Topic: Urban Flooding: A Growing National Threat - Houston, Baltimore, Washington, Ellicott City, etc. - Is Your's Next?
Dramatic increases in heavy rainfall events, neglect of urban infrastructure, and inattention to land-use planning are putting more and more communities at risk at great surprise to many of the people who are affected by these events. Nearly 75% of those flooded during Hurricane Harvey resided outside of the infamous FEMA “100 year” flood zone and believed they were safe from floods. These disasters are occurring in major metropolitan areas, in small cities, and in the neighborhoods across the country. Sections of Washington, Philadelphia, and New York are impacted every year by urban floods. The largest flood event in the US in 2014 occurred in Detroit not as a result of rivers rising from their banks but from stormwater and sewage systems whose lack of capacity and maintenance failures flooded major portions of the metro area. While the nation is familiar with Ellicott City and its heartbreaks, far fewer understand the repetitive street flooding in sections of South Baltimore and near the Nation's Capital. Unfortunately, much of the burden of this urban infrastructure flooding falls on the shoulders of those who have the least ability to extricate themselves from the threat and to recover after such an event occurs. This nationwide problem is just beginning to be addressed and, because of climate change and infrastructure shortfalls will likely only get worse. What role do pubic officials and private citizens play in addressing this challenge?
Topic: Managing Motivation
Do you, as a project manager sometimes struggle with managing and maintaining motivation with your teams? Do you have problems at times motivating yourself when there are challenges or problems? In his presentation at the 4th Annual Professional Development Day last November, Kendall Lott talked about lessons learned in an Appalachian Trail through hike. Now, Kendall shares his insights on Managing Motivation that he learned during the trip and applies those to project management. Join Kendall and the PMI Southern Maryland Chapter on Wednesday, March 27th, from 7-9 PM at the UMD Kim Engineering Building in the Kay Boardroom to discover how to better manage and maintain motivation
The PMI Southern Maryland Chapter is hosting a Project Management Professional (PMP®) Accelerated Prep Course
The Project Management Institute (PMI®) Southern Maryland Chapter is pleased to offer a 4-day Project Management Professional (PMP) Accelerated Prep Course that will provide a very thorough review of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) content and concepts in order to prepare students to take the PMP or CAPM exam. This course is aimed at assisting those who have been previously exposed to the PMBOK and PMI's methodologies.
NOTE: A minimum of eight (8) registrants are required for the class to be provided.