PMI South Alabama Chapter


Plan now to attend our Annual Professional Development Seminar!

“Proactive Project Management”

Location: Whitley Hall, Room 140, on Troy University’s Montgomery campus

October 17, 2019, 8:30am - 4:30pm 

About the seminar

The PMI South Alabama Chapter will hold their 2019 Professional Development Seminar, “Proactive Project Management” on October 17th and invites all area project management professionals, new and experienced, to attend and join in the discussion.

Even though project management is by definition fundamentally proactive, as project managers, it is all too common for us to spend more time being reactive than proactive in our projects. Our speakers this year will be focusing on some of the key areas where some extra intentional proactivity can pay tremendous dividends, helping you by avoiding risks, improving your teamwork and saving you precious time and resources.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just starting in your project management career, you are sure to benefit from networking with other area project managers and pick up some great insights, tools and tips from our array of first-class speakers.

PDUs Awarded: 8

Pricing:  $95 early bird online through Oct 15th. $115 fee at the door. 

Menu: Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, & afternoon snacks will be provided.

*There is no charge to park in Troy University, Campus lots or the deck

Whitley Hall
231 Montgomery Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-4419

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 Featured Speakers


Dr. Jane Goodson, Troy University Montgomery, Professional Development Trainer and Consultant, has over 30 years of consulting and training experience in both public and private sector organizations. Dr. Goodson specializes in the area of management consulting and has extensive experience in organizational change efforts.



Gary Smith, CEO of Nectar Bridge, helps business owners make plans and set priorities around sales, marketing, and operations. He's been the webmaster for PMI South Alabama and spoken at PMI's national conference.



Michael Jackson, Troy University Montgomery, is a professional trainer within both the public and private sector. As Continuing Education and Outreach’s Professional Trainer and Organizational Consultant, he presents a number of topics to include active shooter, workplace violence, volatile situations, communication, productivity and performance, leadership, customer service, time and stress management, team building, generations, impression management, culture inclusion, goal setting, supervision, and ethics. Michael is a retired Gunnery Sergeant USMC of 23 years and a combat veteran of Desert Storm. In 1993, he was awarded the Governors Outstanding Enlisted Representative for the State of Alabama. 

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Scott Martin, CIO of the Alabama Department of Mental Health, has worked in various industries including logistics, healthcare, software development, and manufacturing for the past 25 years. Mr. Martin speaks from a wide range of project experience, having managed numerous projects for both start-ups as well as Fortune 100 companies.



Charlie McDonald, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, has worked as a sales and marketing director for over 14 years. Charlie believes that creating positive work and social environments help bring groups of people closer together for a common goal and he demonstrates this consistently as he regularly works with local and national organizations facilitating more than 140 golf tournaments events throughout the year.

Seminar Agenda

8:30 – 9:00

Check-in & Light Breakfast Break      


9:00 - 9:15

Opening Welcome


9:15- 10:15

Session 1 – Dr. Jane Goodson - Planning and Practicing Pivotal Communications


10:15 - 10:30



10:30 – 11:30

Session 2 – Mr. Gary Smith - Don't Neglect Process When Promoting Your Product


11:30 – 12:30



12:30 - 1:30

Session 3 – Mr. Michael Jackson - Positive People-Problem Preparedness


1:30 - 1:45



1:45 – 2:45

Session 4 – Mr. Scott Martin - Placing Powerful Predictors into your Processes


2:45 – 3:00



3:00 – 4:00

Session 5 – Mr. Charles McDonald – Proactive Principles for Professional Balance



Closing Remarks & Networking

Event Date 10-17-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 10-17-2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 09-09-2019 10:00 am
Cut off date 03-31-2020 5:00 pm
Individual Price $95.00
Location Gold Room - Whitley Hall (Troy Montgomery)

We are no longer accepting registration for this event