Special Forces Project Leadership

Special Forces Project Leadership


Bob Mahler, PMP

Director of Business Developmen

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Presentation

Special Forces SealLong before he was the PMIWDC VP of Marketing and Public Relations, Mr. Bob Mahler was a Green Beret in the U.S. Army. From 1992 through 1998 he conducted military operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Kenya, Qatar, Egypt and even Iraq. As a Special Forces communication’s expert on a military freefall team he was the team’s lifeline in the event of an emergency. Planning for mission-critical communications is a key part of the overall project success and an enabler for every other facet of the deployment.

The United States Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets because of their distinctive service headgear, are a special operations force tasked with six primary missions: unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, hostage rescue, and counter-terrorism.

Mr. Bob Mahler’s dinner topic, Special Forces Project Leadership, will focus on those skills he developed as a Green Beret that he has applied to a range of projects. He is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a PMI Certified Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), and has an MBA. He is also the VP of Marketing for PMIWDC and provides classroom instruction for PMP boot camps as an instructor for Velociteach.

So come out to dinner in Crystal City on January 17th, 2012. It’s sure to be a memorable experience!

Bob Mahler with fellow Green Berets
Corporate Registrations and Sponsorships: 
Event Location

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1800 S Eads Street
Arlington, VA, 22202

Agenda and Cost:

Please note that the PMIWDC dinner meetings will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in January, February and March. We will return to a newly renovated Fairview Park Marriott in April.

Corporate table for 10: $500
Chapter Members: $45
Non-members: $55
Walkins: $60
5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:30 PM - PM Tools
5:30 - Networking Reception & Cash Bar
6:15 - New Member Meet & Greet (Read More)
7:00 - Dinner & Cash Bar
8:00 - Guest Speaker
9:00 - Adjourn
Special Instructions

Metro Accessible via Crystal City Metro. Follow exit signs for Crystal Gateway Marriott to enter lobby directly.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Bob Mahler, PMP

Director of Business Developmen

Mr. Bob Mahler served in the U.S. Army in the Mechanized Infantry and later as a Green Beret. Bob has extensive risk management experience from his time in the U.S. Army, and while supporting strategic risk planning for the TSA as well as Homeland Security. He is the current Director of Business Development for Velociteach and is a dynamic public speaker. Bob currently lives in Murfreesboro TN and has served in multiple PMIWDC Board positions. 

About the Crystal City Dinner Meetings

PMIWDC holds dinner meetings periodically in Crystal City to provide an alternate metro-accessible location for those who can not attend the Fairview Park dinner meetings.

PMIWDC's Monthly Dinner meetings are held monthly in either the Fairview Park Marriott location or the alternate Crystal City location. Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer.

The presentations delivered before (PM Tools) and after (Keynotes) monthly dinner meetings are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. 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. Both the PM Tools session and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs.

If this will be your first time attending a dinner meeting, be sure to read about the event schedule, costs, and cancellation policies.

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