Professional Development Day 2022


Join us on Sept 27th for some much needed Courage and Clarity as we welcome our featured keynotes Karin Hurt and Scott Mautz to our 2022 Professional Development Day. Karin is the award winning author of Courageous Cultures. Scott is an expert in fueling employee engagement and self-leadership. Featuring three learning tracks, a range of dynamic speakers, workshops and break-out sessions, this year's PDD focuses on how project managers can help to create an environment of confidence, clarity and purpose.

Attending this year's PDD, you will Earn 9 PDUs; hone your technical project management skills; learn the advantages of Agile all while developing your leadership core; meet new people and network with your fellow Project Management Professionals; hear from two world-class keynote speakers; enjoy a plated lunch and snacks through the day, followed by an end of day cocktail mixer in beautiful downtown Madison.



PDD will be at scenic Monona Terrace ( in downtown Madison, WI. Hotel rooms at the adjoining Hilton are available for those looking to spend the night locally. Lunch will be catered at the event with snacks and coffee in between sessions. A remote streaming option is available

Parking is available for a small daily fee at the Monona Terrace parking ramp: and is also available in nearby City of Madison parking lots:


Keynote Speaker: Karin Hurt


Keynote Speaker: Scott Mautz


Three learning tracks

Three learning tracks will run in parallel through the day. Choose one track or mix and match to your liking. 

Technical: Covering all competencies in the PMI Project Triangle; develop, refresh and improve your technical skills for managing projects. 

Agile: Big "A" or little "a"? Our Agile track has something for everyone. Start (or continue) down the path of an Agile transformation.

Leadership: Want to run a PMO? Lead a team? Or improve how you communicate with and influence senior leadership? Join our Leadership track and transform your hustle into leadership. 


Registration Information

Members $350
Non-Members $400 
Early Bird discount of $50 
     Register by July 31st to qualify for the Early Bird discount


Event Properties

Event Date 09-27-2022 7:00 am
Cut Off Date 09-16-2022 11:55 pm
Individual Price $350 / $400 for members / nonmembers
No. of Strategic PDUs 3
No. of Technical PDUs 3
No. of Leadership PDUs 3

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person ($)
2 300.00


7:00 - 8:00

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitor Viewing

8:00 - 9:45

Morning Keynote by Karin Hurt:

Courageous Cultures

9:45 - 10:00

Exhibitor Viewing

10:00 - 11:00

Symposium Session 1, Technical

Joe Perzel

10:00 - 11:00

Symposium Session 1, Agile

Niel Magsombol

10:00 - 11:00

Symposium Session 1, Leadership

Karin Hurt

11:00 - 1:00

Lunch & Exhibitor Viewing

1:00 - 2:00

Afternoon Keynote by Scott Mautz:

Find the Fire: Ignite your Inspiration to Make Work Exciting Again

2:00 - 2:15

Exhibitor Viewing

2:15 - 3:15

Symposium Session 2, Technical

Molly Beran

2:15 - 3:15

Symposium Session 2, Agile

Shawn Belling

2:15 - 3:15

Symposium Session 2, Leadership

Jacy Imilkowski

3:15 - 3:45

Exhibitor Viewing

3:45 - 4:45

Symposium Session 3, Technical

Joe Perzel

3:45 - 4:45

Symposium Session 3, Agile

Niel Magsombol

3:45 - 4:45

Symposium Session 3, Leadership

Lori Klinka

4:45 - 7:00

Closing Remarks & Cocktail Mixer


Karin Hurt, keynote

Let's Grow Leaders

Only companies with courageous cultures will survive! How do we create an environment where everyone is empowered to contribute, to challenge, to raise difficult questions and to micro-innovate? In our world of rapid change, a courageous culture is your competitive advantage. Karin Hurt's PDD keynote will focus on a Courageous Culture road map that builds a high-performance, high-engagement culture around sharing ideas, solving problems, and rewarding contributions from all levels. Karin helps human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results. After two decades as a Verizon executive, Karin founded Let’s Grow Leaders, an international organization focused on human-centered leadership development for those determined to get breakthrough results without losing their humanity. She has helped grow tens of thousand of leaders in 14 countries by teaching practical tools that stick. Karis is also the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators. Join us at PDD 2022 and and learn how to create a culture that employees actually want to join.

