<< Back to Calendar

PMI Austin Chapter Meeting - Virtual

Power Skills

Important Note: If you are a PMI member from another chapter, please register as a non-chapter member for this event and self-report your PDU credit. Also remember to use the same full name and email ID used for PMI membership.

The meeting link and instructions will be emailed to you upon registration within your receipt.

Virtual Event Price: $10 for members and $15 for non-members.


We will open at 5:30 PM; virtual attendees will have the opportunity to join 1 of 2 rooms.

5:30 – 6:00 pm : Zoom Room 1 (New Member Orientation with Shana Nichols) or Zoom Room 2 (Member Networking, Moderated by Christyna Carter)

6:00 – 6:30PM : Message from our Chapter President and Chapter updates & Chapter Updates (0.5 PDU power skills)

6:30 – 7:30 PM : Rethinking the Workplace: User led, Human Centered Design (1 PDU Ways of Working). 



Virtual Event Price:  The event is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.


 Mindy Honcoop

Mindy Honcoop has a calling for people and creating healing workplace ecosystems. Mindy has spent 20 years as a People Leader and HR advisor for primarily technology-focused companies. She guides organizational leaders to rethink how they work to thrive. Before acting as an interim Head of People Ops at Care.com, founding her HR Advising & Consultancy business - Agile in HR, Mindy held a Chief People Officer role at TCP Software and HR leadership roles at Spiceworks Ziff Davis, HomeAway.com, Blackbaud, and Expedia. Mindy is based in Austin, Texas, sits on the board for the non-profit Love Justice International, and co-founded the Austin Women in Agile meetup. When she is not busy with people, she can be found reading, walking her dogs, traveling, or hiking.   


Rethinking the Workplace: User led, Human Centered Design


Description of Presentation (Maximum 250 words)


Best-in-breed solutions all have one thing in common – keeping the user at the core through every aspect of design. We need to ensure we're building the environment and supporting HR Technology ecosystem that employees look forward to engaging with each day. But how do we accomplish this seemingly insurmountable feat?

Building habit loops that trigger consistent interactions, engaging users with tailored and relevant experiences and most importantly keeping the employee at the core of all that we do is key to a positive employee journey. User-led, human-centered design helps you accomplish just that. Join this session to learn how you can make your employees feel seen, heard and valued – inspiring them to make the decision to re-engage with your company day after day. You'll come away with actionable, practical steps to building your own user-led design, centered around your employees and be well on your way to a more positive experience.

Learning Objectives for Presentation (Minimum 3 SMART Objectives)


articipants will be able to understand how to create user personas for their workplaces.

Participants will be able to understand how to interview and engage employees in the design process.

Learn practical and easy to use tips that will increase retention and engagement.

Expected Key Takeaways for Participants:


What is How to build User Personas

Practical ideas that you can take away today and start to implement Touch on Agile Transformation in HR

Human-Centered Design


Presentation Category (Triangle)

Ways of working  



For any issues with registration or questions about claiming PDUs, email VP of Professional Development.

Register for this event
Register for this event


Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Power Skills, Ways of Working

Date: February 28th, 2023

Hour: 17:30 to 19:30

Number of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $10.00