Meeting/Event Information

    North Meeting: Leading from Behind - Managing Your Boss

    May 09, 2017
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Campioni Italian Restaurant
    13850 Cutten Road
    Houston, TX 77069

    PMI North Meeting - Please note our New Location

    Pre Meeting: 
    Jim Benvie, PMP
    Speaker & Consultant
    TyauvinOn Solutions LLC

    Jim Benvie, PMP is a speaker and consultant, with TyauvinOn Solutions LLC. Project Management.

    He currently serves as VP of Programs for PMI Houston.

    He served for 29 years with NOV, prior to retiring last year.

    Working in various locations and roles, but predominantly in aftermarket projects, service and support.

    He lives with his wife Juliet in the Tomball area.

    His interests are, reading, history, and cycling.

    Topic Description:  An App Called Change

    If you and your company are going to remain relevant; change is something that will require your constant attention.

    Session Takeaways: 

    •        Knowledge of why companies and individuals fail to handle change.
    •        Core concept:  We are pre-programmed for change.
    •        Tools and techniques to handle change.
    •        How to inspire your team to thrive on change.
    This Session Qualifies for:
    Dinner Meeting:
    Kim Sawyer
    Executive & Enterprise Coach, Business Facilitator & Professional Speaker
    The Wealth Source

    Kim Sawyer has over twenty years of diverse business experience; he has started businesses, led companies, and been involved in almost every aspect of a business enterprise. In 2000, Kim took that expertise in leadership, professional and business effectiveness and entrepreneurship, and founded theWealthSource®, an executive and enterprise coaching firm. Under his guidance, they coach and facilitate key business people, teams and enterprises to create extraordinary wealth – in all its forms.  They accomplish this primarily by means of individual coaching, their Success-Group™ team coaching program and Enterprise Coaching™, their program to build a "Coaching Culture" in an organization. In addition, theWealthSource® facilitates meetings, management retreats and learning events and provides specialty training in coaching and leadership skills.

    Kim’s professional mission is to integrate the development of emotional, relational and business competencies to enhance bottom line performance. He is known for challenging and guiding people to consider new perspectives, alternate ways of thinking and innovative actions. To achieve his mission, Kim has created a diverse set of proprietary tools for responding to often daunting challenges and changes. 

    In the first phase of his career, Kim founded, served for ten years as the C.E.O. of and in 1998 profitably sold his company, Muscles for Hire, L.L.C., a commercial and residential specialty service provider. Features in the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Business Journal are a testament to his leadership and the company’s successes

    Kim holds a BBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and an MS in Organizational Development from the University of Texas. He is an ICF Certified Coach and Certified Birkman Consultant.

    Kim has a keen interest in philosophy, spirituality, poetry, science, and technology. He has traveled broadly and served his country in the US Army. Kim resides in Houston, TX with his beautiful wife, awesome young son, and two cuddly pit bulls - a wonderful family whom he loves deeply. 

    Topic Description:

    LEADING FROM BEHIND: Covert Ops in Leadership aka Manage Your Manager Without Getting Fired 

    Have you ever left a job because of a boss who was a terrible leader?  Have you ever been kept from advancing in your career by a boss or company management?  Are you tired of giving away your power at work - of having your work, success and your career path be defined by bosses and management above you?  Do you want to discover the real source of true leadership?

    Join Kim Sawyer for an exploration into the concept and skills of Managing Up.

    With him, you will:

    • Question Authority: Explore the concept of leadership/influencing change.
    • Exercise Your Brain: Share and file a away a few new ideas.
    • Gear-up for Success: Take away a few valuable tools and tactics to employ or support others in doing so.
    This Session Qualifies for: 


    Meeting Agenda:
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm     Pre-dinner Speaker Presentation

    6:30 pm to 7:00 pm     Networking, Dinner Opens, Chapter Announcements
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm     Dinner Speaker Presentation

    Professional Development Units (PDU) for PMI certified professionals:

    The introduction of the updated CCR system, has resulted in a much simpler procedure for claiming PDUs. As before, there are no specific PDU codes for events that award up to 2 PDUs. Each PMI Houston meeting with a 1-hour presentation, on a PM Talent Triangle topic, equals 1 PDU. (The category for each presentation will be indicated on the web-site)  This includes dinner meetings, pre-dinner meetings and meetings at any of PMI Houston's satellite venues.  If you attended both pre-dinner and dinner presentations, please submit 2 PDU claims following the process below for each presentation event.

    Procedure for getting PDU credit for PMI® Houston’s meetings towards the recertification of your PMI credential (PMP, PgMP, etc.):

    1. Go to and log in using your Username and Password.
    2. Select myPMI and click on “Report PDUs”
    3. Click on “Organization Meetings” and fill in the form.
    4. Organization Host " PMI Houston "
    5. Title  “Chapter Meeting”
    6. Meeting Number (Optional)  C012 (zero)
    7. Date Started Use Calendar to complete
    8. Date Completed Use Calendar to complete
    9. PDUs claimed - Enter 1, under the relevant category of the Talent Triangle. (Each 1 hr. presentation equals 1 PDU)
    10. Review the data entered, if correct click the box indicating "I agree this claim is accurate"
    11. Click Submit

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