Scott Mautz, keynote

Scott Mautz is a passionate expert on fueling employee engagement, peak performance, and self-leadership. As a former Procter & Gamble senior executive, Scott blends decades of research on humans motivation with actionable insights and specific steps to improve our organization's performance. The author of three multi-award-winning books, including his latest, Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, and Across the Organization, Scott is also on the faculty at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business for Executive Education and was named a “Top 50 Leadership Innovator” at where his column drew over 2 million readers a month. See Scott at PDD2022 and Ignite your Inspiration to Make Work Exciting Again!

Shawn Belling

Shawn Belling is a globally-experienced technology executive and project management instructor based in Madison, WI. Shawn has held executive and management roles in higher education, software, consulting, bio-pharma, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance sectors. Shawn is the Chief Information Officer at Madison College and is adjunct faculty at UW-Platteville, as well as UW-Madison and the University of Southern California. In addition to nearly 29 years of technology and project leadership experience, Shawn teaches, speaks, and consults for businesses, universities, and professional organizations on various project management topics and practices.

Jacy Imilkowski

Jacy coaches individuals and groups and speaks internationally at conferences, corporate retreats, and workshops. Curiosity is one of her biggest drivers, combined with a true passion for improving resilience, communication, and happiness for teams and individuals. Her industry background and experience is diverse, including 10 years as a professional trainer and IT project manager, and her mission in life is to connect people to their lost choices and help them see a more meaningful, resonant future.

Niel Magsombol

Agile Coach

Believing that we are capable of creating the extraordinary, Niel is deeply passionate about human potential and about deploying Lean-Agile principles to transform organizations into high performing teams. Niel is an Agile coach experienced in Enterprise Agile Transformations; focusing on Lean-Agile Methodologies such as Scaled Agile Framework SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, Project, Program, Portfolio Management, Business Process Improvement, and Cross-functional Team Leadership to help organizations optimize value delivery. In addition to being a strong IT professional who has implemented Agile in enterprise-wide digital systems portfolios, Niel also implements Agile in non-IT contexts such as manufacturing and marketing in order to deal effectively with the ever changing priorities of today’s world.

Lori Klinka

Communicate for the Win! Communication specialist Lori Klinka will help you improve your communication skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Improving your communication skills – virtually or in person – can help you get the results you want. Lori uses her skills as a speaker, trainer, coach, project manager, educator, producer and actress to bring an entertaining and informative style to her presentations and workshops. She is a member of the National Speaker’s Association for 17 years and was voted “Member of the Year” of the Illinois chapter.  She was a project manager for 15 years and produced over 600 presentations for trade shows and major corporations. 

Joe Perzel

Joe Perzel has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staff since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity. He has a background in multiple industries including healthcare, insurance, finance, government, non-profit, K12, and higher education, audit and compliance, manufacturing, and agri-business. Presently, Joe is a partner at JPerzel Inc. as well as Program Manager at Surescripts LLC. He has also held leadership positions at Cargill, MN Workers Compensation Insurers Agency, Thomson Reuters, and International Multifoods.

Molly Beran

Molly Beran is the President and Founder of Projects By Molly, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in project management coaching, teaching and skills development. Previously, Molly was the Director of Project Management and Education at Strata Decision Technology, and a manager of multiple teams in IT at Lurie Children’s hospital. Molly was also a consultant for the Chicago-based Burwood Group, Inc., a boutique consulting firm specializing in IT management and infrastructure solutions. Prior to Burwood, Molly worked as a project manager and corporate trainer at Epic Systems Corporation, a Madison, WI-based healthcare software firm.


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