Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at Normandie Farm Restaurant, Potomac, MD 

Topic: “How to become CEO of your Program" 

Presenter: Ms. Irene Didinsky (PMP, MBA)

Presenter Web Site: 

Presentation Abstract:  (worth 1 PDU – Talent Triangle – Leadership) 

Presentation Abstract:  You may be in your organization's C-Suite currently, or you may have upward mobility to be in the future. Regardless of where you are today, you are already empowered to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for your Program (and/or Project). Join best selling author Ms. Irene Didinsky "Author of the PMI endorsed 2017 released 'Practioner's Guide to Program Management' as she walks us through her ideology and framework for Program Management and how to mirror the impact, accountability and investment in your Program that a CEO has in their company. 
Presenter Bio: Irene Didinsky is a senior professional with 20 years of leadership and management experience across multiple sectors. Early in her career, Irene recognized that project and program management was her passion. She accepted roles of increasing complexity and responsibility in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, energy, utilities, food and beverages, power tools, and hospitality. Irene led global cross-cultural projects at Deloitte. She delivered programs that implemented value-based care solutions for large healthcare systems at Evolent Health, a healthcare consulting firm. And, she has influenced the delivery of millions of dollars of capital investment through project and program management at Kaiser Permanente. 

As there are very few books written about program management, Irene became a writer by night, while working as a program manager. Irene’s enthusiasm for helping people in all aspects of program management flows through in the expert program management knowledge that she has shared in this book. Successful collaboration with the Project Management Institute (PMI) added tremendous value to the book. The book’s content fully attests to The Standard for Program Management published by PMI. Irene holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the Ural State Polytechnic University in Russia, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Management. Irene obtained her Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification in 2008, and joined PMI that same year. 

Location: Normandie Farm, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854


Social hour starts @ 5:00 pm, 
Dinner Service begins @ 6:30pm, 
Ms. Didinsky’s Presentation - 7:50pm 
Program concludes @ 9:00pm 

1 - Roasted Boneless Breast of Chicken, Wild Mushroom Madeira 
2 - Vegetable Lasagna with Portobello Mushrooms, Marinara 
3 – Filet of Cod Stuffed with Crabmeat, Citrus Drizzle 
4 – Special Request 
Dinner also includes: 

Lobster Bisque 
Green Beans and Rice (for entrees 1 and 3) 
Raspberry Sorbet for dessert 

NOTICE: The cost for dinner is $30 for PMI Montgomery County, MD Chapter members and $40 for non-members & guests. The cost of the dinner will be the same regardless if you pay in advance online or in person at the door. 

Please make your online reservation no later than 5:00 PM Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 as the registration system will be taken offline at that point in order to prepare for the 3/6/19 meeting. 




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