Speaking at PIHRA Pasadena: Rebooting HR through project management!

Speaking at PIHRA Pasadena: Rebooting HR through project management!

I’m honored to be speaking for the Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Pasadena chapter on how to leverage PM for HR!  Each field complements each other quite well and its time we leveraged best practices and lessons learned from each!  You can sign up here.  I hope to see you there!

PIHRA Pasadena – The HR Reboot: From Data Analytics to HRIS, Why HR Needs Project Management to Deliver Value More Than Ever!

Date(s): February 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 AM  PST – 9:00 AM  PST
Location: University Club 175 N Oakland Ave Pasadena, CA 91101
Organization: PIHRA Pasadena
Contact Name: Gary Johnson
Contact Email: gej5208@gmail.com
HR has built a solid reputation for helping organizations to hire and onboard new employees, administer benefits and PTO and to be the place to go to resolve employment disputes… but is that enough in this fast-paced, very competitive and technology driven world? Is HR delivering value and executing important initiatives in a timely manner? What about the rise of data analytics, cloud computing, social media and mobile devices that HR is now expected to implement and incorporate along with their HRIS to automate employee data, benefits and PTO?
What’s needed more than ever is to lead, manage and deliver these initiatives by executing them through projects using industry best practices, structured and process oriented project management methods as well as the soft EQ people skills HR is known for. You must come to this presentation to find out how HR can enormously benefit from the rigorous use of project management processes, principles and practices. This will help take your HR career to the next level!Key takeaways from the presentation:

  • An overview of project management and how it has been used effectively as well as efficiently in the construction, engineering and IT industries
  • How the general principles of project management are transferable to any industry (recent studies indicate that the demand in other industry is growing tremendously)
  • How HR can leverage the principles and practices of project management in their specific industry domain
  • What an individual in HR can do to increase their knowledge of project management and what certifications in the industry are in demand (PMP, etc.)
  • Why integrating PM with HR will make you stand out in the HR industry and more importantly, deliver value throughout your organization!

Program Agenda

7:00am – 7:30am: Registration and Networking
7:30am – 9:00am: Speaker


Don Kim, Projectation
A major shift in Don Kim’s career occurred, when he discovered the field of project management that seemed to integrate and reconcile technical knowledge, emotional intelligence and business management skills into a perfect marriage. He has never looked back. In about the last decade, he has been involved in the field of project management initially as corporate employee and now as an independent consultant, trainer, coach, educator and writer which includes being an instructor at four universities and colleges, writer for several industry publications and event speaker. He is the founder and owner of one of the world’s most popular PM portal websites at www.projectation.com. His core competencies are to consult, train and educate your organization, department or teams to better manage people and projects, act as a catalyst for change, and to push new boundaries. In addition, his entrepreneurial pursuits have never left him, which provides him with a position uniquely suited to driving and delivering business value to his clients and customers. His motto is to help you manage your projects like a business so that your “project solutions are realized”


This program has been approved for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

This program is pending approval for 1.5 Business (Strategic) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertificaqtion, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


University Club
175 N Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
Member $30 $45
Non-member $45 $45
In-Transition $20 $20
Student $20 $20

Online registration closes on Monday, February 8, 2016. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite. 

Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellation. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to an event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.

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