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Arrow Down June's Professional Development Meeting (PDM)

"Project Management In Today’s Competitive Global Marketplace"
June 20, 2018

Presented by Sean Ghotbi

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In today’s increasingly complex and rapidly growing global marketplace and demand economy, most businesses take on more undertakings faster than ever before in order to stay competitive and relevant in their industries and beyond. The business initiatives and undertakings whether related to running the business, growing the business, or transforming the business demand more than just the technical project management skills to be delivered successfully.  They also require strong business intelligence and leadership skills to effectively lead the project stakeholders and deliver the intended business outcome; the three skill types of the project manager which the Project Management Institute (PMI) refers to as “The Talent Triangle”.

Arrow Down Who should attend ?

Formal/Non-formal Project  Managers

Program Managers

Functional Managers

Supply Chain Managers

Business Analysts

C-Level Stakeholders

Other business professionals



To address effective project management skills emphasizing a combination of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management expertise.

To define and relate the impact of change management, managing versus leading, conflict management, and lessons learned cycle.

Arrow Down About our speaker


Sean Ghotbi is a project/program management professional with over twenty five years of diverse experience in analyzing, planning, executing, managing, and directing portfolios of corporate projects and business initiatives including, but not limited to, capital equipment manufacturing and deployment, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) implementation, engineering and production processes improvement, lean implementation, business applications integration, Project Management Office (PMO) implementation and operation, and information systems development and operation, predominantly in the manufacturing and service sectors.

Mr. Ghotbi has been an adjunct professor with the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) since 2010, assisting in the continuous development of the University’s Project Management and Business Analysis Certificate Programs as well as developing numerous professionals in the aforementioned disciplines. He has also been serving as an adjunct instructor with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) since 2015, contributing to the advancement of business professionals in the areas of supply chain Management and project management.

Mr. Ghotbi holds a BS in physics/EE, Masters in Business Administration, and a number of certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Scrum Master (CSM), Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCP), Inventory and Production Management (CPIM), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) for IT Service Management, Microsoft Application and Technology Specialist, and Servant Leadership.

Arrow Down Future Meetings

June 20, 2018

- "Project Management In Today’s Competitive Global Marketplace"

July 2018

- no meeting

August 15, 2018

- Coming soon

September 19, 2018

- Coming soon

October 17, 2018

- Coming soon

November 21, 2018

- Coming soon

December 2018

- no meeting

January 16, 2019

- Coming soon




LOCATION: Double Tree Club Hotel
ADDRESS: 7 Hutton Centre Drive,
Santa Ana, CA 92707

5:30 to 6:30 pm

6:30 to 7:15 pm
PRESENTATION: 7:15 to 8:30 pm
COST: $25 Members
$30 Non-mem's
$15 Students
$15 OC Board
AT THE DOOR: $30 Members
$35 Non-mem's
$20 Students
$15 OC Board
DATES: Third Wednesday of the Month (10/year - see events calendar)

* Mention you’re here for the APICS meeting for free parking


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