What Project Managers Can Learn From Movie Production

Presented by Jack W. Peters

 Film producers, like project managers, have to manage a wide variety of people and professions, often under extreme circumstances. Let me share with you the hard-won lessons I have learned about team building and movie producing to give you real-world improvements that you can put into action Monday morning.

Jack's topics include:

 • Why working in teams is critical for success. Stars do not make movies by themselves.

 • The two most critical aspects of leadership cost nothing, will save you money and keep you out of trouble.

 • Recruit your talent the same way a producer would cast stars.

 • What happens behind the scenes appears on the screen. Learn how to transition dysfunctional workgroups to high performance teams.

 • Even the biggest names can be replaced if they don't fit the role. Learn how to successfully deal with difficult people.

About the Presenter

Jack W. Peters is an author and adventurer from Eugene, Oregon, He travels the country and the world for speaking and training and has a Bachelors degree in Management from Northwest Christian University. Jack speaks about doing more with less with the resources you already have available to you. This includes fostering trust and communication, focusing on strengths, working in high performance teams, using innovation and publicity.

His keynote speeches are based upon proven principles of success by winning CEO's and coaches. He also practice what he preaches in his real life adventures in movies and television production, shipwreck archaeology as well as special law enforcement and military training. While many experts like to focus on what are your problems, his seminars are based upon a positive business philosophy of Appreciative Inquiry. This involves a creative approach of focusing on your strengths to find ways of doing more of what you are best at as an individual and as a team or company.

Date/Time & Agenda

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 16, 2014

5:45 p.m. Registration Table Opens
6:00 p.m. Announcements
6:20 p.m. Meet-and-Greet Networking
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Presentation (1 PDU)
8:00 p.m. Meeting Close

Location and Parking

Eugene PMI's dinner meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (September through May) at:

Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Parking is free.


Non-member / At the Door price = $20
Member price = $15
Student / Hardship / First Timer/Member Guest price = $10

Register at the door (cash or check only)
Registration table opens 5:45 p.m. on day of event


Contact VP Programs (VPPrograms.Eugene@PMIWV.org). No refunds later than 48 hours in advance of the meeting.


Keynote Presentation - 1 PDU.


A buffet-style dinner with water, coffee, tea, and dessert is prepared by Valley River Inn. Vegetarian meals are available on request through the registration form or contact the VP Programs (VPPrograms.Eugene@WVPMIWV.org) 48 hours in advance of the meeting.