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PMI-LA SPECIAL FLAGSHIP EVENT | Critical Communication – Story Telling and Presentations for Project Management

Leadership = Power Skills

To be a superior people leader, you need to have many communication skills in your toolbox. It would help to learn how to shape and mold your communication skills. You have the where with all to be on the job and deal with real-life experience that will test your ability to communicate clearly, precisely, and efficiently. 

You will learn:

  • Communication techniques for motivating and persuading your professional colleagues and customers in presentations and status reports
  • Techniques to overcome anxiety, define message content, control your voice and physical presence, and energize your presentations
  • How to develop a better understanding of yourself and smooth out your communication weaknesses

Being an excellent Communicator is a Noble Skill to possess…Not easy, but worth it…Something worth it doesn't come easy.



David Shostak is a Caltech instructor for Project Management, Advanced Communication, and System Engineering courses. He is a world-class senior program manager who has led every aspect of high technology programs, engineering, marketing management, business development, and system engineering programs.

Mr. Shostak has over 40 years of experience in many technical diversified fields. A developer of program plans, market strategy, analysis, marketing roadmap development, and documentation for product plans. He has focused on worldwide product launches, including interaction with European, Mideast, and Asian counterparts.

David is one of the fathers of GPS for vehicle navigation. He led a team of people, drove handheld consumer products to market, and made Oprah Winfrey's Favorite Things List. He also led the team for the first one-meter dish antenna for Hughes Aircraft, which later became the Dish TV antenna.

Mr. Shostak wrote a book called "Project Management in the Real World…Explaining all the nonsense about Project Management in Plain English." 

David holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2006 and an Accredited Training Partner (ATP) from PMI. 


  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM     Networking and Dining (Buffet*)
  • 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM     Chapter and Sponsor Announcements
  • 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM     Speaker Presentation and Q&A

* Buffet: Taco Bar 

  • Chicken, Beef & Vegetables Tacos
  • Tortillas with Guacamole & Salsa, Rice & Beans
  • Chef’s Selection of Dessert, Coffee & Tea



Super Nova Academy Inc 


A glimpse into the future of disruptive technologies

"We are a team of professionals with a relentless passion for teaching using cutting edge, innovative and disruptive methodologies. 

We would like to welcome you to the universe of immersive and visual learning for Project Management (PM), Lean Six Sigma (LSS), Construction, and Healthcare using Augmented Reality (AR) by seamlessly interacting and engaging with digital objects within the “real world”.  It is a scientifically proven fact that Augmented Reality (AR) in education features aspects that enhance learning of abilities like problem-solving, collaboration, and creation to better prepare students for the future."


2 PDUs will be awarded to the attendees. No further action is required



Please contact flagship@pmi-la.org with your school or military ID number to get a code for special pricing ($25) for this event.


Cambria Hotel LAX  199 Continental Blvd, El Segundo, CA, 90245

  • Spacious outside patio for networking 
  • Quiet and private presentation room
  • Complimentary parking

Masks are optional, the chapter will have some available should you feel more comfortable wearing one

Questions, Suggestions, Volunteer Inquiries

Contact the Flagship Team at flagship@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: Leadership = Power Skills

Date: June 9th, 2022

Hour: 5:30PM to 8:30PM

PDUs: 2


Members: $45.00

Non members: $50.00


Cambria Hotel LAX

199 Continental Blvd

El Segundo, California, 90245

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