MULTI-CHAPTER MEETING | Empowering Project Management with AI: The ChatGPT Advantage (Virtual)

Leadership = Power Skills

Join us for an interactive session where we explore the role of AI tools like ChatGPT in supporting project management. In this event, we’ll dive into applications, share insights on AI-driven efficiency, and discuss the potential for these tools applied in project management.

Learning Objectives: In this webinar participants will learn:

  • Understand the potential applications of generative AI models in Integrated Project Management (IPM)
  • Identify limitations and challenges of integrating generative AI models into IPM
  • Explore the broader implications of adopting AI tools in firms and the effects on employees

Speaker 1: Vartenie Aramali


Dr. Vartenie Aramali, an assistant professor at California State University, Northridge, stands out for her unique combination of industry experience and scholarly achievement. Her academic background includes a Ph.D. in civil, environmental, and sustainability engineering, alongside a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and a master’s in engineering management degrees. Recognized as a PMP® certified professional by the Project Management Institute, Dr. Aramali has leveraged her experience in EPC turnkey contracting to make substantial contributions to project management practices. Her passion for research, practical research, and published works are a testament to her understanding of the field. Dr. Aramali is dedicated to infusing her extensive industry experience into her scholarly endeavors in project and construction management.

Speaker 2: Mahdi M. Najafabadi


Dr. Mahdi M. Najafabadi is a software engineer with an MBA degree in Business Management and an MPA degree in Information Strategy and Management. He received his PhD from University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) where he has designed and taught an IT Project Management course for over five years.

Dr. Najafabadi studies the ways in which Information Technology (IT) and analytical tools (such as generative AI products and services) enhance decision processes at different levels, ranging from individual level to corporations and communities, and cities. His research interests include impact of IT and IT decisions on sociotechnical ecosystems; social network analysis; and simulation modeling for education and decision support.

Speaker 3: Namho Cho


Dr. Namho Cho graduated from Arizona State University with a doctoral degree focusing on front-end project planning and currently works as a design project manager at the University of Iowa. He is interested in the practical application of generative AI tools in project management.





  • 6:00 PM - 6:05 PM PT - Registration and Announcements
  • 6:05 PM - 7:20 PM PT - Presentation
  • 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM PT - Q&A



1.5 PDU will be awarded to the attendees

  • 1.0 PDU - Ways of Working
  • 0.5 PDU -  Business Acumen
  • No further action is required


  • $5 for PMI-LA Members
  • $10 for Non-Members

Students & Military:

  • Contact with your school or military ID number to receive a code for special pricing

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Postponement / Cancellation

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This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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Type of category: Public Events

Type of activity: Leadership = Power Skills , Technical = Ways of Working, Strategy = Business Acumen, Agile

Date: December 14th, 2023

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

PDUs: 1.5


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00


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