PMI Madison Chapter

PDD 2022

Professional Development Day 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Monona Terrace, Madison WI

Download Saboteur materials for Jacy Imilkowski's talk here. 

AM session: Controller and Hyper-Achiever

PM session: Stickler and Hyber-Vigilant

Meet our Speakers


Keynote Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt 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.

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’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..


Keynote: Scott Mautz

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

Agile Track

Shawn is a globally-experienced technology executive, project management speaker and instructor based in Madison, WI. Shawn has held executive and management roles in higher education, software, consulting, bio-pharma, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance sectors. He 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

Leadership Track

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.

Stop the Sabotage! Stop Unintentionally Sabotaging Yourself and Your Team

Perfectionism, people pleasing, avoidance, micromanagement, hyper-achievement… these are just a few of the common ways we unintentionally sabotage ourselves, and by extension our teams. These behaviors become so ingrained we depend on them for results and stop seeing the negative impacts they incur.

While they can generate short-term results, these “Saboteur” thoughts and habits (based in emotions like anxiety, fear, doubt, shame, etc.) will always cause stress and burnout in the long run. On the flip side, we also have positive “Sage” thoughts and habits (based in empathy, curiosity, values, creativity, etc.) that bring us success and happiness.

Using Positive Intelligence® (PQ), this program examines common Sabteurs like perfectionism, people pleasing, avoidance, micromanagement, etc., and how to shift away from the negative impacts they have on individual and team dynamics. Participants will learn neuroscience-based pattern interrupts that can be used at any time to weaken Saboteur habits and strengthen their Sage thoughts and behaviors. (Find your top Saboteurs with this free 5 min assessment:

  • Assess which of the nine Accomplice Saboteurs impact you most 
  • Learn the long-term costs of Saboteur behaviors, despite producing short-term results
  • Execute three different PQ pattern interrupts to weaken Saboteur habits
  • Build a personalized three-step plan to leverage Sage skills in times of stress.

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Niel Magsombol

Agile Track

1. The 'It Factor' for Scrum Masters/PM’s/BA’s

2. Be Formless Be Shapeless Be Agile

Believing that we are capable of creating the extraordinary, Niel is deeply passionate about human potential and deploying Lean-Agile principles to transform organizations into high performing teams. Niel is an Agile coach experienced in Enterprise Agile Transformations. 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

Leadership Track

TECHniques for Project Managers: Presenting Information to Influence

Project Managers spend 90% of their time on communication related activities. Whether you are speaking internally or to stakeholders you need to be clearly understood while giving information that your audience may not completely understand. You have to think about your audience and relay information in a way THEY can understand and use. 


Joe Perzel

Technical Track

1. Ten Simple Ways to Screw-up a Good Project

2. Waterfall - Agile together

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

Technical Track

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.


Mary Iqbal

Agile Track

Mary Iqbal is a recognized technology leader with 20+ years in project management, program management, and PMO Management experience. She is currently the Agile Transformation Manager at WPS Health Insurance where she is responsible improving the adoption of Agile for more than 50 Agile teams. The founder of Rebel Scrum LLC and a Professional Scrum Trainer with, Mary teaches a wide array of Agile courses including Applying Professional Scrum, for those who are new to Scrum, as well as the Professional Scrum Master course, for those will be fulfilling the Scrum Master accountability.

Learn more about Mary at:

In her own words: “I am passionate about using Agile where it makes sense to improve our ability to deliver value to the organization. Agile frameworks can be used by project managers to reduce risk and deliver value sooner. As a project manager, I have delivered many complex initiatives, from re-platforming consumer products websites to launching new government contracts. For my most successful projects, I used Agile to deliver them.”


Mary will be speaking on:

Scrum for Projects

This session provides an overview for how to use Agile within the context of the Project Management process to deliver value to your organization.

 Learning Objectives:

  • How do Agile frameworks work within the context of the Project Management process
  • Can Agile be used to deliver projects with a hard deadline?
  • How to spin up a project which will be delivered using Agile

Topics Covered:

  • Agile Project Startup
  • AgileMetrics