Avinash Patil Bio:
Avinash Patil possesses 20+ years of experience in managing complex global PMO’s, portfolios, and programs in enterprise and consumer products and services, with domain experience in SaaS, mobile Apps, transformations, and Cybersecurity. A “Stanford Certified Program Manager”, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified SaFE practitioner, and Kanban practitioner, Avinash has a “Master of Technology” degree from Mysore University, India. His corporate experiences include working with Hewlett Packard, Cisco & VMware. He is currently Staff Technical Program Manager, Portfolio & Program Management at VMware.
- Stanford Certified Program Manager – Stanford University, USA 2017
(SAPM – Stanford Advanced Program Management – 1-month intensive classroom-based training)
- Mini MBA for Tech Executives – Questrom School of business, Boston University, USA 2018
- MTech (MS) Digital Electronics and Communication systems, Mysore University, Mysore, India 1992
- BE (BS) Electrical Engineering: Shivaji University Kolhapore, India 1987
- Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
- Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
- Certified SAFe Practitioner (Scaled Agile)
You can always find us at:
8:30 am – 9:00 am Networking
9:00 am – 10:00 am Teddy Burriss
10:00am -11:00 am Absolutely Abby
Early Bird Admission: $10.00 (Sale ends Oct 3, 2020)
General Admission: $15.00 (Sale starts Oct 4, 2020)
Earn PDU’s 2.00
- 1 Strategic and Business PDU (Professional Development Unit)
- 1 Leadership PDU (Professional Development Unit)
Career Tune Up
Tune up your career by updating your business knowledge with Teddy Burriss, Virtual Networking and Absolutely Abby, Recruiting.
Virtual Networking with Teddy Burriss and Recruiting with Absolutely Abby
These two seasoned and dynamic speakers will be sharing their experience and expertise in Virtual Networking and Recruiting.
You will learn about Virtual Networking from Teddy Burriss. Social media are tools for us to connect with and get into conversations with people who are relevant to us, of interest to us and whom we can help in some way. In this presentation Teddy Burriss will share a set of best practices and tactics that anyone can use to help them achieve their business or career goals.
The rules of the job search game have changed dramatically in the last few years. Abby Kohut, a Human Resources professional, will be sharing the secrets of her industry to help the unemployed and career change professionals. Aside from teaching job search skills, Abby also inspires those that are out of work to not lose faith that they will find a job.
Teddy Burriss is a LinkedIn Strategist and Trainer, as well as a Certified Career Coach. For 10+ years Teddy has been delivering training programs for business professionals guiding them from around the best practices and tactics of using LinkedIn as a busines tool.
Teddy uses his Toastmaster, Sandler Training, Dale Carnegie Graduate Coach, and Certified Social Media Strategist skills to guide people in the best uses of LinkedIn.
Teddy regularly delivers corporate training & coaching, public speeches, seminars, virtual training, and 1:1 coaching to help others master LinkedIn for business. Teddy brings ideas and discussions around Networking, Social Media and how to land your next great job without looking for a job (Hint -it’s done by getting into open conversations).
Abby Kohut, Absolutely Abby
Abby, who is known as “Absolutely Abby” because she tells job seekers the absolute truth, has held positions from corporate recruiter to Senior Director of Recruiting over the past 18 years. In 2009, Abby shifted her focus to concentrate on helping candidates land their dream jobs and has spoken to over 300 job search groups.
In 2013, Abby launched a 62-city cross country self-funded speaking tour to fulfill her mission to educate 1 million job seekers. Abby’s next successful recruiting project was at Cheyenne Software, where she recruited 500 employees in two years, effectively doubling the said of the company. Following that, Abby worked for Kaplan, Inc., a world leader in educational services. Most recently, Abby managed an expansion project for LEO Pharma and helped them grow from 6 employees to 300 in 2 years.
Abby was selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine and was named as one of "The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search". She has been featured on several dozen television news and radio segments, including Fox News & Fox News Radio, Good Morning Connecticut, and Bloomberg Radio. Her advice has also been featured in newspapers such as the NJ Star Ledger, The Daily News, Inc. Magazine, Urban Male Magazine, and LA Weekly and on top career sites such as Forbes, LinkedIn, Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, WorkChic, and The Ladders.
You can always find us at:
Grow Your Skills
It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.
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|Members with no Certification||78|
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Members in Spotlight
New Members This Month
- Penny Leonard
15th Year Anniversery
- Deborah Winick, PMP
Renewing Members This Month
- Tara Brown
- Bahar Bahadori
- Donna Tapella
- Christopher Stegge, PMP
- Kelsey Brantner
- Paul Warfield, PMP
- Brent Ostermann
- Patrick Casey
The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.
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Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.
Earn PDUs by Volunteering
Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.
Speakers for our Chapter's Events
Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.