DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A highly multi-dimensional world of complex, fast and disruptive changes is coming faster than ever before, partly because of the exponential increase of new technologies and globalization of knowledge, trade and emergence of new markets that didn’t exist before, according to Futurist Dr. James Canton, keynoter at the 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium, April 4, Colorado Convention Center, Denver.
“Everyone needs to think differently about the future, a future that is riddled with change, challenge and risk and be ready to adapt to change very quickly,” noted Canton.
Focusing on the future of project management and success, the Symposium featured career guru Patty Azzarello on “Managing Risk in Your Career.” “Your job description is not a life sentence,” advised Azzarello. “You have the power to negotiate the contract of your work to better suit your strengths. Know what works for you, where you get your energy, and where you create the most value in order to change your contract with your company and re-structure your job without getting a new job.”
Closing speaker Ed Tate on “Influencing Without Authority,” noted, “When you influence effectively, you won’t have to use your authority, and you will get a ‘yes’ to your requests.”
The largest annual gathering of the project management community of the Rocky Mountain West, the Symposium broke all previous attendance records with more than 1,300 registrants.
In addition to the three key speakers, the full day event offered 10 workshops and 17 breakout sessions, hot lunch buffet, networking, and closing social hour.
Laurie Haberthier, PMP, President, PMI Mile Hi, added, “Many people have commented to me that this was the best Symposium ever, and I agree wholeheartedly. Each year, this event is more successful than the one before.”
Symposium Core Team members are Carol Rieger, PMP, Symposium Director; Dennis Bodemann, PMP, Administration; Danielle Cote, PMP, Volunteers; Karen Dickinson, PMP, Speaker Lead; Harry Flanagan, PMP, Sponsors & Exhibitors; Julia Lucente, PMP, Registration; Toni Martinez, PMP, Finance; Christie Nudelman, PMP, Event Logistics; Ed Ohrt, PMP, Technology Lead; Laurie Haberthier, PMP, President & Symposium Sponsor; Patricia McLaughlin, McLaughlin Marketing & Public Relations. Information: symposium@PmiMileHi.org