11 April 2018 PMI Chicagoland Chaperter Dinner Meeting

April 11, 2018
5:30 PM CDT - 8:30 PM CDT
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Carlisle Banquets
435 E Butterfield Rd
Lombard, IL 60148
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Member Dinner Fee: $40.
Guest Dinner Fee:     $55.

David Boulay
        David Boulay
Dr. David Boulay is President of the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), a public-private partnership with a core purpose of fostering long-term economic and workforce competitiveness. In this role, Boulay focuses his passion at the intersection between economic development, workforce development, and manufacturing competitiveness. With over twenty-five years’ experience in manufacturing, university, and non-profit settings, he brings a broad understanding to his work.
Prior to joining IMEC, Boulay held leadership positions with several manufacturing companies, primarily in the food industry. He also worked at The Ohio State University and served as Deputy Director at North Carolina State University’s Industrial Extension Service, where he managed an 80-member staff who provided outreach services to the state’s manufacturers, operated a mineral research center, and a technology incubator. 
Boulay holds a Ph.D in Workforce Development and Education, an M.B.A., and a B.S. in Operations Management. In pursuing his Ph.D., David concentrated his research in two areas; career pathway models and high performance work practices in small and mid-sized enterprises.  

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Title of Presentation: 
Driving Growth Through Enterprise Excellence


Leadership, Strategic & Business Management


Outstanding success outcomes. Reduced risks. Greater cost effectiveness.  These are the results organization leaders strive for in their quest for excellence. We seek stronger performance and a more competitive future through continuously improving.

We assume that strategy is appropriately cascaded into the organization. The right projects and initiatives are delivered in the most effective and efficient ways. Project management is indispensable to ensure this happens.

Yet, it is not so easy. Have there been occasions when you've wondered if project management is viewed as an afterthought? Or wondered if the project priorities are really aligned with the organization's strategy?  

This presentation will trace the interplay between strategy and project management. We will use a framework for excellence to explore ways to align project management and organization strategy.

Key take aways
       * Project management and strategy
        * Overview of a framework for enterprise excellence
        * Selling the value of project management in your organization



If you have any questions about the program, please email the Director of Programs at

Registration Ends Sunday, April 8 @ 10:00 pm CST

Registration Fees

$40.00 Member Ticket

$55.00 Non-PMI Chicagoland Chapter Member