U of M Tour (or speaking)

Time: Friday, Sept 27, 9:30 - 11:30 am 

PDUs: Not yet available.

Description: Not yet available.

AI in Everyday Life: Embracing the Future Today

Speakers: Stephen Stanton & Suzanne Eslick 

Time: Friday, Sept 27, 1:00 - 2:00 pm 

PDUs: Ways of Working - 1

Description: In today's rapidly evolving world, artificial intelligence is no longer a concept of the future but a powerful tool that shapes our daily experiences. From smart assistants in our pockets to personalized recommendations on our favorite apps, AI is all around us, revolutionizing the way we live, work, and interact.

In this workshop, we will explore how AI technologies are transforming various aspects of our lives and how you can leverage them to enhance your everyday experiences. Whether you're curious about how AI influences your daily routines, improves your productivity, or even assists in decision-making, this workshop is designed to provide you with insights and practical knowledge that you can apply right away.

Throughout our time together, we will delve into real-world examples, discuss the impact of AI on society, and explore the ethical considerations surrounding its use. Our goal is to empower you to make informed decisions about integrating AI into your everyday life and to inspire you to embrace the possibilities that technology offers for a brighter future.

Get ready to unlock the potential of AI in your everyday life and embark on a journey of discovery and innovation. Let's dive in!

Group Activity: "AI in Everyday Life" Scenario

Speakers: Suzanne Eslick & Stephen Stanton

Time: Friday, Sept 27, 2:15 - 3:30 pm 

PDUs: Ways of Working - 1

Description: This group activity aims to engage participants in a hands-on exploration of the possibilities and challenges of incorporating AI into various aspects of everyday life, sparking innovative ideas and promoting a deeper understanding of the role of AI in our society.

Objective: The objective of this group activity is to encourage participants to brainstorm and collaborate on practical applications of AI in various aspects of everyday life. Participants will work together to identify opportunities where AI can be integrated to enhance daily routines, productivity, decision-making, or any other relevant areas.


  • Encourages collaboration and teamwork among participants.
  • Promotes creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Provides practical insights into the potential applications of AI in everyday life.
  • Fosters discussion on the ethical considerations and implications of integrating AI technologies into daily routines.

Headshots & Handshakes

Time: Friday, Sept 27, 3:30 - 5:00 pm 

Location: Missoula College 3rd floor atrium, outside of Room 340

Description:Attention all PMI Montana chapter members and aspiring project managers! We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming networking event, a perfect opportunity to connect, learn, and grow within our vibrant community. 

Students from Missoula College and the University of Montana are specially invited to join us for an evening of mingling with Project Management Professionals from various industries. This event is an excellent chance for students to engage with experienced professionals, gain valuable insights, and build meaningful connections that can help shape their careers.

In addition to the enriching conversations and networking opportunities, we will have a professional photographer on-site to take headshots. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, this is a great opportunity to update your LinkedIn profile with a polished, professional photo.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event! Come, share your experiences, learn from others, and be part of a community that fosters growth and collaboration. We look forward to seeing you there!

Students: The Headshots & Handshakes event is free for you, but we need you to RSVP so we have a good headcount.  Student RSVP by registering for the PDD event with promo code: Handshakes2024

Annual Chapter Meeting

Time: Saturday, Sept 28, 9:00 - 9:30 am 

PDUs: Business Acumen - 1

Description: PMI Montana Chapter board will present the state of our chapter. Each Vice President will present updates for their role and the goals they've committed to in our strategic planning session.

Keynote: Harnessing the Power of AI

Speaker: Emanuel Rose

Time: Saturday, Sept 28, 9:45 - 12:00 pm 

PDUs: Ways of Working - 2

Description: Emanuel explores the impact of AI on content creation, project management, marketing, and business, while involving participants in actionable strategies and tactics for building authentic AI assisted projects in order to help businesses stay ahead in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

During this session Emmanuel will give attendees an understanding of AI Technologies and their applications, an understanding of GPTs, and explain SSL and Encryption. Emmanuel will explain how to master prompt engineering in order to leverage the full potential of GPTs; along with practical application of AI for Project Managers.

Elevating Your Excellence

Speaker: Brandon Kelly

Time: Saturday, Sept 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

PDUs: Power Skills - 2

Description: Brandon is dedicated to the pursuit of Elevating Your Efforts so you can Elevate Your Excellence and achieve a higher level of Success by Raising the Bar to be a Star! Through Brandon’s creativity, miraculous stories, and his new approach to succeeding he will invigorate attendees so they will come to realize their true talents.

  • Elevating Efforts: Learn the secret keys to getting your team to perform at their best day in and day out! In addition to raising the bar of expectations, your team will be better focused on doing their part and stepping up.
  • Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Improving Everyday Performance & Accountability: Learn to identify roadblocks, areas and ways to improve. Brandon will motivate attendees to elevate daily performance vs. daily attendance. You will learn how to take winning at track and field events perspective to winning attitude in everything you do. See if you can clear the bar and set your own records! Watch your projects succeed.
  • Effective Leadership: Attendees will learn how to more effectively measure, apply, and perform everyday activities to impact performance. You will also learn how to be bold as a leader and a follower in every organization as part of your professional development. Learn how to always soar like an eagle and how to Manage your Time like a Millionaire.