PMI Montgomery County Newsletter

Monthly Dinner Meeting is Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Topic: Performance Management through Extreme Employee Engagement

Performance management. Do you dread the thought of it? Why can’t everyone do exactly what is required precisely when it’s needed? And then there’s the same old complaints about managing without authority! We will explore ways to optimize your team’s performance. Whether you are responsible for performance evaluations or simply accountable for performance, we’re going to discuss tips and techniques to maximize output, minimize confusion, and improve the relationships between you and your team! 

Bios:  David Newman and Lisa Hammer, Leadership Techniques, LLC

Leadership Techniques, LLC, offers customizable leadership and project management training and consulting targeted to specific audiences. David B. Newman, PMP, and Lisa Hammer, PMP are the principals of Leadership Techniques, LLC.

David has a diversified background in engineering and product development. With a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University, he is a certified trainer for leadership seminars and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams.

Lisa began her career as a classroom teacher and then transitioned into project and program management. Her executive career includes the management of several multi-million dollar programs, highlighted by proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness. Using methods of effective interpersonal skills,
ability to establish priorities, and meet deadlines and manage budgets, she has built strong project teams and relationships with clients.

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Many upcoming training opportunities are available such as:  Work Breakdown Structures, Action-Oriented Leadership, PMP Prep, and Double Your Throughput of Reliable Project Completions.  More details on these and other training opportunities are located under Education.


PMI-MC Toastmasters Club #1163128: PMPs - See How Fun Earning PDUs can be!

Our Toastmasters Club is sponsored by PMI-MC and is intended for PMPs. We are approved by PMI to issue PDUs. Meetings are at Walter Johnson High School at 7 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Earn 1.5 PDUs per meeting.  For more information see the Toast Masters site.

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Thank you for being a member!

Peggy Stroncek, President PMI Montgomery County Chapter




As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMP credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch the CCR video. You can also reference the latest PMP Handbook found on

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