PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter

Annual Symposium

The SW Virginia Fall Symposium is right around the corner!

On October 15th – we’re going to have a half day (8:30am – 12:30pm – 4 PDU event)

We are virtual again this year – but WE HAVE A GREAT LINE-UP!

This year’s 2021 Virtual PM Symposium theme is: Be a Project Influencer 

And we have two GREAT speakers that will guide us on discussions/topics to be JUST THAT – Influencers!

Vincent Phipps – the author of “Lead Out Loud:  Keys to Unlock Your Professional Excellence” – will be speaking on “Lead Out Loud: Adapt Your Influence to Treat Other People the Way They Want to be Treated”!!

  • We will understand our personal communication styles; Learn the Strengths and Weaknesses of the four types and Adapt to the communication EGO of all four styles.
  • You will leave this portion of the workshop ENERGIZED and A BETTER INFLUENCER

Vincent will take us through the first half of the morning – But WAIT…there’s more!

For the 2nd Half of our Day – we have Spencer Horn

Energizing, Engaging and Action Packed – this day will stay on a high-energy note.

Spencer Horn understands what we do and need as project management and business influencers!

  • He will bring a great program – “Strengthen Your Brand – Communicate with Power and Influence” – to this portion of the program.
  • He will walk us through how to own our Brand – Our Personal Brand for our Professional Careers.


Join and register today!!!


Vincent Ivan Phipps is the Attitude Amplifier because of his high energy and interaction.  Vincent owns Communication VIP Training.  The “VIP” represents “Very – Impactful - Presentations” (and Vincent Ivan Phipps)!  Vincent received the highest earned honor in professional speaking, called the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).   Vincent amplifies audiences by incorporating his experience and education: Communication (B.S.), Leadership (M.A.), and Management (M.S.) to create transformational training experiences.  Vincent survived an accident that broke his neck.  Vincent received hundreds of acknowledgements thanking him for how his techniques made their lives better.  Vincent’s messages derive from four dynamics featured in his book, “Lead Out Loud”: Communication, Leadership, Presentation Skills, and Conflict Resolution.  Vincent is in the Top 1% of the world’s best motivational speakers and trainers.  His philosophy, “If I can get you to laugh, I can get you to listen.  If I can get you to listen, I can help you amplify.”








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Businesses internationally look to Spencer as an enthusiastic, insightful source for counsel and advice on developing productive and focused corporate cultures. Spencer is able to draw upon his 29 years of executive experience to reenergize seasoned and emerging professionals and increase organizational effectiveness. He inspires change, to develop: a powerful culture, effective communication, high performing teams and engagement. 

Spencer is the President of Altium Leadership. He has previously been the CEO of a leadership development company and Vice President of a NASDAQ company, which developed IMAX theaters in tourist destinations. There he worked with major organizations such as IMAX Corp., National Geographic Television, Radio City Productions, Disney Films and more. He has been speaking professionally since 2009. He has been speaking and presenting at PMI chapter development conferences since 2010 and has been a regular speaker at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) North America Conference, since 2014. He is consistently one of the highest rated speakers for the yearlong, PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) since 2015.

He is a co-author of the "Speakers on Life"​ anthology "The Power of the Platform" along with Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Brian Tracy and more.

He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in economics from the University of Utah. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) with the National Speakers Association, a designation which less than 17% of speakers worldwide achieve. He is a Certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC) and facilitator through Team Coaching International and a certified Professional Dynametric Programs trainer and administrator through PDP Global. Spencer has been married to his amazing wife, Jana, for more than 35 years. She is his partner and COO of Altium Leadership. Together they have five beautiful children and five grandchildren.


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