Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone


Darla Howard-Ramirez

2012 PMIWDC Chair
Navy Federal Credit Union

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business – Shenandoah University
600 Millwood Ave
Halpin Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium Winchester, VA, 22601

Agenda and Cost:

Program is scheduled from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Registration is complimentary.

About the Program

The everyday demands of being a good PM, can sometimes be very demanding. Going above and beyond a project manager's assigned duties can be sometimes viewed as unrealistic, too time consuming and difficult to sustain. And worse, these extra efforts can often go overlooked. For a variety of reasons, doing more than "what is expected" can be daunting. Darla's presentation will provide examples of people and managers viewed as leaders and then examine what differentiates them. This session will also provide practical tools and tips to use in your daily PM jobs to move towards being that extra ordinary PM and a leader.

Special Instructions: 

Driving Directions

From Route 50
As you enter Winchester past the Nissan Dealership, continue over I-81. Just past I-81 Hwy 50 will split - take the split to the right (Millwood Avenue) toward the University and Halpin Harrison Hall will be a few blocks up on the right hand side, across the street from the Sheetz gas station.

From Route 7
Take route 7 into town (over I-81) to Pleasant Valley Avenue. Take a left on Pleasant Valley Avenue and go about 1 mile (past the funeral home and Jim Barnett park on the left). About 250 yards before the intersection of Millwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley there is an entrance on the left to the parking lot of Halpin Harrison Hall. If you miss this you can proceed to Millwood Avenue and take a left and access the parking lot from Millwood Avenue.

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PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Darla Howard-Ramirez

Navy Federal Credit Union
2012 PMIWDC Chair

Darla Howard-Ramirez is a Senior Consultant Program Manager for Navy Federal Credit Union. Her responsibilities include managing a technical team of over 90 resources for the multi-year, Online Redesign Program which will refresh Navy Federal’s Web Account Access. 
Darla served as the 2012 PMIWDC Chair & CEO for a professional community of over 10,000 project management members in the extended Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. She led the executive strategic management team on the Governance Board and as Vice-Chair & COO in 2011, led the Operations Board consisting of 11 VPs, each with their supporting AVPs and staff.  Darla has served the PMIWDC community in increasingly responsible volunteer roles since 2001.  
Darla has been a member of PMI since January 2001 and has maintained her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since February 2002.  She also held several volunteer roles in her church community and served on the Board of Directors for the Compassion Center in College Park, Maryland.
Darla has spoken at several PMIWDC events and authored informative and motivational articles for their website since 2011.  She has also spoken at the PMI Bogota Colombia Chapter and served as the keynote speaker at a Navy Federal Credit Union PM Forum luncheon.

About the Shenandoah Valley Community

Announcing a New Local Community!

The DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute is pleased to host a new quarterly meeting in Winchester, VA. Membership in PMI and/or the DC Chapter is not required, however PDUs will be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs). The presentations delivered are educational and informative to those with an interest in the field of project management. Each event will present specific learning points, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others.

Pre-registration is recommended.

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