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Pasadena On-Site Meeting | Rose Parade Float; Applying 2022 Lessons Learned to 2023

Strategy = Business Acumen

2022- 2023 Self-Built Float for La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association

Applying 2022 Lessons Learned to the 2023 Float

Much of the ability to put afloat on the road has to do with mulling over and applying the lessons learned from the previous year.  Building and decorating a skatepark for Geriatric Dogs was a new challenge with materials and pandemic restrictions. However, the challenge was enhanced by learning new character-building techniques, a renovated satellite, and the integration of a major sponsor creating a new and dynamic environment.

Join me in evaluating what went right, what went wrong, and what can be done better for the 2023 float based on what happened during the 2022 parade and the current world biomedical and geopolitical environment. 

Pam Wiedenbeck, as Treasurer of the La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association and a member of the float construction crew, will give you some unique insights into the controlled chaos of the world of the “self-built” float.

Speaker: Pam Wiedenbeck

wiedenbeck-pam-200x200.jpgPam Wiedenbeck is an experienced project manager with more than 30 years of experience leading projects of all sizes and training the next generation of project managers.  She is currently a contract instructor for The Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education.

Ms. Wiedenbeck earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Planetary Science from The California Institute of Technology. She later completed the Executive M.B.A. program at The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at The Claremont Graduate University. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and an active member of the PMI Los Angeles Chapter.  She is currently serving as Treasurer for The La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses and volunteering for The Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Southern California Genealogical Society.



  • 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Networking and PMI Announcements
  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Presentation
  • 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Q&A


  • 1 PDU - Strategic Business Management Category - will be awarded to the attendees. Members require no further action.


  • $0 for PMI-LA Chapter Members
  • $5 for Non-Members

Location & Parking

Valley Water Company

4524 Hampton Rd.

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Street Parking is available

Questions, Suggestions, Volunteer Inquiries

Contact the Pasadena Team at pasadena@pmi-la.org. 


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Postponement / Cancellation

Please refer to the Cancellation Policy section of the FAQ page

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 (Programs, Career Dev and Membership Public Events)

Type of activity: Strategy = Business Acumen

Date: May 19th, 2022

Hour: 7:30AM to 9:00AM

PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: $5.00

Students: Free


Valley Water Company

4524 Hampton Rd.

La Canada Flintridge, California, 91011