Developing Entrepreneurial Project Managers

Developing Entrepreneurial Project Managers


Beth McGraw

Executive Advisor
CEB PMO Leadership Council

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Presentation

Many PMOs struggle to develop the entrepreneurial skills of their PMs. Progressive PMOs systematically determine where to focus their development efforts and build a holistic strategy that goes beyond classroom training. This session will offer guidance to help identify ideal candidates to train from within your existing pool of resources and implement a multi-faceted learning and development strategy.
Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:


Immediately before the Chapter Dinner Meeting. at 5:30pm. Note that per PMI Global policy, a PDU is only available for attendees arriving within the first 10 minutes of the start of the program.
Special Instructions

Preregistration is required at this PM Tools session. To ensure adequate space for our guests, we began requiring preregistration and a small fee for PM Tools in October 2011.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Hard Skills


Navigating constraints introduced by a sponsor organization's structure, maturity, fiduciary landscape, etc.


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

About the Speakers

Beth McGraw

CEB PMO Leadership Council
Executive Advisor

Beth McGraw is an Executive AdvisorTM with CEB PMO Leadership Council. As an Executive Advisor, Beth works with dozens of PMO executives to: Help train and develop the skills of individual project managers, and advance the maturity of PMO organizations as a whole.

Beth came to CEB from the management consulting world. She has experience both as a project manager and a consultant to PMO organizations. She completed her BA at the University of Florida.


About the PM Industry Insights

PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.

These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc. 

Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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