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PASADENA Virtual | Applying 2020 Lessons Learned to 2021 Float


2021 Self Built Float for La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association:

Applying 2020 Lessons Learned to the 2021 Float

Much of the ability to put a float on the road on Jan 1st, year after year, has to do with mulling over and applying the lessons learned from the previous year. Building and decorating a giant zeppelin crewed by a myriad of flightless birds - along with a battery-operated satellite flown by an ostrich - challenged both the construction and decoration teams! However, the challenge was enhanced by both learning new character-building techniques and trying an entirely new idea to decorate the main pod.

Join us in an evaluation of what went right, what went wrong, and what can be done better for the 2021 float, based on what happened during the 2020 parade and the current world biomedical and geopolitical environment.


speaker-wiedenbeck-pam.jpgPam Wiedenbeck is an experienced project manager with more than 35 years of experience leading projects of all sizes, as well as training the next generation of project managers. She is currently a contract instructor of Project Management 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, as well as continuing as a volunteer for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Southern California Genealogical Society.



  • 7:30 - 7:45 Networking, and PMI Announcements
  • 7:45 - 8:45 Presentation


  • 1 PDU - Leadership Category


  • FREE

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Type of activity: Featured

Date: May 21st, 2020

Hour: 7:30AM to 8:45AM

PDUs: 1.0


Members: Free

Non members: Free

Students: Free