Project YOU:  Managing Your Career as a Project Professional

    Each workshop will last 2 hours, allowing participants to attend breakout sessions. Each workshop is first-come, first-served regarding attendance.

     Monday Afternoon, June 4, 1:00-3:00pm

    Track: (Re)Launching Your Career
    Triangle: Strategy

    Your Best You For Career Success!
    Are you starting your career, building your career, or re-launching your career? Wherever you are right now, we each need to show up in a way that helps us achieve our goals. Join Tracie Ybarra to hear about the rewarding and beneficial aspects of a career in project management. She will take you through a workshop to help you create your personal brand and share life and career tips which are invaluable no matter where you are in your career. It’s all about helping you be the best possible version of you!

    Tracie Ybarra
    Senior Organization Development Consultant at Dell Technologies; Former Vice President, Performance, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Tracie Ybarra is a respected leader driving global strategy and innovation in the areas of talent management, performance enablement and learning development. She is the Senior Organization Development leader for the Services & IT division of Dell Technologies. Recently she served as the head of Performance for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Her career has advanced through numerous leadership positions in Learning & Development, including VP of Talent L&D, the HPE center of expertise providing design, development, delivery, and operations for all company-related training and development.

    Tracie previously served as VP and L&D business partner for HPE Sales, Technical, Global Functions, and Leadership Development programs. Recently, she led the HR Divestiture Management Office for Talent and L&D during two major company divestitures. Her earlier experience includes venture capital and finance. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Houston's Human Resource Development graduate program.

    Energized by transformation and innovation in HR for talent, performance, and development, Tracie embraces a growth mindset and demonstrates versatility and flexibility to keep pace with the needs of the business. An all-in leader who thrives on challenges and inspires others, she expects more and gets more, never hesitating to roll up her sleeves and help make it happen. Tracie is a passionate leader who can set a vision, manage to the objectives, and guide a team to incredible outcomes.

    Track: Charting Your Course
    Triangle: Strategy

    Owning Your Career as a Project Professional

    Career ownership requires innovation, foresight, and careful planning; all talents Project Professionals utilize regularly. Now imagine when those same skills are aimed at developing your career! In this hands-on workshop, you will think critically about your career and create a strategy that will lead you to your desired outcome. Through engaging activities, you will embark on a journey to discover your passions, talents, and path to being an effective project professional. You can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails. This interactive program will leave you with a map to move you forward, along with a compass for when the wind changes. Professional Development…the Ms. Engineer Way.
    Participants will learn how to:
    -Apply self-discovery strategies to uncover what motivates you to succeed
    -Create action-items and a strategic PLAN to forge a path forward
    -Identify resources to keep your momentum
    -Leverage proven techniques to create and sustain lasting change

    Alana Hill
    CEO, 2Hill Consulting Services; B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University; Blogger, Leading Change...The Ms. Engineer Way

    Alana M. Hill, PMP is a passionate speaker, author, and learning consultant at 2Hill Consulting Services. Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in energy and talent development provides real‐world insight into how people and teams can excel, even in the face of adversity. Her international business expertise shapes her perspective of change leadership and seasons her presentations. Throughout her career, Alana has led diverse teams and delivered high-impact workshops all over the world! 

    With over 20 years of corporate leadership and training expertise, Alana helps individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by utilizing sharp analysis, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills development; and she promotes behavior styles and conflict resolution techniques to improve team dynamics and performance. Alana provides her clients with a combination of critical thinking and compassionate leadership, which she labels “Leading Change the Ms. Engineer Way”.  Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, small technology firms, churches, and non-profits. Her adaptability makes her an asset across the professional spectrum. 

    Before establishing her consultancy in 2006, Alana enjoyed a colorful career with Schlumberger advancing from a Field Engineer to a Program Manager. In her tenure with the oilfield services giant, she not only managed multiple technology implementations, she also learned to drive an 18-wheeler!  Alana holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and has numerous accomplishments in talent development.

     Tuesday Afternoon, June 5, 1:15-3:30pm

    Track: Sharpening Your Edge
    Triangle: Strategy

    Managing Your Career: What Your Boss Won't Tell You, The Rest of the Story
    This workshop builds on Dr. Brown’s Managing Your Career keynote speech. Through exercises, you will prioritize your career values, prioritize what personal success means to you, establish a personal mission statement, and examine career options from a project management perspective. You will also identify your time wasters and learn tips for being a contract project manager.


    Dr. James Brown
    President, SEBA Solutions; Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida; Author, The Handbook of Program Management

    James T. Brown, Ph.D., president of SEBA® SolutionsInc., a Registered Education Provider for the ProjectManagement Institute, has provided training and consulting services for dozens of companies nationally and internationally.  Heis the author of The Handbook of Program Management published by McGraw-Hill. James has been published in PM NetworkPE Magazine, PMI Community Post, Projects@WorkThe Systems Thinker and PM World Today.   

    James has a patent for a project scheduling methodology, and has received numerous awards including the "NASA Public Service Medal." James has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, a MS in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Project Management Professional and Certified Speaking Professional.  A recognized authority in project management, he is a frequently invited keynote speaker on project management and leadership. 

    James is a member of the Project Management Institute, the Society for Information Management and the National Association of Corporate Directors.  He currently serves as chairman of the board for Florida’s Technological Research and Development Authority.  James is an avid surf fisherman whose favorite activity is catch-and-release fishing for Roosterfish on the beaches of Mexico.

    Track: Building Your Legacy
    Triangle: Leadership

    Creating and Sustaining Your Reputation
    How does your reputation create your legacy throughout your career? What is the story others tell about your professional leadership? Your professional leadership legacy is reflected in the stories others tell about you as you are considered for project staff and leadership positions. These stories tell much more about you than your resume or project documentation ever will. Your future is built on the legacy you create from Day 1 of your career to your retirement.

    When decision makers hear these stories, they will seek to understand how you have:

    • Developed the talent for sustainable delivery of successful projects
    • Created shared vision and accountability for execution
    • Shown the courage to take calculated risks and the insight to take the right risks
    • Helped others to develop their own powerful legacies

    This workshop will provide a clear framework for continually building your legacy as a project leader. You will be able to ensure you have a powerful story to tell and that the right people hear about it. Then a panel of project and program experts will discuss their stories, and the specific steps you can take to build your legacy throughout your career. These experts will include project leaders at early, mid, and senior stages of their legacy.

    Pam Rodgers
    Former Manager US West, Learning, Talent Management & Organization Effectiveness, WorleyParsons

    Pam Rodgers has extensive experience in talent and leadership development as both an internal and external consultant. Most recently, she managed learning and talent management for the US West region of WorleyParsons. Prior to WorleyParsons, Pam managed change management for system implementations and cultural change in multiple organizations. She also has extensive experience in designing and implementing programs for global leadership development, competency management, and high potential development. 


    Diane Reece
    Former Manager Talent Analytics, Corporate Learning, TechnipFMC

    Dianne Reece is an experienced international Human Resources leader managing talent development and performance improvement projects for over 15 years in large, multi-national organizations. Her projects have included talent strategies for new manufacturing and service operations, value stream and talent capability mapping, and solving performance challenges on projects. Having worked with operational leaders from around the world, Dianne brings a practical perspective to organizational effectiveness, leadership development, and people & culture strategies.