Project Managers as Strategic Enablers - June Dinner Event

Power Skills

Topic:  Project Managers as Strategic Enablers

Is the project management role at your company perceived as an administrative function, limited to project reporting and monitoring?

Would you like to shift the view of your role as Project Manager to that of Strategic Enabler?

In this interactive session, you will learn about 3 key areas that are critical for Project Managers to be seen as Strategic Enablers, and develop your own personal growth roadmap for making your own strategic mindset shift.


Speaker Bio:

Michelle Venezia, PMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP

Sitting on the division senior leadership cabinet, Michelle Venezia is the Sr. Director of the Project Portfolio Office and the Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the Information Systems Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has a varied professional background spanning the healthcare, IT technology, medical device, and defense industries. She has led the successful start-up of several PMOs, and has led global teams in the US, Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

Michelle holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from SUNY Buffalo, an MBA from Penn State University, and a Diversity & Equity Certification from Cornell University. Passionate about using project management for social good, she has served in both local and global roles for the Project Management Institute (PMI). She served in multiple roles on the PMI Rochester chapter board from 2013-2019, including Chapter President. She is also a graduate of PMI’s 2019 Leadership Institute Master Class.



  • 5:30-6:10 – Networking
  • 6:10-6:15 – Chapter Updates
  • 6:15-7:00 – Dinner
  • 7:00-8:00 – Speaker Presentation


PDUs: 1.0 PDU for Power Skills



  • $35 for members
  • $45 for non-members


Venue: Stay tuned


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Type of category: Educational Dinners

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: June 20th, 2023

Hour: 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Registration close date: June 17th, 2023 at 11:30PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: $35.00

Non members: $45.00


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