness in the past.



  • Which areas of your life are most affected and what to do about it?
  • Where can you find support? How much can you count on your network for help?
  • How simple personal finance hacks can help you control your monthly finances?
  • How to make your job-search a smart-search?
  • What are the tips to handle all available time at hand?


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About the Instructor:











Mandar Kulkarni

 Mandar Kulkarni is a Career Coach and Agile Coach. His career coaching experience and and expertise covers three areas: career transition, thriving at workplace and exploring entrepreneurship.

Working full-time as Director of Agile Transformation at a non-retail financial institute in San Francisco, Mandar comes from a strong software development and project/program management background and holds MBA from India. He ran his software product company in India before arriving in US in 1997. Over last 23 years, Mandar has successfully delivered many projects and programs in the companies like Cisco Systems, Accenture, Wells Fargo, Farmers Insurance and American Express. Passionate about teaching, Mandar has taught many technology and business topics in corporate and public settings, including PMP prep bootcamps. At present, he teaches classes related to Agile certifications including SAFe agile.

He is an active volunteer at PMISV and was the Director of Certifications from 2005 to 2019. In 2019, Mandar has taken up a role of Director of Mentoring and recently launched the Mentoring program at PMISV. 


In addition, Mandar is a published author of a book on leadership: From Team Player to Team Leader (available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats). He is a speaker at the meet ups and conferences. In 2017, Mandar launched a first-ever podcast in his regional Indian language - Marathi, which is soon to reach a milestone of 50 episodes. He is also a filmmaker who has made a shortfilms and documentaries.


Meeting Leader:  Eugene Chen

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PDU Info:     2.0 - Strategic and Business Management

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Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5 

Non-Members: $5


Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)

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 registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation.  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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Event Properties

Event Date 06-23-2020
Event End Date 06-23-2020
Registration Start Date 05-11-2020
Cut off date 06-21-2020
Individual Price $5.00
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