PMI Madison Chapter

Save the Date! Joint Virtual PDD 2021- May 4th 2021

Dear Valued Members, Sponsors, and Guests,

We're excited to announce that we are partnering with the PMI-Northeastern Wisconsin and PMI-Southeastern Wisconsin to bring you Virtual Professional Development Day 2021!

This year's theme is "Experience: A Key to Growth". There will be two speaker tracks packed with talented presenters. Check out some of the highlights below!


PDD Highlights

Registration will be open soon for Joint Professional Development Day 2021, and will be accessed through this site. You must be logged into to get the chapter membership discount.


Keynote Speaker 

Jeff Skiles


Jeff Skiles, Co-Pilot of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, “The Miracle on the Hudson”

“No terrible thoughts went through my head, none at all. I didn’t worry that I might not live through this—and no pilot would. Unless the situation is completely out of your control, there’s always something you can do.”

On a bright, 20-degree afternoon in January, US Airways Flight 1549 accelerated down New York La Guardia Airport’s main runway, loaded with 155 passengers and crew, headed skywards for Charlotte, NC. Everything was normal until First Officer Jeff Skiles spotted a formation of Canada geese almost directly ahead. In a matter of seconds, he heard numerous thunks as the birds impacted the aircraft. Both engines immediately failed. Captain Chesley Sullenberger took over flying the plane and lowered the nose down to retain airspeed. Within seconds, the pilots made the decision that returning to LaGuardia was simply not possible—they’d have to fly over densely populated areas and there was no guarantee that they’d make it. Surrounded by nothing but skyscrapers and neighborhoods, they decided to head to the only open, flat space available—the Hudson River. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Jeff Skiles details the lessons, training, and scenarios that led to the “Miracle on the Hudson” and what businesses can take away from it with a great sense of humor and natural storytelling ability.


Endnote Speaker

 Randy Otto Winston Churchhill


Randy Otto, "20th Century Leadership for 21st Century Leaders"

Randy Otto’s University British History Professor encouraged Randy to dream beyond the classroom, giving a clear mission: keep the memory of Winston Churchill alive for future generations. Today, with over 4 decades of formidable academic and performance passion, we experience Churchill the British Lion: an astonishingly nuanced, humorous, witty, REAL Winston Churchill with gravitas and grit. Randy as Winston shatters the imaginary 4th wall, transporting audiences of all ages from tears to laughter and back again. Mission accomplished.

Inspirational leadership drives “Winston Churchill: CEO” with uncommon energy and excitement. At the core of the speech are Churchill’s EIGHT TIMELESS LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES, conveyed of course by Winston himself. Churchill’s Singular Vision, Organizational Detail Genius, Written, Verbal & Interpersonal Communication Mastery, Technical Innovation Techniques, Unique Magnanimous Management Style & the Singular Thought Processes are presented clearly and interactively. “Ask Winston”, an in-character interactive Q&A, rounds out the Endnote…an audience favorite.



Event Summary

LOCATION: Inevent Virtual Platform
DATE: May 4th, 2021 starting at 8am CST

NETWORKING EVENT: Come network and discuss the conference with your fellow PMs and vendors! Appetizers, drink tickets, and a raffle will be provided. The Mixer is 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the Madison Concourse Hotel. We hope to see you there!

EVENT FEE$499 (Non-registered PMI-Madison Chapter members) or $79 (Registered PMI-Madison Chapter members).

You must be logged into to register and receive chapter membership discount.