Meeting/Event Information

Galleria Dinner Presentation: When “business as usual” isn’t enough: Authentic Leadership - Access to Breakthrough Results

March 14, 2012
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

We have streamlined the registration process. Click on "Register Now", you will have the opportunity to register to the pre-dinner meeting and/or the dinner meeting.

The pre-dinner meeting remains free to attend.


Meeting Agenda

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm     Pre-dinner Speaker Presentation

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm     Networking, Dinner Opens, Chapter Announcements

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm     Dinner Speaker Presentation


Pre-Meeting Presentation:

Scope Creep

Few and far between are projects that don’t encounter Scope Creep. It is one of the most basic obstacles (or opportunities) of Project Management. So often Project Managers get wrapped up in Earned Value Management, Gantt Charts, Project Progression Curves, and Milestone Gates that this silent predator sneaks up on the unwary and wreaks large scale havoc on even the smallest project. 

Join Matt Morey, PMP as he explores the sources of Scope Creep and how a Project Manager can handle the inevitable when it happens. 

Speaker: Matt Morey, PMP   

Matt Morey is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with InterMoor Incorporated. InterMoor is the leading mooring, foundations and subsea services provider delivering innovative solutions for rig moves, mooring services and offshore installation projects. Prior to this position, Matt was a Project Manager for National Oilwell Varco, a fortune 200 manufacturing company, and an officer in the United States Army, twice deployed to Iraq. 

In his Project Management career, Matt has managed projects that include a series of 10 land drilling rigs worth roughly $9.5 million each, semi-submersible offshore rig packages worth over $75 million, the installation and management of a military communications network in Iraq, and the planning and execution of an event welcoming home the 4th Infantry Division from Iraq, with an estimated attendance of 65,000 people. Matt is an experienced presenter, speaking at various PMI and Toastmaster events. He earned his B.S. from Syracuse University where he majored in Business Administration and Information/Technology Management and is an Advanced Communicator Bronze with Toastmasters International.


Dinner Presentation:

When “business as usual” isn’t enough:

 Authentic Leadership - Access to Breakthrough Results

This presentation will examine specifically what a shift from “business as usual” to creating a more authentic self In the “corporate world” might look like in practice; dealing with this shift offers the possibility for generating “breakthrough” business results. Research has shown an inevitable link to inauthentic behavior in the workplace and ineffective performance as well as burnout. Come learn the answer to the seemingly unanswerable question “How can I truly be authentic at work?”

Purpose: To develop leaders causing results not formerly thought possible.

Participants will leave with:

    1. Peace of mind and a new direction for accomplishing their goals
    2. Knowledge of the most effective - yet virtually unknown - strategy for creating change
    3. A new way of thinking about and dealing with obstacles impeding performance
    4. A foundation for further self-reflection and growth

Dinner Meeting Speaker: 

Pauline Serice – CEO Pauline Serice & Associates, Inc.

PhD (c) Psychology - Specialization Authentic Leadership Development

MS Industrial/Organizational Psychology               

Author of “Authentic Leadership Development: Access to Breakthrough Performance”. Books will be available at the event!  Also available online at

Pauline specializes in authentic leadership development and change management where breakthroughs in being in communication and collaboration are essential to success.

Pauline’s experience includes working for an international transformational development company as their Communication Program Manager and as a Sr. Manager of Change Management for a major international food distribution company. In addition, Pauline has extensive experience in the behavioral health field working as a Sr. Behaviorist with the Houston Medical Association implementing a successful change-intervention program for the morbidly obese.

Over the past 16 years, Ms. Serice has successfully executed a leadership development and change management consulting practice in Houston, TX. She worked with a diverse clientele both nationally and internationally which encompassed such industries as manufacturing, oil and gas, shipping, financial services, hospitality, retail, pharmaceutical and horticultural landscaping.

Pauline received her undergraduate BFA degree and graduate Industrial and Organizational Psychology MS degree, from Louisiana Tech University and Capella University, respectively. She is currently completing PhD research with Capella University in the Psychology of Authentic Leadership Development.

Professional Development Units (PDU) for PMI certified professionals:

There are no specific PDU codes for events that award up to 2 PDUs. This meeting awards 1 PDU. Below is the procedure for getting credit for this event towards your PMP/PgMP recertification:

• Log in using your Username and Password
• Select Report PDU
• Select PDU category CAT A: Registered Education Provider/PMI Component Event
• At Activity Type click Report a 1-2 PDU Event
• Click Next
• Enter Provider Number: C012
• Click Search
• Click on C012
• Answer the questions about the chapter meeting
• Click Next
• Enter the total number of PDUs you earned by attending the chapter meeting.
• Click Next
• Review the data you've entered and if correct, click the box indicating "I agree this claim is accurate"
• Click Submit
• Print a copy for your records

Note: If attended both, pre-meeting and dinner presentations, please submit a claim for 2 PDUs. Enter "PMI Houston Monthly Meeting" as the Activity Title.


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