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Across The Board: PMI SFBAC Member Appreciation Day 2018

The PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Member Appreciation Day 2018, took place on Thursday, June 7th at Wells Fargo Learning and Event Center in San Francisco. In this annual celebration, we show our appreciation to our members-owners who choose to spend valuable time with us, come to our events, give us feedback, share their experience in projects and programs from various industries and contribute to make our Chapter a vibrant community.

The event was a great success, held in a top-quality venue easily accessible by BART, offered delicious food, multiple raffles with many valuable gifts that attracted 200 registrations, networking games with exciting prizes and 1 PDU with the presentation of one of the best speakers in SF Bay Area. The Board of Directors and Operations team, shared with almost 100 members who joined us the Chapter’s annual results, the annual survey results, our plans for this year, our Policy Governance model and introduced the volunteers who offer their time to make everything happen. Batchimeg Shagdarguntev, Board Director, and Ramya Krishnamoorthy, COO, worked for more than three months with the NextGen Board member, Thi Han, the NextGen Operations Director, Mauli Thacker Shah, volunteers like Meliana Hakim and many more, in order to put together such a great event.  

Starting with our Annual General Meeting:

  • The review of the Chapter’s Financial performance was presented by the Chief Financial Officer, Zenaida Alejandrino. Along with her team and our treasurer, they ensure the financial health of our Chapter.
  • The Chapter Performance, updates and survey results were presented by the CEO, Cecilio Mills. As we attend areas of improvement, we are happy with the member satisfaction and with the increase of our membership to more than 3,000 members, which motivate us to keep on growing with more activities, events and programs.  
  • The Board President, Nathan Mellin, introduced the new Board members, Paloma Mejia, treasurer and Priya Guyadeen, Director at Large. He talked about our strategic programs, Academic Outreach, Military Outreach and Next Generation Leaders and presented the volunteers who are running those programs and materialize our strategic goals to reach untapped expertise as well as engage the new leaders who will drive our profession in the near future.


After a break for dinner and networking, the Chief Governance Officer, Anup Deshpande, whose contribution in attracting the best speakers for our members is instrumental, introduced our speaker Andrew Webster. Andrew, an enterprise, team, and personal transformation coach and trainer, took us on a trip to the Agile world explaining why agile practices are inevitable.

Our last presenter was Tyrone Navarro, past President currently serving as Board Director at Large, who shared with our members our Policy Governance model and how it helps us organize and run our Chapter effectively.

After the presentations, our Next Generation Leaders took over the stage and played fun games with the audience, giving away many beautiful gifts.

By the end of the event we all felt inspired, connected and optimistic for our profession and its advancements and happy to be part of this active, welcoming and fun professional community.

On behalf of PMI SFBAC Board and Operations team, I would like to express our great appreciation to our members-owners for their commitment and precious involvement. We are looking forward to more events like this year’s Member Appreciation Day!  

Dina Tasiou, serves as Secretary of the Board at PMI SF Bay Area Chapter.

She is a seasoned program manager, designs and runs programs working with global teams, driving change as an authentic, high impact leader. She applies her passion to meaningfully connect and provide value, into programs success realization.  


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Scenes from Member Appreciation Day

NextGen Team and Board Director Batchimeg Shagdarguntev get the audience engaged with a Jeopardy game.

(left-to-right: Mauli Thacker Shah, Operations; Thi Han, NextGen Board member; Batchimeg; Manasi Yada, volunteer).

Dynamic presenter Andrew Webster's "Agile (re)Appetizer" captured everyone's imagination with the Cynefin framework.

Kumbaya moment!

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International Project Managers' Professional Development Day This September

Celebrate International Project Managers' Professional Development Day with us!


Leadership in project management methodologies is a combination of related practices, methods, and processes. To be leaders in our business, we need to understand the analytics in our portfolios, the risks associated with our projects and the foresight to use innovative techniques to push our projects to success. PMI will provide real techniques in the digital age to help propel your business to the next level.    

Join us on Saturday, September 29, at Berkeley Brower Center from 8.00 AM and

  • Listen to our amazing speakers.
  • Network with fellow Project Managers from the Bay Area.
  • Earn 6 PDUs.   

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Would you like to request your manager for approval/ sponsorship for attending the event?
Please download the requisition letter by clicking the following link, edit as needed.

Justification Letter


Win an Amazon Echo / Amazon gift card /Gift Certificate to one of our evening events (to be redeemed within 90 days of receipt) in our raffle.




8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM- 10:00AM Tanya Bunger -Build your personal board of advisors
10:00AM-10:15AM Break
10:15AM-11:15AM Michael Sanders -Freedom and the Third Brain: Powerful Project Management
11:15AM-12:15PM Chao-Yee Watson - Effective Project Leadership Based on Strategic Project Governance
12:15PM -1:15PM Lunch
1:15 PM -2:15 PM  Randy Balaban - Entrepreneurs - What you need to know about Project Management
2:15 PM -3:15 PM Navid Rezvani - Quality Inside Out: Best Kept Secrets of Agile Teams
3:15 PM -3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM -4:30 PM Zachary Wong - The Three Critical Human Factors in Project Leadership and Performance
4:30 PM -5:00 PM Adjourn


Note: Special discounts for students, military, active volunteers and neighboring chapters, please reach out to Students and Veterans with discount tickets will need to show a valid ID at the door, otherwise, without a valid ID, you will be charged the difference.




$199.00 Regular, Member
$149.00 Earlybird rate before September 1

$249.00 Regular, Non-member
$199.00 Earlybird rate before September 1


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Volunteer Opportunities

The PMI SF Bay Area Chapter is looking for volunteers to help meet the needs of its members. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in these opportunities then please contact for more information. Currently we are seeking volunteers for a variety of positions including: 

  • Business Development Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Evening Programs Manager
  • Sponsorship Support
  • Professional Development Support
  • Finance Manager
  • Workshop Director
  • Webinar Content Manager


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