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Thursday Chapter Dinner - October 18, 2018

PDUs:  1.5 - Strategic

New!  Dual Presentations!

Presentation Title:  Project Management in Academia

Presenter Name:       LaMonica Whittaker-Walker, PMP, ITIL, MBA


Presentation Summary/Description:

This presentation will explore tactics to teach project management in higher education from a community college and university perspectives.  We will explore enrollments, materials used, and much more.

Learning Objectives :

  1. Incorporating project management in higher education curricula (credit and non-credit courses) at a community college and university level, including preparing New Mexican students for a career in project management
  2. Types of projects that exists at a local higher education institution
  3. Partner with UNM to discuss opportunities at one of the largest research university in New Mexico

Presenter Bio:

LaMonica Whittaker-Walker, PMP is the Director of Technology Projects for Central New Mexico Community College. LaMonica earned her undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of New Mexico. She has over nineteen years of project management experience and has served as a business consultant for various Fortune 500 companies in the USA, Canada, and Europe. LaMonica enjoys volunteering. She has participated as a previous Board Member and Guest Chef with the Ronald McDonald House Charities-New Mexico for example

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Presentation Title:  The Status of Project Management Education at UNM Anderson School of Management

Presenter Name:  Dr. Steve Walsh


Presentation Summary/Description:

The author presents a discussion on how UNM Anderson School has responded to the needs of firms that utilize project management especially in New Mexico.  We present the decades long efforts at UNM and in particular UNM Anderson School to provide education and research in the fields of Project Controls, Project Management and Program Management.  The author develops an interaction on how the Anderson school has provided a series of educational programs for nascent and seasoned project Management professionals interested in becoming or improving their skills. 

We at the Anderson School developed our programs by working with the business community, and obtaining input for program and class development.  We are working with organizations like Rio Grande Chapter of the PMI who has written a letter of support for our proposed Masters of Science in Project Controls, Project Management and Program Management (MSPCPPM) and our post masters Project Management graduate education certificate.  We are delighted to discuss our programs including the newly proposed MSPCPPM.  The proposed MSPCPPM is a program that to date has been fully funded by firms seeking to improve their level of skilled project management professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. UNM MBA Management of Technology (MOT) track on project management
  2. Maters of Science in Project Controls, Project Management and Program Management
  3. Post Graduate and undergraduate college education at UNM Anderson


Presenter Bio: Steve is a “Distinguished Professor” and the Creative enterprise professor at UNM’s Anderson School of Management.  He has served as the director of the Technology Entrepreneurship Program and is the concentration director for MOT program and ETM program at UNM. He is the PI of the proposed Masters of Science for Project Controls, Project Management and Program Management from UNM Anderson school. He holds many business service awards including the lifetime achievement award for commercialization of Micro and Nano technology firms from MANCEF and UNM Anderson’s service award.  He has been recognized as one of top seven researchers worldwide in Technology and Innovation Management in the world and one of the top 5 researchers in Technology Entrepreneurship over the past 15 years. He earned his Ph.D. from RPI.

He has also written over 200 archival academic and practitioner articles, books and book chapters.  He currently provides a column for an emerging technology focused (IoT, MEMS and Nanotechnology) am industrial journal named Commercial Micro Manufacturing International. 







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Type of activity: Chapter Dinner Thursday

Date: October 18th, 2018

Hour: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Nb of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $30.00

Non members: $35.00

Students: Free


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