March 21 - Monthly Flagship Meeting

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03/21/2019 - Thursday, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott, Culver City
Speaker: Van Lai-DuMone
Topic: Integrate Play and Creativity in Your Work

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Creativity is the root of all innovation. It is also innate in each and every one of us. And by empowering creativity and work, people and teams can be most effective. Companies have historically used creativity as a break from work, for team building or improving morale.

This interactive talk will give you tools to start incorporating creativity into the work you do and have a direct impact on project outcomes. In addition, you will have the chance to experience how creativity is good for business through LEGO® Serious Play® methods and creative problem-solving tools.


About the Speaker

Van Lai-DeMone is the founder of worksmart, a training company mobilizing businesses to discover and utilize creativity at every level of their organization. Her programs address topics such as teams and culture, problem solving, and communication. And she uniquely does this through utilizing creativity and play.

Van brings over 15 years of leadership in learning and development, entrepreneurship, and business consulting to her corporate clients, including Google, NBCUniversal, Media Arts Lab, and Pepperdine University.

Van delivers unique hands-on activities that engage participants in thinking with their hands. Her methods include LEGO® Serious Play®, Creative Problem-Solving tools, and visual art projects.  

Her website is Feel free to contact her directly at for more information.


Event Sponsorship

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event?

  • Market your company's products and services to 50-90 Flagship meeting attendees!
  • Display your company’s logo on the PMI-LA website for 3-4 weeks before the event!
  • Your company’s information will be on the PMI-LA event details page!
  • Your company’s information will be included in the weekly PMI-LA eBlast!
  • Your sponsorship includes dinner at the meeting, a table at the event, networking time, and 5 mins speaking time.

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  • 0.5 PDU Strategic and Business Management 
  • 1 PDU Leadership


Event Cost

(PMI-LA members must log into the PMI-LA website prior to registration to receive the member discounts)

Early-Bird Registration through Tuesday, March 19th, 2019; 11:59 pm PST

  • PMI-LA Members (must be logged in to get member-exclusive discounts)
    • $10 for Event (Presentation & Networking only, does not include dinner)
    • $35 for Event and Dinner (must select Dinner after you click on Register and add the Dinner option)
  • Non Members
    • $45 - Event and Dinner included

Beginning Wednesday,  March 20th, 2019

  • PMI-LA Members (must be logged in to get member-exclusive discounts)
    • $15 for Event (Presentation & Networking only)
    • $40 for Event and Dinner (must select Dinner after you click on Register and add the Dinner option)
  • Non Members
    • $50 - Event and Dinner included

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Meeting Agenda

5:30 to 7:00 PM - Registration, Networking, and Food
7:00 to 7:30 PM - Chapter Announcement
7:30 to 8:30 PM - Presentation
8:30 to 8:45 PM - Open Networking and Wrap up 


Dinner Menu

    • MIXED GREEN SALAD – Mixed Field Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots with Red Wine vinaigrette Dressing
    • SPINACH CRANBERRY SALAD – Spinach Leaves, Crumbled Gorgonzola, Cheese, Cranberries, Candied Walnuts with a Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing
    • CHICKEN PICATTA – Chicken Breast Served with a Lemon Butter Caper Sauce
    • Cheese Enchiladas
    • Baby Carrots
    • Herb Tri-Color Roasted Potatoes
    • Tiramisu
    • Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Herbal Teas and Iced Tea


Location Information

Courtyard by Marriott
6333 Bristol Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
2nd Floor, Studio Ballroom

Free parking at the Courtyard Marriott. Validate parking ticket at the registration desk.



Registration can be canceled up until the Tuesday before the event with a $1 cancellation fee. You may also allow a friend or colleague to attend the meeting in your place. Because we owe the venue a guaranteed number by that Tuesday, any last minute cancellations are non-refundable. Should there be extenuating circumstances, please contact the board at with the request and reason for cancellation.

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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