PM Insights - Foster City: Making Them Stay: Leading for Staff Retention

PM Insights Foster City - 

Making Them Stay: Leading for Staff Retention

When:   Tue, June 26, 2018 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 06/22

You have a project, it has a tight schedule, and what you need are resources on it – NOW! The problem, of course, is acquiring the right resources. We’re all trained to look for the job skills we need, but problems quickly arise:

What about interpersonal skills? Do I have the right person?

If so, how I do keep them from choosing to go to another project or leaving the organization entirely?

In this session, we’ll look at perspectives on getting new team members – both existing staff in an organization, and new hires. We’ll then further explore the more important piece – how do we keep them once we have them!.


  • Plan for chemistry as much as skills
  • A Person’s productivity should be measured based on what the team does, when that person is added to the mix (and what is lost when they aren’t there)
  • Turnover is often more expensive than the money and time we try and “save”
  • Arm yourself in advance to fight for the things that will prevent turnover


About the Instructor:

RobVieira Speaker

Rob Vieira

Founder, Trusted Advisor

A Sage for Startups

Rob has led both domain specific and cross-matrix teams in multiple industries for nearly 30 years. In his last 10 years of managing tech related teams, he maintained a staggering 4% turnover rate. Rob has served within companies and as an outside consultant as an evangelist for prioritizing team chemistry in hiring, and recognition of the extreme – but hidden – expense of employee turnover and the understanding of how the balance of a team is a key contributor to overall team productivity. Rob is a PMP and a CMA (Certified Management Accountant), and has published several technical books with over 250,000 copies sold. Today, Rob advises early stage startups in their attempt to convert their dream into something deliverable.

Meeting Leader:  Michael McMorrow 

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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)

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate 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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Event Properties

Event Date 06-26-2018
Event End Date 06-26-2018
Registration Start Date 05-24-2018
Cut off date 06-22-2018
Individual Price $20.00 (Login for Member discount)
Location Foster City Community Center - Sail Room
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